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The Marquette Township Planning Commission is moving ahead with a series of projects ranging from strategic planning to welcoming new businesses to the Township.  Earlier this week, the Township Planning officials presented a progress report to the Marquette Township Business Association.  The report outlined the Marquette Township Master Plan Update and efforts to complete it […]

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The manager of the Sawyer International Airport has announced he is stepping down from the position.  Keith Kaspari, who has held the post for nearly nine years, says he has accepted the job as Deputy Director of the Capital Regional Airport Authority in Lansing.  His last day at Sawyer will be on May 1st.   […]

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A Marquette County man charged in connection with an accidental shooting near Big Bay was arraigned yesterday in 96-th District Court in Marquette. 29-year-old Shane Treloar of Negaunee plead not guilty to a charge of careless discharge of a firearm causing injury or death in the shooting of 37-year-old Eric Thomas of Marquette. Treloar faces […]

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Michigan’s highway roadsides soon will get a spring cleaning.  Almost 3,200 volunteer groups across the state will pick up litter along more than 7,200 miles of state highway from April 14th to 22nd.  It’s the first of three pickups this year for the Michigan Department of Transportation adopt-a-highway program, which began in 1990.  M-DOT says […]

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Chocolay Township Police responded to a rollover accident yesterday afternoon involving an SUV and a street sweeping vehicle.  The accident happened just before 12-30 yesterday on US-41/M-28 near the Rock Cut in Harvey when a northbound SUV driven by 21-year-old Kristina Brinich of AuTrain went out of control, rolled over and struck the street sweeper. […]

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The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department says the inmate who walked away from a jail work crew last month has been taken back into custody. 28-year-old Jeremy Walter Nordstrom was arrested last night around 7 o’clock at a camp in Keweenaw County.  He had walked away from the work crew on March 20th while it was […]

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Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates edged downward in 15 of michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in February according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.  The Ann Arbor area had the state’s lowest jobless rate at five-point-four percent while Northeast Lower Michigan had the highest at 14 percent.  The U.P. rate was ten-point-five […]

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The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, is in critical need of O-positive, A-positive, O-negative and A-negative blood throughout the Upper Peninsula.  The need is high in all service areas of Marquette, Escanaba, Hancock and Sault Ste. Marie.  You can donate at the U.P. Regional Blood Center in Marquette at 427 West […]

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News Update For Monday, 4/2/12 The Michigan Department of Transportation has closed M-64 this afternoon between Bergland and Silver City in Ontonagon County as the roadway was compromised by rising water. A beaver dam blocked a culvert beneath the highway about five miles north of Bergland, and attempts to remove the blockage have been unsuccessful […]

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News Update For Friday, 3/30/12   An Upper Michigan man accused of buying and hiding more than 4,000 pounds of explosives has withdrawn his guilty plea in the case. M-Live reports that records from U.S. District Court in Marquette show John Francis Lechner’s request was granted Wednesday. The 64-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie is expected […]

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