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New Marquette Roundabouts Open Fully Today

After a summer’s worth of construction, traffic on US-41 and M-28 in Marquette will begin to settle into its new normal today. Both lanes of the new roundabouts at Brickyard Road and County Road 492 will be open for the first time. At the Michigan Department of Transportation Ishpeming Service …

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AG Nessel Appeals Straits Tunnel Decision

As expected, Michigan has appealed a recent court decision to allow construction of a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. The tunnel would be built by Enbridge, the company that owns the aging and controversial Line Five pipeline that carries petroleum product across the straits. The deal to remove the …

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Fake Opioid Pills Pose Lethal Danger

As if the opioid epidemic wasn’t bad enough, the Drug Enforcement Administration now says that Mexican drug cartels are flooding the Midwest with fake pills. Most often, the counterfeits contain fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that can be fatal, even in small amounts. DEA Field Division Special Agent in Charge Keith …

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Home Heating Assistance Available

As the temperatures go down… the heating bills go up. If you’ll be struggling to pay them, help is available. The Superior Watershed Partnership has $2,460,000 to help Upper Peninsula residents stay warm. Michigan Energy Assistance Program Manager Tonya Swenor says you must meet income requirements… You must also qualify …

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State Awards Funds for Business Expansion

The State of Michigan is providing financial support for a business expansion at the Houghton County Airpark. Great Lakes Sound and Vibration plans to purchase and remodel the former Goodwill Training Center. The 23-year-old Houghton-based company provides acoustic, shock and vibration solutions for the defense, marine, automotive, and off-highway and …

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Pilgrim River Fishing Restrictions to be Extended

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is proposing to extend restrictive fishing regulations on the Pilgrim River. Several years ago, the DNR included the Pilgrim in a group of nine rivers in which the coastal brook trout population would be protected and reestablished. From Paradise Road to Portage Lake, a …

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