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Attempted Abduction in Iron River

The Iron River Police Department is investigating an attempted abduction. Police say a small black four-door passenger car with a white bumper pulled alongside a juvenile on 4th Street around 8:40 p.m. Monday. The driver reportedly opened the passenger side door, telling the juvenile to “get in”. The juvenile was …

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DNR Still Looking for Trail Name

There’s still time to suggest a name for Michigan’s newest trail from Detroit to Ironwood, but don’t wait too long – the deadline is Monday. The landmark trail features a hiking and a bicycling route, both of which will connect existing trails in a more-than-1,000-mile trek across the state. The …

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Details on Mackinac Straits to be Released

Canada’s Enbridge Energy is responding to questions from state officials about its pipeline that runs under the Mackinac Straits. The Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force is just releasing the details now of the meeting with Enbridge officials in late September. The company vowed to inspect the pipelines using a remote-controlled …

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Chrysler Vans Recalled

Chrysler is recalling more than 30,000 full-size vans because of a problem with the head restraints. The recall affects the 2014 model Ram ProMaster. The automaker says the vehicles were assembled with head restraints that may leave more than the allowable amount of space between a person’s head and the …

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First Harsher Poaching Sentence Handed Down

A Lowell man has been sentenced for poaching deer under Michigan’s new enhanced sentencing guidelines. MLive reports 25-year-old Jacob Powers of Friday pleaded guilty in Montcalm County District Court to charges of taking two white-tailed deer during the closed season. Powers was sentenced to pay $335 in fines and costs, …

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New Sheriff in Delta County

The Upper Peninsula’s Delta County has a new sheriff. The county’s Sheriff Appointment Board Monday appointed former Undersheriff Ed Oswald to the position succeeding Sheriff Gary Ballweg who is retiring with two years left in his current term. Oswald retired from the Sheriff’s Department last December after 22 years on …

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Hunting License Sales Are Up

Michigan hunting license sales are up despite this year’s increased cost. The Department of Natural Resources says license sales are up seven percent from last year. This follows a restructuring of fees that took effect in March in which the prices of deer licenses went up from $15 to $31 …

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Local Organizations Benefit From Canal Run

Several local organizations are benefiting from money raised by the Canal Run. The Canal Run Gives Back program has donated a total of $2,500 to five non-profit organizations in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Letters and payments have been mailed out to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Copper Country Autism Awareness, …

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County Commissioner Candidates Campaign

With less than two months to go until the general elections, campaigning has begun in Houghton County for the District 3 seat on the Board of Commissioners. Incumbent Tony Pintar says he believes he’s done a good job so far and should be allowed to continue. The challenger, Mark Kemppainen, …

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LifePoint Announces New Regional CFO

LifePoint Hospitals in the Upper Peninsula have a new Regional Chief Financial Officer. Former CFO at Marquette General Hospital Steve Embree will now oversee financial operations for Bell Hospital, Marquette General Health System and Portage Health, according to a statement released by U.P. Lifepoint Hospitals Market President Jim Bogan. Bogan …

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