Author Archives: Marcy Misner

Public group asks for a study on planned Canada train closure

TrainGroupWith less than a month left until the train stops running, a working group in Canada is asking for an impact study.
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Soo Locks winter inspection and maintence is underway

Soo Locks1Some ships are still moving this winter in the St. Marys River, but none are going through the Soo Locks right now. The Locks are high and dry as crews finish up inspection and maintenance work ahead of the 2014 shipping season. Read more

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Canada announces train to Hearst will close this spring

Ontario train meetingTown hall meetings have been drawing hundreds of people in Canada as residents voice concerns about plans by the Canadian government cut funding this spring for a popular passenger railway. Read more

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Shelter dogs get a second chance at life, thanks to inmates at a UP prison

Prison dogs3A new program at a prison in Chippewa County is giving a second chance to some homeless dogs and a group of inmates. Read more

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Michigan’s wolf hunt begins

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Michigan’s first authorized wolf hunt since the animal went on the endangered species list four decades ago began on Friday. 1,200 hunters purchased tags allowing them to take part, although just 43 wolves will be killed.
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Local Food summit in Eastern UP connects growers with consumers

Food Summit 11-14-13For the third year in a row residents of the Eastern Upper Peninsula are hosting a local food summit to boost relationships between consumers, producers and financiers. Read more

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Chippewa County conference teaches first responders about autism

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAParents, educators, and now emergency responders, have taken part in a conference in Chippewa County to better learn how to interact with people who are on the autism spectrum. The goal was to spread knowledge of autism and autistic behaviors, and to share information on how to effectively interact with people with autism and their families.
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