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Conservation officers resolve 2 U.P. wolf poaching incidents

MARQUETTE — Michigan conservation officers obtained confessions Tuesday from two Upper Peninsula men suspected in separate, unrelated wolf poaching incidents in Ontonagon and Menominee counties. Prosecuting attorneys are reviewing details of the two cases, with decisions on specific charges ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.09 $2.24 Munising (Holiday) $2.19 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.19 Wakefield (Holiday) $2.16 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.14 Marquette (Krist) $2.14 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.14 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.09 Hancock (Holiday) $2.08 Baraga (Pines) $1.96 Menominee ...

1 dead after traffic accident

MARQUETTE — One man passed away after a single-vehicle crash that occurred in Schoolcraft County Wednesday, according to the Michigan State Police. Paul McGahan of Gulliver, Michigan was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Port inland Road south of U.S. 2 in Doyle Township that troopers ...

1 cited, no injuries reported in crash

MARQUETTE — One person was cited after a two-vehicle crash took place around 3:15 p.m. Thursday in Marquette Township, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The crash occurred along U.S. 41 West near Brickyard Road when a westbound blue Dodge Caravan on U.S. 41 was ...

Synergy offers free memberships to federal employees

MARQUETTE — Synergy Fitness has announced an offer for a free, three-month membership to federal employees who are furloughed due to the government shutdown. Qualified individuals can present their government-issued ID at Synergy Fitness, located at 181 W. Bluff St. in ...

Locks closed to navigation

DETROIT — The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, are closed to navigation until March 25, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced Wednesday. The Corps will use this time to perform critical maintenance on the lock structures. “The Soo Locks are critical to ...

1 injured, 1 cited following crash

MARQUETTE — One person was injured and one person was cited after a two-vehicle personal injury crash occurred around 7:40 a.m. in Marquette Township, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred on U.S. 41 at County Road HQ when an eastbound 2016 Ford station ...

Council discusses fowl ordinance, city hall security measures

ISHPEMING — Chickens are one step closer to being able to legally call residential areas of Ishpeming home. The Ishpeming City Council on Jan. 9 unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that will allow residents to keep up to six hens within city limits. City Attorney Bonnie ...

PWPL offers streaming service for patrons

MARQUETTE — The film streaming service Kanopy is now available to Peter White Public Library patrons. Library cardholders can access up to four movies a month by visiting peterwhite.kanopy.com. A library barcode and an email address is needed to sign up for the service. Patrons have 72-hours ...

Police ID injured snowmobiler

MUNISING — Police have released the identity of the snowmobiler who sustained serious injuries in a single-snowmobile accident on Trail 8 near Melstrand in Alger County around 11 p.m. Sunday. The operator of the snowmobile is identified as 55-year-old Todd Cantile of Rockford, according to ...

Board to talk PILT, structural planning

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board will consider the first reading of a payment in lieu of taxes ordinance and a service agreement for Whetstone Village Apartments during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Marquette Township Community Center. The proposed ordinance would establish ...

Police Log

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Snowmobiler injured in crash

MARQUETTE — A snowmobiler sustained “serious injuries” in a single-snowmobile accident on Trail 8 near Melstrand in Alger County around 11 p.m. Sunday, according to the Alger County Sheriff’s Office. The operator of the snowmobile was traveling westbound on Trail 8 when he left the ...

NMU Snowfest set for Wednesday

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will present its second annual Snowfest, a winter semester kick-off event, on Wednesday. Free activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. include snow biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing demos on the academic mall, according to a release from the ...

Lost snowmobiler located

MARQUETTE — A lost snowmobiler was found in Sands Township Sunday morning after deputies from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area. Thomas Lohf, 60, of Marquette had been riding his snowmobile in the Sands Plains when he became stuck on the trail. When he ...

Police investigate B&E incident

MARQUETTE — Police in St. Ignace are currently investigating the breaking and entering of an unoccupied home that occurred between Dec. 30 and Thursday, according to officials from the St. Ignace Police Department. The home was entered through a side door and several long guns, a safe, a ...

Markkanen to hold office hours

MARQUETTE — State Rep. Greg Markkanen of Houghton announced his January office hours for residents of the 110th district. “I am honored to be the voice for the people of the 110th District in Lansing,” Markkanen said in a press release. “It is imperative I am accessible and know what ...

Library board to meet Tuesday

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Shiras Room, second floor of the Peter White Public Library. This meeting is open to the public.