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Stage 3 of construction starts MARQUETTE — Beginning today, U.S. 41 between Front Street and McClellan Avenue (M-553) in Marquette will experience traffic disruptions for the start of Stage 3 construction work. This stage of the U.S. 41 portion of the Marquette Hospital Transportation ...

Out of Darkness Walk set for Saturday

The annual Marquette County Out of Darkness Community Walk is set for Saturday at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming, hosted by the Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance. Above are participants in the 2015 edition of the walk. This year’s registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and ...

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 ...

Local briefing

3 injured in rollover accident MARQUETTE — Three people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident Sunday in Chocolay Township, according to a press release from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. Officers responded to the scene at about 5:17 p.m. on U.S. 41 near Country ...

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 ...

Home damaged by fire

MARQUETTE — On Monday, the Marquette Fire Department was dispatched at 12:05 p.m. to a report of smoke in a residence at 728 W. College Ave. Upon arrival, light smoke was showing from the second-story windows, according to a news release from the MFD. The homeowner advised the fire ...

Beacon House building, property for sale

MARQUETTE — A lot of excitement and planning is in store for the Beacon House in Marquette as the building and land along Third Street officially went on the market last week. The non-profit organization is asking for $1.5 million, the same amount borrowed to create the Beacon House from ...

Water project causes road closures

ISHPEMING — The latest phase Ishpeming’s water project will result in single lane road closures on Wednesday. The updated plan for the project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development loan and grant funds, is to tie the water main under Lakeshore Drive into ...

County board to meet Tuesday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Annex along Baraga Avenue in Marquette. Action items include, a request for assessing services from Tilden Township, a codes department software and ...

Marquette to begin city hall reno

MARQUETTE — Renovation construction at Marquette City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave., will begin Tuesday. Work will be ongoing with an estimated completion of June 2018. Access through the lower level entrance will be intermittent during the first week of construction. City officials ...

Commission work session canceled

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission work session with the Public Art Task Force, scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled. Please call 228-0472 or email art-culture@mqtcty.org for more information.

Division Street to close Tuesday

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Division Street in Marquette, from Hampton Street to Pioneer Road, will be closed to through traffic for a water line replacement. The replacement is expected to be completed by Wednesday at 7 p.m. A traffic detour will be provided.

Police still searching for missing woman

MARINETTE — Eighty-three-year-old Jeanette L. Fullerton is still missing after an extensive search for the woman was conducted Aug. 26. Multiple public safety personnel, volunteers and K-9 units searched for Fullerton around the area of the Fullerton home in Wagner, Wisconsin. Fullerton is ...

Local Briefing

MAPS changes bus routes MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Public Schools has made some changes to its transportation system. The school district, in a news release, said over the years it has seen a decline in ridership of students. Its buses, which are rated at 77 passengers, have been operating ...

Local briefing

Vacancy on Pathways board MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board is seeking candidates for a vacant seat on the board overseeing Pathways Community Mental Health. The vacancy is for an unexpired term ending March 31, 2018. The 12-member Pathways board, made up of both public officials ...

U.P. State Fair numbers up over 2016, best year ever

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula State Fair saw a dramatic increase in attendance this year, according to fair organizers, as ticket sales were up 17 percent over 2016. Delta Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Vickie Micheau said Thursday that this year’s estimated attendance at the ...

UPPCO statement comes up short in addressing customers’ billing issues

By KURT KAUGLIE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — The Houghton Daily Mining Gazette recently received several telephone calls from customers of the Upper Peninsula Power Company about what they considered to be excessively high electric bills, and shutoff notices after they said ...

Compost site closed Sept. 2 and 4

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette Compost drop-off site located at the old Cliffs Dow site, off of Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed on Saturday and Monday in observance of Labor Day. The site will reopen on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Presque Isle to close for vehicles

MARQUETTE — Presque Isle Park will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. due to the Marquette Marathon. For questions, call Marquette Community Services – Parks & Recreation Office at 906-228-0460.

Bellmer arrested on felony warrant

MARQUETTE — On Wednesday at approximately 4:30 p.m., David James Bellmer was arrested at 502 E. North St., in Ishpeming, on a two count felony warrant for assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder by strangulation. The warrant was authorized by the Marquette County ...