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Driver extricated from vehicle after 2-car crash near Calumet

MARQUETTE — A driver was left trapped in her vehicle following a two-car crash Monday morning. At approximately 8 a.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post responded to a two-car crash at the four-lane intersection of U.S. 41 and Highway Road. An investigation ...

Escanaba

Huge hole closes highway lane MANISTIQUE — The Michigan Department of Transportation has established a detour after a large hole — about four feet deep and six feet in diameter — opened on U.S. 2 in Manistique earlier this week. MDOT Communications Representative for the Superior ...

Iron Mountain

Man gets jail for high-speed chase IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man will spend a year in jail for leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase Feb. 18 that began in Kingsford and ended in Wisconsin. Julian Lara, 21, got credit Monday for 217 days served for fleeing and eluding, ...

Shipwreck discovery reveals what happened 140 years ago

By GRAHAM JAEHNIG Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Two ships that collided and sank in Lake Michigan 140 years ago have been located, according to a release from Brendon Baillod, a Wisconsin-based Great Lakes maritime historian, researcher, and archivist. The schooners ...

Semi driver uninjured after rollover

IRON MOUNTAIN — A semitrailer driver is uninjured after a rollover accident Saturday morning in Sagola Township. Michigan State Police troopers from the Iron Mountain Post responded to the single-vehicle incident on M-95 near Johnson Lane in Dickinson County at 7:30 a.m. The truck driven ...

Houghton seventh-graders experience Day of Science

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — From purifying water to learning the reactions creating ice cream, Houghton Middle School seventh-graders got hands-on learning as part of the school’s annual Day of Science activity at Michigan Technological University. About ...

What’s happening

Today • Washi Tape Notebooks Ishpeming Public Library 11 a.m. • YOD Level 2 Honor Yoga • Marquette Co. Democratic Party Fall Dinner Ishpeming Elks 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 • Bell Auxiliary Fall Open House Bell Gift Shop 1-3 p.m. • Sunday Family Bowling River ...

Area may have mild, wet fall

By JORDAN BECK Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Though autumn will not officially begin until Sept. 23, according to the National Weather Service Marquette Office, the fall of 2019 could be warmer and wetter than normal in the Upper Peninsula. These predictions are based on data from ...

New look, same great mission

ISHPEMING — Project Keep Kids Warm is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year by introducing efforts to become more efficient and donor friendly. The effort, which has provided thousands of articles of winter clothing to area children age birth to 18 years annually since 2009, will ...

IM scores medical marijuana applications

By JIM ANDERSON Iron Mountain Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Two downstate businesses have earned the highest rankings under a city scoring system to award licenses for medical marijuana facilities. Barring successful appeals, Iron Mountain licenses for growing, processing and provisioning ...

Home health care options widely available in comfort of your home

Home Health Care Services: Did you know that you have access to a broad spectrum of home health and wellness services for a seamless transition from hospital, clinic, doctor’s office to the necessary services in your own home, assisted living facility, or nursing home? With a phone call ...

Paavola joins Hancock School Board

HANCOCK — The Hancock School Board has appointed a new member, Rod Paavola, who replaces former trustee Mary Babcock. Babcock, who was the board vice president, stepped down in July because of her excessive work load at City Hall, where she serves as city clerk. “I have a lot to learn,” ...

Michigan Iron Industry Museum preserves past for future generations

One hundred and seventy-five years ago, William Austin Burt and his surveying crew located rich iron ore deposits in what we now call Negaunee. On Sept. 19, 1844, Burt and his crew noticed wild fluctuations in their magnetic compass needles. The crew dispersed to investigate the area, and ...

Embracing season’s change

Autumn brings color and with that the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is promoting a variety of events and happenings on the West End to reflect that. Your last chance to get some goods at the Neguanee Farmer’s Market at Miner’s Park is on Sept. 25 from 4-7 p.m. This ...

UPSET arrests 4 in Iron River

IRON RIVER — Four people were arrested Wednesday in Iron River after a month-long investigation, law enforcement officials said. Authorities did a warranted search of a residence at 310 Blossom Ave. after detectives learned the occupants had narcotics and a loaded pistol, according to a ...

Teen sentenced to jail, probation

ESCANABA — A Gladstone teen was sentenced to one year in jail and five years probation in Delta County Circuit Court Wednesday, after pleading no contest for his role in a sexual assault case that involved a codefendant. Dylan Michael-Patrick McDonough, 19, of Gladstone, was found guilty ...

UPSET arrests 4 in Iron River

IRON RIVER — After a month-long investigation by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, two people were arrested at an Iron River residence on drug charges and two others for violating their probation. Prior to UPSET executing a search warrant, detectives had obtained information ...

Regional briefing

State Police warn of phone scams CALUMET — The Michigan State Police Calumet Post is cautioning residents about phone scams. Officials are reminding the public not to provide banking or personal information over the phone to unknown callers posing as a relative in need of money or a ...

Grand Hotel to be sold

DETROIT (AP) — The owners of the iconic Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island said Tuesday that they’ve reached a tentative deal to sell the hotel to a private equity firm. The Musser family and KSL Capital Partners are expected to close the deal within 30 days. Terms were not ...

Program brings cops, kids together

By CLARISSA KELL Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Through having lunch with a police officer or getting a ride to school in a fire truck, the Escanaba Public Safety Department’s “Hero Program” aims to build better relationships between first responders and local ...