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Snyder Looking to Improve Life for Seniors in MI

This week Governor Rick Snyder reiterated his call to make Michigan a no-wait state for in-home senior services, urging lawmakers to approve an additional investment of up to $20 million next year. The Governor said Michigan has work to do to prepare for its growing older adult population, noting that …

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Gas Pumps to be Inspected Statewide

With summer gas prices on the rise, state inspectors are going around checking gas pumps to ensure Michigan motorists are getting what they pay for at the pump. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams says Michigan has approximately 100,000 gas pumps and they want to make …

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One Dead in Calumet Township Fire

A house fire in Calumet Township has claimed the life of one woman. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post say a fully engulfed structure fire with possible entrapment was reported to Negaunee Regional Dispatch shortly after 4:30 p.m. Sunday at a residence on Osceola Road. Firefighters from the …

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MTU Receives Grant for Water Quality

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has announced grant awards totaling more than $3.1 million to improve water quality in Michigan lakes and streams. Among those receiving grants was Michigan Tech, who will receive $144,710 to demonstrate the use of a permeable reactive barrier to treat groundwater contamination in the …

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Gala Fundraiser at the Calumet Theater

The Calumet Theatre will hold its annual Gala Fundraiser in the Red Jacket Ballroom Saturday evening. A social period and live auctions begin at 6pm, with a dinner buffet at 7. The cost is $60.00 per person, or $110.00 per couple. Reservations must be made by close of business on …

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Upgrades Coming to U.P. Communities

Two U.P. communities are receiving grants to upgrade certain infrastructure. The City of Bessemer will receive a $5,265,000 grant to upgrade their 100-year-old sewer system and the Village of Laurium will receive a $15,000 grant to help purchase a new police vehicle. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate …

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New KBIC Gas Station Construction Underway

Preliminary construction on the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s new gas station in Marquette is starting up again. KBIC officials say they’ve already sent out a request for proposals to local design and engineering firms. They have some preliminary concepts in mind but need to come to a consensus before completing …

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Non-profit Organization Jobs

Nonprofit organizations are responsible for 10 percent of the jobs held in Michigan, according to a report from Public Sector Consultants. The analysis showed the nonprofit sector pays nearly $5 billion in wages every three months and employs 438,000 people. Approximately half those jobs are held in the health services …

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Food Assistance Fraud

An effort is underway in the Michigan Legislature to crack down on food assistance fraud in Michigan. The legislation targets retailers who allow people to buy and sell their Bridge cards in exchange for money. Many complain that food assistance Bridge cards have been sold for cash which then is …

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Consumer Confidence Data

Consumer confidence declined in May, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. U of M economist Richard Curtin, director of the surveys, says the decrease was not due to the gloomy state of the economy during the 1st quarter, which had the weakest pace of growth in …

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