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Whitmer Announces Public Awareness Campaign on New Lead and Copper Rule Water Quality Testing

The following press release was issued by Gov. Whitmer’s office: Lansing, Mich. — Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a public awareness campaign surrounding new water sampling rules under the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)  will …

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Michigan Joins National Crackdown on Illegal Robocalls

Michigan is joining the Federal Trade Commission and 25 other states in a national crackdown on illegal robocalls State Attorney General Dana Nessel said “Nothing is more annoying, more intrusive, uninvited and unwelcome than robocalls – and yet, Michigan residents fall victim to an avalanche of illegal calls each day.” …

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Bergman Co-Introduces Bill To Fight Veteran Suicide

A bill to help fight veteran suicide is being considered by the US House. The IMPROVE Well-Being For Veterans Act was co-introduced by Congressman Jack Bergman Wednesday. IMPROVE stands for Incorporating Measurements and Providing Resources for Outreach. The bill is intended to fundamentally enhance coordination and planning of Veteran mental …

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Humboldt Township Man Assaulted During Break-In

Troopers from the Michigan State Police-Negaunee Post are investigating a reported home invasion and assault. The incident happened around 11:30pm Tuesday at a residence in Humboldt Township. An 82-year-old homeowner was assaulted during the break-in and was taken to UP Health System—Marquette for treatment.  His condition was not reported. The …

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Poe Lock Celebrates 50 Years

The Philip R. Clarke, the first freighter to pass through the modern Poe Lock, made another passthrough last week, almost half a century to the day of its original locking. Today is the 50th anniversary of the official opening of the Poe Lock in Sault Ste. Marie. The current Poe …

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Whitmer Requests Increase In Great Lakes Funding

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is formally requesting, not only that the funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative be maintained, but increased. The $300 million in federal funding has twice been eyed by the Trump administration for massive cuts before being restored. In a request on behalf of the Department of …

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Dog Dies In House Fire

A fire in the city of Ishpeming has claimed the life of a dog. The Ishpeming Fire Department was dispatched to the residence on Bank Street at 12:47am Saturday. A neighbor reportedly saw the smoke and flames coming from the home and called 911.  The only resident of the home …

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