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The Energy Show to air tonight

MARQUETTE — The Energy Show, an Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition livestream series, will take place at 7 p.m. today with Mike Furmanski, the superintendent of Escanaba’s electric utility. Furmanski will explain the ins and outs of running the city of Escanaba's utility as well as ...

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 ...

906 Festival to be held Saturday

CURTIS — The Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis, is hosting the third annual 906 Festival in Erickson Park on Saturday. The schedule: 8 a.m. vendor arrival/set-up 11 a.m. festival opens (free admission) 11 a.m.-5 p.m. artist/retail/non-profit vendors 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. food vendors ...

ORV route reopened after work

HOUGHTON — A state-managed off-road vehicle route between the Portage Lift Bridge and Dollar Bay in Houghton County has been reopened after work was completed to create an interim bypass trail route. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the re-opening after a county health ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago HOUGHTON — A tiny sawfly has turned ornamental yard trees ugly this summer in Houghton and Keweenaw counties. Earlier reports blamed a small wasp for ...

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 ...

Inspired Words at PWPL coming up

MARQUETTE — Authors, poets, songwriters and listeners are invited to an outside edition of Inspired Words, at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 on the Peter White Public Library’s North Front Street steps. Share some of your recent work, be inspired by other writers, and get feedback from the listening ...

Historic calendars now available

ISHPEMING — Historic 2021 calendars featuring the Ishpeming area are now available at several West End locations. The Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library announce that their most recent calendar may be purchased at Rare Earth Goods and Cafe on Division Street and at the Main ...

Paranormal probe of lighthouse set

MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join the Maritime Museum and Yooper Paranormal for a two-hour paranormal investigation of the Marquette Lighthouse from 8-10 p.m. Saturday. Investigation includes video cameras, portal plus, evp recorder, and an ovilus. This event is a fundraiser for ...

Former Sault Ste. Marie man sentenced

GRAND RAPIDS — U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced Friday that Allen Michael Foster, 29, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 84 months imprisonment for abusive sexual contact with a minor under the age of 12 years. As part of his sentence, Foster will be on supervised release for six ...

Road reopens on Mackinac Island

MARQUETTE — M-185 on Mackinac Island has reopened to horse, bicycle and pedestrian traffic after completion of emergency repairs to address the worst areas of erosion damage on the shoreline road, according to a press release from the Michigan Department of Transportation. Road users are ...

Concert series revises schedule

L’ANSE — L’Anse Lakefront Concerts, which take place at 7 p.m. Thursdays, has announced a revised schedule: ≤ July 30 Cathy Bolton + One ≤ Aug. 6 cancellation—no concert ≤ Aug. 13 One Voice ≤ Aug. 20 UP Gumbo ≤ Aug. 27 Keweenaw Brewgrass ≤ Sept. 3 Derrell ...

Protest to be held on Aug. 8

MARQUETTE — On Aug. 8, a group of area residents led by the Upper Peninsula Libertarian Party, a newly formed affiliate of the Libertarian Party, will come together to protest the Commission on Presidential Debates’ “continued decision to silence third party presidential candidates by ...

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 ...

Marchers support law enforcement

HOUGHTON — About 250 people showed up in support of local police at a Blue Lives Matter march through Houghton and Hancock Friday night. The march was organized by Keith and Kylie Sever. Keith said it had been motivated by the nationwide protests and negative depictions of police officers ...

Fatal motorcycle crash on U.S. 2

NAUBINWAY — The Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal vehicle-motorcycle accident that occurred Saturday in Garfield Township. Darrin Christopher Thomas, 43, of Baldwin, Michigan attempted to pass a slower-moving camper trailer while he was traveling eastbound along ...

Man dies after motorcycle crash

SAULT STE. MARIE — The investigation continues into a single motorcycle crash that resulted in a fatality on West Lakeshore Drive in Sault Ste. Marie. Officials say the 31-year-old, whose name and hometown has not been released, was traveling westbound on West Lakeshore Drive before his ...

Man sentenced to 21 years in prison

GRAND RAPIDS — U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced that Rodgers Lee Shealy was sentenced last week to 21 years of imprisonment by Chief U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker. Shealy pled guilty in August 2019 to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, officials said ...