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Folk and Food Fest Review

A new local organization held its first fundraiser this past weekend. Don’t Do It Yourself, better know as DDIY, hosted the Folk and Food Fest at Dee Stadium on Saturday. Vendors were set up around the room with different arts and craft from all over the Copper Country. President Kristina …

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Dianda Kicks Off Re-election

Democratic Representative Scott Dianda has announced that he is seeking re-election in the upcoming November election. For two years, Dianda has served the 110th district in the Western U.P. and one of the biggest issues he was proud to be a part of was the push to increase funding for …

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Former NMU Student Facing Embezzlement

A former president of the Northern Michigan University student union is facing embezzlement charges. 34-year-old Amber Lopota of Port Huron faces a felony charge of embezzlement of between $1,000 and $20,000 and a misdemeanor count of embezzlement of less than $200. She allegedly embezzled from the Associated Students of Northern …

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MTU Named Most Underrated in MI

Michigan Tech has been getting a lot of recognition lately. A few weeks ago Businessinsider.com, a business, technology and education news website, ranked the Huskies #11 on a list of the top 20 colleges in the nation with the smartest students. Then a few days ago, the same website named …

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ACLU of MI to File Lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is filing a lawsuit to back what they say are the legal rights of about 300 same-sex couples who were married last month during a brief window period when Michigan’s ban on same sex marriage was lifted by a court decision. On March …

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State 529 Accounts on the Rise

529 college savings accounts and prepaid tuition plans reached record levels in 2013. A year-end report from the College Savings Plans Network shows total investments top $227 billion. State officials say Michigan has three Section 529 plans, all of which offer taxpayers a state income tax deduction on contributions and …

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Sentencing for Copper Mine Trespassers

Two men charged with breaking into an abandoned Keweenaw County mine shaft were sentenced in district court Thursday. 21 year old Dylan Stubenrauch of Calumet and 21 year old Frederick Bryce of Allouez pled no contest in Keweenaw County District Court to one charge of trespassing. They were sentenced to …

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House Explosion in Crystal Falls Township

Two people were able to get out safely when when their home exploded Wednesday night. The Iron Mountain Daily News reports that firefighters said the explosion at a residence in Crystal Falls Township was triggered when a hot water tank ignited a leak in a propane line from the furnace. …

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Physical Therapist Recognized at Portage Health

A physical therapist at Portage Health has received a special distinction for her work at the hospital. Katie Temple has been announced as Portage Health’s 2014 Mercy Award recipient in recognition of her commitment to patient care and the community. In addition to her role at Portage Health, Katie is …

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Dianda Re-election Kickoff

Democratic Representative Scott Dianda will kick off his re-election bid for the 110th House District at an event to be held at the Houghton County Courthouse today at 11am. Dianda is currently in his first term at the state House, where he has shown strong support for Michigan’s veterans and …

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