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Foul play suspected in death of Sawyer airman – 40 years ago

QUANTICO, Va. — Human remains discovered in 2017 in the woods near K.I. Sawyer have been identified as those of Sgt. Donald Rexroth, an airman assigned to K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base who disappeared 40 years ago. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations made the confirmation. Foul play ...

Man dies after Mackinac Bridge motorcycle crash

ST. IGNACE — A 57-year-old Macomb County man has passed away after a motorcycle crash on the Mackinac Bridge Tuesday night. Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post troopers were dispatched around 6:50 p.m. Tuesday to the scene of the crash, which involved a single motorcycle and its driver, ...

Body of hiker in U.P.’s Big Island Wilderness Area recovered

MKUNISING — A Sunday night search for a lost hiker in the Big Island Wilderness Area of the eastern Upper Peninsula turned into a somber recovery Monday morning, after conservation officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources located the man, deceased, apparently from an ...

Dedication ceremony held at Father Marquette school

Iris Katers talks to a crowd of students, parents, grandparents and community members gathered outside Father Marquette Catholic Academy in Marquette on Friday morning for a dedication ceremony. Father Glenn Theoret held a dedication and blessing of the Holy Rosary Garden, new statue of ...

Lakeshore Boulevard reopens

MARQUETTE — Effective immediately, Lakeshore Boulevard from Hawley Street to Wright Street in Marquette is open to through traffic, city officials confirmed.

Storm causes power outages

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Power Co. officials are reporting around 1,200 people without power in parts of western and southern Marquette County as the result of high winds. Brett French of UPPCO said strong winds contributed to the problem, knocking down trees. He said at least one broken ...

House explodes on Detroit’s eastside

DETROIT (AP) — Fire officials in Detroit are investigating the cause of a house explosion on the city’s eastside. The explosion collapsed the home Tuesday afternoon and an ensuing fire scorched at least one neighboring house. No injuries were reported. Officials were looking into a ...

Canvassers verify election results, Brumm to ask for recount

MARQUETTE — Results for the primary election were verified by the Marquette County Board of Canvassers around 3:30 p.m today, though Marquette City Commission candidate Margaret Brumm plans to challenge the count in her race, which saw her miss qualifying for the general election by about 20 ...

Latest election results here

Looking for the latest election results in Marquette Couunty? Check out https://www.co.marquette.mi.us/departments/county_clerk/election_results.php#.XUmxTCMwg6Y as the Marquette County Clerk's Office will start posting to that site just as soon as local precincts report. And then, in ...

Sawyer sewer project eyed

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners will consider a recommendation to enter into a contract with GEI Consultants to complete a grant project that will improve the influent pumping system of the K.I. Sawyer Water/Wastewater Department to 6 p.m. today in the Henry A. Skewis ...

Fire battled at Pine Ridge Apartments

MARQUETTE — The residents of the Pine Ridge Apartments in Marquette were evacuated Tuesday after a fire was reported at the top of the building. There were no apparent injuries and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Firefighters could be seen on the roof of the nine-story ...

Assist appreciated

To the Journal editor: A few weeks ago I was at the vegetable stand in Ishpeming. I had only my debit card and a couple dollars in my purse. Had about $22 worth of the veggies, but the cashier told me they do not honor debit cards. The lady behind me took my basket and said “It’s my ...

For Planned Parenthood, docs need not apply

Poor Leana Wen. She took Planned Parenthood’s propaganda a little too seriously. And now she’s out of a job. For the longest time, Planned Parenthood has insisted that it’s a health care organization and it only cares about abortion — supposedly a tiny share of its business — ...

New Orleans’ levees face a hard test as storm bears down

New Orleans-Even as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Mississippi River's levees held up when those in other parts of the city did not. But as Tropical Storm Barry threatened New Orleans with torrential rains that will test the city's flood defenses this weekend, the height of ...

Partnership News and Views

Be it family or class reunions, summer is a social gathering time in the Upper Peninsula. The impact from these summer celebrations helps support local businesses and boost local economies. Unlike general tourism, reunions typically happen regardless of dependent factors that drive visitors ...

UN condemns attack on migrants, calls for Libyan cease-fire

By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday called on Libya’s warring parties to urgently de-escalate fighting and commit to a cease-fire, and it condemned a deadly attack on a detention center for migrants near the capital ...

In opioid lawsuits, 1 state opts to stay on the sidelines

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has fought prescription opioid abuse through public education campaigns, worked with lawmakers to tighten up prescribing practices and even demanded documents from the maker of OxyContin. He has said the overdose crisis is ravaging ...

Police ID Negaunee armed robbery suspect

NEGAUNEE — Police have identified Patrick Earl Fisher as the suspect who was arrested in connection to the alleged armed robbery that took place at a pasty shop in Negaunee Tuesday. The 37-year-old Ishpeming Township resident is currently being held in the Marquette County Jail without ...

Birds have declared spring is officially here

“We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end. “ - Blaise Pascal A spell of uncertainty continued to hover over the Upper Peninsula in deciding if spring has finally arrived here or not. True, there have been some temperatures, and yes, it does look ...