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Ontonagon celebrates Labor Day

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette ONTONAGON — For the 63rd year, crowds lined up in Ontonagon for floats, bands and candy Sunday for the annual Labor Day parade. Competing in the parade is a point of pride for many organizations, which try to outdo each other with creative ...

Man swims across Big Bay de Noc

ESCANABA — Tyler Lindquist has always been interested in physically pushing himself, according to his sister Ann Lindquist, and on Aug. 17, he did just that. Lindquist swam from Chippewa Point to Burndt Bluff, crossing Big Bay de Noc. He swam 6.6 miles in five and a half hours following the ...

Public speaks on marijuana

ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Village Council chambers were packed at the Aug. 25 Village Council meeting. The issue that brought people out dealt with the Aug. 12 council meeting where four members tabled a motion for the village to “opt out” of allowing a marijuana retail business in the ...

Veridea picked for Houghton project

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Houghton will begin negotiations with Veridea Group of Marquette on a potential mixed-use development on the Houghton waterfront. The Houghton City Council approved beginning the process by a 5-2 vote, following a lengthy ...

Regional briefing

Accidental shooting injures child IRON RIVER — The Iron River Police Department is investigating an accidental shooting involving a 4-year-old at an Iron River residence on Thursday. Police said that at about 7 p.m. Thursday, an officer was dispatched to the residence, and upon arrival, it ...

U.P. State Fair has great year

By JORDAN BECK Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — It looks like a good year for the U.P. State Fair, according to Delta County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Vickie Micheau. “Attendance this year was very good — we started out strong on Monday through Wednesday,” she ...

Woman stabbed over loose dog

CALUMET — A 27-year-old female was stabbed at McLain’s State Park in Houghton County Saturday after an altercation occurred over a dog running on the beach. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post responded to the altercation, which led the female suspect to pull a knife on ...

Police investigate drowning

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an Iron Mountain woman who drowned at the Vagabond Park Boat Launch in Spread Eagle, Wisconsin, Saturday afternoon. The 52-year-old woman had returned to the boat launch after a boat ride with an ...

ATV crash leaves two men injured

IRON MOUNTAIN — Two men were injured as the result of an all terrain vehicle crash in Dickinson County Saturday evening. The unidentified 26 and 29-year-old men were northbound on Carney Lake Road around 6:55 p.m. when their ATV lost control while negotiating a curve near Carney Lake ...

Ironwood firefighters battle blaze

IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Public Safety Fire Division battled a fire at the Pines Cafe at 120 S. Suffolk St. on Sunday. IPS reported that at 5:35 p.m. Its fire division responded to a structure fire downtown. Arriving units discovered an active fire on the second floor. The fire was ...

Mental Health Summit to be held at Iron Mountain VA hospital

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain is seeking community mental health agencies, local human services agencies, hospitals, veterans and their families, and any other interested organizations or individuals to participate in its seventh annual Mental Health ...

Regional briefing

Accident victim ID’d MARQUETTE — The victim of a fatal single-vehicle crash on Superior Road in Portage Township on Friday has been identified. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office identified the driver and sole occupant in the vehicle as Steven Long, 59. Officials believe Long ...

Man cited, transported to hospital after single-vehicle rollover

IRON MOUNTAIN — One person was cited and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries due to a single-vehicle rollover accident that occurred after the driver fell asleep at the wheel, according to the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post. The accident occurred around ...

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 ...