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“Senior” Prom at Calumet HS

With the school year winding down, students from Calumet and Lake Linden High Schools held a special event with the senior citizens of the community. A senior prom was held this past Saturday and was organizaed by the student group Teens Who Care. Event Coodinator Sue Fouts talks about how …

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Ishpeming T-Shirt Case Goes to Trial

A trial has been set for the owner of an Ishpeming Township business accused of violating the Michigan Charitable Organizations and Solicitation Act. 40-year-old Scott Martin will go to trial on October 27th for four days in Marquette County Circuit Court. Martin’s business, Martin Sports Apparel, printed and sold T-shirts …

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Holiday Weekend Travel Estimates

Nearly 1.1 million Michiganders are expected to travel for the Memorial Day weekend, a 1.3 percent increase over last year. According to a AAA Michigan, of those, nearly a million travelers will take a road trip, while another 60,000 people will travel by air. The remaining travelers will go by …

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Escanaba Power Plant Sale Scheduled for Next Week

The city of Escanaba may be able to close on the sale of its power plant next week. Escanaba Green Energy is buying the power plant for $4.4 million. According to the Escanaba Daily Press, EGE president Charles Detiege told the city council this week the financing process is again …

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Ice Clearing in U.P. Complete

The effort to clear the Great Lakes of ice has officially ended. The U.S. Coast Guard in Sault Ste. Marie announced that Operation Taconite has ended after 160 days of chopping ice on Lakes Superior and Michigan, the Bay of Green Bay, and the Saint Mary’s River. Officials say that …

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Global Warming Effecting Wildlife

Global warming is already affecting the future of Michigan wildlife, according to a report from the National Wildlife Federation. The report details how the young of many species are at risk because of a changing climate, a situation, the report says, will worsen if the nation does not curb carbon …

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MDOT Needs Drivers for Survey

The Michigan Department of Transportation is recruiting drivers as part of a new initiative designed to get feedback on construction projects throughout metro-Detroit and the rest of the state. MDOT’s website calls the group the ‘Road Watchers’, and their purpose would be to give thorough feedback on how certain projects …

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Bath Salts Suspect Sentenced

A bath salts kingpin with ties to Marquette, Baraga, Houghton and Ontonagon counties has been sentenced to 137 months in federal prison. 56-year-old Scott Bernard Will of Mass City was given the 11-and-a-half-year term Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Marquette, where he was found guilty of distributing and conspiring …

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New Downtown Houghton Business

A new business is coming to town and it’s home will be the old backroom building in dowtown Houghton. AirWave is bringing the water sports industry and indoor recreation to the downtown area. Among the services they will provide are a retail store, lessons and rentals on the lake and …

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Pure Michigan Campaign Promotes Keweenaw

The Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced a partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Travel Michigan to create a Pure Michigan advertising campaign, highlighting the Keweenaw Peninsula. And as always, Tim Allen will be the voice of the radio ads. The ads have already begun airing in …

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