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Man assaulted in home invasion

HUMBOLDT — An 82-year-old Humboldt Township resident was transported to the hospital with serious injuries after a reported home invasion and assault Tuesday night, according to the Michigan State Police. The Humboldt Township man’s home was broken into and he was assaulted, with police ...

Steering wheel malfunction causes vehicle rollover, minor injuries for driver

NEGAUNEE — A Skandia man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a single-vehicle rollover crash took place on U.S. 41 near Heritage Drive in Negaunee Township. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post responded to the scene around 12:39 p.m. and determined that the ...

Reservations needed for camping

MUNISING — Reservations will be required for all camping in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore effective July 11. Campers can begin making reservations starting at 10 a.m. Thursday by going to www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. The reservation requirement will include all 67 ...

Richard P. Smith earns awards

MARQUETTE — Richard P. Smith, a Marquette-based outdoors writer, has garnered two awards from the Michigan Outdoors Writers Association, which held its annual award ceremony and 75th anniversary conference recently at Crystal Mountain in downstate Thompsonville. Smith took second place in ...

‘MAMMA MIA!’

Mamma Mia! The Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University continues their summer season with a big, literally splashy production of “Mamma Mia!” With a book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, “Mamma Mia!” is the most successful ...

Treasury warns of new tax scam

LANSING — Northern Michigan taxpayers with past-due tax debts should be aware of an aggressive scam making the rounds through the U.S. Postal Service, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Recently, an Emmet County taxpayer received what appeared to be an official-looking letter ...

League of Women Voters to meet

MARQUETTE — The monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters of Michigan, Marquette County Member-At-Large State Unit, will be at 6 p.m. July 3. The LWV is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding ...

Cleveland Avenue work underway

MARQUETTE — Oberstar Inc. has started to remove partial sections of curbing and is proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral replacements on Cleveland Avenue in Marquette, from McClellan Avenue to the west end of the road. This work is the prerequisite for the milling and overlaying on the ...

County health board meeting set

MARQUETTE — The regular monthly meeting of the Marquette County Board of Health will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex, Marquette.

Motorcycles stolen from business

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of two KTM motorcycles from Race Driven Inc. of Marquette Township, formerly known as Zambon’s North Country Sales. The motorcycles were stolen from the business at 2223 U.S. 41 between 7:30 p.m. Friday and ...

1 person seriously injured in crash

IRON MOUNTAIN — One person was seriously injured and another was arrested for operating while intoxicated after a crash between a motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle occurred in Dickinson County according to the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post. The accident occurred around 6:45 ...

Air quality casts pall over Michigan national parks

By ERIC FREEDMAN Special to the Journal LANSING — Summer vacation season is upon us, with camping, hiking and other outdoor activities. For some of us, that means visiting remote locations in the Great Lakes region, such as Isle Royale National Park, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ...

Dia de los Tacos announces farewell tour

Dia de los Tacos announced on its Facebook page on Friday that “we have accomplished everything we set out to do,” with the taco truck going on a 100-day farewell tour with 90 stops in the city of Marquette. The truck, recognized several times for being the Food Truck Taco of the Year, is ...

Local briefing

Man sentenced in 2018 homicide case MARQUETTE — A Mackinac County man pled guilty Friday to second degree murder in connection to an April 2018 death of a Moran man. Edward Lawrence Tallman III, 35, also of Moran pled guilty to homicide murder in the second degree in the death of Larry ...

Reaching out to troubled people has positive impact

Roger Campbell “Somebody’s made a payment on my credit card.” At the risk of blaming some latter day Goldilocks, that was my conclusion after going over my monthly credit card statement. There it was: the amount of the generous payment, even the check number. Perhaps I had made a ...

A little piece of history

MARQUETTE — For those who wish to experience a miniature slice of history, scale models of ships, aircraft, cars and more by will be on display at the Marquette Regional History Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event, which features work by the Upper Peninsula Scale Modelers, ...