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Mike Barker (Facebook photo)

Pink Mohawk Won’t Keep Student From Track Meets

A northern Michigan high school student who wasn’t allowed to participate in a track meet because of his pink mohawk hairstyle will be allowed to compete in future events.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2014

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“Yooper” To Be Added To The Dictionary

It took more than 10 years, but an Upper Peninsula man has finally convinced the people from Merriam-Webster to include the word “yooper.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/24/2014

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UP School’s Burning Of Snowman Postponed By Weather

A traditional burning of a snowman ceremony at an Upper Peninsula university has been postponed because of a snowstorm.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2014

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Man Says He Killed Cougar To Protect Father; Wildlife Officials Not Swayed

The man said he was defending his father, but state wildlife officials say the animal posed no threat and was poached, its heart cooked and some of it eaten by the men.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2014

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Sentence Begins For Man Convicted Of Killing Cougar In U.P.

The Bay City man says he killed the wounded animal the next day and took its hide and skull — but didn’t eat the heart.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2014

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Search In Upper Peninsula For 2 Missing Snowmobilers

A 40-year-old man and his 19-year-old son got lost Sunday in the Ontonagon area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/27/2014

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2 Face Charges For Illegally Killing Cougar In UP

State Natural Resources officials say two Bay County men face charges after a cougar was illegally killed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/21/2013

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Snyder Declares Energy Emergency In The UP

The governor’s order allows drivers to exceed the number of hours and consecutive days they can transport propane in Michigan due to a temporary shortage of propane.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/20/2013

Bell Hospital

Ishpeming Hospital Bought By LifePoint; Hancock Hospital Joint Venture Deal Reached

The board of directors of Ishpeming’s Bell Hospital Monday announced a final agreement for the hospital’s acquisition by Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Hospitals lnc. LifePoint also announced a health care joint venture elsewhere in the Upper Peninsula, with Hancock-based Portage Health.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/02/2013

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AT&T Expands Mobile Internet Capacity In Northern Michigan

Customers in northern Michigan are expected to experience improved mobile Internet coverage and voice performance as a result of continued investment by AT&T Inc.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/24/2013

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