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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 ...

Marquette Township Public Works urges residents to avoid flushing wipes

MARQUETTE — Flushing non-biodegradable items down the toilet can lead to blockage in the sewer system. Due to this, Marquette Township Public Works is encouraging area residents to be mindful of what goes down their drains, especially during a time where there’s been a shortage of toilet ...

SHF pandemic fund & fundraiser

MARQUETTE — To immediately help address the many emergent equipment and programming needs of health-centered, non-profits in the Upper Peninsula, the Superior Health Foundation has developed the COVID-19 Pandemic Fund and Fundraiser, organizers said in a press release. Over the weekend, ...

GINCC fundraisers now online

NEGAUNEE — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce and Negaunee Lions Club — in looking for new ways to encourage shopping local, supporting the community and small business in the wake of COVID-19 — have moved their current fundraiser to an online format. This new ...

BLP meeting closed to public foot traffic

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today will be closed to public foot traffic. Residents wishing to submit public comments can email mblp_general_info@mblp.org, with comments to be read at the meeting’s public comment period. Written comments ...

Courthouse by appointment only

MARQUETTE — Marquette County will be further limiting access to the Marquette County Courthouse Complex and the Ishpeming Service Center in an effort to be consistent with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order 2020-21 and “in the interest of combatting the spread of the coronavirus and ...

City facilities closed to public

MARQUETTE — Beginning today, all city facilities in Marquette will be closed to the public which includes City Hall, the Municipal Service Center, Fire Stations 1 and 2, the Police Department, Lakeview Arena, the Senior Center, the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Water Treatment Plant. ...

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 ...

Local closures, cancellations continue

MARQUETTE — More agencies have announced closures during the COVID-19 crisis. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy announced it will close its district offices and other facilities to visits from the public to help mitigate the coronavirus spread. EGLE employees ...

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 ...

Crash injures two in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Two people were injured in an accident that took place Thursday afternoon in Marquette Township, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office reported. The sheriff’s office responded to the crash near the intersection of U.S. 41 West and Wright Street at about 3 p.m. Thursday. A ...

CCI construction in Ohio pauses

TOLEDO — Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is temporarily shutting down construction activities at its hot-briquetted iron project site in Toledo, Ohio. The company made the announcement Friday, following guidelines from the office of the Governor of Ohio regarding COVID-19 virus concerns, a Cliffs’ ...

Lake Superior visitor center closes

DULUTH — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Duluth, Minnesota will be closed until further notice. The adjacent Duluth Area Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District will continue to operate with ...

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 ...

Effects of pandemic felt by trucking industry

MARQUETTE — With the progression of COVID-19 in the last few weeks, consumers have been flocking to the stores buying large quantities of hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies and toilet paper. Shelves in many stores are empty of these items or the quantity that can be purchased is being limited ...

Flags to be lowered to half-staff in memory of Benjamen Lauren

MARQUETTE — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Saturday to honor the life and service of Forsyth Township firefighter Benjamen “Ben” Lauren, who was killed in the line of duty. “As an up-and-coming leader in his community, the ...

Service center now closed to public

MARQUETTE — To maintain a safe and healthy environment for residents and staff, the Municipal Service Center located at 1100 Wright St. will be closed to the public beginning Monday. Staff will conduct business during normal business hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be contacted ...

Tribal offices, Ojibwa casinos to close

MARQUETTE — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has decided to temporarily close non-essential tribal government offices and both of its Ojibwa casinos in Marquette and Baraga beginning at 11:59 p.m. Saturday and running through April 12. The tribal council will continue to assess the ...

Napel retires from MDOC after 41 years of service

Michigan Department of Corrections Assistant Deputy Director Robert Napel of Marquette retires after more than 41 years of state service with the Michigan Department of Corrections. Napel’s career was celebrated on February 26 at the Correctional Facilities Administration Kinross Office in ...