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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 ...

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 ...