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Emergency crews respond to multiple-vehicle crashes

MARQUETTE — Three people were transported to UP Health System-Marquette Thursday for minor injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 41 at approximately 6:18 p.m. According to the Marquette Police Department, a Buick Encore driven by an 83-year-old male from downstate Clinton ...

Negaunee continues search for city manager candidate

NEGAUNEE — A six-month search for a new city manager in Negaunee has yet to yield any qualified candidates — largely due to an issue with charter language. Police Chief and Interim City Manger Jay Frusti told the Negaunee City Council at its regular meeting on Thursday that nine more ...

Sawyer-Detroit flights rerouted to Minneapolis

MARQUETTE — Sawyer International Airport will undergo flight changes for an anticipated five-month period starting Oct. 1. In a letter to Marquette County Administrator Scott Erbisch, Sawyer Airport Manager Duane DuRay addressed the “short term changes” — stating several Detroit ...

3-vehicle accident linked to construction back-ups

MARQUETTE — Police say a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Wright Street and Van Evera Avenue in Marquette was likely a result of traffic backups due to construction in the area. The Marquette Police Department responded to the accident at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Detective ...

MAKING HISTORY: Ski hall of fame to enshrine class of 2016

ISHPEMING — Ski season may be a couple months away, but winter sports enthusiasts will be on hand this weekend to celebrate formal enshrinement of nine individuals into the 2016 class at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. “Each member of the hall of fame’s class of 2016 was a ...

Marquette City Commission approves budget, condos

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission after two public hearings Monday unanimously passed the proposed 2018 budget with two changes, and approved a condominium association at the Founder’s Landing Marquette Place development. The votes were 5-0, with commissioners Sara Cambensy and ...

Lake Superior Shore Run funds youth ski programs

MARQUETTE — The Superiorland Ski Club is kicking the autumn season off with its 23rd annual fall Lake Superior Shore Run Saturday. This year the organization is teaming up with XTERRA, which sponsors trail runs around the world. All proceeds from the race help fund the SSC’s youth ...

DLP commits potential funds to city project

MARQUETTE — Duke LifePoint has agreed to help the city of Marquette with some costs related to the hospital transportation project by paying unused funds from its portion of the hospital brownfield plan toward the city’s obligations, which have run over budget in recent months. The ...

Scratching the surface

MARQUETTE — They might not realize it, but many people in the Marquette community care about “those people.” A large crowd turned out Tuesday night at Messiah Lutheran Church for a community forum on homelessness. It’s a problem that concerns many people, and not just those without ...

Kid Rock opens concert with no political announcement

DETROIT — In the end, the political aspirations of musician Kid Rock were not laid bare Tuesday night before thousands of screaming fans when the rocker performed the first of six concerts at a new sports arena in Detroit. For much of the summer, the Detroit-area native has teased a ...

Negaunee Middle School student hit by car

NEGAUNEE — A 12-year-old girl was treated at UP Health System-Marquette Tuesday morning for non-life threatening injuries after her foot was run over by a vehicle. Police did not identify the child due to her age. The vehicle, a 2008 Honda Civic, was driven by Toni Rappazini, 37, of ...

Panel to consider city manager charter language amendment

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council will consider charter language relating to city manager qualifications during its regular meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at the Negaunee Senior Center. Council members will review examples of charter language from other municipalities as it relates to ...

RIPLEY’S  REVENGE (Photo feature)

Ripley’s Revenge Rowing Race was held in Marquette’s Lower Harbor with five teams participating from across the Upper Peninsula and lower Michigan on Saturday. Rowers lined up near the Marquette Yacht Club to race to South Beach in Marquette. (Journal photos by Corey Kelly)

City approves Dark Sky Park

MARQUETTE — Although it was less than originally proposed, the Marquette Astronomical Society’s idea for a Dark Sky Park at Presque Isle Park is a reality. The Marquette City Commission Monday unanimously approved a trial period for the park, which would extend the park hours for the ...

Marquette a contestant for Fall & Seek with Pure Michigan

LANSING — As Michigan ushers in the vibrant colors of the fall, Pure Michigan has launched a new adventure to inspire travelers to explore the state this season. Fans are invited to join the scenic routes of three travelers as they journey across Michigan over the next six weeks, with ...

RESTORATION EFFORT

MARQUETTE — Workers from two Upper Peninsula utilities are on their way to help restore power to storm-battered Florida residents. This morning, Upper Peninsula Power Company sent eight linemen and a supervisor along with four service trucks and one pick-up truck to Tampa to support ...

House bills extend 0.08 drunken driving limit for 5 years

LANSING (AP) — Legislation up for a vote in Michigan’s Legislature would continue the state’s 0.08 blood-alcohol limit for drunken driving until 2023. The limit is set to return to 0.10 in 2018, putting federal funding at risk unless lawmakers act. Legislators first moved to the 0.08 ...

Wisconsin set to approve $3 billion for Foxconn

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Senate was poised to approve nearly $3 billion in cash payments for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group today, an unprecedented incentive package for the electronics company to locate a flat-screen factory in the state. The proposed subsidy would be the ...

Meijer superstore on-track in Marquette Township

MARQUETTE — Construction on a highly anticipated Marquette Township retail location is on schedule to open in late spring or early summer next year, company officials say. Meijer — a Grand Rapids-based retailer that, according to its website, operates 235 supercenters and grocery stores ...

Gutzman gets life

MARQUETTE — Darrell Wayne Gutzman was sentenced to life in prison Friday morning after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in Marquette County Circuit Court. In December Gutzman, 52, was accused of fatally stabbing 53-year-old Robbin Lampinen at her K.I. Sawyer home. The Forsyth ...