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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 20-year-old man is dead and an Iron Mountain police officer is wounded after a manhunt that prompted a lockdown on the city’s North Side ended Monday morning with a gunfight in East Kingsford. Michigan State Police officials this morning declined to release names, saying ...

BLP enters into natural gas contract

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power board unanimously approved entering into a natural gas wholesale price agreement with multinational oil and gas company BP during a special meeting Tuesday afternoon. BLP Board Member Jerry Irby was absent from the meeting. Since the ...

Wiese: No charges filed

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office has declined to issue criminal charges against Father Frank M. Lenz, a senior (retired) priest of the Catholic Diocese of Marquette who was placed on administrative leave in April, though the church is still independently evaluating his ...

Stairway stress

MARQUETTE — The Front Street entrance of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette is currently closed to the public due to unexpected issues involving the stairs. “It appears that the staircase risers are crumbling in place and that they do have footers, but we will not know that ...

Drive-by shooting reported

MARQUETTE — No injuries were reported after Ishpeming police responded to a drive-by shooting on Iron Street Tuesday night. The incident happened at 635 Iron St. in Ishpeming around 9:59 p.m. Tuesday, according to a press release from the Ishpeming Police Department. Three people of ...

T-Mobile tower OK’d

NEGAUNEE — A new cellular provider may soon have tower equipment on the Negaunee water tower. During a special meeting on Tuesday, the Negaunee Planning Commission unanimously approved a site plan review submitted by T-Mobile to place wireless broadcast equipment on the structure. The ...

Defendant in assault case set for trial

MARQUETTE — Robert Boss, the former football coach at Finlandia and Northern Michigan universities who was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault-domestic violence in April, has been scheduled for a jury trial on Oct. 26 in 96th District Court. Boss, 34, of Baraga had entered a not ...

Shumate takes plea deal

MARQUETTE — Chloe Jazmin Shumate, who was charged with five felonies following an alleged assault incident that took place in January at an Ishpeming motel entered a plea agreement Thursday in 25th Circuit Court. She will be sentenced Oct. 26. According to court officials, Shumate pleaded ...

Funnel cloud formed

HOUGHTON — Thunderstorms on Monday evening downed power lines and trees, and funnel clouds were observed in Houghton and Baraga counties, but many of the roads repaired from the June 17 flash flood were still intact. The National Weather Service in Negaunee received reports of the funnel ...

Iron Mountain shootout

IRON MOUNTAIN — A 20-year-old man is dead and an Iron Mountain police officer is wounded after a manhunt, which prompted a lockdown on the city’s North Side, ended Monday morning with a gunfight in East Kingsford. Michigan State Police officials said this morning they would not be ...

GEI Consultants to conduct study on Founders Landing pier

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission unanimously approved an $83,500 proposal Monday from GEI Consultants, allowing the nationwide engineering firm to conduct a feasibility study on an aged pier at Founders Landing in downtown Marquette. City Manager Mike Angeli said the Michigan ...

Despite strong economy, many struggling to get by

Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. That’s according to an Urban Institute survey of nearly 7,600 adults that found that the difficulties ...

McCain had a ‘wicked’ wit that he often aimed at himself

WASHINGTON — Here's how John McCain made it clear he was happy to see you in the Senate hallways. “Haven't seen you in a while. How was the Betty Ford clinic?” Or he’d growl, “Whaddya want?” Such rascally greetings produced smiles before the discussion or tough questions even ...

Melania Trump helps plant baby Eisenhower oak at White House

WASHINGTON — Joined by descendants of past presidents, Melania Trump helped plant a sapling from an Eisenhower-era tree on the south grounds of the White House. The White House says the 12- to 14-foot sapling came from the original Eisenhower oak that still stands, towering over an East ...

Returning home

MICHIGAMME — Items belonging to a Michigamme Township pioneer have returned home. George Block — miner, entrepreneur and purveyor of wines and liquors — built a saloon on Main Street in Michigamme in 1871. The establishment was the first completed building in a town built around the ...

Finn Fun Day staged

MARQUETTE — Finns from around the Upper Peninsula gathered at Negaunee Township Hall on Saturday to enjoy traditional Finnish food and entertainment at the ninth annual Finn Fun Day. The event is hosted by the U.P. Chapter of the League of Finnish American Societies whose goal is to ...

Econ Club speakers announced

MARQUETTE — Speakers for the 2018-19 season of the Economic Club of Marquette County were announced at a special breakfast meeting of the club Thursday at the Ramada Inn. The speakers will be: • Kyle Melinn, Sept. 17. Melinn is editor and vice president of the Michigan Information & ...

Gwinn High School gets new tennis courts

GWINN — The sports facilities outside Gwinn High/Middle School are a little more green and blue. That’s because work has just been completed on reconstructing the tennis courts, with the actual playing area blue and the surrounding area green. It wasn’t just about the colors, though. ...

McCain to be buried near best friend at US Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — It will be a fitting final resting place for a man who prized military service, cherished friendship and had little patience for formalities. Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who died Saturday of brain cancer, will be buried on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval ...

… AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — In light of the recently secured funding for indigent defense in the state budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, Marquette County is currently in the process of developing a public defender’s office, which will provide legal counsel for ...