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Sand Point Lighthouse marks 150 years

ESCANABA — The Sand Point Lighthouse in Escanaba will soon celebrate its 150th anniversary. To commemorate this, the Delta County Historical Society will be hosting a celebration at 1:30 p.m. July 3. During the event, refreshments and free admission to both the lighthouse and DCHS museum ...

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 ...

Embezzlement case continues

MARQUETTE — Brice Burge, 29, accused of embezzling money from the Marquette Mutineers Hockey Team, appeared in the Marquette County District Court Wednesday for a partial preliminary examination. According to a press release from the Marquette Police Department, Burge was arrested on April ...

Police investigate suspicious fire

STANTON TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed the home of an elderly person in Houghton County’s Stanton Township. Troopers from the Michigan State Police post in Calumet responded to the fire around 10 p.m. Friday, near the Houghton Canal Road and Osma Plat ...

Mining inspector dies while driving

ONTONAGON — Ontonagon County Mining Inspector Robert Niemela died Monday evening of apparent natural causes while driving outside of Rockland, which is about 12 miles southeast of Ontonagon. Niemela was found outside his vehicle about 3 miles from Rockland on Old Victoria Road at about 7 ...

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 ...

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 — Ruth Kell of Marquette will be completing a memorable chapter in her book of life when she retires Sunday after serving more than 35 years at ...

Gwinn man arrested for CSC

MARQUETTE — A 23-year-old Gwinn man was taken into custody early Sunday on criminal sexual conduct charges after being located by police at Mount Marquette with a 14-year-old girl. According to the Marquette City Police Department, Bryan Michael Kinnunen was arrested just before 1 a.m. ...

2 hospitalized after M-28 crash

CHOCOLAY — Two people were sent to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday morning following a three-vehicle crash on M-28 east of Lakewood Lane in Chocolay. According to a press release from the Chocolay Township Police Department, an eastbound vehicle on M-28 ...

GINCC hosts business after hours

ISHPEMING — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours, hosted by the Ishpeming Business Association, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Butler Theatre, 119 Main St. in Ishpeming. The event is free and open to the public. Food from Rare ...

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 ...

Opioid epidemic a factor in jail overcrowding

By Graham Jaehnig Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — The Copper Country has not been spared the drug addiction spike sweeping the nation, and it is costing the region more money. Ontonagon County Sheriff Dale Rantala recently was compelled to add a sixth member to his staff, ...

DNR encourages Great Lakes anglers to report tagged fish

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources again this year is encouraging Great Lakes anglers who catch marked and tagged fish to report them. The DNR has used the coded-wire tag program to mass mark various fish species in Michigan since the 1980s. Mass marking provides ...

5-year-old injured in ORV crash

MARQUETTE — A 5-year-old Wisconsin child was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Saturday when the utility task vehicle he was riding on with two adults rolled over in Wells Township. According to a press release from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, the UTV ...

Students participate in Trades Career Day

More than 600 high school students from Marquette and Alger counties attended an Industrial Trades Career Day at the Marquette County Fairgrounds on Thursday. Students learned about welding, brick-laying, automotive, mining, emergency response and several other skilled trades. Tony Retaskie, ...

Traffic disruptions on US 41

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, U.S. 41 between Front Street and McClellan Avenue (M-553) will experience traffic disruptions for the start of Stage 2 construction work. This stage of the U.S. 41 portion of the Marquette Hospital Transportation Improvements Project will involve ...

Visiting students plant garden downtown

MARQUETTE — Twenty-three Central American high school students and their three mentors helped plant a garden Friday at the corner of Washington and Fourth streets in Marquette. The students were participating in a Central American Youth Ambassador program, organized by Georgetown ...

Beautification Committee to meet

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee will meet at noon Thursday, June 8 at the Landmark Inn. Bill Sanders, Czapski and Sanders Landscape Architects, will present “Clark Park and the new Father Marquette Park,” which will include Tami’s Garden. A lunch is ...

Craft beer festival set for Saturday in Escanaba

ESCANABA — This Memorial Day weekend, residents and visitors alike will have an opportunity to enjoy “A Taste of the North,” a new craft beer, wine and food festival presented by the Wells Lions Club. The festival will take place at the Ruth Butler Building at the U.P. State Fairgrounds ...