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31 Backpacks To Stuff Spring Break Bags

Volunteers are needed to help stuff backpacks to make sure children will have enough food for when they go home from school. 31 Backpacks provides Copper Country students will food every school weekend and school holidays. The all-volunteer organization serves a total of 9 Districts with deliveries to 16 school …

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40-Mile Rule Revised To Help Veterans

A technicality to a law that impeded certain veterans from getting health care is being revised. In the Choice Act, passed last year to allow veterans more than 40 miles from a VA facility to get care from any local provider was interpreted to mean “as the crow flies” and …

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Eastern U.P. Prison To Reopen

The Michigan Department of Corrections is planning to reopen a prison in the eastern Upper Peninsula. The Evening News of Sault Ste. Marie reports the department determined it was less expensive to upgrade security at the Hiawatha Correctional Facility, which closed in 2009, than to make similar changes at the …

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