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Iron River Man Sentenced on Road Rage Incident

An Iron River man will spend eight months on probation after a road rage incident this winter. 67-year-old Donald Rymkos was sentenced to 15 days in jail with credit for three served. In lieu of serving time in jail, Rymkos can complete 24 days of community service. He pled guilty …

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Wisconsin Pair Sentenced on Meth Charges

Two Wisconsin residents were sentenced in Gogebic County Circuit Court Tuesday after pleading guilty to meth charges. 27-year-old James Kolehmainen of Hurley, will spend one year in jail and 18 months on probation. His co-defendant, 23-year-old Rebecca Cyr, also of Hurley, will spend nine months in jail and 18 months on …

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MTU Summer Science Camps

This month, Michigan Tech will be holding two summer science camps for elementary school students. The camps will be held at the Nara Nature Park as well as the Great Lakes Research Center. The three-day camps will be from 9am to 4pm on June 17th to the 19th and the …

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GM To Release Internal Study

General Motors is getting set to release the results of its internal investigation into the automaker’s delay in recalling millions of small cars. The report coming out this morning is expected to clear GM Chief Executive Mary Barra of any wrongdoing. GM dragged its feet in recalling about two-and-a-half million …

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New Cyber Revenge Bill Approved

The State Senate has approved legislation that would make cyber revenge a crime. Cyber revenge is the distribution of sexually graphic images of an individual without their consent, as well as posting online images originally obtained with consent within the context of a private relationship. The two-bill package would make …

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Summer Mine Tours

Tours of two of the U.P.’s prominent mining operations are once again being offered this summer. A guided tour of a working iron ore mine and processing plant in Marquette County will be available as Cliffs Natural Resources will open its facilities to visitors. The tour allow visitors to view …

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Schuette Takes Down Drug Company

Attorney General Bill Schuette announced that Michigan will benefit from a $105 million multi-state settlement to resolve allegations that GlaxoSmithKline unlawfully promoted its asthma drug, Advair, and antidepressant drugs, Paxil and Wellbutrin. The Complaint and Consent Judgment filed Wednesday in Ingham County Circuit Court alleges that GlaxoSmithKline violated state consumer …

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Ironwood Murder-Suicide Victims Identified

The victims of an apparent murder-suicide in Ironwood have been identified. The Ironwood Public Safety Department says 83-year-old David Mukavitz shot and killed his wife, 77-year-old Connie Mukavitz before proceeding to shoot himself. Police say the two were in ill health, which may have been a contributing factor. Sargent Adam …

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Milligan to Remain as MTU CIO

Michigan Tech’s chief information officer Walt Milligan will continue to serve as the university’s CIO while holding a dual position as professor of materials science and engineering. Milligan is retaining his position as CIO, which he has held since 2006, because Dan DeBeaubien recently announced that he is leaving the …

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Cold Summer Coming for the U.P.

Lake Superior is expected to have one of the coldest summer’s in decades following the record setting chill of this past winter. Scientists at the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center, a federally funded collaboration between University of Michigan and Michigan State University, are predicting that North America’s largest …

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