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Great Lakes Shipping Season To Start

Just after midnight tonight, ships will begin to pass through the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie. Area engineer for the locks, Kevin Sprague, says this is a busy time for shipping. Sprague says they’re evaluating the benefit-cost ratio of building a new Poe Lock, estimated to cost $600 million. …

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Smartphone Addiction Compare To Gambling

Speaking in Lansing on smartphone safety, Dr. David Greenfield, founder of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction, said notifications can be dangerous. Dr. Greenfield equates smart phones to a portable dopamine pump, the pleasure neurochemical in the reward system of the brain.

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Michigan’s Annual Graduation & Dropout Rates Released

Michigan’s most recent high school graduation and dropout rates didn’t change much from the year before. The four-year graduation rate was 79.65 percent in the 2015-16 school year, down slightly from the school year before. The dropout rate was 8.91 percent, down from 9.12 percent. The data was released by …

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Michigan Will Be The Most Desired Place To Live Next Century

Popular Science, a science and technology publication, says Michigan will be the most desired state in the country to live in by 2100. The magazine used a process of elimination citing rising sea levels, hurricanes, tornadoes, drought, and rising temperatures. Those factors eliminated every other state in the country from …

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Golf Courses Oppose Ending Daylight Saving Time

Eliminating daylight savings in Michigan was on the table in Lansing today as lawmakers met to discuss a bill to end changing the clocks twice a year. One of the biggest industries in the state was there to oppose the bill. Jada Paisley with the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association …

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Leave Wildlife In The Wild

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding Michigan residents to leave the wildlife in the wild. An animal you might think has been abandoned by its mother, has just been hidden. Hannah Schauer wildlife communications coordinator with the department, says most animal babies picked up by people do not …

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