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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 ...

3,000 chickens killed in farm fire

PELKIE — An estimated 3,000 chickens were killed in a fire at Byler Family Farms in Pelkie Saturday. According to a story by the Houghton Mining Gazette, the fire was reported at about 12:30 p.m., said Pelkie Fire Chief Dick Haagsma. Crews were on scene for about four-and-a-half hours, ...

Police ID victims in fatal Ironwood Township crash

IRONWOOD — Police have released the names of the individuals involved in the traffic accident that led to the death of two young women in Ironwood Township Saturday. According to the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office, the two women pronounced dead at the scene were 18-year-old Lauren ...

Houghton County man arrested

TWIN LAKES — A Houghton County man was arrested Monday by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team for the delivery of methamphetamine. Following a six-month long investigation, the suspect, a 34-year-old man from Painesdale, was arrested during a traffic stop near Twin Lakes when ...

People in Soo Township crash ID’d

SAULT STE. MARIE — Police have released the names of the individuals involved in a traffic crash that claimed the life of a Sault Ste. Marie woman early Monday morning in Soo Township. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, the passenger of the vehicle, Stacey Lynn Hough, 27, ...

Man arraigned in Newberry case

NEWBERRY — A Newberry man who was arrested Friday after an attempted murder in Newberry was arraigned Sunday on several felony charges in 92nd District Court. Keith Carl Craig, 64, was charged with assault with intent to murder, first-degree home invasion and committing a felony with a ...

Woman charged after fatal crash

ST. IGNACE — A Grand Rapids woman has been charged in relation to a fatal traffic crash in Mackinac County that claimed the life of her passenger, Zackeri Meingin of Cedarville. Logan Smith, 25, was charged with one count of operating while intoxicated causing death and was arraigned ...

Charges filed in fatal crash

CLARK TOWNSHIP — Troopers from the Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post have arrested a 25-year-old following a deadly traffic crash in September that claimed the life of Zackeri Meingin of Cedarville. In the early morning hours of Sept. 1, troopers responded to a report of a ...

Attempted murder suspect arrested

MARQUETTE — A suspect was arrested early this morning for an attempted murder in Newberry, according to the Michigan State Police. The suspect allegedly broke into a male subject’s home, firing several shots and striking the homeowner with the firearm. The victim, who was uninjured, was ...

Grenade found in Gogebic County

BESSEMER — Areas in Bessemer were closed Wednesday to traffic after the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad responded to a report of a possible hand grenade in the area, according to the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies who responded to the area “did find what appeared to be an ...

DNR to host fisheries meetings

ISHPEMING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is holding a “Conversations & Coffee” to give people an opportunity to discuss local issues and management activities with DNR Fisheries Division managers and biologists from 7 to 9 p.m. April 24 at Ishpeming Township Hall, 1575 ...

Person dies in industrial accident

SAGOLA TOWNSHIP — One person has died from injuries sustained from an industrial accident in Sagola Township. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post responded to Minerick Logging Inc. ...