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Personal injury crash near Calumet

KEARSARGE - Alcohol was determined to be a factor in a one-car personal injury accident that took place at about 12:15 a.m. Sunday in Calumet Township.According to the Michigan State Police Calumet Post, a 56-year-old female from Calumet was driving southbound on U.S. 41 near Haus Street when ...

Suspect jailed on multiple charges

RUDYARD - A suspect was arrested Saturday in Chippewa County on various charges, which included kidnapping and felonious assault.At about 1:10 p.m. Saturday, sheriff's deputies responded to an armed kidnapping complaint on 15 Mile Road. It was reported a man confronted a husband and wife with a ...

Nearly all power restored

MARQUETTE - Power has been restored to essentially all of the Upper Peninsula Power Company customers who lost electricity following a Thursday storm that caused thousands of homes in the western U.P. to lose electricity.About 100 customers were still without power around 10 a.m. Saturday, ...

New facility in works for Alger transit system

MUNISING - A new $2 million facility for the ALTRAN-Alger County Transit system is underway in Munising to replace the old one that burned down along with 10 buses in March 2015.ALTRAN Executive Director Rochelle Cotey said the project broke ground last week and the facility is expected to be ...

Uptick in vehicle thefts, police say

MARQUETTE - The Marquette City Police Department is urging the public to lock their doors and remove valuable items from their vehicles following a recent string of thefts within the city.Detective Capt. Mike Kohler said there's been an uptick of larcenies from motor vehicles, with more than a ...

Courthouse security scrutinized

ESCANABA - In response to the recent shooting at a courthouse in downstate Berrien County, Delta County Administrator Ryan Bergman discussed possible ways to increase security at the local courthouse during the Delta County Board of Commissioners' regular meeting Tuesday. In Berrien County, two ...

Going on a Studio Safari

At left, Karen Castle helps Mara Anderson draw out lines for her art creation during Studio Safari at the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center in Escanaba Thursday morning. Studio Safari is held every Thursday until July 28, offering morning and afternoon sessions. (Daily Press photo by Haley Gustafson)

Participants hit the road for Canal Run

By KURT HAUGLIEHoughton Daily Mining GazetteHANCOCK - For the 41st year, people will be running or walking today down M-203 to Hancock in the Canal Run.In 1975, Angela Luskin, who is race director for the event, said Bob Olson, owner of radio station WMPL in Hancock and an avid runner, decided ...

Museum receive 1939 Ford V-8 station wagon

IRON MOUNTAIN - The World War II Glider and Military Museum in Iron Mountain has added a classic to its growing collection - a 1939 Ford V-8 DeLuxe "Woodie" Station Wagon, built at the former Iron Mountain plant in Kingsford.The late Robert Spencer of Breitung Township, an old car enthusiast, ...

Prospective buyers considers foreclosed mall

ESCANABA - A prospective buyer is looking to purchase the foreclosed Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba and is requesting a tax break from the city for future improvements at the shopping center, according to Escanaba City Council's meeting agenda for Thursday.Dial Companies, headquartered in Omaha, ...

ArtPrize announces U.P. Pavilion

ESCANABA - Grand Rapids' annual ArtPrize competition will be held from Sept. 21 to Oct. 9 - and, during this year's event, Grand Rapids convention center DeVos Place will introduce a new pavilion for Upper Peninsula artists. In preparation for this milestone, a press conference about the U.P. ...

Gladstone operates without manager

GLADSTONE - The Gladstone City Commission took steps to keep the city running in the absence of a city manager during a special meeting Wednesday."I think we did what we need to do to keep the wheels on the bus," said Commissioner Mike O'Connor at the close of the meeting.Residents and city ...

St. Marys River cleanup begins

SAULT STE. MARIE (AP) - Officials are kicking off a long-awaited environmental restoration project for the Little Rapids portion of the St. Marys River, which links lakes Huron and Superior.The event is scheduled for today at Rotary Park in Sault Ste. Marie.The project's centerpiece will be ...

Local vets home to have ombudsman to handle complaints

LANSING (AP) - Michigan will have a special ombudsman to investigate complaints filed by or on behalf of residents at the state's two veterans homes in Grand Rapids and Marquette.Legislation signed into law last week by Gov. Rick Snyder creates the Office of the Michigan Veterans Facility ...

U.P. Garden Tractor Pull held

Gerard Church of Homestead, Wis., drives his tractor "Ground Control" down the track during the altered stock class pull at the 60th annual Champion Horse pulling, mud drags and tractor pulls Saturday afternoon. Participants of the U.P. Garden Tractor Pull could compete in the altered stock ...

Project on schedule

Workers dig up the roadbed on the 200 block of Quincy Street in Hancock earlier this week. The reconstruction project is on schedule and has experienced no serious problems, according to Al Anderson, project manager for the Michigan Department of Transportation at the Ishpeming Transportation ...

Pioneer Day fundraiser planned

MANISTIQUE - The Schoolcraft County Historical Society will host its annual Pioneer Day fundraiser at the Manistique Marina on Saturday.In previous years, the event was held at Pioneer Park, located near the city's historic water tower. However, this year it has been moved to an alternate ...

Clean-up continues at Quincy Smelter site

RIPLEY - Several cleanup efforts have taken place at the former site of the Quincy Smelting Works since 2009, including one underway now.Scott See, executive director of the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission, said the National Park Service is overseeing the latest cleanup, ...

Hatchet-attack suspect reaches plea deal

ESCANABA - A 19-year-old male arrested for attacking a man with a hatchet in Escanaba in April has reached a plea agreement in the case.Timothy Lee Heitz of Escanaba was arrested for assaulting a 31-year-old Wisconsin man with the blunt end of a hatchet during the early morning hours of April ...

High-speed chase ends in rollover

IRON MOUNTAIN - A 32-year-old Kingsford man was arrested after a high-speed chase Tuesday morning from Iron Mountain to Niagara, Wisconsin, that ended in a rollover crash.The Iron Mountain City Police Department received a report about 5:11 a.m. of an intoxicated man armed with a rifle in a red ...