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Planning commission to meet tonight

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Planning Commission will be hold a special meeting meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the Senior Center located at 410 Jackson St. The agenda includes a proposed cellular antenna addition to the water tower as well as reviewing the Capital Improvement Plan. Residents ...

Offices to be closed for Labor Day

MARQUETTE — City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave.; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Ave.; the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright St., will close at noon on Friday and will be ...

East Ridge Street disruptions, closures

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. today, Oberstar, Inc. will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral replacement on Ridge Street from Sixth Street to Seventh Street. This work is the prerequisite for the milling and overlaying for this street. This ...

CR 607 travel delays expected

MARQUETTE — Motorists can expect travel delays on County Road 607 in Michigamme Township approximately seven miles north of U.S. 41 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Tuesday for several culvert replacements. For more information, call the Marquette County Road Commission at 906-486-4491.

Drowning victim ID’d by police

MUNISING — A woman founded floating in Munising Bay Wednesday has been identified as Silvija Ronis, an 81-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The Alger County Sheriff’s Office said that at about 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, a 911 call was received from the Alger County Dispatch ...

Local briefing

Sanitary sewer cleaning to begin MARQUETTE — Beginning Monday, various areas in the city of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to cleaning and televising of the city’s sanitary sewer mains. Upper Peninsula Rubber Co. will be performing the work at various locations ...

NMU students welcomed back at Meijer Mania

Above, from left, Jessie Sullivan, Jack Sullivan and Jay Hanson make their own pixie sticks while attending the Meijer welcome back to school event, Meijer Mania, on Friday. Other activities included a planking challenge, photo booth, cookie challenge, raffle and more. At right, Northern ...

Man sentenced to prison on multiple felony charges

MARQUETTE — James Avery Blevins, 39, of St. Ignace, was sentenced to 2.5 to 5 years in prison in the 11th Circuit Court on charges of felon in possession of a firearm; felon in possession of ammunition; assault with a dangerous weapon, felonious assault, according to a press release from the ...

HarborFest kicks off at Lower Harbor Park

Attendees dance and enjoy Marquette bluegrass/folk band Strung Together as they perform Friday evening at the Marquette West Rotary’s HarborFest in Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. Every year the festival brings together musical acts from across Michigan. Other festivities ...

Woman dies in accident by Curtis

CURTIS — One woman died after a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 2 at the intersection of M-33 near Curtis at 3:59 p.m. Wednesday, according to a press release from the Michigan State Police. The crash involved a westbound SUV and a passenger vehicle that was turning east onto U.S. 2 from M-33, ...

Minor injuries in 2-vehicle crash

HARVEY — One driver reported minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident in Harvey on Thursday. A vehicle driven by a 67-year-old woman from Grand Marais pulled onto M-28 and into the path of a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old woman from St. John, according to a press release from the ...

Independent gubernatorial candidate Schleiger discusses goals, objectives

MARQUETTE — U.S. Taxpayer gubernatorial nominee Todd Schleiger, who’s running as an independent, discussed the democratic system and his plans to help fix several issues the state of Michigan potentially faces in a phone interview Wednesday morning. Schleiger, who’s from the Flint area ...

PWPL Front Street entrance closes

MARQUETTE — The stairs leading to the Peter White Public Library along Front Street in Marquette will be closed until further notice. Library Director Andrea Ingmire made the announcement Wednesday in an email newsletter after discovering the stairs were in “worse condition than ...

Foreclosed properties up for grabs

LANSING — More than 250 tax-foreclosed properties in eight Michigan counties will be offered at public auctions through Tuesday, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Branch, Clinton, Iosco, Keweenaw, Livingston, Luce, Mecosta and Shiawassee counties have chosen to use 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 ...

Trash to Treasure weekend ahead

MARQUETTE — City of Marquette residents are invited and encouraged to participate in the community-wide “Trash to Treasure Weekend” beginning Friday at 5 p.m., and continuing through Sunday at 5 p.m. The purpose of the program is to provide a venue for the recycling of reusable ...

Mt. Marquette road closed for day

MARQUETTE — Mount Marquette road is closed due to a large tree that has fallen over the road causing it to be impassable. Reopening of the road is expected this afternoon.

Bay Cliff board hires new executive director

BIG BAY — The Bay Cliff Health Camp Board of Directors recently announced its next executive director, Clare Lutgen. Lutgen has succeeded Tim Bennett, who held the job as executive director since 1992, a press release states. Bennett’s retirement plans were announced in 2017 and the board ...

Expect delays on Wolf Lake Road

MARQUETTE — Motorists can expect travel delays on the Wolf Lake Road, also known as Marquette County Road CV, in Ely Township about 3.5 miles north of U.S. 41 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday. The delays will be due to a culvert replacement. For more information, call the Marquette ...