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Monday | WJRT

Michigan trial opens in death of student from Iran

Lawyers have given opening statements in the trial of a newlywed accused of killing his Iranian wife after they moved to Michigan's Upper Peninsula so she could seek an advanced engineering degree. Nima Nassiri is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Sanaz Nezami.

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Monday | WLUC-TV Negaunee

Nassiri trial scheduled to begin Monday

The Houghton County man charged with the death of his wife is scheduled to be in court this week. The trial for Nima Sassiri is scheduled to begin Monday.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Copper Country patients now able to be flown to outside hospitals

Hospital patients in the Keweenaw now have the ability to be flown from the Houghton County Airport to a larger hospital through Valley Med Flight's new medical air base. A fixed-wing plane is permanently stationed at the airport to lifeline patients from Copper Country hospitals to outside hospitals like Marquette General, the Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis, and Ann Arbor.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Jail inmate walks away from work crew

Police are on the lookout for a Houghton County Jail inmate who walked away from a work assignment. Kevin Michael Anderson, 26, was working with a brushing crew at the Houghton County Airport when he walked into the woods at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Missing man found in Houghton County

Missing 35-year-old Isaac Uno Laplander has been found in Houghton County. HOUGHTON COUNTY -- According to the Michigan State Police Calumet Post, Laplander was located by some neigbors in a swamp in the area.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Grand Haven Tribune

Orange barrels move to the side

The Michigan Department of Transportation is easing Labor Day travel by lifting a majority of state construction projects through Monday.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Chippewa County, MI, Dollar Bay, MI, Schoolcraft County, MI, Manistique, MI

Wed Aug 27, 2014

State of Michigan

MDOT eases Labor Day travel by lifting a majority of state construction projects

Fast Facts: - MDOT is suspending as much work as possible from 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Chippewa County, MI, Dollar Bay, MI, Schoolcraft County, MI, Manistique, MI

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Fortitude, tradition help Finns flourish in brutal U.P.

John Niska ran naked through the forest and jumped into Lake Superior. It was cool summer day, and he'd just gotten out of his backyard sauna, which sits at the edge of the fern-dappled woods around his cabin.

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Related Topix: Hancock, MI, Finlandia University, Home Listing, Home, Keweenaw County, MI, Nisula, MI

Daily Globe

Marty's Goldenaires wins first place at drum corps competition

Ontonagon and Baraga counties were the only two western Upper Peninsula counties to see unemployment rates improve in July, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

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Related Topix: Ontonagon, MI, Ontonagon County, MI, Gogebic County, MI, Keweenaw County, MI

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Houghton County Fair underway

The Houghton County Fair is in full swing, and a new carnival business is lending a hand in the rides and entertainment this year.

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