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MDOT project to start on Monday

BARAGA — The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $2.5 million to resurface 27 miles of M-38 from the M-26/M-38 intersection east to Beartown Road near Baraga. Work will include asphalt resurfacing, chip sealing, crack filling, aggregate base, drainage improvements and ...

Deadline nears for BOW sign-up

BIG BAY — Registration is open for this summer's "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" program, which is set for June 1-3 in Marquette County. This will mark the 21st annual summer BOW gathering for women, 18 and older, who are seeking an opportunity to improve their outdoor skills in a relaxed, ...

Park Cemetery spring cleanup set

MARQUETTE — All Park Cemetery winter grave site decorations must be removed before Monday. After Monday, crews at the Marquette cemetery will begin spring cleanup of the grounds and will dispose of such items left at grave sites.

Alger County Job Fair Wednesday

MUNISING — Michigan Works is planning an Alger County Job Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Alger Parks and Recreation Building, 413 Maple St., Munising. This event will include direct hire opportunities, so those attending are encouraged to bring resumes as there will be interviews ...

Crews seal damaged electric cables

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Officials say crews have finished capping and sealing two electric cables that were severed by a suspected boat anchor strike in the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. A team of investigators led by the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday the cables ...

City traffic signals get upgrades

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette will be performing a citywide traffic signal upgrade beginning now and continuing through October. Expect intermittent lane closures for the following intersections throughout the city: ≤ Washington and Seventh streets ≤ Washington and Fifth streets ...

MDOT project underway on M-553

MARQUETTE — A contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation is working on M-553 south of Marquette. Cleanup and work on minor items remaining from last year's reconstruction and realignment project from Marquette County Road NR to the Carp River will be finished. Work is ...

Marinas remain closed due to ice

MARQUETTE — Due to the Lake Superior ice pack, both Cinder Pond and Presque Isle marinas in Marquette will remain closed until crews can gain access to do seasonal repairs, a city press release states. Cinder Pond Marina office will open beginning today from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. City staff will ...

Supreme court turns down appeal

MARQUETTE (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has turned down an appeal in a dispute over exotic pigs in the Upper Peninsula. A Marquette County judge in 2016 said 10 pigs violated state restrictions on Russian boars and should be destroyed. The appeals court affirmed that decision, and the ...

Body recovered in Portage Canal

PORTAGE CANAL — The body of a Hancock man reported missing in November was found in the Portage Canal Sunday afternoon. Duane Kangas, 38, had been missing since Nov. 7, when he was seen leaving a gas station in Houghton in his car. Kangas had been found near the Houghton Waterfront Park, ...

Helicopter crash victims identified

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot and two crew members who died when a medical helicopter crashed in northern Wisconsin. USA Today Network-Wisconsin reports that the crash claimed the lives of the 34-year-old pilot, Rico Caruso, of Hazelhurst; 43-year-old Gregory ...

NMU hosts pet therapy event ahead of finals

NMU’s Lydia M. Olson Library hosts therapy dogs from SuperiorLand Pet Partners to help students de-stress for final exams. The library also provided materials for coloring and Lincoln Logs to play with. “The library is a resource for students and this is just one of the resources we ...

Local briefing

Missing child located by K-9 unit RUDYARD — A missing child was located on Friday in Chippewa County with the help of a Michigan State Police K-9 unit. At about 7:45 p.m. Friday, troopers from the MSP Sault Ste. Marie Post were dispatched to a residence in Rudyard Township on a report of a ...

Marquette Alternative wins education excellence award

MARQUETTE — Marquette Alternative High School at Vandenboom was awarded Wednesday morning for its dedication to bettering its students. MAHS received a 2018 Education Excellence Award and $2,500 from the SET SEG Foundation in partnership with the Michigan Association of School Boards for ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.82 $2.80 Munising (Holiday) $2.80 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.80 Marquette (Meijer) $2.79 Baraga (Marathon) $2,75 Iron Mtn. (Holiday) $2.74 St. Ignace (Shell) $2.73 Marquette (Admiral) $2.73 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.73 Baraga (Pines) $2.73 Marquette (Krist, ...

WASTED!

MARQUETTE — In honor of Earth Day, the Marquette Food Co-op hosted a public screening Wednesday evening of the documentary “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” a film that aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle and eat food, followed by a panel discussion at the Ore Dock Brewing ...

Boss waives arraignment

MARQUETTE — The former football coach at Finlandia and Northern Michigan universities arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault-domestic violence entered a not guilty plea Monday in Marquette County District Court. Robert Boss’s Monday arraignment on the count was waived, according to ...