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Federal Charges for Sawyer Man

A Sawyer man at the center of a DEA, ATF and UPSET investigation is facing a federal gun charge. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Marquette filed a complaint on June 27th against 31-year-old Jimmy Wayne McField. He’s accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. District Court …

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Quinnesec Woman Accused of Hit-and-Run

A Quinnesec woman will return to court later this month on charges that she drove drunk and hit a construction worker on US-2 late last week. 34-year-old Andrea Drawski is charged with operating while intoxicated causing serious injury and failure to stop and identify at the scene of a personal …

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Energy Efficiency Report

According to a report by the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum, expanding Michigan’s energy efficiency program could reduce costs for ratepayers, drive billions of dollars in economic activity and support thousands of jobs. The study says removing the state’s existing budget cap and pursuing all achievable, cost-effective energy efficiency, shows potential …

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2014 Strawberry Festival

Today marks the beginning of the one of the biggest summer festivals in the Copper Country. The Chassell Lions Club’s Strawberry Festival in Chassell will begin at 9am and will feature several tasty treats, including the signature strawberry shortcake. Later in the day, the Strawberry Queen will be crowned. Tomorrow …

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Heroin Dealer in Iron Co. Sentenced

An Iron County man will spend over a year on probation for dealing heroin. 29-year-old Chad Fesnick was sentenced to one year and six months probation and five months in jail. He was charged with delivery/manufacture of heroin, less than 50 grams after he was arrested by the Upper Peninsula …

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2014 Finlandia Dean’s List

Finlandia University is proud to announce its spring 2014 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 134 students earned honors, including 86 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above. To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or …

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Stabbing Suspect Pleas to Lesser Charge

A Delta County man involved in a stabbing incident opted out of a trial and pled to a lesser charge. 73-year-old Tom Hanley was scheduled for a trial this week in Delta County Circuit Court. However, in June, he pled no contest to resisting/obstructing a conservation officer. By pleading to …

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MI Healthcare Enrollment Exceeds Expectations

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced that after less than four months, enrollment for the Healthy Michigan Plan already has surpassed its first-year goal of 322,000. As of today, Michigan has 323,022 Michigan residents enrolled in the program. The Healthy Michigan Plan extends health care benefits to a half-million low-income residents. …

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Rupture in Pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac

A University of Michigan researcher says a rupture of the aging underwater oil pipelines through the Straits of Mackinac would be the “worst possible place” for an oil spill on the Great Lakes, as the results would be catastrophic. David Schwab is a research scientist at the U of M …

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A Change in the Michigan Bar Exam

Michigan’s bar exam, next administered to law school graduates and would-be lawyers on July 29, will include a new scoring system for the essay portion of the exam. In a statement released Wednesday, the Board of Law Examiners said the new scoring system will reflect the increased difficulty between the …

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