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PastyFest 2014 Recap


The turnout was great this past weekend for the 2014 PastyFest. Copper Country residents filled Agassiz Park in Calumet to enjoy the live music, arts and crafts and of course, the pasties. Calumet Controller Susan Dana, who was honored with a community service award, says this year’s crowd was one …

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Lt. Gov. Calley Impressed with U.P. Visit


This past weekend, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley made a stop in the Copper Country to talk about job creation and economic growth in the area. Calley met with a few local lawmakers and business owners at GS Engineering in Houghton and was given a tour of the facility. He says …

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Nassiri Bound to Circuit Court


The Dollar Bay man accused of murdering his wife last December has once again been bound over to Houghton County Circuit Court. Nima Nassiri is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Sanaz Nezami, who died of traumatic brain injuries. A detective testified Friday that Nassiri said …

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“Mutt” Attracts Big Crowd


Around 350 people turned out Friday night for the world premiere of the movie “Mutt.” Producer Rick Allen said reaction was favorable. If you didn’t get to see the film this past weekend, Allen says there will be more showings. “Mutt” will then be submitted to film festivals… in hopes …

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Les Ross, Sr. Passes Away


An Upper Peninsula music legend has died. Les Ross, Senior, learned to play “Lumberjack-style” harmonica while growing up in a farm in Eben Junction. After decades of performing in the U.P., Ross achieved national stardom in 1998 when he released an album of traditional Finnish-American music. That led to television, …

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Finlandia Adds Psychology Degree

The Finlandia University Board of Trustees has approved the addition of a Philosophy Major in the Suomi College of Arts & Sciences. The four-year degree program has three components: philosophy core, topics in philosophy, and history of philosophy. Many of the new courses will allow students in other programs to …

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Coalition Seeks to Ban Lead in Ammunition


Two groups in Michigan have joined a national effort to ban lead from ammunition used to hunt waterfowl on federal lands. The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition and Chocolay Raptor Center in Marquette County participated in a petition to the Department of Interior by the Humane Society of the United States …

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Tigers, Brewers Lose – Monday Sports Wrap

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MLB: Tigers End Road Trip with Loss The Astros scored three runs off Drew Smyly in the first inning, and went on to beat the Tigers 6-4 yesterday. Smyly left the game after giving up another run in the third inning. Detroit pulled to within a run when Nick Castellanos …

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Wild Fall in Semis – Sunday Sports Wrap

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MLB: Kinsler’s Homer Lifts Tigers Ian Kinsler’s three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Tigers to a dramatic 4-3 victory over the Astros yesterday. Kinsler’s shot caromed off a the left-centerfield wall, just above the home run line. Max Scherzer gave up two …

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Copper Country Today – June 29, 2014

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On the June 29th Copper Country Today program, Todd VanDyke speaks with Brad Nelson, the Public Affairs Officer at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, about how the unfolding VA scandal has affected local services to veterans. Sam Ali talks with Dr. Allan Lewis, an expert on autism who will …

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