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Snyder Released from Hospital

Governor Rick Snyder has been released from an Ann Arbor hospital, after being treated for a blood clot in his leg. The governor had been in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for four nights. He delivered the news via his Twitter account. He was admitted after experiencing swelling in the same leg …

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Graymont Wants Limestone Mine

Graymont Incorporated has submitted a revised proposal to the Department of Natural Resources to build a limestone mine on state land in the eastern Upper Peninsula. The proposal does not change the amount of land being requested, that’s still roughly 10-thousand acres near the Mackinac County town of Rexton, but …

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Increase in Higher Education Funding

Governor Snyder will ask the Michigan Legislature for a $28 million increase for university operations when he unveils his proposed budget for 2016 tomorrow. If approved by lawmakers, the two-percent increase would bring the higher education budget up to $1.54 billion next year. MLive reports community college operations would also …

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Free Fishing on Valentine’s Day

Still trying to think of a Valentine’s gift for your sweetheart? What’s more romantic than packing a thermos of hot chocolate and cuddling up in an ice shanty? Valentine’s Day just so happens to fall on Michigan’s Winter Free Fishing Weekend – an annual effort to promote Michigan’s plentiful fishing …

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Tau Kappa Epsilon Wins First Overall

The results are in for the Winter Carnival statues. Number one for the fraternities and overall was Tau Kappa Epsilon, beating out perrenial champion Phi Kappa Tau by the slimmest of margins. First place in the women’s groups is Theta Chi Epsilon. Air Force ROTC took first place among the …

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What Judges Look For in Snow Statues

The snow statue awards wouldn’t be possible without the help of several judges who battled frigid temperatures to grade the icy creations. Ironically, this year’s theme was “While Frozen in the Ice and Snow, We Dream of Vacations on Which to Go” and the judges made sure to keep that …

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Lift Bridge Closings Scheduled

The next round of Lift Bridge closings has been scheduled. The bridge will be closed between 2:00 and 4:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings next week. The four two-hour closings will allow the contractor to lower some of the balance chains, as part of the bridge renovation. Additional …

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Cloverland Accuses WI Energy of Double-Dipping

An Upper Peninsula Electric Co-Op is accusing an electric company of over collecting. Cloverland Electric Cooperative released a statement Thursday night saying that Wisconsin Energy, the company that currently owns the Presque Isle Power Plant, is collecting a profit from both the Tilden and Empire Mines and from a System …

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Emery to be Sentenced

The Houghton woman accused of stealing a cell phone from an apartment complex on Portage street will be sentenced next week. 25-year-old Amelia Emery will face judgment on February 11th. She was initially charged with two counts of first degree home invasion, but later plead no contest to second degree …

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Gov. Snyder Hospitalized

Governor Rick Snyder has been hospitalized in Ann Arbor, and is diagnosed with a blood clot in his leg. The clot is in the same leg where he partially tore his Achilles’ tendon earlier this year. A spokesperson for Snyder says the governor is in St. Joseph’s Mercy Health System hospital, and …

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