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Auto Sales Improving

February car and truck sales for Detroit’s automakers are showing significant improvement from January, but aren’t yet completely out of the deep freeze. General Motor’s 1 percent sales drop was a better performance than analysts expected.  Chrysler, meanwhile, posted an 11 percent sales gain, its 47th-consecutive month of year-over-years sales …

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Gas Prices Are Up

The average price for a gallon of gas is up this week in Michigan, compared to last week. AAA Michigan reports that motorists are finding the average price increased by 9.8 cents per gallon. The statewide average is now $3.69 per gallon. While it’s more than last week, it’s still …

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CopperDog 150 Recap

This weekend wrapped up the CopperDog 150 race and despite the temperatures dipping below zero, a great crowd showed up the entire weekend. The winner of this year’s race was Jake Golton from L’Amable, Ontario, Canada with a time of 3 hours and just under 26 minutes. Golton says the …

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MI Lawmakers Request Emergency for Freezing Pipes

With dozens of communities across the U.P. requiring residents to run their water to prevent pipes from freezing, local lawmakers are speaking up to the governor about the issue. State Representative John Kivela presented a bipartisan letter to Gov. Rick Snyder requesting that he declare a state of emergency for …

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New Licenses at DNR

Fans of outdoor activities like hunting and fishing will now see some licensing changes. Legislation calling for a new license structure for hunting, fishing, and ORV use went into effect on March 1st. The changes will simplify some aspects of licensing. All fishing licenses will now cover all species, and …

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MEAP Test Results

The latest report from the Michigan Educational Assessment Program found students in the eighth grade have made great progress in reading, but third graders are still struggling. The MEAP results were released Friday and showed gains in science and writing for students in all grades but math and reading results …

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MI Lotto Extends Contract

The Michigan Lottery has extended its contract with the GTECH Corporation by two years, which provides products and services to support the Lottery’s draw games, such as Powerball, Mega Millions, Classic Lotto 47, and Club Keno. The Lottery’s current six-year contract with GTECH was scheduled to expire on January 19, …

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Firearms Records to be Protected

The Michigan House will soon consider bills that exempt firearm records from the Freedom of Information Act. The bills also set up a method for law enforcement to obtain the records if it’s needed for investigation purposes, although the bill says they would have to detail “reasonable suspicion” before they …

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Study on Marriage and Heart Disease

A new federally funded study will look at the relationship between the stress of marriage, and heart disease. Michigan State University researchers will be leading a study on how biology and social factors interact with marriage to affect cardiovascular health. They say the findings will have important implications for health …

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CopperDog 150 Tonight

The big race is finally here. Tonight in Downtown Calumet will be the site of the start of the CopperDog 150 dog sled race. Mushers from across the country will be in attendance to try and conquer the 150-mile, 3-day race with their 10-dog teams. Tom Bauer, who has been …

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