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Supreme Court hears case in U.P.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has crossed the Mackinac Bridge for the first time, hearing a case in the Upper Peninsula as part of an effort to take its work outside Lansing. The case is a dispute over liability in a golf cart crash in suburban Detroit. A golfer ...

Damaged cables, pipelines in Great Lakes waterway inspected

MACKINAW CITY (AP) — Officials say a remotely operated underwater vehicle is getting a close-up look at electric cables damaged by what Michigan’s attorney general has called a tugboat anchor strike in a channel connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. Agencies led by the U.S. Coast Guard ...

MDOC must fix sexual harassment

DETROIT (AP) — A federal agency has recommended that the Michigan Department of Corrections improve its sexual harassment training after determining the state department violated a female employee’s civil rights. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission also proposed creating a ...

U.P. deer habitat grants awarded

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials have divided $100,000 among 11 grant recipients for projects to enhance deer habitat in the Upper Peninsula. The funding was awarded under a competitive program that focuses on non-state lands. Bill Scullon of the Michigan Department of Natural ...

Houghton Rotary hosts fundraiser

HOUGHTON — In January, an eco-friendly vintage snowmobile was placed on the frozen Portage Canal by the Rotary Club of Houghton, a press release from the group states. The person who predicts closest to the date, hour and minute the sled falls through the ice will win up to $1,000. Contest ...

Duluth-Superior shipping returns

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Officials say the expected departures of six vessels this week will mark the start of the 2018 commercial shipping season in the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin. The Duluth Seaway Port Authority says departure times are hard to pinpoint, but the ...

Police release new info on fatal fire

IRONWOOD (AP) — Authorities say a fire in Ironwood that's blamed in the deaths of three people was the second on the same morning at the same building. The Ironwood Public Safety Department on Monday released updated information about the investigation into the Feb. 21 fire, which destroyed ...

Man arrested after Escanaba grocery store incident remains hospitalized

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man who was involved in a standoff with police at Elmer’s County Market in Escanaba this weekend remained hospitalized this morning in Marquette where he was being treated for injuries sustained during the incident. According to Escanaba Public Safety, officers were ...

Rapid River couple loses appeal in endangered children case

ESCANABA — The former Rapid River couple who failed to properly care for their two daughters and lost their parental rights last year has lost their appeal with the Michigan Court of Appeals. The appeals court ruled in favor of the local court’s decision Tuesday. One year ago on St. ...

Repairs, cleanup completed after Krist Oil Co. gas station fuel spill

MARQUETTE — Officials have released further information on clean up and repairs related to the March 4 gasoline spill that occurred at the Krist Oil Co. gas station along Lincoln Avenue in Marquette. The spill occurred around 4:30 p.m. when a tanker truck was delivering gasoline to an ...

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 ...

2 vehicle accident in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Two people sought medical treatment after a two-vehicle personal injury accident Monday at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and West Bluff Street in Marquette. The incident occurred at 11:17 a.m., according to a press release from the Marquette City Police Department. A Ford Edge, ...

Superiorland looks to ‘Spread Goodness’

MARQUETTE — Thanks to the efforts of Anna Dravland, creator of Spread Goodness Day, today has been set aside as a day to make a difference. The intent of Spread Goodness Day is for groups and individuals to participate by doing good deeds, no matter how insignificant, to make a positive ...

1 dead in Moran Township crash

ST. IGNACE — A female has died after a two-vehicle crash Thursday on U.S. 2, just west of St. Ignace. Troopers from the Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post responded to the crash, which involved a westbound pickup truck and an eastbound minivan. The driver of the minivan crossed the ...

Thursday snowmobile crash kills 1

MARQUETTE — A fatal single-snowmobile accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Thursday on Trail No. 3 in Allouez Township, located in Keweenaw County. Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department officials reported Dale Wiza, 58, of Franklin, Wisconsin, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was ...

20-year-old dies in 2-vehicle crash

SAULT STE. MARIE — A 20-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Thursday that occurred in Soo Township, Chippewa County. Joseph Henry Bowen of Brimley was pronounced dead after being transported to War Memorial Hospital following the accident, according to a press ...

Regional briefing

Man dies in submerged vehicle MIDDLE INLET, Wis. — A man is dead after his truck went through the ice Friday on Lake Noquebay in Marinette County, Wisconsin. Marinette County Dispatch at 8:55 p.m. Friday received a call of a vehicle that possibly had gone through the ice on the north ...

CopperDog 150 kicks off Friday

HOUGHTON — With the CopperDog 150 kicking off Friday, there’s much to be excited about. The mushers are ecstatic to return to the Copper Country for some fun. The pre-race opening ceremony is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, and the races will begin at 7 p.m. on Fifth Street in ...

Sheriff’s Office seeks public assistance to locate missing Skandia man

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office announced that they are looking for the help of the public in locating a missing person, John Robert Rowland, 36, of Skandia. Rowland was last seen in the City of Marquette on Friday around 3:30 a.m., driving a friend’s marron Chevrolet ...