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Boating, fishing outreach events to mark 2019 Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed June 30-July 7, 2019, as Michigan’s Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week. The House and Senate also adopted resolutions bringing awareness to this issue. Educating the public about the impacts of harmful, nonnative aquatic plants and animals is critical to protecting our state’s ecosystems, tourism and economy. Because of this, state departments …

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Updated video explains Mackinac Bridge Walk options for 2019

June 27, 2019 – Based on the success of last year’s event, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) will again start the 2019 Annual Bridge Walk from both St. Ignace and Mackinaw City, eliminating the need for busing and offering additional options for participants.                A video, posted on the MBA website …

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State Takes Legal Action To Shut Down Line 5

State Attorney General Dana Nessel is taking action to shut down the Enbridge Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. Nessel made two court filings Thursday—one to dismiss a lawsuit by Enbridge to honor the deal struck under the Snyder administration and the other to order a decommissioning of the …

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Free Quit Smoking Help Available

Trying to quit smoking? There could be some help available from the state. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is offering free nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges through September 30th. Smokers can receive up to eight weeks of the products by calling the Michigan Tobacco Quitline at 800-QUIT-NOW …

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Teen Injured In Rollover Crash

A teenager is recovering from a rollover accident Wednesday in Negaunee Township. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post responded to the crash shortly after 12:30pm on US-41 near Heritage Drive. Authorities say the 17-year-old male from Skandia was eastbound in a white 2004 GMC Envoy when he made …

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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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