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Escanaba Power Plant To Close

Escanaba has received permission to close its power plant this summer. The Mid-Continent Independent System Operators has decided not to extend a “system support resource” agreement with the city to keep the power plant operating. The city had been receiving payments for several years to keep the power plant on …

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Opposition To Prop 1 Voicing Their Opinion

Groups opposed to Prop 1 took to the statehouse Wednesday to lobby lawmakers against the ballot proposal. Paul Mitchell with the Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals led the charge at a rally on the East lawn of the capitol encouraging people to go office-to-office and state their …

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State Unemployment Rate Drops

Michigan’s unemployment rate in March dropped three-tenths of a percentage point to 5.6 percent. According to the Department of Technology, Management & Budget, the number of unemployed in the state fell by 14,000 over the month; however total employment edged upward by only 2,000. The net result was a labor …

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