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Drug Case Against Ontonagon County Man Headed To Trial

A Mass City man accused of delivery of multiple drugs will head to trial next month. 29-year-old Clinton Roberts is one of six suspects in the western U.P. who were arrested on various drug charges January 8th. Roberts did not enter a plea at his final pretrial and plea motions …

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Gwinn Man Accused Of Choking Girlfriend Takes Plea Agreement

A Gwinn man arrested after allegedly choking his girlfriend has entered into a plea agreement in Marquette County District Court.   29-year-old Brandon Strohm pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault – domestic violence, which is a misdemeanor. He was originally charged with one felony count of assault by …

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Negaunee Resident Appointed To Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board

Governor Rick Snyder has announced the appointment of Justin Carlson, of Negaunee, to the Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board.   Housed within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the nine-member board advises the department on policies, plans and programs concerning the Negaunee Township-based Michigan Iron Industry Museum. It supports education …

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Hancock-native Jared Korpela named student representative

Hancock Award recipient loves the small-school atmosphere at FinnU Jared Korpela has been named student representative for the Finlandia University Class of 2015. Korpela, a Hancock native, was chosen for this role by the Finlandia Academic Achievement Committee based on the success he has had inside and outside of the …

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MTU Concrete Canoe Team Heading To Nationals

“Concrete” and “canoe” doesn’t sound like a happy pairing, but Michigan Technological University students make it happen — and make big ripples when they do. Along with the steel bridge construction crew, the teams will be taking their heavy-weight engineering to the American Society of Civil Engineers national competition in …

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New Gwinn Superintendent Announced

There’s a new school superintendent in Gwinn. The school board Monday night hired Tom Jayne for the job. He’s currently superintendent in Iron Mountain. Jayne formerly served as principal, vice-principal and athletic director in Gwinn. He will take over July first. Karen Anderson was elected to serve as acting interim …

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State Tornado Drill Thursday

State Police are urging Michiganders to participate in a voluntary statewide tornado drill at 2 p-m on Thursday as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan. Captain Chris Kelenske, the Deputy State Director of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, says tornadoes can occur from rapidly developing storms …

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Drones Outlawed For Use In Hunting

Unmanned aerial vehicles will be banned from interfering with hunting and fishing on Michigan lands, under bills signed by Governor Rick Snyder. Penalties for violators are varied depending on the animal taken, but include up to one year in prison for taking a moose. Penalties for harassing those who hunt …

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