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Deadline for Comments on Yellow Dog River

There’s still time for the public to voice concerns about the leasing of state-owned property near the Yellow Dog River in Marquette County for exclusive mining rights. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment until December 1 on the proposal by Eagle Mine LLC for a metallic …

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Snyder to Make Another Trip to China

Tomorrow, Governor Rick Snyder will embark on his fourth trade mission to China in four years. The weeklong trip will include stops in five cities promoting tourism in Michigan through the Pure Michigan campaign, and build upon recent successes in attracting new job-creation business investments, highlighting the auto and agricultural …

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Calumet Theater Needs Help with Maintenance Costs

For almost 115 years, the Calumet Theater has been a mainstay in the Copper Country, providing a great venue for entertainment, education and community activities. But the wear and tear over the years has left a mark on the building and it needs some help. The theater recently received a …

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Operation Christmas Child

Beginning this week, Samaritan’s Purse will have collection spots across Dollar Bay for their annual Operation Christmas Child. The organization will also be assisted by the Bethany Baptist Church in Dollar Bay. The two-week long event is asking residents to donate shoeboxes filled with gifts which will be distributed amongst …

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Firearms Deer Season Underway

Hundreds of thousands of hunters began their quest for whitetail deer across Michigan this past weekend with the start of the annual firearms season. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Deer and Elk Program Leader, Brent Rudolph, says they expect nearly 600,000 to take part during the 16-day season, and reminds …

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Economic Impact of Hunting Season

State officials say while hunting traditions will be observed in the next two weeks, Michigan’s economy will reaps the benefits. The most recent data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicate hunting in Michigan generates more than $2.3 billion in economic impact. This includes everything from trip expenses like …

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Veer for Deer This Hunting Season

As firearms deer season continues, a coalition is stepping up it’s advice to Michigan motorists’ not to “Veer For Deer” should you encounter one. Susan Hiltz, of Triple-A Michigan, a member of the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition says with the beginning of the state’s firearms deer season, it’s time to …

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Gay Marriages are “Void”

Michigan Attorney General BIll Schuette says the nearly 300 gay marriages conducted in the state in March are now “void,” following the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals last week overturned a March ruling by U.S. District Judge …

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Health Insurance Enrollment Open

Now is the time to sign up for health insurance as open enrollment commenced this past weekend. The Department of Insurance and Financial Services says whether Michiganders are enrolling for the first time through the Health Insurance Marketplace or purchased a plan last year, the agency has resources and information …

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Bridge Delay This Afternoon

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge was delayed almost a half hour today due to a mechanical malfunction. According to the Houghton Police Department, plowing on the bridge caused a piece to get stuck and held up drivers around 2 p.m. this afternoon. The issue was resolved and no other problems …

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