Tag Archives: upper peninsula

MDOT is looking to make roads safer with “Road Watchers”

Winter can be rough on northern Michigan roads, and a new program aims to keep drivers safe this winter.

The Michigan Department of Transportation Is looking for what they call “Road Watchers” who would rate driving conditions in the Upper Peninsula. Read more

Lawmakers vote to allow wolf hunts in Upper Peninsula

Groups opposing wolf hunts in Michigan rallied in front of the state Capitol prior to Wednesday’s vote in the state House.

Groups opposing wolf hunts in Michigan rallied in front of the state Capitol prior to Wednesday’s vote in the state House.

Wolf hunts in the Upper Peninsula will be able to continue under a law approved on Wednesday by the state House. The petition-initiated proposal cleared the state Senate earlier this month.
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Squabble over power plant operating costs increases electric rates in the U.P.


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Residents and businesses in the Upper Peninsula are paying more this year for electricity, and their bills could increase even further as organizations in Michigan and Wisconsin argue over who should pay to operate a power plant in Marquette.
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Elections panel to consider minimum wage, wolf hunting petition drives

moneyA state elections board will decide tomorrow (Thu.) whether to approve petitions seeking to create two new laws. One would allow wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula. The other would boost the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
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