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Schauer Wants Education Reform

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is calling for a reversal of state cuts in education funding. The former Congressman from Battle Creek released his education plan yesterday which would restrict the use of the School Aid Fund to K-12 and preschool purposes only and restore funding cut from Michigan’s colleges …

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Unemployment Down Again

Michigan’s unemployment rate in March declined for the seventh consecutive month to 7.5 percent. That’s down by two-tenths of a percentage point from February and is the lowest jobless rate in Michigan since April 2008. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, total employment rose by 19,000 …

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Houghton County Board Meeting Recap

According to Houghton County Board of Commissioners Chair Scott Ala, there is a big problem with the county’s retirement plan for county employees. Ala brought up the issue at last night’s board meeting and he says the Municipal Employees Retirement System, better known as MERS, came up with a plan …

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L’Anse DDA Offering Help

For the eighth straight year, some property owners in L’Anse will have the opportunity to get some financial help to improve the appearance of their buildings. The L’Anse Downtown Development Authority is accepting applications for its Facade Grant Program. Five grants are available… each worth as much as three-thousand dollars. …

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Houghton High School Heading to National Championships

Houghton High School’s robotics team, Superior Roboworks team 857, has just returned from the FIRST Robotics of Michigan State Championship tournament in Ypsilanti. This is the second year in a row Superior Roboworks has earned the right to compete in the state tournament. This year their performance in competitions has …

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Let-Run Impact on L’Anse

Officials from the village of L’Anse say the let-run order that started in February had a big impact on the community as a whole. Village Manager Bob LaFave says that just from last month, 13,000 gallons were run which is about 7,000 more than usual. He estimates that between $380 …

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LLH Schools Partner With Gogebic CC

Lake-Linden Hubbell students have a lot to be excited about with the news coming out of this week’s board of education meeting. The board approved for the schools to enter into an Early College Program agreement with Gogebic Community College which will be funded through the state of Michigan. As …

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Guilty Plea for Ojibwa Correctional Murder

An inmate who pleaded guilty to his role in killing an inmate at the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco will spend up to 22 and half years in prison. 25 year old Delorean Henderson was sentenced in Gogebic County Circuit Court to a minimum of ten years in prison for …

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DNR Senior License Discounts

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is making it easier for Michigan seniors age 65 and older to get a price break on the hunt/fish combo license. The new senior hunt/fish combo license includes a fishing license (good for all legal species), a base hunting license and two deer licenses …

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MI SOS to Visit Houghton

The Copper Country is expecting a special guest today. Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson will be visiting the Houghton branch this morning from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Secretary Johnson will make two other visits in the U.P., one in L’Anse at 10:15 a.m. and the other in Iron …

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