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Snow Day Forgiveness Inches Closer

Relief could come as soon as today for school districts facing extensions of their schedules because of an abundance of snow days. The state House and Senate worked out details of a proposal that would exempt missed school days between January 29th and February 1st, when the region was hit …

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Public Invited To UP Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony

The 2019 Upper Peninsula Peace Officers Memorial ceremony will be held at the Munising High School on Wednesday, May 15th. The event begins at 10am and is hosted by the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post, Alger County Sheriff’s Department, and Munising City Police Department The purpose of this event is …

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Munising Patrol Car Involved In Crash

A Munising Police Officer is said to be at fault for causing a crash in Munising on Wednesday. The crash happened around 4:45pm on West Munising Avenue near Commercial Street. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post say the officer was traveling westbound in a patrol car when it …

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Caspian Man Arrested For Making Meth

Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) arrested a 22-year-old man from Caspian, Michigan on Monday for charges related to manufacturing meth. The Caspian Police Department and detectives from UPSET initiated the investigation several weeks ago after obtaining evidence of manufacturing meth. Detectives obtained a search warrant for …

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EGLE Awards Electronic Recycling Grants

Goodwill of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan is one of several organizations in rural communities receiving grant funding for electronics recycling from the state. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) awarded $105,586 in grants to a total of five applicants during the first round of Rural …

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Newberry Man Arrested For Attempted Murder

A Newberry man is facing charges including attempted murder. Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers from the Sault Ste. Marie Post near the MSP Newberry Detachment were contacted by a citizen about 7:00pm Thursday who said a man broke into his home, fired several shot at him, and struck him with …

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Microgrid Legislation Encourages Energy Independence

Bipartisan legislation introduced in Lansing would allow for the use of microgrids.  “As a state, we should strive to find innovative ways to promote energy independence, reliability and resiliency, and this legislation is a step in that direction,” said Ed Rivet, executive director of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum. “This commonsense, …

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