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State average: $2.14 $2.29 L’Anse (Holiday) $2.29 Hancock (Holiday) $2.25 Marquette (BP Express) $2.24 Marquette (Krist) $2.24 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.24 Munising (Holiday) $2.22 Baraga (Pines) $2.14 Wakefield (Holiday) $2.20 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.04 Menominee (Admiral) * ...

Immediate need for blood

MARQUETTE — The UPHS Regional Blood Center is experiencing an immediate need for all blood types. The cold 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 to do something good ...

Vandalism suspect sentenced

MARQUETTE — The Marquette man who was arrested in September in connection to the third incident of vandalism to the Phil Niemisto statue in 2018 was sentenced to probation Thursday. James Vermeulen, 22, of Marquette, recieved a delay of sentence and was given six months probation. He was ...

Escanaba water main break contained

ESCANABA — According to the city of Escanaba, a major water main break on 1st Avenue North and Lincoln Road that left some without water Thursday has been found and contained. Residents and businesses have been cleared to begin using water again. The water is safe to drink but may still be a ...

TEDxNMU event tickets go on sale Friday

MARQUETTE — The TEDxNMU planning committee will be releasing tickets beginning at 8 a.m. Friday for the event TEDxNMU: Driving Deeper. Community members are welcome to attend this year’s event on March 16 as are Northern Michigan University students, alumni, faculty and staff. Allison ...

UPSET arrests Baraga County man, seizes crystal meth, cash

BARAGA — One man was arrested and two young children were turned over to relatives after crystal meth, around $2,600 in cash and evidence of drug distribution were found and seized at a Baraga County residence Wednesday by Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team detectives. According to ...

Driver crashes into Chocolay Township store

MARQUETTE — No injuries were reported after a vehicle crashed into the Ace Hardware building in Chocolay Township around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The incident happened after the the Skandia woman who was operating the vehicle accidentally hit the gas, which led to the vehicle accelerating, ...

Tonight’s community meal canceled

MARQUETTE — Tonight’s Community Meal at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Marquette has been canceled due to the current weather.

Zonta Club accepting grant apps

MARQUETTE — The Zonta Club of the Marquette Area is currently accepting applications for its 2019 grant cycle. Every year, the Zonta Club of the Marquette Area grants approximately $5,000 to the community. Funds are raised through the club’s annual Koeze Nut Sale, according to a press ...

Organizations release plan to help water resources

MARQUETTE — The Community Foundation of Marquette County announced it has joined four other community foundations in the Lake Superior/Upper Peninsula region to release an action plan designed to protect the area’s water resources by limiting the impact of extreme weather events and ...

Pathway upkeep stops for U.P. 200

MARQUETTE — The bike path along Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette, from Mattson Lower Harbor Park going through Founders Landing to South Beach, will not be maintained in the coming weeks due to the upcoming U.P. 200 and Midnight Run sled dog races. Maintenance of the trail was expected to ...

DEA follows patient files protocol

MARQUETTE — An advertisement running in several editions of the The Mining Journal this week advises residents to “take notice that the United States Drug Enforcement Administration seized patient files from Dr. Mansour Miky at 1414 W. Fair Avenue, Suite 204, Marquette, Michigan on November ...

NMU flag at half-staff for Estupigan

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University flag will be lowered to half-staff today in honor of the passing of NMU student Guiancarlo “Carlo” Estupigan, who died recently from exposure to extreme cold temperatures near Marquette County Road 510 and the Yellow Dog River in Ishpeming ...

Police ID fatal crash victims; family fundraiser set for tonight

MARQUETTE — Police have released the names of three Marquette relatives who were involved in a fatal traffic accident in St. Ignace Friday, as a fundraiser for the victims’ family will take place tonight. Tonight’s Escanaba at Negaunee high school hockey game to be played at the ...

Varney set to face jury trial

MARQUETTE —Michael Wallace Varney, 62, of Caspian, a psychologist who was charged by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office in September with 50 felony counts stemming from allegations Varney provided his patients with drugs in exchange for sexual favors, is set to face a jury trial in June ...

2 bodies found in Clark Township

ST. IGNACE — Troopers from the Michigan State Police, St. Ignace Post, on Sunday reported they found two bodies outside of and next to a vehicle in a driveway in Mackinac County’s Clark Township. The deceased were identified as John Kraska, 76, of Portage, and his 71-year-old wife, Joanne ...

3 seriously injured in accident

SENEY — Three people were seriously injured as the result of a multiple car crash on M-28 west of Seney at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Sunday. A portion of M-28 between M-77 in Seney and M-94 in Shingleton was closed for approximately three hours, after a west-bound Subaru driven by a ...

Local briefing

Johnson family fundraiser held MARQUETTE — Today, the Marquette Mutineers are putting on a fundraiser for an Iron Range Hockey family who lost two members in an accident Friday while on the way to Big Rapids for a tournament. That means the “Catch the Vision” event Mutineers vs. ...

Koo Koo Kanga Roo dance-a-long show tour comes to Vista Theater

NEGAUNEE — The Koo Koo Kanga Roo dance-a-long show tour is coming to the Historic Vista Theater in Negaunee at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The Minnesota duo, who have been a YouTube sensation for kids of all ages since 2008, promise to bring the care-free simplicity of your kindergarten days to ...