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State average: $2.32 $2.34 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.34 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.31 Marquette (Krist) $2.29 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.29 Hancock (Holiday) $2.29 Wakefield (Holiday) $2.27 Baraga (Pines) $2.27 Menominee (Admiral) $2.24 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.24 Munising ...

Marquette DDA meeting Feb. 21

MARQUETTE — The regular scheduled meeting of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority on Thursday was canceled due to a lack of quorum and has been rescheduled for later this month. The meeting will now be held at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at the DDA offices, 337 W. Washington St. For ...

DNR cautions snowmobilers

MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources trail officials are advising snowmobilers riding in the Upper Peninsula to use extra caution because of hazards produced by significant weather-related events. A historic ice storm hit extensive portions of the region Monday, affecting ...

M-28 reopened

MARQUETTE — Effective immediately, M-28 is now re-opened between Kawbawgam Road and Munising, according to an announcement from the Michigan State Police.

UPSET arrests 3 on drug charges

MARQUETTE — Three people from Delta County were arrested after Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team detectives conducted an investigation regarding the sale and distribution of crystal methamphetamine. Taylor Ann Shanahan, 24 and Glen Thomas Lavance, 40, were arrested after ...

Local briefing

Munising explosion leaves 1 injured MUNISING—One woman was injured as the result of an explosion on Indiantown Road in Munising Township on Friday. The woman was the lone occupant in a structure, which “had been totally disintegrated” as a result of the explosion, which occurred at 1 ...

Firearms, ammo seized in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Firearms and ammunition were seized at a Marquette residence as a result of a search warrant executed by the Michigan State Police-Negaunee Post Friday. The search warrant was served on a residence on the 500 block of North Fourth Street in relation to a breaking-and-entering ...

Lip Sync Battle held at Masonic Building

Above and at right, attendees gather in the Masonic Building to enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres and participate in raffles before lip sync performances begin Friday evening. The Lake Superior Health Care & Hospice’s fourth annual Lip Sync Battle fundraising event featured performances from ...

Softball in the Dome to benefit Special Olympics

MARQUETTE — The 26th annual Mick Campbell Memorial Softball in the Dome tournament, a fundraising effort for Special Olympics Michigan Area 36, is scheduled Friday through Sunday at the Northern Michigan University Superior Dome. This year, there will be around 26 teams competing from all ...

Kiln transport creates delays

MARQUETTE — Drivers traveling between Escanaba and the Tilden Mine area beginning Monday can expect delays. Four large kiln components will be transported to the Tilden Mine, temporarily blocking traffic. Under a permit from the Michigan Department of Transportation, contractors will move ...

Johnson family benefit Saturday

NEGAUNEE — The Iron Range Hockey Association will host the IRHA Johnson Strong Fundraiser from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at the Negaunee Ice Arena. This event is a memorial/fundraiser game for the Johnson family at their team’s first home game since a traffic accident that claimed two Johnson ...

DNR director to visit area

MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger is headed to the Upper Peninsula this weekend to attend sporting group gatherings Saturday in Marquette and Escanaba. Eichinger said the visit will help him gain additional perspective from a couple of the outdoor ...

City work session changed

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission work session scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday regarding Lakeshore Boulevard has been rescheduled for Feb. 28 at 5:15 p.m. in City Hall, Room 103.

9 MSP cruisers struck in Lower Peninsula

MARQUETTE — After nine Michigan State Police cruisers were struck while policing crashes between Jan. 28 and Friday in the Lower Peninsula, police are reminding the public to reduce speeds and be alert while driving in winter conditions, as well as an amendment to the existing law regarding ...

Lights out at Lower Harbor park

MARQUETTE — Lights in the parking lot of Mattson Lower Harbor Park and along the bike path between Fifth Street and McClellan Avenue in Marquette are currently inoperable due to wire breaks. Repairs will be made after the spring thaw, when access is available, a city press release states.

DNR to host upcoming meetings

LANSING — The public is invited to share its thoughts with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources at upcoming meetings The following boards, commissions, committees and councils will hold public meetings in February: ≤ Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board — 3 p.m. Feb. ...

Treasury: Scam involving W-2 forms

LANSING — Business taxpayers should be extra alert for cybercriminals attempting to steal W-2 forms and other sensitive information through a phishing scam, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. In a typical scenario, cybercriminals impersonate people of authority within a ...

Immediate need for all blood types

MARQUETTE — The UP Health System Regional Blood Center again is experiencing an immediate need for all blood types. Recent bad weather has caused blood drives to cancel, according to a release from the center. The release further reads: “If you are here in the Marquette area and looking ...

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 ...