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Meetings To Being On Wolves and Moose On Isle Royale

The first steps in creating a plan to manage the wolf population on Isle Royale begins in earnest this week with a series of public hearings. Nine wolves lived on the island two years ago, now only three do. Park Superintendent Phyllis Green says, so far, they’ve been letting nature …

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Marijuana Hailed As Treatment For Broken Bones

A new medical use has been found for marijuana — healing broken bones. And a spokesman for a group trying decriminalize pot use in Michigan says he’s not surprised by the finding. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, found a compound in marijuana helps heal …

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Civil War Era Reenactments At Fort Wilkins State Park

The scene is 1868 and Fort Wilkins in the northernmost tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula is home to an army garrison in the post civil war era, At least that’s the feeling you get when Battery D. First Michigan Light Artillery takes to the courtyard to recreate army life as …

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Hancock Woman Hospitalized Following Collision With Semi

UPDATE–Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post say 55-year-old Clare Rabitoy of Hancock, who was the driver of the car that collided with a semi truck on Thursday, is conscious and in stable condition at U.P. Health System Marquette. 48-year-old Richard Vannurden of Royalton, MN, who was the driver of …

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NMU’s President’s Contract Extended

After what board members described as a fantastic first year, Northern Michigan University’s President Fritz Erickson’s contract has been extended. Initially, Erickson was only under contract for the preceding and upcoming school year, but another two years have been added to the contract. At the NMU Board of Trustees July …

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14 DNR employees join fire suppression efforts in Alaska and Manitoba

Fourteen Michigan Department of Natural Resources employees, who are trained as firefighters, currently are helping to contain wildfires in Alaska and Manitoba. Three four-man crews have been dispatched to Manitoba to assist with its ongoing wildfire suppression efforts. Manitoba is a partner in the Great Lakes Forest Fire Compact, which also …

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Computer Help Available At Library

With the constant advances in technology, it’s hard for anyone to keep up with it. Students from the Computer Science Department at Michigan Tech have been helping people free of charge learn how to use computers and other technological devices. Online at the Library—Help for Beginning Computer Users is held …

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Sail Boat Race Will End In Houghton

The expansive waters of Lake Superior will be the site of a sailboat race this weekend. The 53rd Annual International Race begins in Thunder Bay, Canada and sails through the north entry of the Portage Canal. The race is organized by the Thunder Bay Yacht club and includes boats from …

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