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Negaunee woman trapped after rollover crash

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI-- A woman had to be extricated from her vehicle, following a rollover accident in Negaunee Township. Sheriff’s deputies say the crash happened Wednesday around 7:10 p.m. on North Road. A Dodge Caravan driven by Joni Heino, 20, of Negaunee was southbound when she lost control of the vehicle rounding a curve. The caravan left the roadway, rolled over, and came to rest on its roof. Heino became trapped, upside-down, in her seat belt, but was uninjured. The Marquette County...
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Piping plover, Kirtland's warbler populations up in Michigan

LANSING, MI (AP)-- Officials say prospects are improving for two of Michigan's endangered bird species. Field Operations Manager Keith Kintigh of the Department of Natural Resources says populations of Great Lakes piping plovers and Kirtland's warblers have increased this year. The plovers are migratory shorebirds with nesting grounds in Michigan. In 1983, the state had only 13 breeding pairs. This year, 58 nests were found in Michigan. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore had the most. The...
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MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Marquette Township will have a new supervisor come October 1. 

Board trustee Lyn Durant is taking the spot being vacated by Dennis Liimatta, who resigned Tuesday night.  He’s moving downstate to be closer to family. 

Durant has served on the board for seven years.  Officials say they wanted someone who was familiar with the township and its operations to become the new supervisor, instead of training in someone new. 

Durant is co-owner of the Cedar Motor Inn.  

HANCOCK, MI--   Finlandia University’s incoming class is 25 percent larger than last year, and represents the second year in a row of increased student numbers.  

The 287-student incoming group is the second largest in the school’s history. 

Overall enrollment at Finlandia is up almost nine percent from last year, at 536 students.  The population of dormitory Finlandia Hall has increased almost 20 percent and contains more students than at any other time. 

Classes at Finlandia began August 24.  

Only a tiny fraction of the growing number of people with health savings accounts invests the money in their accounts in the financial markets, a recent study finds. The vast majority leave their contributions in savings accounts instead where the money may earn lower returns.

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NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A woman had to be extricated from her vehicle, following a rollover accident in Negaunee Township.  

Sheriff’s deputies say the crash happened Wednesday around 7:10 p.m. on North Road.  A Dodge Caravan driven by Joni Heino, 20, of Negaunee was southbound when she lost control of the vehicle rounding a curve.  The caravan left the roadway, rolled over, and came to rest on its roof.  Heino became trapped, upside-down, in her seat belt, but was uninjured.  The Marquette County Rescue Unit and Negaunee Township Fire Department removed her from the vehicle.

Now that 34 senators have committed to support President Obama on the Iran nuclear agreement, that deal looks certain to survive the opposition of Republicans in Congress.

But Congress still faces an ugly September and fall, as other crises await members returning from five weeks of vacation, namely:

  • A potential government shutdown
  • Once again hitting the debt ceiling
  • The highway fund running out of money
  • A lapse in authority for the Export-Import Bank

Amid a corruption scandal that has been punctuated by daily protests in the country, Guatemala's President Otto Pérez Molina has resigned.

In a letter presented to Congress at 11:58 p.m. on Wednesday, Pérez Molina said he was resigning "in the interest of the country."

Just hours earlier, the country's Congress had voted to strip Pérez Molina of his immunity. The country's public prosecutor said on Twitter that the former president has been charged and an arrest warrant has been issued.

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