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MTU to Make SAT, ACT Optional

Michigan Technological University has joined the growing list of colleges that will consider student applications without an ACT or SAT score. Director of Admissions Allison Carter says students with a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale now have the option to apply …

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Obituary: George W. Makela

As received from Antila Funeral Service: Graveside services with military rites for George W. Makela, 90, of Houghton, who died May 25, 2020, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020, at the Pelkie Cemetery.  Arrangements are being handled by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, …

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Michigan Auto Insurance Changes Take Effect Today

Michigan’s auto insurance laws change significantly today. For many years, the state has mandated that motorists carry full, lifetime medical coverage for injuries that occur in crashes. That has provided great benefits for those who were hurt, but it also pushed our auto insurance premiums to the highest in the …

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Judge Orders Line Five to Remain Closed

The controversial Enbridge Line Five Pipeline will remain mostly shut down – for now. Yesterday, Ingham County Circuit Court Judge James Jamo ordered that the preliminary injunction that had stopped the flow a few days ago remain in effect until the state and the company sort out what happened after …

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NMU Profs Approve Contract

Northern Michigan University professors have approved a one-year contract agreement. Around 80 percent of the union members voted in favor of the plan yesterday. It Includes $1.5 million in salary concessions to help the university deal with the financial effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NMU Board of Trustees still …

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Flights Increase at KI Sawyer

As received from KI Sawyer International Airport: Sawyer International Airport, County of Marquette, is excited to announce flights will be doubling beginning July 2020. SkyWest (dba Delta) Air Lines will increase their flight schedule to Detroit (DTW) and Minneapolis (MSP) beginning July 2nd, with additional flights the beginning of the …

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Hancock Police Support Haeussler

Members of the Hancock Police Department have spoken out in support of city council member John Haeussler, following a discussion about the city budget at the council’s June 17th meeting. Remarks made by Haeussler that were reported to members of the police force led them to believe Haeussler supported reducing …

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