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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 ...

Accident leaves 1 dead on M-28

WAKEFIELD — A 75-year-old man died in a fatal accident that took place at about 5:43 p.m. Saturday on M-28 near Jack Spur Road on the Gogebic-Ontonagon county line, Michigan State Police reported. Philip L. Wirtanen, 75, of Merriweather was pronounced dead at the scene. It is believed his ...

DNR announces $100K in grants

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced the availability of $100,000 in grants for deer habitat improvement projects on non-state lands across the Upper Peninsula. The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative is a cooperative grant program being offered ...

Operation Action U.P. meets Feb. 13

MARQUETTE — Operation Action U.P. will hold its annual meeting from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Northern Michigan University Center ballrooms. Presentations will be: “The Michigan Entrepreneurship Scorecard Report” by Brian Calley of the Small Business Association of Michigan, ...

First construction phase of new lock awarded

DETROIT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced that the first phase of construction on the new Soo lock has been awarded to Trade West Construction Inc. of Mesquite, Nevada. The much anticipated mega-project will be constructed in three phases. Trade West ...

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 ...

Part of Seventh St. closed Monday

MARQUETTE—Seventh Street in Marquette will be closed to through traffic between Park Street and Magnetic Street beginning 9 a.m. Monday. The closure is due to tree maintenance. The project is expected to be completed by noon and a detour will be provided, city officials said in an announcement.

One dead after L’Anse house fire

L’ANSE — A man was pronounced dead after being rescued from a house fire in L’Anse Wednesday morning. At approximately 9:35 a.m., Negaunee Regional Dispatch received a call reporting a structure fire at a residence on North Fourth Street in the Village of L’Anse, a press release from ...

Lawsuit blames UP prison for mentally ill man’s death

MUNISING (AP) — A mentally ill Michigan prison inmate died of dehydration while being restrained in a chair, according to a lawsuit. Jonathan Lancaster’s death last March at Alger Correctional Facility was the result of days of neglect by prison medical staff, the lawsuit ...

Garage roof collapses in Negaunee

MARQUETTE — The roof of a garage owned by Negaunee Public schools collapsed Wednesday morning. The structure is located on the corner of West Case Street and North Pioneer Avenue near the Negaunee Middle School. Negaunee Public Schools Superintendent Dan Skewis believes the collapse was ...

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 ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.46 $2.59 Munising (Holiday) $2.55 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.49 Marquette (Meijer) $2.49 Marquette (Admiral) $2.47 Hancock (Holiday) $2.44 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.43 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.31 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.27 Marquette (Krist) $2.26 Baraga ...

Cardboard Classic held Saturday

MARQUETTE — Scouts of the Pere Marquette Zone will hold their annual Cardboard Classic Sled race on Saturday at Marquette Mountain. Sleds are constructed from cardboard and duct tape. Scouts from Lions in kindergarten to Boy Scouts in high school will be competing. Races start at 10 a.m. ...

MAPS to host district spelling bee

MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Public Schools is hosting the annual 2020 District Spelling Bee. MAPS students grade 5-8 have had the opportunity to participate in the well-known annual Scripps Spelling Bee. After proving to be the best spellers in their classrooms and schools MAPS has 34 ...

U.P. 911 outages resolved

MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police Negaunee Regional Communication Center was experiencing a major 911 outage in the Upper Peninsula, a press release from the Michigan State Police states, but it has been resolved. The outages impacted residents of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon ...

Man with IS link pleads guilty

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man accused of making plans to leave the U.S. to fight for the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Thursday to a conspiracy charge. Mohamud Muse, of Lansing, acknowledged that he made a video pledging loyalty to IS and had planned to travel to Somalia at ...

Thin Mint Snowshoe Shuffle set for Saturday

MARQUETTE — Have you thought about going snowshoeing this winter but haven’t made it out yet? This weekend is the perfect chance to dust off those snowshoes. The fifth annual Thin Mint Snowshoe Shuffle is being put on Saturday by the Michigan Iron Industry Museum and the local Girl ...

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 ...

Mass Timber Summit held in April

EAST LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Forest Biomaterials Institute will hold the Michigan Mass Timber Summit April 20-21, hosted by Michigan State University in East Lansing. Owners, developers, architects, lumber producers, constructors, code ...

Silver Lake Basin boating access site change proposed

NEGAUNEE — In the wake of increased popularity and use, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is considering making the primitive boating access site at the Silver Lake Basin in Marquette County accessible as a walk-in-only facility. The idea will be discussed at a public meeting ...