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One dead in Alger County fire

ROCK RIVER TOWNSHIP, MI-- Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal house fire in Alger County. Troopers from the Munising detachment were called to N5113 ET Road Saturday around 1 a.m. Firefighters from the Rock River Township Fire Department discovered remains inside the house after the flames were extinguished. The house itself was completely destroyed. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but foul play is not suspected. No names have yet been released. The Michigan State...

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TO ALL HOUGHTON COUNTY RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY THE 2018 FLOODS

HOUGHTON, MI-- From Houghton County officials: This letter is being distributed as a guide regarding the assistance that is available for Houghton County residents that have been affected by the recent floods. First, if you need assistance cleaning out the flood damaged areas of your home or property including removing flood waters, muck, debris, carpet, drywall etc., volunteer help to do that work is available by calling (906) 233-6621. Second, save all receipts for any costs that you have...

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Superior String Alliance / Marquette Symphony Orchestra / Ore Dock Brewing Company

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra is holding another Summer Strings concert this summer, and this time they bring fellow musicians from the Superior String Alliance Chamber Players.  In partnership with the Hiawatha Music Co-Op and the Ore Dock Brewing Company, the second Summer Strings concert takes place at the brewery Wednesday July 18th.  Concertmaster and string player Janis Peterson came back to our studio to tell us about this collaborative event.

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President Trump is meeting with Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki this morning. Right before going into their one-on-one meeting, the two leaders spoke to the press.

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China has filed a case with the World Trade Organization against the U.S. to protest the Trump administration's plan to put new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. China says the tariffs are illegal attempts at protectionism.

China's Ministry of Commerce announced it is pursuing legal remedy against the U.S. in a brief statement on its website — the latest in an escalating trade conflict between the world's two largest economies.

HOUGHTON, MI--   From Houghton County officials:

This letter is being distributed as a guide regarding the assistance that is available for Houghton County residents that have been affected by the recent floods.

First, if you need assistance cleaning out the flood damaged areas of your home or property including removing flood waters, muck, debris, carpet, drywall etc., volunteer help to do that work is available by calling (906) 233-6621. 

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Let's turn now to the latest in Helsinki, Finland, where President Trump and Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, have gone into a meeting. They spoke to reporters just before, and this is what President Trump had to say.

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DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about seven cents in the past week to about $3 per gallon. 

The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 65 cents more than at the same point last year.

Michigan's lowest average price was about $2.96 per gallon in the Marquette area. The highest was about $3.06 a gallon in the Traverse City area.

The Detroit-area's average was about $3, up about 2 cents per gallon.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments this week about whether a redistricting measure can go on the November ballot. 

It’s the last stop for the contentious proposal.

A Republican and business backed group called Citizens Protecting Michigan’s Constitution disputed the proposal. They said the measure is a complete overhaul of the constitution.

The Court of Appeals said the complaint against the proposal is “without merit.” But Citizens appealed to the Supreme Court.

EAST LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Michigan State University says it won’t voluntarily turn over thousands of documents requested by the state Attorney General. But a judge might order it to turn over some of them.

The Attorney General’s special prosecutor is investigating MSU for its handling of former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Nasser is in prison for sexually abusing his patients for decades.

The university said it won’t turn over certain documents because of attorney-client privilege.

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President Trump is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Just before going into their one-on-one meeting, the two leaders spoke to the press.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, who rushed into Syria three years ago in an effort to save his ally President Bashar Assad, now says he can work with the U.S. to bring peace and reconciliation to the war-torn country.

"As far as Syria is concerned," Putin said, standing next to President Trump at the Helsinki summit, "the task of establishing peace and reconciliation in this country could be the first showcase example of this successful joint work."

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