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See a moose? Report it

MARQUETTE, MI-- Department of Natural Resources officials are asking people who come across moose to tell them where they saw it. The DNR has been monitoring the animal since it was reintroduced to the U.P. in the 1980s. Estimates of the population are made through aerial surveys of the moose’s core range in the Western U.P., and observation reports are useful in determining the survey sample area. Residents or visitors who see a moose anywhere in the U.P. are urged to fill out a Moose...
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Marquette County ranks high on best mortgage list

MARQUETTE, MI-- Marquette County is third on the list of top places to get a mortgage in Michigan. That’s according to SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company that recently released its second annual study on the Best Places to Get a Mortgage. The study determines the top markets by comparing the likelihood of mortgage approval by county, as well as mortgage rates, average five-year borrowing costs, and property taxes. Marquette County comes in behind only Leelanau and Livingston...
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Badger Aids British Archaeologists

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FLINT, MI (AP)--   Residents of Flint have filed lawsuits against almost anyone who may have had a role in supplying the city with water that contained dangerous amounts of lead.  

The lawsuits name Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, the former Flint mayor, rank-and-file public employees and others. The complaints accuse them of violating civil rights, wrecking property values and enriching themselves by selling a contaminated product.

The company that built a 17-story apartment building that collapsed during Saturday's earthquake in Taiwan no longer exists – but three of its former executives are now under arrest, as prosecutors look into allegations of shoddy building practices.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Part of a Chippewa County snowmobile trail is closed until further notice. 

The Department of Natural Resources says the 2½-mile-long segment of Trail No. 8 in the northwestern portion of the county is unsafe for riders.  Recent warm temperatures have melted ice and caused water to back up near the mouth of the Tahquamenon River.  Water has pooled over part of the trail in a lowland area. 

The closure is about 1.4 miles south of the village of Paradise and extends south to the Tahquamenon River. 

Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements

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Obamacare is putting the agricultural industry in a tizzy.

Contractors who provide farm labor must now offer workers health insurance are complaining loudly about the cost in their already low-margin business.

Some are also concerned that the forms they must file with the federal government under the Affordable Care Act will bring immigration problems to the fore. About half of the farm labor workforce in the U.S. is undocumented.

Two passenger trains crashed in southern Germany Tuesday, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 100 — a third of them seriously. The accident in Bavaria happened shortly before 7 a.m., local time.

The following schools are closed Tuesday, February 09, 2016:  

All Saints Catholic Academy

Bessemer

Gogebic County Headstart

Ironwood

Wakefield-Marenisco

The following schools are on a 2-hour delay:

Gogebic Community College 

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If you want to know whether Hillary Clinton will stay close to Bernie Sanders on Tuesday or are looking for an early hint of how the Republican race will end up, here's a tip: Keep an eye on Rochester.

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