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Proposed KBIC project underway

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Chocolay Township Board will consider authorizing the township clerk to pay over $250,000 to Gundlach Champion, Inc for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s elevated water tank under a prior agreement to use 2 percent funds for the ...

Regional briefing

Crash is under investigation IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State Police, Iron Mountain Post, are investigating a three-vehicle personal-injury crash that took place at about 4 p.m. Friday on M-69 at Kime Backlund Road in Breen Township, Dickinson County. Police said it was determined a vehicle, ...

1 killed in 2-vehicle crash in St. Ignace

ST. IGNACE — The St. Ignace Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle, single-fatality crash that occurred at 12:13 p.m. Friday on North State Street near South Airport Road in St. Ignace. A car, driven by an 18-year-old male from Marquette, along with two Marquette-area passengers ...

Alleged assault leaves 1 dead

KINROSS — One man has died from injuries sustained in an alleged assault that took place at War Memorial Hospital in Chippewa County Thursday morning. Officers from the Kinross Police Department were dispatched around 12:10 a.m. Thursday to respond to a report of an unresponsive male at War ...

Regional briefing

2 die in snowmobile accident MARQUETTE — Two men were pronounced dead after sustaining injuries Friday evening from a head-on collision involving a snowmobile near Lake Gogebic State Park. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post along with deputies from the Gogebic County ...

UPSET arrests Calumet man

CALUMET — Charges are pending for a 54-year-old Calumet man after police conducted a two-month long investigation into allegations of the illegal sale of prescription drugs and attempted solicitation of sex for drugs. Police executed a search warrant at the man’s Pine Street residence 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

Businesses help goverment folks MARQUETTE — Two local businesses are offering a free coffee and muffin to federal employees who are impacted by the record-breaking government shutdown every day until the matter is resolved. BabyCakes Muffin Co., of Marquette, and Huron Mountain Bakery, of ...

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 ...