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More Fun at Winter Carnival

With Winter Carnival wrapping up in the next two days, there is still lots to do. Sleigh rides and dog sled rides are available for those walking around campus, looking at the completed snow statues. At noon, kids can meet the Michigan Tech Huskies mascot Blizzard. Also, the Alumni-Student Broomball …

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MI Reps Holding Congress Fiscally Responsible

Two U.S. Representatives from Michigan are ready to hold Congress fiscally responsible for the country’s debt. Yesterday Representatives Dan Benishek and Kerry Bentivolio introduced the Spending Accountability Act, which reduces the pay of the members of Congress if a federal budget deficit exists in the prior year. Benishek says it’s …

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Help for Low-Income Utility Customers

The state of Michigan is continuing to help residents who are affected by the ongoing propane shortage. Governor Snyder said the Department of Human Services is working with the legislature to dedicate $7 million to the Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program. That’s in addition to the $7 million …

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New Ruling Regarding Medical Marijuana Laws

The Michigan Supreme Court says local communities can’t pass ordinances to preempt the state’s medical marijuana law. The high-court’s ruling, issued yesterday, strikes down a 2010 zoning ordinance in the west Michigan city of Wyoming that prohibited growing or using marijuana within city limits. The decision also appears to invalidate …

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Snyder Presents 2015 Budget Plan

Governor Rick Snyder in Lansing today proposed a 52 billion dollar state budget for 2015 that includes a six percent pay increase in the higher education budget, and a tax break for more homeowners in the state. The Governor’s spending proposal for next year also includes a three percent increase …

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Road Rage Incident Goes To Trial

An Iron River man will return to court February 18 on several charges coming from an alleged road rage incident earlier this week. Donald Rymkos, 67, is charged with fourth–degree fleeing and eluding, which is a felony. He is also accused of two misdemeanor charges: driving without insurance and driving …

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State Lawmaker Battling Meth Issue

State Representative John Kivela is working to fight the growing methamphetamine problem in Michigan. Kivela introduced a bill yesterday in the House Criminal Justice Committee. The bill would help combat meth production and create a stop-sale notification for any individual with a felony drug conviction trying to purchase a product …

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Sports Boosters Donate to Hancock High School

Thanks to the district’s All Sports Booster Club, Hancock High School has received a large donation that will go towards improvements to their sports field. A $10,000 donation will be made to the Bulldog Athletic Complex Capital Campaign that will be used to create a press box and concession stand. …

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Winter Carnival 2014

Festivities are kicking off later today for Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival. The All-Nighter will begin at 3 p.m. and last until 8 a.m. the following day as groups make their final touches on their snow sculptures which will be judged Thursday morning. Everyone is invited to the MTU campus to …

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Fish Case Going to Trial

A man accused of an armed robbery of two Watton residents in Covington Township in August is going to trial. Bernard Fish was in Baraga Circuit Court yesterday for a pretrial hearing. Fish is charged with two counts of extortion, two counts of unlawful imprisonment, and one count of impersonating …

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