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Think Marijuana Is Legal? Feds Say Think Again

Though Michigan voters passed Proposal 1, making recreational marijuana use legal in the state, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. A statement released Thursday by two United States Attorneys in response to the passage of the proposal warned Michigan residents that they are not protected from prosecution for violating federal …

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Woman In Dumpster Died Accidentally

The identity and cause of death for a body found in a dumpster in Iron Mountain have been released.  The Iron Mountain Police Department says the body of 59-year-old Shelley Bowman was found Tuesday morning. Police say Bowman died accidentally after entering the dumpster on her own to select items …

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Former Finlandia Coach Pleads No Contest To Assault Charge

A former Finlandia football coach accused of aggravated assault appeared in court this week for a plea deal.  34-year-old Robert Boss was arrested on charges of Aggravated Assault- Domestic Violence from an incident that happened in August 2016. Boss previously worked for Northern Michigan University as a defensive and offensive …

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Winter Storm Warning Goes Into Effect Tonight

Welcome back to winter. A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect at 10:00pm tonight for the Houghton area as heavy snow is expected through tomorrow and into Saturday morning. The National Weather Service is forecasting accumulations of 9 to 14 inches and wind gusts as high as 35 mile per …

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Statement from Ken Summers on his loss to Greg Markkanen

Houghton, MI – After running a strong grassroots campaign, Ken Summers, Democratic candidate for state representative, lost his race for the 110th House District to Republican candidate Greg Markkanen. In response, Summers issued the following statement:             “Thank you so much to all of our staff, volunteers, and supporters. I’ve …

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