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Cochran sentenced to life for 2014 murder

CRYSTAL FALLS — A former Caspian woman received the mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole in Iron County Trial Court this morning for the 2014 killing of Christopher Regan, of Iron River. While Kelly Marie Cochran will be booked into the Michigan prison system, Indiana ...

Ishpeming High School presents ‘Footloose’

ISHPEMNG — Ishpeming High School presents “Footloose The Musical” at Peterson Auditorium at the school. The iconic 80s movie will come to life with more than 40 students from the Ishpeming High and Middle schools at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. “Footloose” ...

KBIC police now armed with Narcan

BARAGA — A local police department has begun carrying opioid antagonist to treat people who overdose on narcotics. “The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Tribal Police Department has issued Narcan to all its patrol officers,” Chief Duane Misegan announced in a press release last ...

LSSU president dies after surgery

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Lake Superior State University says school President Thomas Pleger has died following brain surgery. He was 48. School spokesman John Shibley says Pleger’s wife, Teresa, told school administrators her husband died Sunday, two days after undergoing brain ...

Funding proposals now available through Michigan Invasive Species Program

LANSING — Funding proposals for 2017 now are being accepted through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants. The program — a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality, and Agriculture ...

DNR offers ‘Wildlife Through Forestry’ forum in Baraga County

BARAGA — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will offer its latest “Wildlife Through Forestry” forum, which will showcase preliminary results from the DNR’s ongoing Upper Peninsula predator-prey study, May 8 at the Ottawa Sportsmen’s Club in Baraga County. “This is the ...

Evidence presented in child neglect case

By JENNY LANCOUR Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — The court-appointed guardian of a 3-year-old found lying naked in a ditch in Rapid River on St. Patrick’s Day, presented more evidence in court Thursday on the former living conditions and health of the girl and her sister who remain ...

Trooper involved in traffic crash

L’ANSE — A Michigan State Police trooper from the Calumet Post was involved in a traffic crash at about 11:35 p.m. Thursday. The trooper was parked in a patrol vehicle on the shoulder of U.S. 41 in L’Anse performing a stationary patrol when a passing motorist’s vehicle struck the ...

Deputies locate man lost in Ely Township

MARQUETTE — Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies helped locate a man in Ely Township Thursday. Deputies were called to the area of the old North Lake foundry in Ely Township for a lost North Lake man. Craig Allan Reiter II, 28, was riding his ATV in the area of the foundry. Just before ...

Heroic former shelter dog Peanut honored

Rescue dog and local hero, Peanut, was honored at the Delta Animal Shelter in Escanaba Wednesday for rescuing a 3-year-old girl who was found by the dog and her owner unclothed and cold in a ditch in Rapid River in March. During the celebration, residents and visitors alike had the chance to ...

Regional Roundtable coming

L’ANSE — Want to learn how to make your community a better place to live, work and play? Want to understand the concept of placemaking and how it impacts visitors and residents alike? Then plan to attend the Regional Roundtable on April 20 and join representatives of the Western Upper ...

YEAR OF THE CAT

IRON MOUNTAIN — For Pet Idol, 2017 is the Year of the Cat. Star feline Stella Bella turned out to be the public’s purrfect choice in the Iron Mountain Daily News competition, seizing the title by a landside over two dogs to become the Newspapers In Education mascot for the 2017-18 school ...

Dog, owner rescue toddler in ditch

By the Escanaba Daily Press RAPID RIVER — Officials removed two young girls from an unsafe and unsanitary home in Rapid River Friday after one of the girls — a 3-year-old — was found lying naked in a ditch during cold temperatures earlier that day. The 3-year-old was found by a local ...

CN dock in Escanaba to close

ESCANABA — The Canadian National Railroad Ore Dock in Escanaba will close at the end of April, according to a story posted on upperpeninsula.biz. The story by Craig Woerpel indicates CN confirmed the move Monday with the city of Escanaba. Ore has been shipped from the Escanaba port for ...

Third Street DDA forum held

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Downtown Development Authority will host a public forum at 3 p.m. Thursday at The Casa Calabria, 1106 N. Third St., Marquette. The purpose of the forum is to gather input on the 2018 Marquette Marathon and the North Third Street bike lane. No official business ...

READY TO ROLL

MARQUETTE — Range Bank announces the title sponsorship of the 2017 Marquette Trails Festival which will be held June 23-25 at Marquette Mountain. This donation marks the third year that Range Bank has been the title sponsor of the event, which raises money to support the Noquemanon Trail ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — A documentary seeking to capture the soul of Upper Peninsula loggers, trappers and commercial fishermen is nearing completion. “Good man in ...

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 ...

CopperDog mushers race down to the wire

CALUMET — For the first time a woman won the CopperDog 150 sled dog race when Anny Malo Saint-Zenon of Quebec, Canada, finished a scant 2 seconds ahead of the pack with a time of 10 hours, 6 minutes, 28 seconds. Finishing second was Ross Fraboni of Two Harbors, Minnesota, with a time of ...

CopperDog 150 sled dog race results

CALUMET —Below are race results in the CopperDog 150, with the mushers name and race time. ≤Anny Malo, 10:06:28 ≤Ross Fraboni, 10:06:30 ≤Martha Schouweiler, 10:16:03 ≤Jake Golton, 10:19:11 ≤Dennis La Boda, 10:21:41 ≤Bruce Magnusson, 10:26: 18 ≤JR Anderson, ...