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Ontonagon Accident Turns Fatal

A Greenland Township accident that took place ten days ago has turned fatal. 42-year-old Daniel Laurich of Ontonagon passed away Friday. He had been on life support for six days at Aspirus Wasau Hospital in Wisconsin. Laurich failed to stop at the intersection of M-38 and M-26 in Ontonagon County …

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U.P. Olympian to Speak at Finlandia

With the U.S. Olympics in Sochi all wrapped up, a U.P. native is returning home. Nick Baumgartner, originally from Iron River, will be speaking tonight at the Paavo Nurmi Gym of Finlandia University on his recent Olympic experience as well as his experience at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the …

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Debbie Dingell to Run for Husband’s Seat

Debbie Dingell is non-committal but a Democratic party official says she will seek the U.S. House seat currently held by her husband, who on Monday announced plans to retire. She is one of Michigan’s longtime representatives on the Democratic National Committee and a former president of the General Motors Foundation. …

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Huge GM Recall

General Motors is expanding its recall of compact cars due to an ignition problem that is being connected to 13 deaths. The recall now affects nearly one-point-four million vehicles. In addition to nearly 800,000 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5 cars that were recalled earlier this month, GM is also recalling …

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One Election in Houghton County

Voters in the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City School District head to the polls today. They’ll be asked to approve a 10-year renewal of the district’s base operating millage. If the millage is not approved, state funding for the district would be at risk. Voters from Osceola Township Precinct One will vote …

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Illinois Man Injured in Snowmobile Accident

An Illinois man was hurt in a snowmobile accident in Houghton County yesterday morning. Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies say 47-year-old Daniel A. Schmidt was traveling south on the North Freda Trail in Adams Township around 11:00 when he hit a snow drift. His snowmobile flipped into the air, and crashed …

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Snow Dumping Reminders

Houghton city officials are reminding residents not to dump snow from their driveways into city streets or rights-of-way. It’s against the law… makes snow removal tougher and more dangerous for city crews… and could bring you a $50.00 fine. Houghton Police Lieutenant Nick Roberts admits we’re all frustrated by this …

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Fatal Hancock House Fire

Police continue their investigation into an incident Friday evening that resulted in the death of a Hancock man. Officers were called to a home on Summit Street. A woman told them her 50-year-old boyfriend was acting erratically… had assaulted her… that she had taken a gun away from him… and …

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Ishpeming Abduction Trial Begins

Jury selection began yesterday in the trial of two Ishpeming men accused of kidnapping two women last summer, and holding them prisoner. Prosecutors say Jason Sadowski and Charles Cope imprisoned the women in the basement of Sadowski’s martial arts studio, The Martial Way. One of the two alleged victims has …

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Casino Proposal on Hold

A proposed tribal casino in Lansing is on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a case involving a Northern Michigan casino. The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued a temporary ban on efforts by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to push the project forward. …

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