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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 ...

DNR announces upcoming meetings

MARQUETTE —The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced upcoming meetings of boards, commissions, committees and councils. Local events include the meeting of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the LMAS Health Department in ...

Local briefing

VULCAN — Former state Rep. Ed McBroom recently announced his intention to continue seeking election to the Michigan Senate following the death of his brother Carl in an automobile accident July 7. McBroom, a Republican from Vulcan, is running for the 38th District Senate seat, which covers ...

Nighttime work on US 2 starting

ESCANABA — Motorists should expect nighttime lane closures and traffic shifts on U.S. 2 in Escanaba beginning Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $800,000 to resurface 2.4 miles of U.S. 2 from North 30th Street to Danforth Road. Beginning Wednesday, ...

Two arrested on meth charges

CASPIAN — Two suspects have been arrested following a Friday investigation involving the manufacturing of methamphetamine in Iron County. Early Friday morning, detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team conducted the investigation, which resulted in the execution of a ...

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 ...