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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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B&E in Franklin Township

Police are looking for information on a breaking and entering in Franklin Township. Troopers from the Calumet Post of the Michigan State Police say they were called to Jerry’s Transmission on M-26 shortly after 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The business had been broken into and a large amount of property …

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Tech Students Make Big Bucks

A recent report shows a Michigan Tech education pays off, in more ways than one. The latest payscale.com survey of starting, median and top salaries for university graduates pegged Michigan Tech third in the nation among public research universities for the average starting salary of graduates. Payscale.com surveyed just over …

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Alternative Vehicle Incentives

If Michigan wants to increase the number of alternative fuel vehicles on the road, it has to provide incentives to purchase the vehicles and the infrastructure to fuel them. That’s according to a recent report released by the Clean Energy Coalition. The report says Michigan ranks 17th among the states …

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Chance of Hitting A Deer Low

Hitting a deer in the Copper Country seems like a fairly common occurance, but the odds of hitting a deer in Michigan as a whole have gone down slightly. According to claims data from State Farm Insurance, Michigan ranked 11th in the nation when it comes to deer-vehicle collisions with …

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Legislation to Ban Specific Dog Breeds

An effort is about to begin in Michigan to prod lawmakers into prohibiting all communities from banning a specific breed of dog. A coalition of animal welfare organizations and others are spearheading what they call the “Make Michigan Next” campaign in an effort to “eliminate all breed discrimination laws” in …

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