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Snow Days Issue Continues

A proposal in Lansing to allow schools to make up snow days by adding minutes onto the end of days within the existing schedule, is drawing fire from the state’s top educator. Superintendent of Schools Mike Flanagan calls it an “insane and silly” idea. He points to the number one …

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Frostbite Warning

With the weather reaching historic lows, local doctors want to remind everyone about the dangers of frostbite. Dr. Daniel Reminga of Northern Foot Care Center says a wind chill of -20 degrees can cause frostbite to exposed skin within 20 minutes or less. Some signs of frostbite are burning pain, …

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The Issue With Snow Days

With a number of Michigan schools shutting down on a regular basis because of this frigid winter weather, the question is what will Michigan lawmakers do about making sure students meet the 180 day requirement to be in school. Currently every school district gets six days off for bad weather …

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Three Injured in Accident on U.S. 41

A three car accident yesterday on U.S. 41 near Boston Rd. has left three people injured. Around 4:30 p.m., a 19-year-old man from Hancock was going south on U.S. 41 in his Dodge Neon. That’s when police say he rear-ended a Chevrolet SUV driven by a 55-year-old Hancock man which …

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Another Bout of Bitter Cold Temps

With another round of arctic temperatures expected to impact the entire state until early next week, the Michigan State Police is encouraging Michigan citizens and visitors to be extra cautious when going out in the extreme cold. Captain Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, says …

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2013 Holiday Retail Sales “Flat”

It wasn’t very jolly for retail sales in Michigan during the just-completed 2013 Holiday shopping season. A new survey just released by the Michigan Retailers Association found overall holiday sales in the state rose an average of just 0.1%, with only 38% of retailers showing positive numbers for the November-December …

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Numbers on Flu Cases

State health officials say more than 1,000 cases of flu have been recorded across Michigan since the beginning of the year. Figures from the Department of Community Health show physicians across the state have reported 1,071 cases of influenza so far in the first three weeks of 2014. In addition, …

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Deer Herd Numbers Low

It’s certainly been a tough winter for all of us, right back to the first day of winter. So how will the deer cope this year? DNR Deer and Elk Program Leader Brent Rudolph says we shouldn’t be too worried. More subzero temperatures are expected in many parts of the …

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Deer Herd Struggling in Subzero Weather

The deer herd has been a big part of the Copper Country, which is one of the few areas in the entire state that allows supplemental deer feeding. The Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club near Eagle Harbor is one of two clubs that provide the deer feed during the winter but it …

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Historic Winter Storm in Lower Peninsula

It’s a winter storm they’ll be talking about for years. And it’s hit Michigan head-on, and has impacted millions in the Lower Peninsula with a foot of snow or more, creating hazardous travel and dangerous conditions for anyone who is outside for any length of time. Flight delays and cancellations …

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