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DNR stocks more than 21M fish

HARVEY — Brown trout, coho salmon, steelhead, walleye and nine other species and one hybrid were among the roughly 21.28 million fish stocked in Michigan’s public waters so far this year. These fish weighed a combined total of 311 tons. Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff made ...

Erosion near Baraga gas station

BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community said in a news release it is being proactive in dealing with embankment erosion by the Ojibwa BP gas station in Baraga. KBIC said it recognizes its stewardship responsibilities and strong connections to Lake Superior and its basin. It recently ...

Little Town, big ideas

MICHIGAMME — Michigamme Township proves over and over again that when it comes to preserving history, it's the little town that could. It started with the 20-year pursuit and finally the procurement of the township’s own 1900 steam fire engine, which had been sold to a private collector in ...

2 arrested for drug distribution

BARAGA — Two Baraga County individuals were arrested for the distribution of prescription pills, cocaine and crystal meth following the investigation of the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team. After a four-month investigation, detectives from UPSET and troopers from the Michigan ...

Chassell Township launches fitness trails

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette CHASSELL TOWNSHIP — Whether hiking, skiing or snowshoeing, residents on Chassell Township’s trail system can now get an extra workout. This fall, the township added 10 fitness stations to the trail system, located on 67 acres of forested ...

Posters spark views on anti-bullying efforts

By DEBORAH PRESCOTT Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Students enrolled in introduction to art at the Escanaba High School, recently designed anti-bullying posters for a competition. Through this week, the student body will vote on 10 designs. The four designs that receive the most votes ...

Little Brothers set to hold food drive today

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HANCOCK — In a tradition more than 20 years old, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is collecting food for its annual drive today. Bags went out with copies of the Gazette on Tuesday. The goal is to bring in about 10,000 pounds of ...

Trout Unlimited raising funds

ALPHA — The public is invited to go to the Alpha Michigan Brewing Company in Alpha from 11 a.m. to closing Saturday to help raise funds for the local chapter of Trout Unlimited. Admission is free. Lunch with a drink will cost $10 and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seth Waters ...

Bay College president uses false ID to promote millage

ESCANABA — With just days left before the November election, Bay College is working hard to get the message out about a millage proposal the college has put forth that will appear on the ballot. However, the way the message has been presented online and in mailings has some of the ...

Evidence allowed in murder trial

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge has ruled that dismemberment evidence can be used in the trial of a man accused of killing his girlfriend and dumping her remains in a river in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The attorney for 45-year-old Robert Falkenberg argued the evidence might ...

MSP creates prescription opioid unit

MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police announced its new Diversion Investigation Unit, which investigates medical professionals suspected of illegally distributing controlled substances. “We evolve as crime does,” said Col. Joe Gasper, director of the Michigan State Police. “This is a ...

Brave Buds program comes to Gladstone

By CLARISSA KELL Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — Towards the end of last school year, Gladstone High School was preparing to implement a peer-to-peer mentoring program similar to Escanaba’s successful MoBuddies program. Now, the peer-to-peer program at Gladstone has a name and a ...

Houghton teacher gives update on new class

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Sarah Geborkoff is only three days ahead on lesson plans for her first environmental science class, she said Monday. However, a quarter of the way through the year, the Houghton High School teacher is excited by how things ...

Keweenaw trail closed temporarily

LAC LA BELLE — A section of the Keweenaw off-road vehicle route between Lac La Belle and Powder House Road in Keweenaw County is closed temporarily. Logging operations have created unsafe conditions for shared trail use. The route is closed beginning 2 miles east of Lac La Belle Road and ...

Semi driver arrested after accident

MARQUETTE — The driver of a semi-tractor was arrested following a traffic accident in Watersmeet Township. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post responded to a report of the truck jackknifed on U.S. 45 and Bass Lake Road which was completely blocking the highway around 3 ...

Regional briefing

Man sentenced to up to 20 years HOUGHTON — An Eagle Harbor man was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison on child pornography charges last week in Keweenaw County Circuit Court. Michael Braman, 61, pleaded guilty to three child pornography charges in August. He was sentenced to three to ...

Lift Bridge to get work

HOUGHTON — Residents of Houghton County have likely noticed maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. Maintenance of the bridge that connects Hancock and Houghton has resulted in lane closures and occasional traffic congestion in recent days. Heavier work on the bridge is scheduled to ...

K-9 gets ready for Gladstone duties

By CLARISSA KELL Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — After nearly two years since the idea of implementing a K-9 program at Gladstone Public Safety Department was first introduced, the department is no longer the only law enforcement agency in Delta County without a police dog. The ...

House fire kills 1 near Menominee

MENOMINEE — One man was pronounced dead after a structure fire occurred in Ingallston Township Tuesday. Deputies from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fire around 3:12 p.m. It was believed the homeowner was still inside. An investigator and deputy arrived ...