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Laurium Prepares Grant/Loan Requests

The Village of Laurium held two public hearings last night as part of its application to get some federal money. The village is asking for a $19,800 Rural Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help purchase a new police car. The village would add another $16,000 to …

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Michigan’s Ban on Flavored Vaping Products Now In Effect

Michigan’s emergency rules banning flavored nicotine vaping products have been released. The rules become effective immediately. Retailers and resellers – including online sellers – have 14 days to comply. Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the emergency declaration September 4th, accusing e-cigarette companies of “getting our kids hooked on nicotine by marketing …

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More Flood Relief Money Coming from FEMA

There’s another million dollars in flood relief headed to Houghton County. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing $1,057,908 to the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy to pay to remove debris that was washed into waterways during the Father’s Day Flood in June, 2018. That money will …

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DB-TC Schools Proceed with Millage Projects

The Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Board of Education has taken the first step toward realizing the improvements voters authorized in August. At its meeting Monday, board members unanimously approved the bond authorizing resolution, which will allow the district to begin moving forward with bond-related projects. Superintendent Christina Norland told us several …

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17th Honor Flight Takes Place Today

The latest U.P. Honor Flight is scheduled to take 85 veterans to Washington D.C. this morning. The group includes three from World War Two, 13 from the Korean conflict, and 69 from the Viet Nam campaign. The Honor Flight will deliver the veterans to the nation’s capital, give them a …

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Financial Assistance Offered at MTU

A group of financial aid experts from the Michigan State Treasury Department will stop at Michigan Tech this morning. Michigan Student Aid Outreach team member Steve Bo says the goal is to help students find and take advantage of financial aid programs offered by the state. They’ll be set up …

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Democratic Politicians Share Support for UAW Strike

Michigan Democratic lawmakers are lining up to support the United Auto Workers Union in its strike against General Motors. Governor Gretchen Whitmer posted a photo on Twitter as she delivered food to a picket line in Lansing. More than a dozen state and federal legislators have either made public announcements …

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Budget Deadlock Continues

There’s been no breakthrough in Michigan’s budget stalemate. With 13 days to go before the end of the fiscal year, Republicans in the State House and Senate pushed forward their budget bills yesterday. Party leaders say they have had no direct communication with Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and hope to have …

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Witmer, GOP Agree – Stealing Mail Is Wrong

They can’t agree on a budget, or how to fix the roads, but there is one important issue that Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and legislative Republicans can agree on – it’s not nice to steal people’s mail. You might think that stealing mail has been illegal in Michigan for all …

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