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Plane wreckage found in national forest

MARQUETTE — Aircraft wreckage from a plane initially reported missing on Sept. 14, 1997, was discovered in the Hiawatha National Forest Thursday, according to the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office. National forest personnel discovered the wreckage in a “remote location near St. ...

Past forward

MARQUETTE — Can you imagine a time when Marquette’s lakeshore was anything but serene? The Marquette Regional History Center and historical storyteller Jim Koski revealed the Lower Harbor’s industrious past during “The Docks of Iron Bay Walking Tour” Wednesday ...

Opponents speak out against anchor supports for pipeline

MACKINAW CITY — More than two dozen people spoke out at a public hearing against a proposal for more anchor supports in the Straits of Mackinac to bolster twin oil pipelines. Enbridge Inc. is asking the Department of Environmental Quality to allow installation of 48 additional supports for ...

Tanks a lot

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council Wednesday agreed to pay for the removal of the two underground storage tanks near the intersection of First and Pearl streets. The council unanimously approved a motion to pay about $20,000 for the June 28 removal of the tanks, one of which contained ...

Delta man drowns in Forsyth Township

GWINN— A 20-year-old Delta County man died as a result of accidental drowning at the Upper Peninsula Bible Camp in Little Lake on Tuesday evening. The man, who was not identified in a Forsyth Township Police Department press release on Wednesday, was located in the water by camp staff at ...

Man jailed in connection to 2-county crime spree

ESCANABA — A person of interest in the breaking-and-entering of the Lapalme Country Corner in Wells Township is in custody in the Delta County Jail on the charge of unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle out of the county. The arrest took place Friday at a residence in Escanaba by officers ...

Michigan Iron Industry Museum hosts guided bike tours

MARQUETTE — For those who wish to get some exercise while learning about the Upper Peninsula’s mining history, heritage and culture, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum, located along Forge Road in Negaunee, will offer a guided bicycle tour along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail Friday, as well as ...

Becoming an Outdoors Woman program set to launch

MARQUETTE — Mothers and their daughters are invited to learn the skills necessary to enjoy Marquette’s wilderness Friday through Sunday during the Beyond BOW event held by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. This overnight event is an offshoot of the DNR’s Becoming an ...

Almost there

MARQUETTE — The Father Marquette Park project is beginning to take shape. The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee Inc., has worked to beautify two areas at the park, located along South Front Street by Baraga Avenue. One is the scenic overlook, now called the Karl G. Zueger ...

More talk about noise

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power continues to work toward a solution for noises and vibrations believed to be coming from its Marquette Energy Center off Wright Street. Last month, the BLP officially shut down the 44-megawatt, coal-fired Shiras Steam Plant once the last ...

Voters Not Politicians group addresses county board

MARQUETTE — At its July 3 meeting, the Marquette County Board of Commissioners heard from Voters Not Politicians, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that seeks to end gerrymandering by forming an independent citizens redistricting commission. The group currently has an initiative on the Nov. 6 ...

Green’s gone

MARQUETTE — In the plant world, what’s brown typically will not turn green again. Many Marquette residents have noticed many arborvitae — a type of conifer tree that’s commonly used as an ornamental — have turned brown. Why is this happening? “That’s a question I’ve heard a ...

PWPL millages on ballot

MARQUETTE — Increased funding for Peter White Public Library operations will go before voters in Chocolay Township and Marquette. Leaders in each municipality approved language requesting a Headlee Amendment override for the Nov. 6 ballot during their respective meetings on Monday. The ...

Property deal complete

MARQUETTE — Big plans are imminent for the surface parking lot at the corner of Third and Main streets in Marquette. After Marquette-based real estate developer Veridea Group LLC expressed interest in buying the half-acre of city-owned property in November, the Marquette City Commission ...

Trump picks Kavanaugh, a GOP favorite, for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court ever further to the right. A favorite of the ...

City property sale?

MARQUETTE — The property at the corner of Main and Third streets in Marquette, which is now used for surface parking, could be turned into a multi-use facility with underground parking if the Marquette City Commission approves a resolution at tonight’s regular meeting. Marquette-based real ...

County board votes to leave Sawyer sewer ordinance as is

MARQUETTE — Following staff recommendations, the Marquette County Board of Commissioners voted against making changes to the current K.I. Sawyer sewer ordinance, which governs repair and replacement responsibilities for sewer laterals in public road right-of-ways. Commissioners Bill Nordeen ...

Search never ends for Great Lakes shipwrecks

DETROIT — Every spring, it starts again: The great treasure hunt. Not for actual treasure, as the ships that met their fates on the Great Lakes weren’t known to carry gold, valuable coins or jewels. The prizes are the shipwrecks themselves. Of the estimated 10,000D ships believed to ...

Basin blitz

NEGAUNEE — In a way, one of the main purposes of the annual Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz, which took place Saturday at the Hoist Basin in Negaunee Township, is to keep the Dead River from going dead. The river contains the Hoist Basin, where officials from the Upper Peninsula Power ...