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Miller calls for new lock

State Rep. Aaron Miller has called for Congressional action regarding the need for a new lock at the Soo Locks facility in Sault Ste. Marie. The call from Miller follows a July 18 tour hosted by state Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, and state Sen. Wayne Schmidt, of Traverse City. The tour, which included legislators and other government officials, provided …

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ATV stolen in Mottville

State police are investigating the theft of a four-wheel ATV from Mottville Township. According to a department media release, troopers were dispatched to the 71000 block of U.S. 131 at noon Saturday. The victim told authorities the vehicle was taken between 7 p.m. Friday and 5:45 a.m. Saturday from the front yard of the property. The ATV is a red …

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Glen Oaks offers bridge program

Students wishing to attend Glen Oaks Community College in the fall have an opportunity to enhance their English and math skills prior to the start of the semester. The Summer Bridge program, designed to better prepare students for Accuplacer testing and subsequent college coursework, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8-10 and 15-17. Students will take the …

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Constantine delayed golf cart registration

Registration for the use of golf carts in Constantine was delayed because stickers to validate registration were not received by July 6, the date the ordinance was to take effect. During last month’s village council meeting, village manager Mark Honeysett said the stickers were received July 10 and he has since issued four permits. The ordinance, which requires a $ …

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County unemployment rate lower

June’s unemployment rate in St. Joseph County was one-tenth of a percent lower than the previous month. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed the county’s 3.8 percent June unemployment rate marked a decrease from May’s 3.9 percent. St. Joseph County was below the state unemployment average, which was 4 percent in June. …

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Multiple drug arrests in Three Rivers

Seven people were arrested in downtown Three Rivers on drug-related charges following an investigation by local and county drug officers last week. According to a sheriff’s department media release, investigators with the Three Rivers Police Department and the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit secured a warrant and at 2 a.m. Friday, entered a residence at 13 N. Main St. …

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