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1 dead, 2 hospitalized in crash

MARQUETTE — One man was killed and two people were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after a fatal motor vehicle accident on U.S. 2 in Bessemer at 1:49 p.m. Thursday, according to a press release from the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department. The Bessemer City Fire ...

GLCC helps with Houghton relief

HOUGHTON — The Great Lakes Conservation Corps is coordinating the Houghton Volunteer Reception Center and Donation Center seven days a week to assist local communities with disaster recovery following the heavy flooding that took place in June. The volunteer center, located in the Copper ...

Hearing set on Line 5 supports

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators will take public comments on a proposal for more anchor supports in the Straits of Mackinac to bolster twin oil pipelines. Enbridge Inc. is asking the Department of Environmental Quality to allow installation of 48 additional supports for its ...

Police ID 2 victims in fatal Dickinson County crash

NORWAY — Two people died in a three-vehicle fatal traffic crash on U.S. 2 in Norway Township Monday evening, according to a press release from the Michigan State Police. A Chevrolet Impala, driven by Troy Anthony Turini, 33, with his 3-year-old daughter as a passenger, was stopped in the ...

Fayette park

By JOHN PEPIN Michigan Department of Natural Resources If you take a turn off U.S.-2 at Garden Corners in Delta County and head south along M-183, the closer you get to Fayette Historic State Park, the further back in time you go. The 711-acre park is home to a preserved historic ...

Curtis to hold Independence Day Celebration Sunday

MARQUETTE — The 45th annual Curtis Independence Day Celebration will be held Sunday. Starting at 10 a.m., over 40 arts and craft booths will be on the grounds. At 11 a.m. the Lions Club will offer chicken barbecue and trimmings. According to the Curtis Chamber of Commerce, the ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.94 $3.09 — Munising (Holiday) $2.99 — Wakefield (Holiday) $2.90 — Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.89 — Negaunee (Holiday) $2.87 — Gladstone (Holiday) $2.83 — Marquette (Krist) $2.82 — Hancock (Holiday) $2.68 — Baraga (Pines) $2.68 — L’Anse ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $3.03 $3.19 Munising (Holiday) $3.19 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $3.00 Negaunee (Holiday) $3.00 Iron River (BP) $3.00 Ishpeming (Holiday) $3.00 Ontonagon (Holiday) $2.98 Marquette (Meijer) $2.93 Marquette (Admiral) $2.93 Iron Mountain (Murphy) $2.88 Houghton ...

Pictured Rocks Days set for June 9-10

MUNISING — The Alger County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting vendor applications for a celebration that will feature live music, food and other entertainment in downtown Munising starting next weekend. The Pictured Rocks Days festival is a two-day event that will be held at ...

Torola does not make finals of National Spelling Bee

MARQUETTE — Lowell Torola, representing the Upper Peninsula, spelled his word correctly while on-stage at the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee Wednesday in National Harbor, Maryland. But he did not advance to today’s finals. Some 321 of the original 452 spellers in the competition ...

Escanaba will return to state tax tribunal

ESCANABA — Escanaba will be heading back downstate to the state tax tribunal later this year to once again argue against the “dark store” assessment method which Menards and other “big box” stores favor to determine their property values. Escanaba and the local Menards have been ...

Cochran gets 65 years in prison

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A woman already serving life in prison for killing a Michigan man has been sentenced to 65 years in prison in the strangulation death of her husband at their northwestern Indiana home. The Post-Tribune reports Kelly M. Cochran was given her punishment Wednesday in ...

Teen found after Gogebic County search

IRONWOOD — A missing 15-year old female was found walking on Sunset Road near Section 12 Road at 3:45 CDT this morning, according to the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department. She had last been seen at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The sheriff’s department responded to Sunset Road in Ironwood ...

Vehicle recovered

HANCOCK — Police found the car Tuesday afternoon of a Hancock man whose body was recovered April 30 in the Portage Canal, five months after he was reported missing. The missing vehicle of 38-year-old Duane Kangas was recovered just off the south end of Birch Street on the Hancock side of ...

MDOT lifting all weight restrictions on state roadways

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation is lifting weight restrictions at 6 a.m. Thursday on all state trunkline highways in the entire state. State routes typically carry M, I or US designations. County road commissions and city public works departments put in place their ...

Prescribed burns may take place soon in national forests

MARQUETTE — Fire managers on the Hiawatha and Ottawa National Forests intend to begin utilizing prescribed fire as a forest management tool in the coming weeks. Prescribed fire makes forests more resilient, creates habitat for a diversity of wildlife and keeps nearby communities safer ...

Car hits road commission employee

BESSEMER — A Gogebic County Road Commission employee was injured as the result of an accident Thursday morning. Donald Grbavcich, 52, was struck by a vehicle driven by Floyd Erickson, 84, around 11:10 a.m. in the city of Bessemer, according to a Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office release. ...

MDOT works on US 2 by Manistique

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation has begun work on U.S. 2 near Manistique. MDOT is investing $670,000 to mill and resurface 3 miles of U.S. 2 from the Manistique River Bridge to Tannery Road. The project is covered by a three-year pavement warranty, according to an MDOT ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.89 $2.89 Gwinn (Shell) $2.79 Ontonagon (Holiday) $2.79 Harvey (Shaw’s) $2.79 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.79 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.76 Iron Mountain (Murphy USA) $2.73 Baraga (Pines) $2.73 L’Anse (Holiday) $2.70 Marquette (Krist downtown) $2.68 Hancock ...