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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 ...

Gwinn man arrested on CSC charg

GWINN — A 40 year-old Gwinn man was arrested on charges of criminal sexual conduct, first degree, by Forsyth Township Police officers on Wednesday. The warrant for Larson’s arrest was authorized by the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office. The charges against the man stem from an ...

Meth components found in Gwinn

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the report of a domestic disturbance between and a male and female subject at 408 Packet St. in Gwinn Wednesday around 10:30 p.m., according to a press release issued Wednesday by the sheriff’s office. While ...

Car crashes into school bus

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched Wednesday afternoon to a two-car property damage crash between a car and a Marquette Area Public School bus. At the time of the crash, the school bus had 15 students on board. The deputy arrived on scene and found no injuries ...

LSCP 20th anniversary dinner tickets available

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership will host its annual dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Northern Michigan University’s Great Lakes Rooms. This is the LSCP’s largest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds benefit economic development in Marquette County. The evening ...

Carjacking suspect arrested

MARQUETTE — Cassandra Lynn McKelvie, 29, of Sault Ste. Marie was arrested in Marquette on Monday for her alleged involvement in a Feb. 11 carjacking incident. On that date, officers with the Marquette Police Department responded to a 911 call regarding a female subject who was attempting ...

Trial set for Niemisto park vandalism

MARQUETTE — A pre-trial conference was held for Alex David Wiitanen on Monday. Wiitanen was arrested Jan. 25 for his alleged involvement in the vandalism of the Phil Niemisto statue in the downtown Marquette pocket park named for Niemisto, which is located along West Washington Street. The ...

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 ...

Pigs-N-Heat warming up for charity hockey game

MARQUETTE — The kickoff for the annual Pigs-N-Heat hockey game was held last week at Marquette City Hall. Teams of local firefighters and police officers will face off in the hockey game at Lakeview Arena in Marquette on March 14. The game is put on by local fire and police agencies to ...

Streets closing for Polar Roll

MARQUETTE — The 35-mile Polar Roll snow bike race will start in Marquette on Saturday and will include minor traffic delays and rerouting in the city. The race will start on Washington Street between Third and Front streets at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The race will continue down Washington ...

WMCH offering health grants

ISHPEMING — The Western Marquette County Health Foundation’s next grant cycle deadline is April 1 and community members are encouraged to apply for a grant with the foundation this spring. The foundation provides funding for health and wellness solutions for communities in western ...

Deadly, bone-chilling cold grips wide swath of US

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the U.S. as 2018 began, breaking century-old records and leading to several deaths that authorities attributed to exposure to the dangerously low temperatures. The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and freeze warnings ...

Wolf management in Wisconsin would end under GOP bill

MADISON, Wis. — Some northern Wisconsin legislators are proposing a bill that would end the state’s efforts to manage wolves and force police to ignore wolf killings, unless the federal government removes the animals from the endangered species list. The Republican lawmakers — Reps. Adam ...

Local homeowners get ready for Halloween

ESCANABA — Halloween is just around the corner, and many area residents have decorated their homes to celebrate the holiday. In Gladstone, Autumn Bailey has been setting up Halloween decorations in her front yard on the 1300 block of Wisconsin Avenue. Bailey said while she has only lived in ...

Man arrested on meth charges

ONTONAGON —A 43-year-old Ontonagon man was arrested Tuesday regarding delivery of methamphetamine charges, according to a press release issued by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, or UPSET. According to the Ontonagon County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, Dion Jolif was first ...

HERE COMES THE SUN

The sun rises Tuesday morning on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge in this photo taken from Hancock’s Porvoo Park. (Photo by Carrie Erickson)

Supreme Court considers ‘dark store’ case

LANSING — Escanaba officials who attended a Michigan Supreme Court hearing in Lansing on Thursday are hopeful justices will decide not to hear a “dark store” appeal by Menards to reverse a lower court’s ruling that favors the city. For more than three years, Escanaba has been in a ...