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Vanhaecke Stands Mute On B&E Charges

A South Range man accused of breaking into a camp appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court. 49-year-old Camiel Bryce Vanhaecke is charged with 2nd Degree Home Invasionn a 15 year felony and possession of burglar’s tools, a 10 year felony. Vanhaecke stood mute to both charges so a “Not Guilty” …

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Benishek Campaign Fundraising Raking It In

The 2016 election may be well over a year away. but political chess pieces are already being slid into place. Once again, the 1st Congressional District representing Northern Michigan in Washington will be a hotly contested region. Already, former Michigan Democrat Party Chair Lon Johnson has resigned his post to …

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Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Baby Death

The case of an Iron County woman accused of killing a baby appears to be heading to trial. 25–year–old Brittany Lyn Russell was in Iron County Circuit Court Monday for her pre–trial hearing. Russell is charged with first–degree murder and first–degree child abuse, in connection with the death of a …

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Keweenaw Copper Origins Presentation Today

A presentation in Calumet tonight takes a look at the origin of the copper that has shaped our area’s history. Michigan Tech Professor emeritus Bill Rose will present “Keweenaw Geomystery: Why is Native Copper Here?” at the Keweenaw Heritage Center at 7:00pm. He is a guest lecturer in the series …

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Drones Banned From The State Capitol Building

No drones at the Capitol. The Michigan State Capitol Commission, which oversees Capitol complex affairs, has voted unanimously to ban drones from flying over the Capitol Building. The only exceptions would be for special circumstances with permission from the commission. The commission voted to ban drones fearing a possible a …

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New MI Democratic Party Chair Will Resign House Seat

The newly elected head of the state’s Democratic Party is resigning from the Michigan House next month. State Representative Brandon Dillon is serving his last term in the House. Over the weekend, the Grand Rapids Democrat was chosen to take over for Lon Johnson, who is stepping down to run …

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Liberal Advocacy Group Weighs in on Aramark

Progress Michigan says a move by the state to cut its contract short with prison food service provider Aramark is good news for prisoners and taxpayers. The liberal advocacy group says Aramark employees have been accused of serving food with maggots to inmates, sneaking drugs to inmates and having sex …

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MI House to Weigh Senate Road Funding Plan This Week

Lawmakers in the Michigan House return to Lansing today to talk road funding. They’ll be mulling over a plan passed by the Senate two weeks ago that includes $700 million in cuts and a 15 cent gas tax increase. The increase could be the biggest hurdle in the House. Numerous …

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