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Cadeau Deemed Competent to Stand Trial

The 30-year-old Houghton man charged with murdering an elderly woman last year is now competent to stand trial. Timothy Cadeau is scheduled for a preliminary exam in Houghton County District Court January 16. He had undergone a number of competency exams since his arrest in September 2013. Court officials say …

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DNR “Disappointed” in Federal Wolf Ruling

The Department of Natural Resources said it was very surprised with Friday’s federal ruling that returns wolves to the endangered species list in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Debbie Munson Badini from the DNR calls the ruling disappointing. Now that wolves are considered endangered, Michigan citizens cannot kill wolves that attack …

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State to Receive Funds for Health Care

Michigan will get $70 million in federal funds over the next four years for innovative health care program improvements that help families. The money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will support the state’s Blueprint for Health Innovation that seeks better coordination of care, lower costs as …

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Elk Season A Success

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the 2014 elk hunt was a success. A news release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says elk hunters harvested 78 elk during this year’s elk hunting season. Each killed elk was inspected by DNR staff. Wildlife biologist Jennifer Kleitch says the …

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Holiday Travel Safety Tips

With the holiday travel season underway, the Michigan State Police want to remind drivers to always be prepared especially when driving in very snowy conditions. If you do get stranded during a winter storm, troopers advise drivers not to leave a vehicle while waiting for help. Troopers also recommend keeping …

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Little Brothers Christmas Dinners

This Thursday, Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly will be holding their Christmas dinners at several locations across the Upper Peninsula. They will also be sending out Christmas gifts for the senior citizens in the community. Meals will be delivered to home-bound seniors. Deliveries will begin at noon from Grace United …

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Angel Mission Needs Christmas Help

The New Beginnings Angel Mission in Calumet is appealing for last-minute help to fill a need for Christmas gifts for area kids. The Mission received requests from area families to provide presents for nearly 300 children. The profiles of those children were placed on their Angel Tree. With the holiday …

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Gray Wolf Back on Endangered Species List

According to the Detroit Free Press, a federal judge has ordered that the gray wolf be put back on the endangered species list. This decision will further ban wolf hunting and trapping in three states: Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell in Washington, D.C., ruled today that the …

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Sonco Ambulance Gets Help from Kivela, Casperson

Two local lawmakers spent the final day of the legislative session trying to make sure ambulance service in Ontonagon County continues and it worked. State Representative John Kivela and State Senator Tom Casperson sent an amendment to a bill to the governor’s desk that without it, Sonco Ambulance would have …

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MDOT Public Meeting Goes Well

The public has spoken and it sounds like they are ready for the Portage Lake Lift Bridge Rehab project to begin. Last night, the Michigan Department of Transportation held a public meeting at Michigan Tech for discussion on the project. Zenith Tech Inc., the contractors who will be working on …

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