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UMERC tour

NEGAUNEE — Gov. Rick Snyder got a first-hand look at how construction is progressing at the new F.D. Kuester Generating Station in Negaunee Township on Thursday. Snyder toured the site owned by the Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corporation — a subsidiary of the WEC Energy Group — ...

Remains from old plane crash wreckage ID’d

ST. IGNACE — Authorities have positively identified a couple whose remains were recovered from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed years ago in the eastern Upper Peninsula. The Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait said Thursday the remains have been positively identified as those of ...

Baraga Days events planned for weekend

MARQUETTE — Bishop Frederic Baraga came to the New World in December 1830 to begin his life as a missionary priest in the Great Lakes region. Beginning his life in a castle in Slovenia, Baraga was trained in law at the University of Vienna and was fluent in several languages. He wrote seven ...

Marquette man honored as U.P. Vet of the Year

ESCANABA — Charles Hawes, of Marquette, was honored as 2018 Upper Peninsula Veteran of the Year during a ceremony Thursday at the Upper Peninsula State Fair. Veterans, citizens and officials were in attendance, including Governor Rick Snyder, U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, state Sen. Tom Casperson ...

Lakestate Industries receives 3-year accreditation

HARVEY — CARF International announced that Lakestate Industries has been accredited for three years for its community employment services, job development and employment support, and organizational employment services programs. The latest accreditation is the 11th consecutive three-year ...

Alumni meet at NMU

CHAMPION — Northern Michigan University alumni heard updates on some of the latest projects at NMU as well as an overview of Invent@NMU during a Wednesday night reception at the Wawonowin Country Club. President Fritz Erickson highlighted a number of efforts underway at NMU, including the ...

Researchers look into rare Lake Superior algae bloom

DULUTH, Minn. — Scientists are investigating an unprecedented algae bloom in Lake Superior and have sent samples for lab testing to determine if it is toxic. Kayakers and other visitors to the popular lakeshores along eastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin found green scummy algae ...

Marquette Energy center in focus

MARQUETTE — Marquette Board of Light and Power board members on Tuesday unanimously approved renting a 25-megawatt load bank from Aggreko LLC to properly test and tune engines at the Marquette Energy Center, as well as discussed noise and vibrations believed to be coming from the facility ...

Rowing recreation

MARQUETTE— Row, row, row your boat swiftly down the lakeshore. Every Monday evening the public can experience the joys of rowing a 32-foor Cornish pilot gig boat, launched in the waters near the Marquette Yacht Club. All the necessary equipment to get out on Lake Superior is provided by the ...

State prison to close in western Upper Peninsula

MARENISCO — State lawmakers and candidates across party lines are weighing in on a Michigan Department of Corrections decision to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Gogebic County later this year. The closure of the 1,162-bed facility will result in the loss of 203 jobs for area ...

Ojibwa Convenience Center closes

MARQUETTE — The Ojibwa Express Convenience Center in Marquette Township has closed just three years after opening. The gas station and convenience store, located at 3475 U.S. 41, shut its doors Tuesday. A Facebook notice posted at 2:50 p.m. Monday noted a closing sale at the store, with ...

Two jailed on felony charges related to crystal meth

MARQUETTE — Two people were arrested and lodged at the Ontonagon County Jail on felony charges related to the sale of crystal methamphetamine on Monday, according to a press release from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, or UPSET. Detectives assigned to UPSET, along with ...

Hot weather hits area

NEGAUNEE — If it seemed a little hot Monday, it was. Although Monday’s local high temperature didn’t break the record of 89 degrees set in 1970, it was only a degree off at 88 degrees. Ryan Connelly, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service station in Negaunee Township, said ...

Body found at rural U.P. location

MARQUETTE —The body of a man was found Monday afternoon floating in Chain Lake near St. Ignace, according to the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene around 3 p.m. after kayakers discovered the body in the area, according to a press release from ...

Man arraigned on homicide count

MARQUETTE — A Lansing man has been arraigned on one count of homicide and one count of felony firearm in 91st District Court of Chippewa County following a fatal shooting incident that occurred on Saturday in Chippewa County, according to a press release from the Michigan State Police Sault ...

Pipe bomb discovered after crash

MARQUETTE — One man was lodged in the Houghton County Jail after police found what they said was a pipe bomb in the suspect’s vehicle. Caleb Lynum, 19, of L’Anse was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, driving with no insurance and an improper registration plate following his ...

North Baldwin Avenue work delayed

NEGAUNEE — North Baldwin Avenue in Negaunee will have to wait until at least next year for resurfacing. The Negaunee City Council recently rejected two bids to pave two blocks of North Baldwin Avenue on either side of Croix Street. The primary reason, Negaunee City Manager Nate Heffron ...

City OKs Baraga Avenue extension

MARQUETTE — The portion of East Baraga Avenue in Marquette along Dockside Marine and the newly constructed One Marquette Place will soon be extended from Lakeshore Boulevard to the Founders Landing boardwalk. Hebert Construction Co. was awarded the contract after the Marquette City ...