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Teen found after Gogebic County search

IRONWOOD — A missing 15-year old female was found walking on Sunset Road near Section 12 Road at 3:45 CDT this morning, according to the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department. She had last been seen at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The sheriff’s department responded to Sunset Road in Ironwood ...

Vehicle recovered

HANCOCK — Police found the car Tuesday afternoon of a Hancock man whose body was recovered April 30 in the Portage Canal, five months after he was reported missing. The missing vehicle of 38-year-old Duane Kangas was recovered just off the south end of Birch Street on the Hancock side of ...

MDOT lifting all weight restrictions on state roadways

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation is lifting weight restrictions at 6 a.m. Thursday on all state trunkline highways in the entire state. State routes typically carry M, I or US designations. County road commissions and city public works departments put in place their ...

Prescribed burns may take place soon in national forests

MARQUETTE — Fire managers on the Hiawatha and Ottawa National Forests intend to begin utilizing prescribed fire as a forest management tool in the coming weeks. Prescribed fire makes forests more resilient, creates habitat for a diversity of wildlife and keeps nearby communities safer ...

Car hits road commission employee

BESSEMER — A Gogebic County Road Commission employee was injured as the result of an accident Thursday morning. Donald Grbavcich, 52, was struck by a vehicle driven by Floyd Erickson, 84, around 11:10 a.m. in the city of Bessemer, according to a Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office release. ...

MDOT works on US 2 by Manistique

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation has begun work on U.S. 2 near Manistique. MDOT is investing $670,000 to mill and resurface 3 miles of U.S. 2 from the Manistique River Bridge to Tannery Road. The project is covered by a three-year pavement warranty, according to an MDOT ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.89 $2.89 Gwinn (Shell) $2.79 Ontonagon (Holiday) $2.79 Harvey (Shaw’s) $2.79 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.79 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.76 Iron Mountain (Murphy USA) $2.73 Baraga (Pines) $2.73 L’Anse (Holiday) $2.70 Marquette (Krist downtown) $2.68 Hancock ...

Congressional candidate vows to push forward despite clerical glitch

MARQUETTE — Matt Morgan, the sole Democrat who filed to run for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District could be left off of the Aug. 7 primary ballot due to a problem with the petitions submitted to the state in support of his candidacy. Campaign officials were notified Friday that the ...

Man lodged in Mackinac County Jail on homicide, B&E charges

MORAN — A suspect has been lodged in the Mackinac County Jail on charges of homicide as well as breaking and entering. The Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office said that at about 10:30 a.m. Friday, sheriff’s deputies and Michigan State Police were called to a residence in Moran to ...

Plan to cap, seal severed cables OK’d

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Unified Command last week approved a plan developed by American Transmission Company, contracting with Durocher Marine and T&T Subsea, to cap and seal the two severed utility cables in the Straits of Mackinac. One of the cables is clearly visible in the photo ...

Supreme Court hears case in U.P.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has crossed the Mackinac Bridge for the first time, hearing a case in the Upper Peninsula as part of an effort to take its work outside Lansing. The case is a dispute over liability in a golf cart crash in suburban Detroit. A golfer ...

Damaged cables, pipelines in Great Lakes waterway inspected

MACKINAW CITY (AP) — Officials say a remotely operated underwater vehicle is getting a close-up look at electric cables damaged by what Michigan’s attorney general has called a tugboat anchor strike in a channel connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. Agencies led by the U.S. Coast Guard ...

MDOC must fix sexual harassment

DETROIT (AP) — A federal agency has recommended that the Michigan Department of Corrections improve its sexual harassment training after determining the state department violated a female employee’s civil rights. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission also proposed creating a ...

U.P. deer habitat grants awarded

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials have divided $100,000 among 11 grant recipients for projects to enhance deer habitat in the Upper Peninsula. The funding was awarded under a competitive program that focuses on non-state lands. Bill Scullon of the Michigan Department of Natural ...

Houghton Rotary hosts fundraiser

HOUGHTON — In January, an eco-friendly vintage snowmobile was placed on the frozen Portage Canal by the Rotary Club of Houghton, a press release from the group states. The person who predicts closest to the date, hour and minute the sled falls through the ice will win up to $1,000. Contest ...

Duluth-Superior shipping returns

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Officials say the expected departures of six vessels this week will mark the start of the 2018 commercial shipping season in the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin. The Duluth Seaway Port Authority says departure times are hard to pinpoint, but the ...

Police release new info on fatal fire

IRONWOOD (AP) — Authorities say a fire in Ironwood that's blamed in the deaths of three people was the second on the same morning at the same building. The Ironwood Public Safety Department on Monday released updated information about the investigation into the Feb. 21 fire, which destroyed ...

Man arrested after Escanaba grocery store incident remains hospitalized

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man who was involved in a standoff with police at Elmer’s County Market in Escanaba this weekend remained hospitalized this morning in Marquette where he was being treated for injuries sustained during the incident. According to Escanaba Public Safety, officers were ...