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ORV use, water rate changes on agenda

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board tonight will hold its second reading on an ordinance that, if approved, would allow the use of off-road vehicles on essentially all township roads and may look at increasing water volume rates once again for system customers. The board will meet at ...

Suspect arraigned for eluding, assaulting police

MARQUETTE — A suspect charged with fleeing and eluding and assaulting a police officer was arraigned Monday in the 96th District Court. Charges for 25-year-old Dustin Ronald Kangas of Palmer relate to a May 3 police chase on County Road 553, County Road 480 and M35 into Palmer, according to ...

Feeding America distributes food

NEGAUNEE — Feeding America West Michigan will distribute 15,000 pounds of food to people in need at Negaunee High School today. The distribution will take place at 4:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 4 p.m. The Mobile Pantry will contain fresh produce, dairy products and baked goods ...

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 ...

8 families evacuated in west Ishpeming

MARQUETTE — Eight families were evacuated in west Ishpeming over the weekend after a brush fire spread, threatening multiple structures and ultimately consuming about 25 acres of wooded land before it was contained. Police and emergency responders were dispatched around 7 p.m. Saturday to ...

Register bass tournaments online

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers coordinating bass fishing tournaments in 2017 to register those tournaments online via the Michigan Fishing Tournament Information System. The system was initiated in January 2016 after the Michigan Natural Resources ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — If you’re looking for anything from skis to a room divider, a trip to the Kiwanis Garummage Sale and auction in Marquette’s Lakeview Arena ...

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 ...

Emergency crews battle west Ishpeming fire

MARQUETTE — Some residents have evacuated their homes as emergency responders battled a brush fire Saturday evening in west Ishpeming. Officials at Marquette County Central Dispatch said crews were called to the fire around 7 p.m. near County Road CS, off of County Road 581. The Ishpeming ...

Local briefing

DNR: Fishing seasons open Monday MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers to get ready for the fishing seasons opening Monday in the Upper Peninsula. Seasons for walleye, northern pike and muskellunge for all Upper Peninsula waters including the Great Lakes, ...

DNR hosts training session on firefighting

Personnel from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, led by Deputy Public Information Officer John Pepin, held a media training session focusing on firefighting efforts and what to expect when reporting on the scene of a wildfire. Reporters from several local media outlets were able to ...

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 ...

Death certificate confirms Kivela committed suicide

LANSING (AP) — State Rep. John Kivela committed suicide on Tuesday, according to an Ingham County death certificate that confirmed the suspected cause. The document shows that the Marquette Democrat lawmaker hung himself at a house several blocks from the Capitol after he was arrested ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago They sing the old, sweet songs of yesterday. Joining in four-part harmony, the members of the Lake Superior Chapter of Sweet Adelines visit local club and ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

$2.45 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.43 Sault Ste. Marie (USA Marathon) $2.39 Laurium (Marathon) $2.34 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.34 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.34 Marquette (University BP) $2.33 Marquette (Krist) $2.31 Hancock (Holiday) $2.27 Iron Mountain (Holiday) $2.20 Baraga (Pines) * ...

‘Footloose’ cast is ‘working so hard’

ISHPEMING — “Been working so hard, I’m punching my card,” the first line in the title song of “Footloose,” the musical rings true for the cast and crew of Ishpeming High School’s upcoming production of the show. “These are some very hard-working and talented kids,” ...

Sanitary sewer overflow reported in Marquette Township

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A sanitary sewer overflow, estimated to be around 2,000 gallons, was reported this morning at an address on U.S. 41 in Marquette Township. The overflow occurred around 7 a.m. at 2292 U.S. 41. Marquette Township staff, according to a notice, were able to contain the ...

‘Hope Starts Here’ Saturday

MARQUETTE — On Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 1 p.m., the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center will be hosting the ninth annual “Hope Starts Here Challenge,” which includes walking, running and biking events. The kids 1-mile run, the duathlon 5K runs, and the 5K and ...

Diocese to host Fatima procession

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, the Diocese of Marquette will be hosting an Our Lady of Fatima procession. The procession will begin at St. Peter’s Cathedral at 301 W. Baraga Ave., then proceed west on Baraga Avenue to Fifth Street, then north on Fifth Street to Washington ...

One-vehicle crash takes out utility pole

MARQUETTE — A one-vehicle crash took out a utility pole on County Road 550 Tuesday afternoon, slowing traffic to one lane near the Lake Superior and Ishpeming railroad crossing. The accident occurred just before 2 p.m., near the Marquette City limit, according to Detective Capt. Mike ...