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‘Dark stores’ discussed

MARQUETTE — The total taxable value of property in Marquette Township has been reduced by tens of millions of dollars since 2009 due to property valuation assessment appeals to the Michigan Tax Tribunal from big box stores and other entities in Marquette Township, officials said during a ...

Nessel files brief in wolf lawsuit

LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced on Monday they have submitted an amicus brief in the Wolf Delisting litigation fighting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to remove gray wolves from the list of endangered ...

Enbridge removes anchor from Straits of Mackinac

ST. IGNACE (AP) — Enbridge said Monday it had retrieved an anchor that broke away from a maintenance vessel while on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac. The mishap occurred last Wednesday as a contractor for the pipeline company was doing seasonal work on the underwater section of Line ...

Honoring their sacrifices

GWINN — Two heroes who tragically passed away in the line of duty are now forever enshrined in their community. Ben Lauren and Don Riling served as firefighters with the Forsyth Township Fire Department. Riling, 41, passed away while battling a house fire in the township on March 19, 1988. ...

Man dies after fall from cliff near Miners Castle

MUNISING — The man who died Saturday after falling into Lake Superior near the Miners Castle area has been identified as Dominic Rotondi, a 21-year-old man from downstate Lincoln Park, according to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore officials. “The main cause of death appears to be blunt ...

A weekend of arts in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Perhaps one of the more popular weekends of a Marquette summer is “art fair” weekend, when hundreds of artists, crafters and other vendors gather along the shores of Lake Superior to share their creativity with the community. Art on the Rocks and the OutBack Art Fair are ...