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U of M Team Says They Have A Car That Can Get 1,500 MPG’s

A team of University of Michigan students is aiming for a fuel economy of thousands of miles to the gallon in a torpedo-shaped one-seater powered by a lawnmower engine. The U of M Supermileage Team will compete in the Shell Eco-marathon, held for the first time in Detroit April 9-12. …

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Couple Grieves After DNR Officer Shoots Their Pet Pig

A Marquette couple is grieving after learning that an officer from the Department of Natural Resources shot and killed their pet pig. Ely Township residents Tony Gervasi and Brandy Savelle were raising Caesar, a miniature pig, along with two dogs. “He just instantly became one of us, cuddled, slept in …

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Benishek Defends Decision To Run For Fourth Term

Congressman Dan Benishek will be running again for the fourth time, despite his previous stance that he would not run after three terms. In a statement by the Iron Mountain Republican, he says he simply cannot walk away from the fight on behalf of veterans. Benishek said that the problems …

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Porcupine Mountains Sweepstakes Winner Announced

The Porcupine Mountains Ontonagon Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (PMCVB) has announced the winner of its recent Snowy Splendor Sweepstakes. Jill Senkerik of Green Bay was selected as the winner of the sweepstakes. She will receive a two-night stay at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites Silver City, a state of Michigan park pass …

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Gwinn Woman Tries To Break In With An Axe

A Gwinn woman is in custody after allegedly attempting to break into a Forsyth Township home with an axe. Police say 46-year-old Joie Lee Graves damaged a window, picked up an axe, and tried to chop her way into the residence of a male subject who refused to let her …

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U.P. Teen Injured In Wisconsin Crash

An Iron Mountain teenager is fighting for her life after a two vehicle crash. The accident happened in Pembine, Wisconsin on U.S. HWY 141 on Sunday afternoon. The girl was trapped in her vehicle, extricated and flown to St. Vincent’s hospital in Green Bay. The girl reportedly crossed the center …

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Gwinn Man Charged With Choking Girlfriend

A Gwinn man is facing a felony charge after police say he choked his girlfriend. 29-year-old Brandon James Strohm was arrested last week after Forsyth Police responded to a Domestic Violence. Police say Strohm allegedly assaulted his 26-year-old girlfriend by choking her. Strohm was charged in Marquette County District Court …

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Meth Lab Found In Forsyth Township

The effort to smoke out meth labs in the Upper Peninsula continues. The Forsyth Township Police and the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team discovered another active Meth lab last week. The person who contacted police said she found the lab in the basement. Police discovered a one pot Meth lab …

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Plane Crash At Mackinac Island

No injuries were reported after a plane crash on Mackinac Island over the weekend. Island police say the small plane went down Saturday afternoon at the Mackinac Island Airport as the pilot was flying back from St. Ignace. Police blame the accident on an equipment failure when its landing gear …

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