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New State Record Flathead Catfish

The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the catch of a new state record flathead catfish. The catfish was caught by Dale Blakley of Niles on January 12, on Barron Lake in Cass County. The fish weighed 52 pounds and measured 46.02 inches. A DNR fisheries biologist verified the record …

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Deadly House Fire in Powell Township

The Michigan State Police at the Negaunee Post are investigating a fire that took the life of a 59-year-old woman. Cheryl Girard died Friday night when her house in Powell Township caught fire. The home is a total loss and the cause of the fire is not yet known. A …

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Former Mayor of Lake Linden Passes Away

Former Lake Linden Mayor Walter Laverdiere has died. Laverdiere operated Laverdiere Motors for 50 years. He also fronted a popular band called Walt Laverdiere and the Top Hatters, which performed all over the western Upper Peninsula. Leverdiere served four years as mayor of Lake Linden. He passed away Wednesday, at …

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