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Coast Guard Finishes Ice Breaking Operations

The U.S. Coast Guard has concluded its domestic ice breaking operations in support of commercial navigation, known as Operation Taconite, throughout the Western Great Lakes. As a result of warmer temperatures this winter, ice coverage was less than the multi-year average and had no significant impact on commercial navigation on …

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One-Third Of Michiganders Don’t Have Life Insurance

One third of Michiganders do not have a life insurance policy. That’s the finding of a recent AAA survey. The Auto Club Group’s assistant vice president of life insurance sales, Michael Fletcher, says it’s a bit surprising. Fletcher says Michigan residents cite cost as the number one reason why they …

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U.P. Bear Cub Needs A Name

The Oswald Bear Ranch in the Upper Peninsula is giving people a chance to name their new baby bear cub. Dean Oswald who owns the ranch with his wife says the little girl cub is still bottle fed three times a day and she is well behaved. He says he …

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Winter Blasts Downstate

Not happy with Spring in the Copper Country? Things could be worse, much worse. Downstate is bracing for a severe winter storm. National Weather Service forecasters say some parts of the Thumb region of Michigan could get eight inches of snow. A lakeshore flood advisory has been posted for the …

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Antibiotic Being Used To Treat PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD can develop after someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event leading to an overactive memory of fear. But some people are getting relief from an antibiotic. Health reporter Dr. Deanna Lites has details.

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No Charges In Teen Sexting Scandal

The Marquette County Prosecutor has declined to authorize criminal charges in relation to a county-wide sexting scandal involving hundreds of high school students at local schools. The investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police concluded students from Gwinn, Ishpeming, Marquette, Negaunee, Republic and Westwood schools were all involved in using …

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MDOT Lifts More Weight Restrictions

April 3, 2017 — Effective 6 a.m. April 4, weight restrictions will be lifted on all state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border north to and including the Mackinac Bridge. Weight restrictions will still be in effect and will be imposed on all state trunklines in the Upper Peninsula …

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