Boat, Sport, RV Show Set This Weekend In Marquette

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will staff a booth at the annual Boat, Sport and RV Show at the Superior Dome March 24-26 on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff enjoy a Saturday afternoon talking with the public at the Boat, Sport and RV Show at the Superior Dome.“This show is one of the first spring show events people in the Upper Peninsula look forward to each year,” said John Pepin,

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North Central Advances To State Championship Game

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The chants of “U.P. Power” were loud and clear inside Michigan State University’s Breslin Center Thursday night as the North Central Jets beat Southfield Christian, 84-83, in double overtime, in a Class D state semifinal game.

NCA senior Seth Polfus scored a layup as time expired in a second overtime period.

“I didn’t really know how much time was left on the clock,” Polfus told the Radio Results Network after the game.

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Governor Orders Michigan Flags Lowered On Friday

Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Friday, March 24, on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Andrew Becker, an Air Force captain who died Tuesday, March 14.

“Capt. Becker was a dedicated Air Force pilot who will be remembered for his brave service to his country. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and community as we all mourn his loss with them,” Snyder said.

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Court Stops Manistique From Taking Chamber Building

Schoolcraft County court has blocked the city of Manistique’s attempt to take over the former Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce building. The 11th Circuit restraining order was issued Thursday, in response to a lawsuit naming the city and four members of the Chamber of Commerce board. The suit was filed by M-bank and a Manistique business The Mustard Seed. It contends that the sale of the building to the city by the chamber was illegal.

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Eagle Mine Looking To Expand In Marquette County

Marquette County’s Eagle Mine is looking to expand. The company said Thursday it is proposing to amend its mining permit to cover the so-called Eagle East deposit. Spokeswoman Jen Heikkila says mining the new deposit would extend the life of the mine and its economic impact on the area.

There will be no major operational changes if the new area is opened up, she says.

The release follows:

Eagle Mine has submitted an amendment to its existing Part 632 mining permit for the Eagle East deposit.
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Snyder Outlines Steps In Battle Against Opioid Abuse

To combat the opioid epidemic and save lives, Michigan needs to address prescription drug abuse more forcefully, Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday as next steps in the state’s efforts were unveiled.

“Michigan has taken an active role to help save lives and provide second chances to Michiganders by working to prevent overdose deaths,” Snyder said. “While we’ve made some progress, people are still becoming addicted and tragically dying from overdoses so our work is far from over.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash Reported In Marquette County

A motorcycle crash near Marquette County’s Little Presque Isle has left the rider dead. The sheriff says deputies were called out Thursday afternoon just after two to  County Road 550. It appears the motorcyclist lost control and crashed sometime earlier in the day. No further information was immediately available.

It happened on the east side of County Road 550 about a quarter mile south of Little Presque Isle.

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Removing Bird Feeders Can Keep Black Bears At Bay

Longer daylight hours, warming temperatures and new green plants have wildlife moving and sightings increasing. Michigan’s black bear is a species that attracts a lot of attention when spotted.

Michiganders love black bears – this up-north icon decorates walls and coffee mugs, homes, restaurants and hotels. However, spring also brings increased phone calls to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources from home and business owners who have issues with bears.

“Everyone has a different point when they are going to pick up the phone and call us,” said DNR wildlife communications coordinator Katie Keen.

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Wildlife Rehab Program April 8th In Iron Mountain

Have you or someone you know ever found an injured wild animal or a wild baby animal crying for its mother and wished you could help?  Have you ever thought you’d like to become a Wildlife Rehabber?

Or maybe you want to just help by being a subpermittee or volunteer? If so, then consider attending “Wildlife Rehabilitating – Is it for you?”.  This free program will be held on Sat April 8, 10a -12p Central time (11a – 1p Eastern) at the Dickinson County Library,

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Michigan Foster Kids Can Apply For College Scholarships

Young adults who have experienced foster care now have an opportunity to apply for a scholarship from the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury).

From March 15 to June 30, eligible students enrolled at a Michigan degree-granting college or university have an opportunity to apply for a Fostering Futures Scholarship up to $3,000. Awards are given based on need and paid to the students’ college or university to assist with tuition,

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