Recent Updates

Possibility of Minimum Wage Increase

Several reports suggest President Obama is considering using an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors. It could be seen as a step toward putting pressure on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage for all workers. U-S Senator Carl Levin of Michigan says he believes there …

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New President for LSSU

Lake Superior State University has named a new president. The university’s Board of Trustees says it has reached an agreement with Thomas Pleger and is expected to formalize his appointment at its regular meeting on January 24 in the Walker Cisler Center on the Sault Ste. Marie campus. Pleger is …

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UPPCO To Be Sold

The utility provider that owns the Upper Peninsula Power Company has agreed to sell UPPCO. Integrys Energy Group will sell 100% ownership of UPPCO to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners, a British investment firm, for nearly $300 million. State and federal regulators need to approve the sale. Both companies say in …

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