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MSP Gives Safety Tips on Fireworks

As the fourth of July holiday draws closer, the Michigan State Police is reminding citizens to take extra safety precautions when handling fireworks. This year, due to a change in the Michigan law, consumers can now legally purchase more powerful fireworks including bottle rockets, sky lanterns and Roman candles. Among …

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MTU GLRC Educates Public

The Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center is partnering with Portage Lake District Library to host a special science program that will give participants a hands-on look at how scientists study the Great Lakes and what lives there. The program is scheduled for today from 6 to 9 p.m. It …

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Bear and Elk Drawing Winners Announced

The Michigan DNR has determined the winners of this year’s drawing for bear and elk hunting licenses. The agency had slightly more than 7,800 bear licenses and 100 elk licenses available in the respective drawings. All of the elk licenses and most of the bear licenses have already been accounted …

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Snyder Signs 2015 Budget

Governor Rick Snyder has signed the state’s budget for the 2015 fiscal year. This is the fourth straight year that Michigan’s budget has been completed in June. The total budget, including all state and federal revenue sources, is $53.2 billion. The general fund budget is $10.1 billion, and the school …

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Deadline for Registering to Vote

Michigan residents have until Monday, July 7, to register in order to vote in the Aug. 5 primary. The polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To register, applicants must be at least 18 years old by Election Day and be U.S. citizens. Applicants …

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MDOT Sends Reminder on Political Signs

As campaign signs again begin appearing along state highways, the Michigan Department of Transportation is reminding political candidates and property owners that political signs must conform to state regulations for placement. MDOT Director Kirk T. Steudle says they want to make sure these signs do not become safety hazards by …

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Gun Coalition Heading to Lansing

Michigan Moms Demand Action, which is calling on public policy makers to approve tougher gun regulations, is making its way to Governor Rick Snyder’s office today. The group says it will deliver more than 14-thousand postcards to the governor, saying simply: “Not One More,” which was the comment made by …

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PastyFest 2014 Recap

The turnout was great this past weekend for the 2014 PastyFest. Copper Country residents filled Agassiz Park in Calumet to enjoy the live music, arts and crafts and of course, the pasties. Calumet Controller Susan Dana, who was honored with a community service award, says this year’s crowd was one …

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Lt. Gov. Calley Impressed with U.P. Visit

This past weekend, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley made a stop in the Copper Country to talk about job creation and economic growth in the area. Calley met with a few local lawmakers and business owners at GS Engineering in Houghton and was given a tour of the facility. He says …

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Nassiri Bound to Circuit Court

The Dollar Bay man accused of murdering his wife last December has once again been bound over to Houghton County Circuit Court. Nima Nassiri is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Sanaz Nezami, who died of traumatic brain injuries. A detective testified Friday that Nassiri said …

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