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Robyn Mackenzie
Robyn Mackenzie
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Lapeer County Jobless Rate Still Too High

Overall, the unemployment rate in Michigan has edged steadily downward. Last week it dropped slightly to 7.4%, however the story is different in Lapeer County than for the rest of the state. The March jobless rate in Lapeer dropped to 11.2%, down a full percentage point from the previous month, but it is still far above the state average.

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ThinkStock
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Golf Warriors Gather In Lum To Fight Cancer

Sign up for the "Weingartz Warriors Golf Outing" happening on June 1, at Castle Creek Golf Club in Lum. Teams must be foursome consisting of two men and two women. All proceeds go to win the fight against cancer.

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Tom Schmucker
Tom Schmucker
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Almont Teens Face Kidnapping Charges

Three Almont teens were arrested at a hospital in Wickenburg, Arizona last Wednesday afternoon. Almont Police Chief Pat Nael said that police arrested two brothers, Daniel and Brian Turnquist, ages 17 and 19,  on kidnapping warrants issued by the Lapeer County Prosecutors Office. The boys were with Jordan Cole, an Almont 14 year-old whose parents reported her missing the previous Sunday.

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Nicole S. Young, 2007
Nicole S. Young, 2007
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Love INC Gearing up “Gotta-Go-Back” Program

Yes, the kids are still in school, but it is never too early to start preparing for the fall! Love INC has a backpack program called "Gotta-Go-Back" that has provided more than 1,800 backpacks stuffed with school supplies during the past six years, and they are already underway with their plans for school starting up again!

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mangostock
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Stone Soup Has Success During Hunger Awareness Week

You might have seen the brave men and women standing on the street corners collecting for the Stone Soup. I hope you donated. Lots of people did as they raised $9,500, enough money to help cover the expenses for three months of operation.

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Jacom Stephens
Jacom Stephens
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Almont Will Celebrate Memorial Day With The ‘Murph’

The "Memorial Day Murph" in Almont is designed to honor all fallen military members, and to raise money for the Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy Scholarship Fund. The name of Michael P. Murphy is synonymous with the Lieutenant's favorite, grueling workout. Here's what it consists of:

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Purestock
Purestock
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Mail Carriers Food Drive Is Tomorrow

Saturday is the 22nd annual National Association of Letter Carrier's food drive. So, if you can, leave bags of food by your mailbox for the letter carriers to pick up!

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Andrew Burton, Getty Images News
Andrew Burton, Getty Images News
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Help The Post Office Stamp Out Hunger

Make sure to get a bag of non-perishable food ready for your letter carrier this Saturday(5/10). It’s the "22nd Annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive" to help provide assistance to Americans who are struggling with hunger.

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Keoth Brofsky
Keoth Brofsky
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How Much Is Business Down In Lapeer Along Construction Route?

The reconstruction of M-24 is in it's third full week and it seems that most drivers are either adapting to the roadwork, or searching out alternate routes. How much has that hurt businesses who face M-24 and deal with it directly? How will it affect their future?

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images News
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images News
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Shriner Vidalia Onions Are Back In The Neighborhood

It’s that time of year again, the “Lapeer Area Shrine Club” will be selling sweet Vidalia Onions by the bagful. Buying the onions helps kids. The Shriners run a great charitable organization that includes special hospitals for children.

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Lou Oates
Lou Oates
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Lapeer Kmart Closing After 38 Years

The big-box retailers like Walmart, Target, Costco and Meijer have made it impossible for Kmart to compete in the Lapeer marketplace, so they will be closing the Kmart store in Lapeer, and others in the region. Doors are expected to close by the end of July.

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XtremerX
XtremerX
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Keep Up To Date on M-24 Construction

Want to keep up to date on what is happening now and look at the future progress for the construction work on M-24? Here's the answer:

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