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Chapter 11 bankruptcy could be in the works for DCHS

IRON MOUNTAIN — A proposal for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for Dickinson County Healthcare System will likely be reviewed at a meeting today of the hospital board, offering the possibility that the hospital can remain open during a restructuring, county officials said Monday. “None of us like ...

2 injured after structure fire

MARQUETTE — A structure fire that occurred on Bois Blanc Island in Mackinac County is currently under investigation by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office, Two subjects were injured at the scene and both were transported to a hospital in the Lower Peninsula for treatment. The incident ...

DNR to make improvements to historic Copper Country falls

“I watched by the water, reached for the sun, why did I bother, what's done is done,” — Robert Earl Keen There’s a rugged and wild place, cradled in a mighty left hand of craggy stone, surrounded by mixed stands of cedars, spruce and pines, where the spindly fingers of white birches ...

DNR advisory meeting Wednesday

ONTONAGON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to meet from 2 to 4 p.m. CDT Wednesday at the ski chalet at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Among the agenda items, the council is scheduled to hear updates ...

Fatal crash in Marinette County

MARQUETTE — A fatal off-road vehicle crash occurred at 3:46 p.m. Monday in Marinette County, according to a press release from the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office. Logan Widucki, 22, of Crandon, Wisconsin, was operating the vehicle and headed eastbound when he flipped over after going ...

Lake Superior tragedy that left 4 dead spurs safety plea

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A kayak ride on Lake Superior that ended in the deaths of four Wisconsin family members would have been difficult even for experienced paddlers, officials say. Bob Krumenaker, superintendent of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis ...

Officials study recovery of trout in river after dam spill

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah state wildlife officials are studying the brown trout population in the American Fork River to assess how the fish are recovering following a large sediment release from a nearby dam that nearly wiped out the fish population. The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources ...

UPSET arrests 2 men for meth delivery

MARQUETTE — Two individuals were arrested on felony warrants for delivery of methamphetamine by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, or UPSET on Saturday, according to a press release from UPSET. The 39-year-old man of Ontonagon and a 29-year-old man from Houghton , who were ...

Personal injury crash investigated

IRON MOUNTAIN — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post responded to a three vehicle personal injury crash Saturday at approximately 6:40 p.m. at U.S. 141 and Breitung Avenue in Dickinson County. According to a release issued by the MSP, the investigation determined that ...

Houghton street projects sent to state

HOUGHTON — Permanent repairs to some of Houghton’s busiest streets are coming closer to construction. City Manager Eric Waara met with representatives from the Economic Development Administration, which has mitigation funds available for projects related to the June 17 flood. Repair ...

Police discuss fatal drowning

HANCOCK — Police Chief Wayne Butler gave his quarterly report to the Hancock City Council Wednesday, including an update on autopsy findings for Duane Kangas. Kangas’ body was found April 29 by kayakers after being reported missing on Nov. 7. His vehicle, which he was last seen in, was ...

Car vs. motorcycle crash injures 2

GLADSTONE — Injuries were reported in an accident involving a motorcycle and vehicle early Sunday evening, according to troopers from the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post. Police said that at about 6:18 p.m. Sunday, troopers were dispatched to the accident scene at U.S. 2 and U.S. 41 ...

Parkinson’s Disease Symposium

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Upper Peninsula Parkinson’s Disease Symposium will be held Friday at the Bay College West Campus in Iron Mountain. Registration will be held at 8:30 a.m., and the symposium will begin at 9 a.m. with a talk by Pauline Hill, a Parkinson Society facilitator. The event is ...

MTU announces spring semester dean’s list

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, recently released its dean's list for the 2018 spring semester. Nearly 1,600 students were named to the dean's list this spring. To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. A pound sign (#) ...

Crystal Falls man arrested after 40 grams of crystal meth seized

MARQUETTE — Over 40 grams of crystal meth were seized by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, or UPSET, after a search warrant was executed at a residence along Oswald Street in the village of Crystal Falls on Wednesday, according to UPSET. The suspect, a 37-year-old man of ...

Discover Sawyer Family Fun Day is Sunday

MARQUETTE — For those who are looking for a thrilling aircraft experience, a chance to experience the local airport, or just do something a little different to this weekend, look no further than the fifth annual Discover Sawyer Family Fun Day, a free, family-friendly event to be will be held ...

State grant to help Chippewa Co.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state grant will help Chippewa County find new uses for vacant buildings at a former Air Force base in the Upper Peninsula. The Department of Environmental Quality has awarded $45,000 in brownfield funding to the Chippewa County International Airport. It will help ...

Consumers Energy sues over damage

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy has filed a lawsuit, saying a tugboat anchor caused more than $1 million in damage when two underwater power lines were severed in April. Spokeswoman Katie Carey says the lines have been out of service since 1990 but remain in the Straits of ...