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Troopers Train Underwater with MTU

This week, the Michigan State Police Underwater Recovery Unit is training with Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center staff. The GLRC is providing advanced underwater sonar training and teaching advanced search and recovery techniques. The GLRC and the MSP use some of the same advanced underwater tools. MSP divers will …

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Manistique Man Wins Jackpot

An Upper Peninsula chicken farmer has won big on the Michigan Lottery. Jeff LaBar of Manistique won $3.3 million in the Classic Lotto 47 game for last Wednesday’s drawing. He bought his winning ticket at the Shell Gas Station on US-2 in Manistique. LaBar chose to get his winnings in …

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Battle for Charity Poker Games

Charitable groups fighting the state’s efforts to impose new rules on charity poker games have filed an action in the Court of Claims trying to block the rules. The action came as a House committee is still reviewing legislation that would set new regulations in place overseeing the charity games. …

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Snyder Wants Action

Governor Rick Snyder wants more than just talk at this year’s Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference, he wants action. The governor yesterday opened the three-day event saying he had began attending the conference when he moved back to Michigan in the 1990s, but eventually stopped coming, noting that for …

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Schuette Visits U.P.

  Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette spoke yesterday at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock to many local government officials including Hancock Mayor Lisa McKenzie who introduced Schuette. Finlandia President Philip Johnson presented Schuette with a gift of some Finlandia University gear. Then he talked about his work during …

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Steward Needed for Lighthouse

The U.S. General Services Administration has announced that it is looking for stewards to preserve historical lighthouses across the state, one of which is the Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entrance Light. USGSA Regional Public Affairs Officer Cat Langel says the stewardship would be at no cost to any eligible state or …

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Decision Reached in Indian Tribe Casino Issue

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the State of Michigan cannot sue an Indian Tribe to stop it from opening a casino not located on tribal land. However, the 5-4 decision left the door open for the state to pursue other options to shut down such casinos. The case …

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Wolf Hunt Ballot Signatures

A group which supports wolf hunting in Michigan has submitted more than 374,000 petition signatures to the Michigan Secretary of State, in order to ensure that wolf hunting will continue in Michigan. The group Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management, says its ballot proposal will ask voters to put game species …

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Windmill Scammer Sentenced

A windmill salesman convicted of swindling customers in the Upper Peninsula has been sentenced to up to fifteen years in prison. 57-year old Billy Lee Parish of Kincheloe pleaded no contest last month to one count of larceny by conversion greater than $20,000 in Delta County Circuit Court. As a …

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Minimum Wage Increased

Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation that will increase Michigan’s minimum wage to $9.25 per hour by 2018. Under the compromise bill, which received bipartisan support in both chambers of the state Legislature yesterday, the minimum wage will gradually increase from $7.40 to $9.25 per hour by 2018. …

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