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Multi-state Manhunt Ends In Gogebic County

A manhunt that included the U.S. Marshals Service is over after law enforcement caught up with the suspect in Bessemer. The Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team arrested a 30-year-old man just before midnight Friday on a felony warrant from the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department. The man also had felony warrants …

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Peace Of Mind Registry Website Available

Michigan’s Peace of Mind registry website is now live, making Michigan residents the first to have their health care wishes accessible wherever they travel in the United States. The registry website is www.mipeaceofmind.org. The sponsor of the law creating the registry, State Senator Jim Marleau, says residents can create an …

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DNR Hands Out Aquatic Habitat Grants

The Department of Natural Resources has approved the second round of projects under its Aquatic Habitat Grant Program. A total of 18 applications seeking $3.4 million were received and evaluated with the DNR approving seven projects totaling $1.25 million. They include $365,000 to the Friends of the Shiawassee River for …

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Lawsuit Filed Against NMU Newspaper Board Of Directors

A lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Marquette by a Northern Michigan University faculty member and a student against five members of the Board of Directors of the university’s student newspaper. Professor of English Cheryl Reed and current North Wind newspaper managing editor Michael Williams filed the suit …

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Gas Prices Rise

Gas prices have increased from last week, AAA Michigan reports. Michigan’s current statewide average is about $2.42 per gallon, about 10 cents more than last week’s average and about $1.34 less than this same time last year. Of the cities surveyed by AAA , the cheapest price for self-serve unleaded …

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Community College Grants Could Come Back

The Michigan House is poised to take up a bill that would resurrect a grant for adults who want to go back to community college and finish their degree. Nearly $3 million would be made available to adults who left community college but want to go back part time. State …

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Bill Would Ease Restrictions On Bake Sales

A bill before a Michigan House Committee would ease current restrictions on bake sales in Michigan public schools. It’s in response to new nutritional standards that have effectively shut down sales that include anything on the federal restricted list of approved food items for schools. Boy Scouts testified before the …

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Bill Encourages Personal Financial Education

Some state lawmakers say too many young people in Michigan don’t know how to handle their own finances. And it’s time they learned. A bill in a Michigan House committee, would allow a personal economics course in high school to count toward the state’s required economics credit in Michigan schools. …

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Police Search For A Strong Armed Robbery Suspect

Houghton Police are looking for a strong armed robbery suspect. The incident took place yesterday afternoon in West Houghton. The victim says the suspect was selling some stereo equipment and asked to see the money first. Upon showing the money, the suspect forcibly took the money from the victim and …

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Houghton Robotics Team Prepares For Championship Event

One last competition to go! The Houghton Superior Roboworks team has qualified for the 2015 Championship Event in St. Louis and will compete against 600 teams from around the world. The annual competition is put on by FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, a group whose …

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