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Republican primary candidate Ron Gray announces run for 109th District

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Republican primary for Michigan’s 109th State House District is on track for August. Democrat Sara Cambensy can’t run again because of term limits. Republican candidate Ron Gray kicked off his primary campaign for the open 109th House District Tuesday. “I’m here to run...
MARQUETTE, MI
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UP Reps call for short-term rental taxes to fund tourism management

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Representatives from Marquette and Hancock asked the commerce and tourism chair for taxes on short-term rentals this week. Representative Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) and Representative Greg Markkanen (R-Hancock) sent a letter to Commerce and Tourism Chair Pauline Wendzel urging her to take up HB 5521 for a hearing. This legislation would allow Upper Peninsula counties to capture a 6% excise tax on short-term rentals.
MARQUETTE, MI
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UPDATE: Mental health advocate plans to speak to U.P. schools Monday

MUNISING, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Due to travel delays, Kevin Hines’s speaking events have been canceled Thursday. They are rescheduled for Monday, May 16th all previously scheduled events are planned to take place at the same locations and same times. See below for more details. Last published: May 12,...
MUNISING, MI
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Cambensy and Markkanen urge hearing on short term rental bill

LANSING, Mich., May 12, 2022– Representative Sara Cambensy(D-Marquette) and Representative Greg Markkanen (R-Hancock) sent a letter to Commerce and Tourism Chair Pauline Wendzel this week urging her to take up HB 5521for a hearing that would allow Michigan Upper Peninsula Counties to capture a 6% excise tax on short – term rentals. Currently, only designated hotels are allowed to charge up to a 6% room assessment fee as part of their County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
MARQUETTE, MI
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Munising Public Schools celebrate centennial for Mather building

MUNISING, Mich. (WLUC) - Wednesday night was a centennial celebration for a school in Alger County. The Munising Public School District celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the William G. Mather school building. The building was open to the public to see the history and old photos from the past. It...
MUNISING, MI
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These are the U.P. MDOT roadside parks that are still closed

UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. (WJMN) – The Michigan Department of Transportation opened the majority of its roadside parks throughout the state on Thursday. MDOT runs 85 parks in Michigan, with many operating seasonally from the spring until late October. 14 parks in the U.P. remain closed due to weather conditions....
BARAGA COUNTY, MI
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MDOT announces start dates for bridge, road projects in U.P.

UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. (WJMN) – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced the starting dates of two projects in the U.P. set to begin in the coming weeks. In Ontonagon County, work on the M-64 bridge over Floodwood River and M-64 bridge over Halfway Creek will begin Monday, April 25 as part of the $4.9 million MDOT investment to rebuild four bridges in Iron and Ontonagon counties. Work will include deck replacement, substructure repairs, scour countermeasures, beam end repairs, steel cleaning and coating, and roadway approach work on the two M-64 bridges as well as US-141 over the East Branch of the Net River (project start date to be announced) and US-45 over Roselawn Creek (work already underway).
MUNISING, MI
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Alger chamber dinner May 3

MUNISING — Tickets are now available for the 2022 Alger County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner. The Business of the Year is Munising Memorial Hospital. The dinner is on May 3 at the Bear Trap on H-58. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with presentations at 6 p.m. and dinner to follow.
MUNISING, MI
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M-28 rebuilding project in Munising starts May 2

MUNISING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the City of Munising are investing about $15.5 million to rebuild 4.7 miles of M-28 between Brook Street and Commercial Street in Munising and resurface the highway from Commercial Street to east of Christmas. The project, now in its third...
MUNISING, MI

Discovering The Hidden Michigan Ghost Town of Ridge

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter any standing property you might find at this location. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property. This place is a definite ghost community...I hesitate to call it a town, because I'm not sure if it ever...
ALGER COUNTY, MI