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Class-Action Lawsuit Involving DRAM

If you purchased a piece of equipment which uses dynamic random access memory, commonly referred to as DRAM, between 1998 and 2002, you may be eligible to take part in a $310 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the decision today, alerting businesses and …

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2014 Strawberry Festival Recap

It was another successful Strawberry Festival for the Chassell Lions this past weekend. The Crane Berry Farm was the winner of the Strawberry sweepstakes and Dan Crane says this year’s crops were very good despite the weather conditions. Shawnia Taisto was crowned as this year’s Strawberry Queen and she says …

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Stabbing Suspect Identified

A Calumet man is in the Houghton County Jail after being arrested for stabbing another man last Friday. Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post say the suspect is 26-year-old Kyle Huuki of Calumet. He’s charged with felonious assault, or assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than …

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New Provider for Women’s Health Team at Portage

The Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center and Portage Health are pleased to announce the addition of a new provider to their Women’s Health team. Dr. Emily Kenny is joining the obstetrics and gynecology team in August. Dr. Kenny is a native of the Copper Country. She received her undergraduate …

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Possible Oil Spill Near 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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Federal Charges for Sawyer Man

A Sawyer man at the center of a DEA, ATF and UPSET investigation is facing a federal gun charge. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Marquette filed a complaint on June 27th against 31-year-old Jimmy Wayne McField. He’s accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. District Court …

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Quinnesec Woman Accused of Hit-and-Run

A Quinnesec woman will return to court later this month on charges that she drove drunk and hit a construction worker on US-2 late last week. 34-year-old Andrea Drawski is charged with operating while intoxicated causing serious injury and failure to stop and identify at the scene of a personal …

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Energy Efficiency Report

According to a report by the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum, expanding Michigan’s energy efficiency program could reduce costs for ratepayers, drive billions of dollars in economic activity and support thousands of jobs. The study says removing the state’s existing budget cap and pursuing all achievable, cost-effective energy efficiency, shows potential …

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2014 Strawberry Festival

Today marks the beginning of the one of the biggest summer festivals in the Copper Country. The Chassell Lions Club’s Strawberry Festival in Chassell will begin at 9am and will feature several tasty treats, including the signature strawberry shortcake. Later in the day, the Strawberry Queen will be crowned. Tomorrow …

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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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