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Copper Peak receives $20 million


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LANSING - Copper Peak's future received a $20 million shot in the arm Thursday when the Michigan State House passed State Senate Bill 565.

State officials and local organizers say the funds will be used for the restoration and development of Copper Peak in Ironwood Township with the aim of creating a world-class facility that will attract a series of international ski competitions year-round and provide sports-related tourism to the region.

Senate Bill 565 contains $4.8 billion in funding for road and water infrastructure repairs, as well as local...