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Northern student critical following fall at Presque Isle

MARQUETTE, MI-- Marquette Police have released the name of a man who fell off a cliff at Presque Isle Park on Friday. Officers and the city fire department responded around 8:30 p.m. to the area of Pirate’s Cove. They say Maxwell Hardy, 18, of Kewaskum, Wisconsin, was trying to climb down the cliff to the water when he fell 20 feet to the rocks below. Hardy was with a group of friends, who removed him from the water. Fire department personnel extricated Hardy from the area using a Stokes...
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Sale of land to Marenisco Township approved by DNR

MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, MI-- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is selling six acres of land at the Presque Isle River Dam flooding area to Marenisco Township. The DNR spent $126,000 to replace corroded gates at the dam and repair a steel beam that broke in spring 2013 flooding. The Michigan Department of Conservation built the dam on the West Branch of the Presque Isle River in 1958 to provide waterfowl and fish habitat. The Gogebic County Board managed the dam. But in 2002 it failed...
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The latest batch of Hillary Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state contains 150 the government now considers "confidential," the State Department said Monday.

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At Franklin Barbecue in Austin, people start lining up around 5 a.m., waiting six hours, chatting with others in line until the restaurant opens at 11 a.m.

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The ride-hailing service Uber has served more than 1 million customers in Philadelphia, despite operating under disputed terms for nearly a year. Now the city's regulators are taking the company to court.

Uber says it doesn't plan to stop operating in the city where it first launched service last October.

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MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette Police have released the name of a man who fell off a cliff at Presque Isle Park on Friday.

Officers and the city fire department responded around 8:30 p.m. to the area of Pirate’s Cove.  They say Maxwell Hardy, 18, of Kewaskum, Wisconsin, was trying to climb down the cliff to the water when he fell 20 feet to the rocks below.  Hardy was with a group of friends, who removed him from the water.  Fire department personnel extricated Hardy from the area using a Stokes Basket.

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