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GRE To Be Offered at MTU

Students who wish to enroll in graduate level college programs no longer need to travel out of the area to take the entrance exam most universities require. Michigan Tech has been approved as an official test site for the Graduate Record Exam. Until now, the nearest test sites were in …

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Esky Police Arrest Murder Suspect

Police in Escanaba have arrested a man suspected of murdering a woman in that city. Officers were called to a home on Stephenson Avenue around 4:00, where they found the woman’s body. She appeared to have been stabbed. The victim’s name has not yet been released. The suspect’s name will …

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Ishpeming Rider Suffers Minor Injuries

A motorcycle rider escaped serious injury in a crash that involved two cars in Ishpeming yesterday afternoon. Officers say a white van pulled out in front of the motorcycle on US-41 in the Country Village area… forcing the motorcycle to hit another car. The driver of the white van left …

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Tech Film Festival Scheduled

Michigan Tech’s annual fall movie festival has announced its film line-up… and a new name. The weekend that’s been known for nine years as the Northern Lights Film Festival will now be called the 41 North Film Festival. Featured films include Mark Levinson’s documentary Particle Fever… which follows six scientists …

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State Probing Petrol Pipelines

A state government task force has started an in-depth investigation into concerns about petroleum pipelines in Michigan. The Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force is beginning by focusing on the Enbridge Energy pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac. The line is 60 years old. It’s never caused a problem, …

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“Outside” Cash Dominating Political Races

Most of the spending so far in Michigan’s gubernatorial and US Senate races has come from independent sources, instead of the candidates themselves. The Michigan Campaign Finance Network reports that Governor Rick Snyder’s campaign spent one-point-two million dollars on TV ads through Labor day. Meanwhile, the Republican Governor’s Association has …

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Baraga Teachers Agree To Contract

Teachers in the Baraga Area School District have a new contract. After working without a deal last school year, the Board of Education and the teachers’ union have both ratified the new two-year agreement. Superintendent Jennifer Lynn says the contract includes a unified salary scale… LYNN. The consolidation means that …

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Cannon Releases New TV Ad

The passing of Labor Day generally signals the start of the fall election campaign. Democratic U-S House candidate Jerry Cannon has put his wife to work on his behalf in his latest television ad. In the 30-second spot, Liz Cannon says her husband was ready to serve as a marine …

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Dianda Calls for More Freeze Aid

State Representative Scott Dianda says he appreciates that Governor Rick Snyder is freeing up some money from the Michigan Disaster Contingency Fund to help Upper Peninsula communities hit hard by last winter’s freeze. He also says… the money’s not enough. Snyder’s decision allows some counties to apply for as much …

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Ontonagon Man Faces New Charges

New charges have been brought against an Ontonagon man already accused of forgery. 46-year-old Bruce Sever, 46, was arrested and arraigned last week in Delta County District Court on three charges larceny in a building, larceny by conversion, and false pretenses. Those charges are not related to a separate case …

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