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New Challenge to U.P. Wolf Hunt

New Challenge to U.P. Wolf Hunt – May 23, 2014 – Todd VanDyke The organization trying to ban wolf hunting in Michigan has asked the Department of Natural Resources to rescind the order that established the hunt. The petition filed by Keep Michigan Wolves Protected says the decision to implement the …

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UPSET Drug Bust in Escanaba

UPSET Drug Bust in Escanaba – May 23, 2014 – Todd VanDyke Officers from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team made an arrest in Escanaba yesterday. They say the 45-year-old suspect has been living in Marquette, but has an Alabama driver’s license. His identity won’t be released until after he’s …

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Snyder Signs Bills; Lauds House Detroit Bailout Approval

Snyder Signs Bills; Lauds House Detroit Bailout Approval – May 23, 2014 – Todd VanDyke Governor Rick Snyder signed several bills into law yesterday. The first waives some fees for veterans who are applying for occupational licenses. The second directs the Michigan Department of Community Health to develop a standard …

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Hancock Sets One-Way Streets

Hancock Sets One-Way Streets – May 22, 2014 – Todd VanDyke Sections of two Hancock streets will soon be limited to one-way traffic. Last night, the City Council voted to limit traffic on White Street between Reservation and Pine Streets to one way going uphill… and traffic on Tezcuco Street …

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No Break for Hancock Winter Water Bills

No Break for Hancock Winter Water Bills – May 22, 2014 – Todd VanDyke The City of Hancock will not be offering any additional relief to those who ran up high water bills in an effort to keep their pipes from freezing this winter… at least, not for now. Water customers …

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Hancock Resident; Retirees Honored

Hancock Resident; Retirees Honored – May 22, 2014 – Todd VanDyke Several Hancock residents were honored at last night’s City Council meeting. Bonnie Holland received a plaque for her volunteer efforts, and service on the Downtown Development Authority Board. She thanked all the other volunteers with whom she’s worked. Charles …

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CCISD Finalizes Stockero Contract

CCISD Finalizes Stockero Contract – May 22, 2014 – Todd VanDyke The Copper Country Intermediate School District has taken the final step to bring George Stockero on board as its new superintendent. At its meeting on Tuesday, the ISD board approved Stockero’s contract. He’ll replace retiring Superintendent Dennis Harbour on …

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AG Schuette to Visit Copper Country

AG Schuette to Visit Copper Country – May 22, 2014 – Todd VanDyke Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will be visiting the Keweenaw next week. Schuette will speak at noon on Tuesday at the Finnish-American Heritage Center to an invitation-only luncheon for members of the Houghton and Hancock Rotary Clubs, …

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Kingsford Murder Appeal Denied

Kingsford Murder Appeal Denied – May 22, 2014 – Todd VanDyke A Kingsford man convicted of killing an elderly Stambaugh Township woman will remain in prison. 42-year-old David Levack is serving life without parole for the September, 2011 murder of 81-year-old Joyce Margaret Johnson. Johnson was scheduled to appear in …

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Benishek to Obama: “Too Little, Too Late”

Benishek to Obama: “Too Little, Too Late” – May 22, 2014 – Todd VanDyke Congressman Dan Benishek has blasted President Obama’s admission that there are problems in the Veteran’s Administration medical system as “too little, too late.” Benishek is a physician who worked with the Oscar Johnson Center in Iron …

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