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Proud to be an American

MARQUETTE — Love. Freedom. Education. These are just a few of the reasons that led the Upper Peninsula’s newest United States citizens to come to this country. On Thursday, a long journey to U.S. citizenship came to an end for 17 people from 15 countries at their naturalization ceremony, ...

Fatal fall determined accidential

MUNISING — The National Park Service has now determined the death of a California woman who fell from a cliff along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Wednesday was accidental, according to the National Park Service. Tu Thanh Nguyen, 32, of Sunnyvale, California, was hiking by herself ...

‘Tribal Justice’ discussed at forum

MARQUETTE — “Tribal Justice” — the film and the subject matter is depicts — is both uplifting and depressing. The documentary by Anne Makepeace was shown to Northern Michigan University students Wednesday night in the Whitman Hall commons, followed by a panel discussion. The event ...

Nugent stumps for Schuette, McBroom, other candidates

MARQUETTE — Republicans in the Michigan Legislature and several who are currently running for office were joined by “Motor City Mad Man” Ted Nugent at a campaign rally held at Rippling River Resort in Marquette Thursday where the Second Amendment and statewide hunting regulations were ...

Top Republicans backing Whitmer for governor

LANSING — Some top Republicans, including a former cabinet member in the gubernatorial administrations of Rick Snyder and John Engler, will work to elect Democrat Gretchen Whitmer as Michigan governor. Whitmer announced the “Republicans and Independents for Whitmer” coalition Thursday. ...

Public tour

NEGAUNEE — Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp. officials invited the public for a tour of their new facility in Negaunee Wednesday. The F.D. Kuester Generating Station in Negaunee Township is part of a $275 million power generation project that is set for commercial operation by April, ...

Fatal fall at Pictured Rocks

MARQUETTE — The National Park Service is investigating a fatality that occurred as a result of a fall along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Park rangers had responded to a report called in from a marine band radio of possibly a deceased individual at Chapel Beach around 2:30 p.m. ...

Car-bus crash investigated

MARQUETTE — Ishpeming police have issued an update on the accident involving a passenger vehicle and an Ishpeming Public Schools bus that occurred Wednesday morning. Police say they have established that a 25-year-old woman from Marquette was driving a 2013 black Dodge Avenger westbound on ...

Marquette County opposes DNR property purchase

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners opposed a Michigan Department of Natural Resources proposal to purchase land in northern Marquette County with a 4-2 vote at Tuesday’s regular meeting. The 541-acre parcel, located in Powell Township near the Little Huron River, was ...

Drug bust reported

IRON RIVER — A 36-year-old man from Iron River was arrested Tuesday following an investigation into the delivery of heroin and methamphetamine in Iron River by detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team. According to UPSET, the investigation had been ongoing over the ...

GOP warns time running out for Kavanaugh’s accuser to talk

WASHINGTON — Republicans are warning that time is running out for Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, even as President Donald Trump called the woman’s allegation hard to believe in one of the GOP’s sharpest ...

Car-bus crash

MARQUETTE — Five people were transported by UP Health System’s ambulance after a collision occurred between an Ishpeming Public School bus and a passenger vehicle around 8 a.m. today in Ishpeming. “So far, we’re just getting reports of minor injuries, but there were injuries to the ...

Local heroes lauded in nation’s capital

WASHINGTON — The warm and humid weather of Washington D.C. didn’t stop Upper Peninsula veterans from enjoying Mission XV of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight Tuesday. Eight-six veterans, including three World War II veterans, and guardians departed from the Delta County Airport in ...

Butler honored with wall induction

MARQUETTE — Michele Butler, the 1998 Marquette Citizen of the Year, has joined the list of notable alumni of Marquette Area Public Schools who have been inducted into the A. Felch Pendill Wall of Excellence. Butler was honored Tuesday at Marquette Senior High School, where the wall is ...

UPHS-Dickinson County Memorial Hospital terminate purchase talks

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System and UP Health System announced Tuesday that the organizations have terminated their non-binding letter of intent that was signed in July. The termination came after an inability to reach agreement on the terms of an acquisition, according ...

Iron OARS

NEGAUNEE — Rowers of all ages gathered on the shore of Teal Lake Sunday morning to compete in the Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club’s 13th annual Iron Oars Regatta. The race, which begins at the west end of Teal Lake near the Al Quaal Recreation Area and ends on the west side near ...

MAPS water situation resolved

MARQUETTE — Remedies to alleviate the lead water situation at Marquette Area Public Schools continue to be implemented. Results from recent testing conducted by Marquette-based TriMedia Environmental & Engineering showed some fixtures at several buildings in the district — Marquette ...

Runway construction nearing completion

MARQUETTE — The runway rehabilitation project at Sawyer International Airport is now approaching completion, airport officials said Thursday, as the 150-foot-wide runway has been shortened from 12,070 feet to 9,070 feet and was fully rehabilitated over the summer. “We’re happy. ...

Apron repairs underway

MARQUETTE — Repairs are underway on Sawyer International Airport’s 80-acre concrete apron that surrounds the airport’s terminal building. The repairs are needed because movement and expansion of the concrete apron has led to intense stress on the terminal building and the surrounding ...

Veteran journalist talks November election, props

MARQUETTE — Kyle Melinn, veteran journalist and current editor and vice president of the Michigan Information & Research Service newsletter, discussed statewide ballot proposals and the November election in front of a full crowd Monday evening at the Ramada Inn in Marquette. Melinn, ...