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Fort Wilkins gets restorative care

COPPER HARBOR — Two major restoration projects are occurring this summer at Fort Wilkins State Park: one involves the Copper Harbor Light House, which is not currently open to the public, and the other is within the fort complex, to repair and restore chimneys on the buildings. “The ...

L’Anse manager on MML board

L’ANSE — L’Anse Village Manager Robert A. La Fave has been selected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Michigan Municipal League — a statewide organization representing the state’s cities and villages. La Fave was appointed by the 18-member board in June to fill former Sault ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State Average $2.94 $2.99 Munising (Holiday) $2.94 Marquette (Ojibwa Express) $2.94 Hancock (Holiday) $2.85 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.84 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.79 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.78 Marquette (Krist) $2.72 Baraga (Pines) $2.71 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.69 Negaunee ...

Educating voters

MARQUETTE — With nine candidates vying for two open seats on the Marquette City Commission and the Aug. 6 primary election getting closer each day, many city residents may want to get an in-depth look at the candidates and their perspectives. “When you have a number of candidates — ...

Man gets prison after fatal OWI crash

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Channing man will spend at least seven years in prison for driving drunk in a December collision on M-95 that a survivor of the crash said “took my son’s father away” before they could ever meet. Paul Zakrzewski, 67, could serve as many as 22 1/2 years in prison for ...

Great Lakes ports tracking greenhouse gas emission

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A recent report finds around one-third of participating ports in the United States and Canada, including those in Duluth and Milwaukee, are keeping a detailed inventory of greenhouse gas emissions. The tracking is part of the Green Marine environmental certification ...

Police find drowning victim’s body

HARDWOOD — The body of Alex McDermott, 28, of Felch was recovered Sunday after he had been reported missing after jumping off a pontoon boat on June 29 in the East Branch Sturgeon River at Stromberg Park in Hardwood. Michigan State Police stated that for the next several days after ...

Inmates help dogs get adopted

ESCANABA — Giving animals another chance to find a loving home is what the Delta Animal Shelter is all about. But what about the dogs that are deemed “broken” and unlikely to be adopted? Delta Animal Shelter has partnered with the Dawgz Adapt program by bringing the “broken” dogs to ...

Luce County police chase McMillan man up a tree

McMILLAN — After he fled from police during a traffic stop, a man was found hiding in a tree stand in the woods south of McMillan and arrested by the Luce County Sheriff’s Department Monday. Around 2:45 p.m., a Luce County deputy pulled over a vehicle and informed the driver of a circuit ...

McMillan man arrested in tree stand after police chase

McMILLAN — After he fled from police during a traffic stop, a man was found hiding in a tree stand in the woods south of McMillan and arrested by the Luce County Sheriff’s Department Monday. Around 2:45 p.m., a Luce County deputy pulled over a vehicle and informed the driver of a circuit ...

Police arrest 2 on cocaine charges

MOHAWK — Police early today seized more than $20,000 worth of cocaine from a Mohawk residence and arrested a man and woman, both 32 years old, on related drug charges, according to a press release from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team. Police early this morning executed a ...

Police look into possible drowning

HARDWOOD — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post today said they are still investigating a possible drowning that took place on Saturday. At about 5:16 p.m. Saturday, troopers were dispatched to Stromberg Park located on the East Branch Sturgeon River in Hardwood near ...

EGLE seeks input on mercury regs

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy seeks public input and comment for a Multiple Discharger Variance for Mercury for fiscal years 2020-2024 prior to submittal to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The Multiple Discharger Variance allows ...

Service remembers flood, community response

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — At a glance, the scene at Evangel Baptist Church in Houghton Sunday did not look much different than that of any service anywhere. The significance was evident in other photos of the church, from a little less than year ago. ...

Semi rollover crash injures 1

IRON MOUNTAIN — The driver of a semi-tractor received non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday as the result of a single-vehicle rollover accident on M-69 near Swan Peterson Road in Dickinson County’s Breen Township. The 61-year-old Ironwood man was traveling eastbound on the highway around ...

Crews to conduct fishery research

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Research crews are conducting fish population surveys on Michigan's Great Lakes waters this summer and fall. The state Department of Natural Resources says the teams are working from vessels based in Alpena, Charlevoix, Macomb County's Harrison Township and ...

Forestry auto tour app available

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Society of American Foresters has made available an app for the popular Upper Peninsula Forestry Auto Tour. This app, compatible with most Windows- and Android-supported devices, is available for free download from the Google Play Store (play.google.com). From there, ...

DNR session to focus on deer regs

HARRIS — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will hold a public listening session on proposed deer regulations from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT Monday in the Turtle Room at the Island Conference Center in Harris. Comments will be recorded and provided to the Natural Resources Commission. NRC ...

Barkeep sweeps away criminal

KENTON — A man has been lodged in the Houghton County Jail following an incident allegedly involving a knife at a Kenton bar. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office reported that at about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, deputes were dispatched to Hoppy’s Bar on a report of an assault with a ...

Isle Royale wolf found dead

ISLE ROYALE, Mich. (AP) — A gray wolf that was moved from Canada to Michigan's Isle Royale National Park over the winter has been found dead. Officials said Wednesday the black-coated male's body was found in the middle of a large, swampy area at the southwestern end of the Lake Superior ...