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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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Year-long Cooling Trend Continues

Below average temperatures continue across the state, leading to cooler water temperatures here in the Upper Peninsula. The National Weather Service in Marquette says a lack of sunshine statewide has been making an impact. “If we look right now, obviously it has been cool since we came through the spring …

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Whitmer Signs Proclamation Marking Juneteenth Celebration

June 19th is officially recognized as Juneteenth Celebration Day in Michigan following a proclamation Tuesday by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Juneteenth commemorates the day when slavery was abolished in the United States. “Juneteenth is an important day throughout our nation and Michigan is proud to take part in recognizing the bravery …

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MDOT Works With Michigan Tech For Better Bridge Inspections

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) are researching a new way to collect bridge condition data. The 3-D optical bridge evaluation system (3DOBS) uses a vehicle-mounted camera and software to supplement traditional inspections. Here, the device is about to collect data on the northbound …

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Aquila Back Forty Online Public Meetings

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy will host two online public meetings Monday, June 17, 1-2 p.m. EST (Register Here) or Tuesday, June 18, 6-7 p.m. EST (Register Here) to inform the public about the Aquila Back Forty Mine applications and permitting process. The proposed project would …

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