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Trial Postponed for Robbery Suspects

The Baraga County Circuit Court trial for the two Wisconsin men who posed as U.S. Marshals and held two Watton residents at gunpoint during a robbery last summer was postponed until late June after one of the defendants asked for a new attorney. 47-year-old Bernard Fish and 21-year-old Donavan Waupoose …

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Growing Concern for Wolf Population on Isle Royale

The wolf population on Isle Royale has dwindled down to just nine wolves and there is now growing concern that the wolves may continue to suffer from low genetic diversity and could die out. Park Superintendent Phyllis Green says that just bringing in new wolves to the island won’t solve …

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MTU Secures Spot in National Competition

After countless hours, intense conditioning and a challenging regional competition, Michigan Technological University has secured a place at the National Concrete Canoe Competition. Michigan Tech’s team, paddling in a concrete canoe they designed and built together, beat out several other schools’ competitors at the North Central regional competition last weekend …

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MI to Run Employment Based Visa Center

Michigan has become one of only two states in the nation with a state run Employment Based Visa center aimed at attracting foreign investors to the state. Governor Snyder says the Michigan EB-5 Regional Center will act as a vehicle to connect eligible foreign investors with potential development projects across …

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Voters Want Protection for Prejudice Firings

Nearly 70% of Michigan voters say Michigan lawmakers should act to protect people from being fired for their sexual orientation and their religious beliefs. The survey was conducted by Lansing-based Marketing Resource Group. The poll also revealed that Democrats, Independents and Republicans all agree on the issue. Conservative, moderate and …

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MI Budget Transparency Among the Best

Michigan ranks 15th among all the states, for the transparency of its online budget and spending posts. The report was issued by the U.S. Public Interest Group Education Fund. Michigan was among 20 states to get a “B” grade. Specifically, Michigan received 86.5 points in the ranking. Among measures used …

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Peters Leads Land in Latest Polls

Michigan Congressman Gary Peters has a slight lead over former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land in a new poll on the U.S. Senate race. Public Policy Polling finds the suburban Detroit Democrat has a 41% to 36% lead over Land. In December, the firm’s numbers gave the Republican …

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Recap of Keweenaw Job Fair

The first ever Keweenaw Job Fair was held yesterday at the Jutila Center in Hancock and the turnout was very positive. The event was organized by members of Finlandia University and Michigan Works. And all kinds of opportunities were available. Employers spoke with interested job-seekers to find out what they …

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Pretrial Set for Fake Windmill Salesman

The pre-trial hearing for a windmill salesman accused of swindling customers in the Upper Peninsula has been delayed. 57-year old Billy Lee Parish of Kincheloe is charged with larceny by conversion greater than $20,000. He is now scheduled for a pretrial conference hearing on April 24 in Delta County Circuit …

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Isle Royale Study is Honored

The Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame will be inducting a local study this week. Michigan Tech’s Isle Royale wolf-moose predator-prey study has been elected to be honored at the ceremony this Thursday in Grand Rapids. Wildlife ecology associate profesoor John Vucetich will be presenting the project. Vucetich is director of …

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