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Package to Protect Local Governments Approved

A ten-bill package to ensure that local governments are not hurt by a cut in the personal property tax on business has cleared the Michigan House. The tax has, for years, provided needed revenue to many local communities, but the recently approved phase-out has endangered that funding. The package, approved …

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Escaped Inmate Back in Custody

An inmate in the Houghton County Jail is back in custody after he walked away from his work crew yesterday afternoon. Police say 26-year-old Troy Joseph Roberts was working at the City of Houghton Public Works garage, when walked off the site. Roberts was taken into custody a couple hours …

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Arrest Made in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post say they’ve arrested someone in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in December. Police say they have made an arrest in the accident in which 54-year-old Robin Rahoi of Big Bay was killed. She was killed in an accident on County Road KCB …

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