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Exploring the depths

ISHPEMING — For those looking to learn more about the complexities of Lake Superior’s food web while enjoying live music, refreshments and more, the Forests for Fish Forum: Lake Superior Food Web – Exploring the Inputs and Depths will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the River Rock ...

County board to consider proposed recycling millage

MARQUETTE — A millage that would support the transition to single-stream and glass recycling in Marquette County may appear on the Aug. 6 primary election ballot. Officials from the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority will present the millage proposal to the Marquette County ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago SKANDIA — Third– grader Kim Krans’ fire prevention poster will soon become billboard size and seen in 20 sites around Michigan. Kim’s poster was ...

Drive-by shooter due in court

ISHPEMING — An Ishpeming man who was arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred on Aug. 28 at 635 Iron St. in Ishpeming will be sentenced Thursday. Brandon Lee Schiefel, 24, was arrested in September without incident on a 12-count felony warrant issued by the Marquette ...

Watercolor program at MACC

MARQUETTE — The Transparent Watercolor Society of America 2018 annual exhibition will be shown on screen at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Discussion about each entry will be led by Carl Mayer, TWSA, and Charlice Stewart. This free program is sponsored by the Lake ...

City-Wide Egg Hunt starts today

MARQUETTE — Superiorland Kiwanis will host the fourth annual Marquette City-Wide Egg Hunt starting today. There will be 12 eggs hidden around the Marquette area with clues posted twice daily — follow the Superiorland Kiwanis Facebook page for clues and updates on the eggs. This is a ...

Co-op expands its ‘Round Up’ program

MARQUETTE — Following the success of its recent Round Up at the Register campaign in February that raised more than $6,000 for local food banks, the Marquette Food Co-op is extending the program throughout the year — and adding additional programming — to provide for food needs in ...

Local briefing

No injuries in Negaunee accident NEGAUNEE — No injuries were reported in a single-vehicle accident that occurred around 2:30 p.m. Friday on U.S. 41, near the intersection of Teal Lake Avenue in Negaunee. The Negaunee City Police Department in a press release, reported that a 1990 Dodge ...

Accident occurs on US 41 in Negaunee

First responders are pictured at the scene of a single-vehicle personal injury accident that occurred around 2:45 p.m. Friday near the intersection of North Teal Lake Avenue and U.S. 41 in Negaunee. Responders removed the occupant from the van, which came to rest on its side, by taking out ...

UPSET seizes $12,000 in drugs

MARQUETTE — A Big Bay man was arrested Wednesday by detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team after they seized over $12,000 of heroin and crystal methamphetamine. The investigation was initiated several weeks ago, police said, and around 43 grams of crystal meth, 12 ...

Man arrested with crystal meth

ISHPEMING — A 64-year-old Ishpeming man was arrested for possession of crystal methamphetamine Thursday after detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team seized about $3,000 worth of the substance. The man was arrested outside of his residence on North Second Street in ...

Rowing club schedule currently unknown for rowing nights

MARQUETTE — An article about the Marquette Pilot Gig Rowing Club that was reprinted for The Mining Journal’s recent Progress edition incorrectly stated the schedule for the club’s rowing nights. The schedule for the club’s rowing nights remain to be determined based on interest and ...

Forsyth police emphasize no threat to community after gunshot incident

GWINN — The Forsyth Township Police Department wants the public to know that there is no threat to the community in regards to the incident that led to a female being transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound Tuesday. “Forsyth Township Police Department wants to reiterate there is ...

2 arrested in connection to graffiti

MARQUETTE — After a long investigation by police, two people have been arrested in connection to the graffiti that has been occurring in the city of Marquette, according to the Marquette City Police. Tekhla Edwards, 21, and Josue Paredes, 25, both of Marquette, were arrested and jailed ...

Nominations for U.P. Folklife Awards

MARQUETTE — The nomination process for the 2019 Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards is winding down, with nominations to be accepted through today. The nominees can be individuals or organizations that make a difference in the creation and/or preservation of the folk culture in the Upper ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.93 $2.89 Marquette (Ojibwa Express) $2.89 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.89 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.89 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.87 Marquette (Krist) $2.87 Menominee (Admiral) $2.84 Munising (Holiday) $2.82 Baraga (Pines) $2.80 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.77 Sault Ste. ...

Marquette nominated again for USA Today Reader’s Choice contest

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette has once again been nominated for the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice contest which asks public voters to choose the best small town for adventure. The contest contains 20 towns, all with a population of under 25,000 people, that are big on outdoor ...

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 ...

Negaunee City Council to consider ordinance updates, resolutions

MARQUETTE — The Negaunee City Council will hold a public hearing prior to the second reading of amendments to its water and sewer ordinances at 7 p.m. tonight at the Negaunee Senior Center. The council will also consider an authorizing resolution related to an $830,000 Community ...