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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore staff increases rescue capabilities

MUNISING — With the busy summer season in full swing, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore continues taking concrete steps to increase emergency rescue capabilities and services in and around the park, according to a National Park Service news release. Through a close partnership with the ...

Fill the Boot returns this weekend

MARQUETTE — Fill the Boot is returning to Marquette Friday and Saturday. For more than 60 years the International Association of Fire Fighters have stood on the front lines for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, working together to free individuals, and the families who love them, from the ...

Minor injuries in two-vehicle crash

MARQUETTE — Two people were treated for minor injuries after a two-vehicle personal injury accident took place on M-28 East near Wintergreen Trail in Chocolay Township this morning. The accident occurred just before 8 this morning, according to responders at the scene. Traffic on M-28 East ...

ATV crash leaves 2 people injured

IRON MOUNTAIN— The driver and passenger of an ATV were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a single-ATV crash on East Fordville Road in Breen Township around 3 a.m. EST Sunday. The ATV, which was occupied by two males, had approached a corner at a high rate ...

Local briefing

M-95 bridge repair work to begin REPUBLIC — The Michigan Department of Transportation is repairing two bridges on M-95 in Marquette County, with traffic restrictions to begin Monday. The roughly $880,000 project will involve the bridges over Trout Falls Creek and the Michigamme ...

Fort Wilkins gets restorative care

COPPER HARBOR — Two major restoration projects are occurring this summer at Fort Wilkins State Park: one involves the Copper Harbor Light House, which is not currently open to the public, and the other is within the fort complex, to repair and restore chimneys on the buildings. “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 ...

Traffic disruptions for Hiawatha

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette has announced that from Saturday to Sunday, traffic on Sugar Loaf Avenue near the Tourist Park entrance will be subject to temporary disruption to allow pedestrians to cross the street for activities related to the annual Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival. ...

Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival kicks off

The lower Michigan band The Johns performs during the 41st annual Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival Friday evening at Tourist Park Campground in Marquette. The festival will feature performances by Old Salt Union, The Lula Wiles and many more. Festival attendees can also shop multiple vendor ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — Through the efforts of Tim Bennett and Beverly Laughna, physically handicapped athletes will have an opportunity to compete in the inaugural ...

Blueberry hotspots

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Many Upper Peninsula residents know that late July and early August are the prime times to head out and pick their own wild blueberries, and may even have their own favorite spot they head to each year. However, some may not know ...

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 ...

Kohl’s launches early wave of hires

NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl’s is launching an early wave of hires for the back-to-school through the holiday season across 500 stores, nearly double the number of early hiring positions compared with last year. The hiring, announced on Wednesday, will kick off in August and include stores and ...

None injured in St. Ignace standoff

ST. IGNACE — A Florida man was taken to the hospital after an 18.5-hour standoff with police in St. Ignace after they investigated a report of a subject in a commercial truck who was suicidal, according to the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office. Mackinac County Sheriff’s deputies ...

Waldo Ave. roadwork starts today

MARQUETTE — Starting 7 a.m. today, Oberstar Inc. will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral replacements on Waldo Avenue from Lincoln Avenue to Garfield Avenue. This work is the prerequisite for the milling and overlaying of the street. The work ...

Part of Division Street now closed

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette has announced Division Street will be closed to through traffic between Genesee Street and Mesnard Street for a sewer main repair. The repair, which is in effect, is expected to be completed Thursday evening, city officials said.

Residents react to deer baiting ban

ESCANABA — The Michigan Natural Resources Commission decided to ban deer baiting and feeding in part of the central Upper Peninsula earlier this week. State Rep. Beau LaFave and representatives of local wildlife groups expressed concerns related to this decision. The decision was made in ...