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Trial Scheduled For School Lock-Down Suspect

The case against an Atlantic Mine man who caused a lock-down at an elementary school last November may be headed to trial. 30-year-old Niles Nathan Rothenberger appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court Monday for a pretrial. He has pled Not Guilty to the high court misdemeanor charge of possession of …

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Break-In Suspect Takes Plea Agreement

A plea agreement has been reached for the alleged look-out for a theft of firearms. 19-year-old Jake Hugall pled guilty to larceny of a firearm for his role in a break-in at a sporting goods store in Hancock last December. The charge is a felony punishable by five years in …

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Plea Agreement Reached In Atlantic Mine Drug Case

A plea agreements has been reached in a drug case from Atlantic Mine. 48-year-old Steven Ruotsala pled guilty to possession of meth–a ten year felony, and possession of the controlled substance Ritalin–a two year felony. Ruotsala was arrested in October at his residence following a drug bust. A 20-year Delivery or …

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Pilot Project at Michigan Tech Leads to Federal Regulation Changes

By Jennifer Donovan, Director of News & Media Relations University Marketing & Communications Michigan Technological University Michigan Technological University participated in a national pilot project that helped the federal government revise its regulations to make a major reduction in the number of federal certification forms and the administrative follow-up paperwork …

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Town Hall To Discuss Gerrymandering

The Portage Lake District Library will host a Town Hall meeting on congressional redistricting in Michigan on Saturday, March 11, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Members of the group Count MI Vote, in partnership with Voters Not Politicians, invite the public for an education and policy discussion about redistricting in …

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Senator Peters Tours MTU Research Center

Senator Gary Peters is one of a group of lawmakers urging the Trump administration to invest in autonomous vehicle technologies. Peters visited Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems Research Center to see the cutting edge innovation taking place in automotive tech. Members of Congress recently sent a letter calling for a …

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