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State Tourism Attractions Now On Google Maps

State officials say a new partnership between Google and Pure Michigan will make Michigan’s most iconic destinations accessible to people all around the world on Google Maps. Using Google Trekker technology, attractions such as Mackinac Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – not previously accessible on Google …

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Bridge Closures This Week

Multiple closures of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge will continue this week.   The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation will be reinstalling some of the balance chains and performing other work the Bridge, part of the ongoing maintenance project.   Motorists should expect two-hour closures on the mornings …

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Local History Smackdown Registration Open

Calling all Teams: The High School Local History Smackdown Is Approaching!   History fans: it’s time to get ready for the 13th Annual High School Local History Smackdown! Are you a high-school age student interested in local history? Gather your friends, form a team, and get ready to compete in …

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Casperson Promises To Help Paper Mill Workers

Upper Peninsula State Senator Tom Casperson says he’s ready to roll up his sleeves and look for a new employer to help the Manistique community. The FutureMark Paper mill is closing its doors on Tuesday, putting 147 people out of work. Casperson says that he will work with Governor Rick …

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Michigan’s Entrepreneur Climate Vastly Improved

Michigan is now considered the 12th best state for entrepreneurs, a dramatic improvement from a decade ago when it was ranked 42nd. A study released by MiQuest, a Lansing-based nonprofit research organization, said the state had shown major improvements in a variety of areas. The study used 137 indicators to …

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Bills Address Limits On Marijuana Influence While Driving

As the state continues to maneuver the medical marijuana law, bills introduced in the House would create a permissible amount of THC to be in a medical marijuana user’s system while driving. One measure sponsored by Republican Klint Kesto of Commerce Township would create sentencing guidelines for those driving while …

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Electronic Proof Of Insurance Bill Considered

The Michigan House is expected to vote soon on a measure allowing drivers to present “electronic” proof of insurance during a traffic stop, instead of being required to have a paper copy of it. The bill is the result of complaints from some insured motorists who say they’re penalized just …

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