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Payment on list of White House nominees

SAULT STE. MARIE — President Barack Obama recently announced the selection of seven nominees for key administration posts. The chairperson of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors, Aaron Payment, is among them. “I am confident that these experienced and hardworking individuals will help us tackle the important challenges facing America, and I am grateful for their service,” said Obama in an Aug. 26 announcement. “I look forward to working with them.” Payment is appointed to membership on the National Advisory Council on Indian Education. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the council consists of… Read More »

CenturyLink to bring broadband to 25,000 rural households in Michigan

MICHIGAN – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that it will bring high-speed Internet services to more than 25,000 rural households and businesses in Michigan by accepting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Connect America Fund (CAF) statewide offer in Michigan. CenturyLink is accepting 33 CAF phase II statewide offers from the FCC to bring Internet service with speeds of at least 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload to approximately 1.2 million locations in FCC-designated, high-cost census blocks. The company is accepting a total of approximately $500 million a year for six years. High-speed Internet access brings many benefits to… Read More »

40,000 expected for 58th annual Mackinac Bridge Walk

Fast Facts: – More than 40,000 walkers are expected to participate in this year’s Labor Day bridge walk. – Gov. Rick Snyder will lead the walk beginning at 7 a.m. – Again this year, all bags, purses and backpacks will be checked before walkers are allowed to proceed.  August 27, 2015 – While it’s too soon to know what the weather will be like, it’s not too early to start planning your trip for the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk, which is a little more than a week away. Gov. Rick Snyder will lead the expected 40,000 walkers across… Read More »

2015 UPWard Initiative Business Plan Competition

The 4th Annual UPWard Initiative Business Plan Competition has been designed to encourage entrepreneurs to explore new ideas and start new businesses in the Upper Peninsula. The competition is open to all residents in the Upper Peninsula, Marinette and Florence Counties. Competition winner will receive cash prize, as well as mentoring services and media exposure. New and existing businesses are encouraged to participate. This region wide contest is an opportunity to compete for cash and in-kind prizes, but it’s also a chance to get constructive feedback on your business plan and to help move it from a virtual business to… Read More »

Sault, Ontario Appoints New Chief Administrative Officer

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON) After a thorough recruitment process, Sault Ste. Marie City Council has approved the appointment of Mr. Al Horsman to the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Mr. Horsman comes to Sault Ste. Marie from the City of Guelph, where he held the position of Deputy CAO. “Mr. Horsman was selected for his broad and extensive municipal administrative experience, his track record of managing complex projects and his commitment to providing quality public services,” says Mayor Christian Provenzano, who chaired the CAO Selection Committee. “We look forward to him joining our team at the City of Sault… Read More »

Cloverland Electric partnership with MDOT on lighting

August 17, 2015 — A project on the eastern end of the Upper Peninsula is shining a spotlight on cost-saving innovations for Michigan highways. In a $175,000 Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) project, energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lighting was installed at the US-2/I-75 interchange and at the St. Ignace Welcome Center just north of the Mackinac Bridge. Work began last October, and following a winter break finished up this June. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, the project was recognized with a $17,757.30 rebate check from Cloverland Electric Cooperative’s Energy Optimization program. The rebate program gives incentives to Michigan businesses and homeowners… Read More »

Partners help DNR stock more than 4 million walleye this year

The Department of Natural Resources today announced the totals from its annual walleye rearing pond harvest and stocking of walleye fingerlings. The DNR’s Fisheries Division and tribal partners stocked nearly 4.7 million walleye fingerlings in more than 110 water bodies located throughout Michigan this spring and summer. Walleye ponds are a critical component of the DNR’s coolwater fisheries management and have been used extensively since the mid-1970s. More than 30 walleye ponds located throughout Michigan were used this year, and most rely heavily on the support of local sportsmen’s organizations.  These groups assist with the ponds’ finances and supply volunteers to help… Read More »

Enbridge Engages Michigan Tech to Monitor Straits of Mackinac

Enbridge Energy Partners LP is calling on the expertise of Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) to provide real-time environmental monitoring of the water conditions in the Straits of Mackinac. Enbridge Partners is sponsoring the GLRC’s efforts to integrate another monitoring buoy into the Upper Great Lakes Observing System (UGLOS). The GLRC will deploy, operate and disseminate data from the buoy for the benefit of all who use this important waterway. The new buoy will be equipped with standard weather and wave sensors and an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) that measures the flow of the water beneath… Read More »

USDA Announces Regional Development Assistance in Central Upper Peninsula

  EAST LANSING, Aug. 12, 2015 – U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner today announced that two regions in northern Michigan have been selected to participate in the Stronger Economies Together program. The Lakes to Land and Boardman River Watershed groups will work together to assist development in Manistee, Benzie, Grand Traverse and Kalkaska counties while the Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Commission will cover Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee and Schoolcraft counties. “Stronger Economies Together represents an integrated, long-term commitment to build regional partnerships and create economic opportunities,” said Turner.  “USDA… Read More »

Sen. Stabenow Legislation Targets Canadian Plans to Store Nuclear Waste on Great Lakes

Frankenmuth, MI – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced legislation to require the State Department to invoke the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 and mandate that the International Joint Commission (IJC) study the risks to the Great Lakes from the proposed Canadian nuclear waste site on Lake Huron. The Stop Nuclear Waste by Our Lakes Act would also require the State Department to undertake negotiations with the Government of Canada to wait for the study results before approving any waste site located on the Great Lakes. Senator Gary Peters is cosponsoring the legislation in the Senate and Congressman Dan Kildee is… Read More »