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Raise a glass to poetry

MARQUETTE— Let’s drink to poetry. Bards & Brews is a public poetry reading held regularly on the third Thursday of the month at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette. March’s reading came from Northern Michigan University assistant professor Patricia Killelea out of her new book, ...

County action supports veteran transportation program

MARQUETTE — A transportation program to help Marquette County veterans get to medical appointments is underway. The Marquette County Department of Veterans Affairs received a $50,000 grant from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency to develop the program and the Marquette County Board of ...

Best Buy evacuated for gas smell

MARQUETTE — Employees were evacuated from the Best Buy building in Marquette Township for about a half hour Thursday morning after a natural gas smell was reported in the area. About a dozen employees were evacuated at 10:30 a.m. as a precautionary measure. Officials at the scene around ...

Officials release details in Menominee Township body case

MENOMINEE — A South Dakota man is accused of killing and dismembering his “on-again, off-again” girlfriend, then transporting her body across several states before dumping it in a Menominee Township river near his hometown in Michigan. Officials from the Menominee County Sheriff’s ...

Woman injured, cited, in crash

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP — A Wisconsin woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and cited after a two-vehicle accident took place at the intersection of U.S. 41 South and Silver Creek Road around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The 51-year-old Wisconsin woman was driving a Chevrolet Equinox ...

Let it grow: Seed saving group to hold two-day celebration

MARQUETTE — The Queen City Seed Library, which is a collection of northern climate-adapted seeds housed in an old wooden card catalog on the main floor of the Peter White Public Library, is holding a two-day celebration of seeds. The fun sprouts with a scavenger hunt on Friday and ends ...

Be Local, Buy Local hits milestone

MARQUETTE — The Be Local, Buy Local program has recently logged its millionth dollar in local sales, according to a news release from the Marquette Chamber of Commerce. The program, operated by the chamber, allows users to track their purchases at participating businesses throughout ...

Blood drive at NMU Thursday

The UPHS-Marquette Regional Blood Center will conduct a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Northern Michigan University’s Jamrich Hall in Marquette. For an appointment call Lizzy Russ at 231-203-1973.

House committee hears testimony on mining bill

LANSING — The House Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation held a hearing Tuesday on a bill sponsored by state Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, that would strengthen and develop a sustainable mining, minerals and aggregate industry in Michigan. Cambensy’s House Bill 4227 ...

1 injured in 2-vehicle crash

MARQUETTE — One person was transported to the hospital and one driver was cited after a two-vehicle personal injury crash on U.S. 41 West at Commerce Drive in Marquette Township around 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. Jessica Renfro, 29, of Marquette ...

PWPL board to meet today

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. today in the Shiras Room, second floor of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 N. Front St., Marquette. This meeting is open to the public.

Alleged poacher enters plea

MARQUETTE — A man who allegedly shot a white-tailed deer with a bow and arrow while trespassing on private property within Marquette city limits in December entered a plea agreement in 96th District Court Thursday. Casey Waino Roose, 37, of Marquette, was arrested Dec. 12 on charges of ...

MCACA grant workshop scheduled

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Arts & Culture Center will host a grant workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, organized by representatives from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The workshop is an opportunity for local organizations and other potential applicants to learn ...

2 die in Alger snowmobile crash

MARQUETTE — Two people were pronounced dead at the scene of a two-snowmobile accident in Alger County around 9:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Alger County Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived at the scene of the crash on Trail No. 8, around 1 mile north of Samuelson Road in Rock ...

Body ID’d, S. Dakota man arrested

MENOMINEE — One South Dakota man has been arrested after the body of a woman was found in a river in Menominee Township Saturday, according to the Argus Leader. The Sioux Falls newspaper reported that the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office announced the body of a missing Yankton, South ...

Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics of Michigan took place Sunday at Up North Lodge in Gwinn, with 65 plungers raising $13,300 for the cause. Clockwise from top: BJ Wills and Jesie Melchiori stand on the edge of the pool, getting ready to jump in. Nate Hoffman takes the plunge. Emma ...