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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 ...

2 vehicle accident in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Two people sought medical treatment after a two-vehicle personal injury accident Monday at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and West Bluff Street in Marquette. The incident occurred at 11:17 a.m., according to a press release from the Marquette City Police Department. A Ford Edge, ...

Superiorland looks to ‘Spread Goodness’

MARQUETTE — Thanks to the efforts of Anna Dravland, creator of Spread Goodness Day, today has been set aside as a day to make a difference. The intent of Spread Goodness Day is for groups and individuals to participate by doing good deeds, no matter how insignificant, to make a positive ...

1 dead in Moran Township crash

ST. IGNACE — A female has died after a two-vehicle crash Thursday on U.S. 2, just west of St. Ignace. Troopers from the Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post responded to the crash, which involved a westbound pickup truck and an eastbound minivan. The driver of the minivan crossed the ...

Thursday snowmobile crash kills 1

MARQUETTE — A fatal single-snowmobile accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Thursday on Trail No. 3 in Allouez Township, located in Keweenaw County. Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department officials reported Dale Wiza, 58, of Franklin, Wisconsin, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was ...

20-year-old dies in 2-vehicle crash

SAULT STE. MARIE — A 20-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Thursday that occurred in Soo Township, Chippewa County. Joseph Henry Bowen of Brimley was pronounced dead after being transported to War Memorial Hospital following the accident, according to a press ...

Regional briefing

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 ...