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Chassell Man Charged in Snowmobile Accident

A Chassell man is charged with driving a snowmobile while drunk after falling through the ice of Portage Lake. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department says he is 43 year old James Manderfield. He fell through the ice shortly before 12:30 Saturday morning near Dollar Bay. Manderfield was taken to Portage …

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Paper Mill Deal in U.P.

Two companies that operate paper mills in the Upper Peninsula have struck a deal. Verso Paper announced Monday that it plans to buy NewPage Holdings Inc. for $1.4 billion. The Memphis, Tennessee-based coated papers maker expects the acquisition of the printing and specialty paper maker to conclude in the second …

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Bigger Bonuses for Big 3 Hourly Workers

Hourly workers for Detroit’s Big Three automakers could see larger bonuses this year. Ford, General Motors and Chrysler could reward U.S. hourly workers with another huge profit-sharing check, as manufacturing operations approach peak efficiency. The automakers are expected to announce specifics next month in regards to per-worker profit-sharing totals and …

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