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Ontonagon Veterans Bridge Bill Moves On

A bill created to honor local veterans has taken one step closer to becoming approved. Representative Scott Dianda, who introduced the bill, says the bill was voted out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee yesterday. The bill would name the M-64 bridge over the Ontonagon River in Ontonagon Township the …

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MTU Recognized for Diversity

As evident through this past weekend’s Parade of Nations celebration, Michigan Tech prides itself on its diversity and once again, they are being honored for it. For the third year in a row, Michigan Technological University has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. …

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Light the Night Fun Run/Walk at Aspirus

The Women’s Health Team at Aspirus Keweenaw is hosting their first annual “Light the Night Fun Run/Walk” fundraiser this Saturday in Laurium. There will be a 5k for runners and walkers, and a free 1k run/walk for families, kids and those who just want to walk for the fun of …

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Committee Approves “Right to Try” Act

A state house committee has approved a two-bill package that would give terminally ill patients the right to try drugs that have only gone through the first phase of FDA testing. The measure would create what is called the Right to Try Act. It allows those individuals who have terminal …

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Number of Uninsured Michiganders Drops

New statistics from the US Census Bureau say that the number of people without health care coverage in Michigan fell during 2013. Supporters of the federal Affordable Care Act say it’s due in part to the state’s decision to extend Medicaid to more low income households in Michigan. The new …

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Bar Apologizes for “Ray Rice Punch”

A Marquette bar is apologizing for offering a drink special Saturday night called “Ray Rice Punch.” Wild Rover General Manager Lorne Washburn blames the idea on an employee, and says it was not approved by owners or managers. He says the matter is being dealt with internally. Ray Rice is …

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FAHC Announces Enrichment Classes

The Finnish American Heritage Center has announced its schedule of fall enrichment classes. Finnish One, Finnish Two, Beginning Five-String Kantele, and a class in historical archiving and recording oral histories will begin in late September and early October. Classes last eight-to-ten weeks, and cost 40-to-50 dollars. Participants may register at …

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Ishpeming Man Pleads in Standoff Case

An Ishpeming man who was scheduled to begin trial this morning for his role in a police standoff last May has accepted a plea deal. 33-year-old Robert Rajala pleaded “no contest” this morning in Marquette County Circuit Court to a charge of aggravated domestic violence. He was originally charged with …

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Patholigist Testifies in Nassiri Trial

The pathologist who performed the autopsy on 27-year-old Sanaz Nezami told the jury in her husband’s murder trial this morning that Nezami died from blunt force trauma to her head. Dr. John Weiss from Marquette General Hospital was the the day’s first witness in the second-degree murder trial of 33-year-old …

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Nassiri Trial Underway

The murder case involving a Dollar Bay couple is currently on trial. Nima Nassiri is charged with second degree murder in the domestic assault case involving his wife, Senaz Nezami. The incident took place in Dollar Bay back in December and found its way into Houghton County Circuit Court. Testimony …

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