Recent Updates

Funds Going To Habitat Conservation

Millions of dollars will be put toward improving the health of almost 12,000 acres of non–industrial forest land across the Upper Great Lakes region. $5 million, to be exact, will be used to conserve habitats across the U.P., Wisconsin and Minnesota. These habitats are crucial to threatened and endangered species. …

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U.P. Power Co-op Not Pleased With Recent Announcement

While most Upper Peninsula utilities were pleased with Tuesday’s announcement that large electric rate hikes may not be coming after all, the Cloverland Electric Co-op was not one of them. The Co-op based in Dafter covers five counties on the eastern end of the U.P. (Chippewa, Mackinac, Schoolcraft, Delta and …

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Federal Judge Says Michigan Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

A federal judge in Detroit is ordering the state to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith called marriage a “fundamental right” Thursday in his opinion on the ruling. The 300 couples married last March after another judge struck down the Michigan ban on same-sex marriage, but …

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