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Deer Season Opens Slowly

Despite favorable weather and a weekend opening, the number of deer checked in by hunters at the DNR office in Baraga dropped significantly this year. 31 deer were brought to the Baraga office over the first three days of the season. That’s 23 percent below last year, and 16 percent …

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Houghton Looks for Commission Members

The City of Houghton is looking for members for several of its boards. There are positions on the Planning Commission, the Housing Commission, the Downtown Development and Tax Increment Finance Authority, and the Board of Review, all beginning January 1st, 2020. All applicants must be residents of the City of …

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VA Clinic Needs Volunteers

The VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Hancock is looking for help. Voluntary Service Chief Katie Maxson at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Center in Iron Mountain says volunteers are needed to assist patients with check-in, escort patients to exam rooms, and support office tasks. If you want to help, …

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Whitmer Leads Delegation to Israel

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is spending the week in Israel, hoping to strengthen Michigan’s ties with that nation. Whitmer will visit Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Her schedule includes meetings with governmental and economic leaders, stops at General Motors and Ford Motor Company facilities, and an appearance at the Water Technology …

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Gas Prices Hold Steady in Region

Gasoline prices held basically steady in the central Upper Peninsula last week. AAA Michigan’s survey of the Marquette Metro showed the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.43. That’s a penny less than a week ago, 20 cents less than a month ago, and 29 cents less …

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Voluntary DNR Deer Checks Encouraged

The first weekend of Michigan’s firearm deer hunting season is in the books. So… if you had some early success… what should you do? A stop at the DNR office in Baraga is a good idea. Having your deer checked is voluntary. DNR Wildlife Biologist John DePue says it helps …

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Michigan to Take Stronger Stance Against Robocalls

Michigan is ramping up its war on illegal robocalls. Attorney General Dana Nessel and a group of public and private partners announced the effort Friday. Nessel says the state will provide additional education to consumers about how to protect themselves. New legislation to limit robocalls will be introduced, and enforcement …

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Toll Roads in Michigan’s Future?

Could charging tolls on some Michigan roadways and bridges help resolve our highway funding problem? The state Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure recently forwarded a bill that would require an investigation. MDOT senior policy analyst Aarne Frobom doesn’t doubt that the tolls could bring in money… Speaking on the …

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Scam Alert – Fake Publisher’s Clearinghouse

Copper Country residents are receiving fake mailings, claiming to be from the renowned Publishers Clearinghouse. Michigan State Police troopers say the message informs the recipient that they have won a substantial cash prize. A check is included, allegedly to cover taxes, legal and administrative fees. Instructions advise the recipient to contact …

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