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Heroin Dealer in Iron Co. Sentenced

An Iron County man will spend over a year on probation for dealing heroin. 29-year-old Chad Fesnick was sentenced to one year and six months probation and five months in jail. He was charged with delivery/manufacture of heroin, less than 50 grams after he was arrested by the Upper Peninsula …

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2014 Finlandia Dean’s List

Finlandia University is proud to announce its spring 2014 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 134 students earned honors, including 86 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above. To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or …

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Stabbing Suspect Pleas to Lesser Charge

A Delta County man involved in a stabbing incident opted out of a trial and pled to a lesser charge. 73-year-old Tom Hanley was scheduled for a trial this week in Delta County Circuit Court. However, in June, he pled no contest to resisting/obstructing a conservation officer. By pleading to …

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MI Healthcare Enrollment Exceeds Expectations

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced that after less than four months, enrollment for the Healthy Michigan Plan already has surpassed its first-year goal of 322,000. As of today, Michigan has 323,022 Michigan residents enrolled in the program. The Healthy Michigan Plan extends health care benefits to a half-million low-income residents. …

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Rupture in Pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac

A University of Michigan researcher says a rupture of the aging underwater oil pipelines through the Straits of Mackinac would be the “worst possible place” for an oil spill on the Great Lakes, as the results would be catastrophic. David Schwab is a research scientist at the U of M …

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A Change in the Michigan Bar Exam

Michigan’s bar exam, next administered to law school graduates and would-be lawyers on July 29, will include a new scoring system for the essay portion of the exam. In a statement released Wednesday, the Board of Law Examiners said the new scoring system will reflect the increased difficulty between the …

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Houghton City Council Meeting Preview

It’s a light agenda for the Houghton City Council meeting later today. The council will look to approve a request to paint a mural down by the lakeshore near Bridgeview Park. An appointment of City Manager Eric Waara to the SmartZone Board will also be discussed. The council will also …

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Police Looking for Owner of Canoe

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owner of a canoe found near Sturgeon River Falls. Deputies responded to a report of an aluminum canoe found Sunday on the Sturgeon River in Laird Township. The canoe is aluminum with large square stickers near both ends and a large …

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Aviation Classes Available Next Week

Seats are still available for a majority of the Summer Youth Programs at Michigan Tech, including the aviation and aerospace class. Instructors from the Civil Air Patrol will take students from grades 9 through 11 on a week-long course all about aviation with an emphasis on what it takes to …

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Covington Woman Involved in Rollover Accident

A 40-year-old Covington woman remains in the hospital today after her vehicle rolled over earlier this week. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a one-vehicle crash just after 12 p.m. on Monday involving a 1998 Ford truck. Police say Tawyna Norbeck was driving north on Tapiola Road when she …

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