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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 ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago ISHPEMING—The Ishpeming City Council approved a watered down version of an ordinance prohibiting the sale of pollution-causing food packaging on city ...

Person rescued from breakwater

MARQUETTE — A subject was rescued from the signal light located at the end of the Presque Isle Park breakwater in Marquette Wednesday evening and transported to the hospital. The subject’s friend called the police around 8:50 p.m., according to the Marquette City Police Department. ...

Eagle Mine to operate longer

MARQUETTE (AP) — Officials say a high-grade nickel and copper mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is expected to remain in operation more than a year longer than earlier expected. Toronto-based Lundin Mining announced this week that it anticipates that the life of Eagle Mine in Marquette ...

Celebrating 906 Day for a cause

MARQUETTE — Over the past 18 years, Marquette’s Beacon House has provided patients and families with more than 324,000 guest nights during periods of medical crisis. With the Upper Peninsula and 906 area code encompassing about 311,000 residents, this equals out to a little more than a ...

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 ...

McBroom to hold office hours

MUNISING — State Sen. Ed McBroom will hold office hours on Monday in Munising and Manistique, the lawmaker announced Wednesday. McBroom will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in ...

Friday holds special meaning for Yoopers

MARQUETTE — Everyone looks forward to Friday. And Yoopers from Sault Ste. Marie to Menominee are looking forward to this Friday, otherwise known locally as 906 Day. The celebration of the “world’s greatest area code” has fallen on Sept. 6 each year since Justin “Bugsy” Sailor, who ...

U.P. Fun Facts:

The Upper Peninsula is unique, geography-wise. Connected to Wisconsin, it’s surrounded on the other sides by Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron. It’s not just the land mass, though, that makes the U.P. distinctive. Justin “Bugsy” Sailor has compiled “The Ultimate List of Upper ...

U.P. Trivia!

Do you think you’re an expert on all things Upper Peninsula? Take this 10-question 906 quiz and see how you fare: 1. This Laurium native was the University of Notre Dame’s first Walter Camp All-American. 2. The Smithsonian reports this Upper Peninsula item is 2,500 years old and weighs ...

A Vista transformation

NEGAUNEE — The Historic Vista Theater along Iron Street in Negaunee and a neighboring building that locals call the annex are still in the midst of a painstaking transformation, but there might be more than one type of show going on in downtown Negaunee this week. Repairs to the Vista ...

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 ...

Free seminars offered this week

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Brewers Guild, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, is presenting a series of free seminars throughout Michigan geared toward effective draft line system cleaning and maintenance. Local seminars will run from 6 to 8:30 ...

Read to Your Shelter Pet program promotes literacy, comforts animals

MARQUETTE — A group of cats once afraid of humans, who would hiss and hide when someone entered the room, are now home with their beloved owners. What made these cats social and ready for forever homes? Reading. Each day, Ann Brownell, the community outreach and volunteer coordinator at ...

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 ...

Housing commission waives bidding for Pine Ridge repairs

MARQUETTE — Board members from the Marquette Housing Commission held a special meeting Friday in an effort to speed up repair efforts and get Pine Ridge Apartments residents back into their homes following a July 30 fire on the roof of the nine-story structure. The only agenda item during ...

Local briefing

State reminds of MiABLE program LANSING — Individuals who have a Michigan Achieving a Better Life Experience investment savings account can use those funds to help with health, independence and quality-of-life expenses, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Known as MiABLE, ...

DNR makes 40th cougar report confirmation

IRONWOOD — Biologists from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ cougar team confirmed this week the 40th cougar report in Michigan since 2008. “This latest cougar confirmation came from a trail camera set up on public land in Delta County,” said Cody Norton, large-carnivore ...

Local briefing

Man injured in motorcycle crash IRON MOUNTAIN — A Negaunee man was injured in a motorcycle crash at about 5 p.m. Thursday on Leeman Road near Lerza Road in Sagola Township. Michigan State Police said an investigation determined that the man, who was operating a motorcycle, lost ...

UPSET assists DEA with cannabis eradication program

MARQUETTE — Concerns were raised among Skandia and surrounding residents when an increase in law enforcement presence and helicopters were seen flying over residential areas Wednesday afternoon. The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team assisted the U.S. Drug Enforcement Association ...