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Iron Mountain troopers seize explosives in Mastodon Township

MASTODON TOWNSHIP, MI-- State Police from the Iron Mountain Post discovered a large amount of explosive material following an explosion in Mastodon Township. Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. troopers were called to a residence to investigate a report of an explosion and gunfire. They found two people had tried to bring down a structure using large amounts of Tannerite and fireworks. Troopers seized commercial-grade fireworks, a large quantity of Tannerite, and pipe-bomb-type explosives. The...
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New GM for Eagle Mine

MARQUETTE, MI-- Eagle Mine has announced an interim general manager for the mine on Marquette County’s Yellow Dog Plains. Peter Richardson’s position became effective Monday. He holds a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering and spent more than 20 years with Swedish-based mining company Boliden before coming to Lundin Mining. Richardson was most recently the director for strategy and business development for all Boliden mines. Eagle is the nation’s only primary nickel mine.
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MUNISING, MI--   A Wisconsin hiker has been found safe after he became lost at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  

The Park Service says the 51-year-old man left the Miners Falls trail to fish along the Miners River around 3 p.m. Wednesday and didn’t return as planned.  His brother searched the area unsuccessfully before reporting him missing at 8:35 p.m. 

GREENFIELD, IA (AP)--   Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the proper response to the on-air shootings in Virginia is "more sophisticated and challenging" than the gun control measures Hillary Rodham Clinton has proposed.  

Clinton said Wednesday outside of Des Moines that if guns weren't so readily available, perhaps carnage like the killings of WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward by a disgruntled former employee could be prevented.

Most women 40 and older believe they should have mammograms every year to screen for breast cancer, the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics health poll finds.

ST. IGNACE, MI (AP)--   More than 40,000 people are expected to take part in this year's Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge.  

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will kick off the 5-mile walk between the state's two peninsulas at 7 a.m. Sept. 7. Walkers can start their trek after Snyder and up until 11 a.m.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is asking people participating to share photos and video on social media, with one person chosen at random to get a tour atop the Mackinac Bridge.

Former Polish Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski — the highest-ranking church official to be caught up in the clergy sex abuse scandal — has died at age 67, a month after his Vatican trial was delayed due to his health.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Eagle Mine has announced an interim general manager for the mine on Marquette County’s Yellow Dog Plains.   

Peter Richardson’s position became effective Monday.  He holds a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering and spent more than 20 years with Swedish-based mining company Boliden before coming to Lundin Mining.  Richardson was most recently the director for strategy and business development for all Boliden mines.

Eagle is the nation’s only primary nickel mine.   

After dumping heavy rain on the tiny island of Dominica, Tropical Storm Erika is now forecast to continue its northwestern track, hit Hispaniola and eventually pose a threat to Florida.

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting that Erika could make landfall in South Florida on Monday morning as a tropical storm.

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two teen girls suffered injuries in a single-vehicle crash in Negaunee Township.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened Thursday around 12:55 p.m. on County Road 510 just south of North Basin Drive.  Deputies say a Buick Enclave driven by a 16-year-old Marquette girl was southbound when she failed to negotiate a curve.  The vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees. 

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