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Isle Royale Ballast Test Results

Isle Royale National Park is continuing its efforts to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The park released reports on its ballast water treatment technology on one of its ships, the Ranger III. A reponse treatment using chlorine, a filtration system and ultra-violet technology was used to detect invasive …

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Remember to Pay Use Tax

The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding shoppers that purchases made on-line are not tax-free during holiday season, or at any other time of year. Michigan’s Use Tax generally applies to transactions in which the retailer does not collect sales tax. This happens most frequently when purchases are made from …

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Lights of Love Tree Deadline

This week, the Baraga County Home Care and Hospice will light its Lights of Love Tree in the lobby of Baraga County Memorial Hospital. If you would like to add a light to the tree to honor a loved one, fill out an application at the hospital, or one of …

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Energy Efficiency Numbers Up in MI

With all the talk about the energy crisis in the U.P., there is some good news on the state’s effort to improve its energy usage. According to a report by the Public Service Commission and the Michigan Energy Office, Michigan is exceeding its targets to-date and is expected to meet …

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Cyber Monday

Today is “Cyber Monday,” giving shoppers another chance to get big discounts, but this time, online, instead of going to a store. Since first being dubbed “Cyber Monday” in 2005, the Monday after Thanksgiving has become one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. The day grew out …

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Shop Local on “Cyber Monday”

While many shoppers will be scanning the internet searching for bargains this “Cyber Monday,” local retailers say if you’re more a “hands on” shopper, you should head to your local shop. Michigan Retailers Association President and CEO Jim Hallan says some shoppers like to browse online but still like that …

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Record Snow for Marquette

November snow is nothing new for the Upper Peninsula, but the amount seen this year is for those to the east of the Copper Country. The National Weather Service says Marquette has passed its 1991 record for total snowfall, which had been 48.9 inches. The most recent number published by …

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Schuette Lists MI in Brief Challenging Maryland Gun Law

Attorney General Bill Schuette has added Michigan to 19 other states in a brief challenging a Maryland gun control law that limits certain kinds of automatic weapons and the size of ammunition magazines. The legislation was passed after the 2012 mass murder of school children and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. In …

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State Capitol News Briefs – November 28, 2014

A new statewide poll may hold a clue as to why Governor Rick Snyder won a surprisingly large re-election victory over Mark Schauer. The Denno Research survey found that 61 percent of voters feel our state is on the right track. Just 28 percent feel we’re headed in the wrong …

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Service Set for Stephenson Crash Victims

A funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon for the three Menominee County children who were killed in a car crash Monday night. 14-year-old Michael John McCue, 12-year-old Maxwell Robert McCue, and 11-year-old Joelle Naomi McCue died when the van in which they were riding slid into the path of …

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