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Roll-over crash leaves 1 injured

MARQUETTE — A 27-year-old woman from Amasa was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a one-vehicle personal injury crash occurred in Crystal Falls around 4 p.m. CT Wednesday. Police investigation determined the woman’s vehicle was traveling eastbound on U.S. 2 ...

Vehicle stolen from Crystal Falls

MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police Post in Iron Mountain Post is investigating a vehicle that was stolen between midnight and 8 a.m. Jan. 1 in Crystal Falls. The vehicle, a burgundy 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada, was later found south of Crystal Falls off of U.S. 2 and partially in a river, ...

DNR graduates 24 new conservation officers

LANSING — Twenty-four new conservation officers, including Byron Parks of Marquette, have joined the ranks of some of the most highly trained law enforcement professionals in Michigan. One of the most selective law enforcement academies in Michigan, the Michigan Department of Natural ...

Woman dies in snowmobile crash

MARQUETTE — One Nebraska woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a snowmobile accident on Lake Gogebic at 2:31 a.m. Thursday, according to the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office. Jill Swarts, 46, of Gretna, Nebraska, was following a group of other snowmobiles while traveling south on ...

Man dies in Wisconsin traffic crash

MARQUETTE — One man was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 180 near Oxbow Lane in the town of Wausaukee, Wisconsin, according to the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office. Robert W. Roland, 74 of Pembine, Wisconsin, passed away as a result of the crash, while Mary Lou ...

Calumet man dies in vehicle

CALUMET— A Calumet man has died after sustaining a medical emergency while operating his vehicle. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post were dispatched to a traffic crash at Fourth Street and Scott Street in the village of Calumet around 5:15 p.m. Thursday. On scene ...

Marenisco loses prison lawsuit

MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has turned aside a legal challenge aimed at trying to keep a prison open in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. State law requires the Corrections Department to consider the economic impact on a community when planning to close a prison. Marenisco Township ...

L’Anse Township Board passes zoning changes for wind turbines

L’ANSE — Zoning ordinance changes concerning wind turbines dominated the discussion Monday at a meeting of the L’Anse Township Board. The new ordinance, which passed by a 4-1 vote, allows for a waiver of setback requirements on wind turbines between participating properties. Under the ...

Huron Mountains group opposing wind turbines seeks referendum

L’ANSE — Canvassers from the Friends of the Huron Mountains group on Friday turned over 400 signatures to L'Anse Township Clerk Brian Jentoft on Friday. The petition calls for holding a referendum on recent changes to the township zoning ordinance previously approved by the board. The ...

Wolf protections focus of lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An environmental group has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve federal protections for gray wolves and force the agency to develop a national recovery plan for the species. The Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit in federal court in ...

Lawsuit seeks to block U.P. mine

MENOMINEE, Mich. (AP) — A group is suing two federal agencies as part of an effort to block a proposed mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula near the Wisconsin line. The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River names the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

Werners Creek bridge closed

TRENARY — A Michigan Department of Transportation inspection has deemed a bridge over Werners Creek, southwest of Trenary, unsafe for vehicle traffic of any kind. The bridge is located about a mile north of the Alger-Delta county line, along Deadhorse Creek Road, roughly 4 miles west of ...

Health care changing fast with closures, mergers

HOUGHTON — Health care providers are facing rapid change and challenges, with many going under or merging with other entities. Brian Sinotte, CEO of UP Health System – Marquette, gave an overview of some of the struggles facing hospitals to the Upper Peninsula Economic Development ...

Police Log 10/26/18

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 ISHPEMING — Area Cleveland Cliffs Inc. employees are getting an early Christmas present to the tune of about $2,000 apiece. CCI announced plans Tuesday ...

Correction 10/26/18

Concert to be held from 4-7 p.m. MARQUETTE — A brief published in Thursday’s edition of The Mining Journal contained inaccurate information about a concert to benefit veterans. The concert will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ishpeming VFW Post 4573.

Local briefing 10/26/18

NMU seeks community input MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University is seeking community input on its campus master plan, which will provide a guide for future physical changes on campus. NMU recorded a recent campus forum where alternatives surrounding seven planning themes were ...

Weekend Gas Gauge 10/26/18

State average: $2.83 $2.99 Munising (Holiday) $2.98 Hancock (Holiday) $2.91 Harvey (Holiday) $2.91 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.87 Sault Ste. Marie (Krist Oil) $2.85 Marquette (Krist Oil) $2.82 Iron Mounrain (Krist Oil) $2.79 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.75 Escanaba (Holiday) $2.58 Baraga ...

Celebrating Kipina locally: Ceremony held at same time as Arlington burial

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette CALUMET — More than 50 years ago, Charlsie Antikainen bought a metal POW/MIA bracelet to commemorate her friend Marshall Kipina. Thursday morning, at Kipina’s gravestone at Lake View Cemetery in Calumet, she was able to put it to ...

UPHS-Marquette plays key role in treatment

By Journal staff MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette recently received a renewed accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, after initially receiving the accreditation in 2012. “The NAPBC focus is to provide the best up-to-date treatment for patients ...