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Stabbing Suspect Convicted

An elderly Western Upper Peninsula man convicted of stabbing a sheriff’s deputy will spend at least two years behind bars. 75-year-old Andrew Bray of Norway pled no contest in May to charges of assault less than murder and carrying a concealed weapon. He was sentenced Monday in Dickinson County Circuit …

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MTU’s Inaugural Diversity Award

Michigan Tech has announced the recepient of their inaugural Diversity Award. Computer science professor Linda Ott has received this distinction for her work in devoting time to getting more women involved in the computer science field. The award recognizes the accomplishments of a faculty and/or staff member who contributes to …

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State Audit Reveals Improper Spending

An audit released this week blisters the state’s Medicaid Home Help Program, saying it improperly spent $160 million over a three-year period. The funds represent nearly 18 percent of total expenditures from October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2013. The Home Help Program involves thousands of workers, often family members, …

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