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International Frisbee Tournament Set To Begin

You’ve got to have guts to stand in the way of Frisbee traveling at 80 miles per hour. The 58th Annual International Frisbee Tournament takes place this Saturday and Sunday at Agassiz Field in Calumet. Teams from all over will be competing for the coveted Nachazel Cup IFT member Jeff …

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Finlandia adds on-line dual enrollment options

Beginning this fall Finlandia University will be offering courses online specifically for high school students interested in dual enrollment. “We saw a great need in the Upper Peninsula for students to have dual enrollment options, and we’re happy to be able to fill that niche,” Director of Admissions Travis Hanson …

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Effort Underway To Lower Costs Of Firearm Safety Devices

Legislation to exempt firearm safety devices from state use and sales taxes is headed to the state Senate. The bills are aimed at getting more gun owners to uses devices such as gun locks, lock boxes, trigger and barrel locks. The Michigan Department of Treasury opposes the change, saying it …

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Democrats Push For Expanded Civil Rights For LGBT Community

Senate Democrats are urging that chamber’s Republican leadership to move on a bill to expand Michigan’s civil right’s law to cover gay and transgendered people. A group of 10 Democrats signed a letter sent to the Senate Majority leader to take up an expansion of the Elliott-Larsen Act. Senator Coleman …

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Remote Voting Would Not Be Allowed Under Bill

A bill prohibiting people elected to serve on boards or commissions from taking part in a meeting and vote via Skype or by phone was aired in a Senate committee this week. No vote was taken. State Representative Amanda Price is sponsoring the bill and says it comes down to …

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Holiday Weekend Brings In Tourists

Michigan’s travel and tourism season kicks into a higher gear this weekend, according to acting Travel Michigan Director Dave Lorenz. People from other states start visiting Michigan in higher numbers beginning in July. He says increased spending on Pure Michigan advertising is bringing more people to the state. As many as …

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Cadwell Explains Decision To Post Warning Signs At Hubbell Beach

Is it safe to go in the water or is it not? Residents have been enjoying the beach in Hubbell for years while different agencies conducted tests and cleanup projects. Torch Lake Township Supervisor Brian Cadwell says the most recent report from the Michigan Department of Community Health expressed concerns …

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