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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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Student entrepreneurs finding NMU's program one of the most affordable

MARQUETTE, MI-- Northern Michigan University offers one of the 15 most affordable bachelor’s degrees in entrepreneurship in the country. That’s according to independent college search and rankings site AffordableSchools.net. NMU’s major is designed for students who want to start their own businesses or work in a range of business environments. Lead researcher with AffordableSchools Raj Dash says job growth for careers relating to entrepreneurship studies ranges from 7 to 15 percent between...
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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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Have you ever done your children's homework for them? Have you driven to school to drop off an assignment that they forgot? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?

If you're tuned into the world of beer, you may be aware of sour beers — a loosely defined style that has been made for centuries but is gaining fresh appreciation in today's craft beer renaissance. Brewers make these beers by deliberately adding bacteria and, sometimes, wild yeast to the brew, then letting them age slowly. It sounds weird, but sours can be delicious — tart and earthy, and redolent of things like leather, fruit and wood.

We have two big, sad stories concerning the rush of migrants trying to make it to Europe from conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa: First, Austrian authorities said the number of refugees found dead in a food delivery truck had risen to 71.

As we reported, the people are thought to have suffocated. The truck was abandoned along Austria's A4 autobahn.

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. 

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The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ related to a 2007 sting operation in which the FBI created a fake AP news story and an agent impersonated a journalist. The FBI was trying to apprehend a teenage suspect in several bomb threats in Washington state.

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