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State struggling to clean up leaking underground storage tank sites

April 9, 2015 ISHPEMING — Michigan has about 8,500 sites known to have been contaminated by the release of materials from underground storage tanks that still need to be cleaned up, according to a federal agency. more »»

Mill discharge permit OK’d

April 8, 2015 HUMBOLDT — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has approved revisions to the surface water discharge permit for Eagle Mine’s Humboldt Mill in response to public input received at a draf... more »»

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted in Boston Marathon bombing

April 8, 2015 BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that now must decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed. more »»

Township OKs firm to seek road bids

April 8, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board Tuesday OK’d a local engineering firm to proceed with soliciting bids to get a better idea of the costs for the Local Roads Rehabilitation Project. more »»

Shipping alert: U.S. Coast Guard crews clearing path through Lake Superior ice

April 8, 2015 SAULT STE. MARIE (AP) — Crews are working to clear a path through ice on eastern Lake Superior that’s left freighters unable to move, including one that had a hole punched in its hull. The U.. more »»

Gwinn addresses fiscal issues

April 8, 2015 MARQUETTE — Moving toward a final decision about reopening Gilbert Elementary School, the finance committee for the Gwinn school board met last week to go over spreadsheets and review the district’s... more »»

DNR officer mistakenly shoots family’s pet pig

April 8, 2015 ISHPEMING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said the conservation officer who shot and killed a pet pig in Ely Township Thursday afternoon acted in accordance with state la. more »»

Michigan cutting 3 prison stores under new pact

April 8, 2015 LANSING (AP) — About 30 Michigan prison workers are expected to lose their jobs as the state eliminates three regional prison stores, officials said. more »»

Cheryl Reed out as North Wind adviser at NMU

April 7, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Board of Directors for The North Wind newspaper, an independent, student-run publication of Northern Michigan University, voted Friday not to rehire the paper’s adviser and denied it... more »»

Workshops highlight on-farm food production

April 7, 2015 CHATHAM — To educate people about extending the growing season to produce food for their homes and local markets, a series of workshops will take place at the North Farm on Rock River Road. more »»

Strangulation charged in Forsyth Township

April 7, 2015 GWINN — Brandon James Strohm, 29, of Gwinn was arraigned Monday in Marquette County District Court on charge of assault by strangulation, a 10-year felony. At about 12:30 a.m. more »»

Homeowner won’t face charges after killing suspect

April 7, 2015 MENOMINEE — The authorities say a homeowner in the western Upper Peninsula won’t face charges after he fatally shot a 19-year-old man who was among three men breaking into his home in November. more »»

IRS scams increase near tax filing deadline

April 7, 2015 MARQUETTE — As the April 15 tax filing deadline approaches, local police have seen a surge in scam reports involving the Internal Revenue Service. Detective Lt. more »»

Reformers want fewer 17-year-olds in prison

April 7, 2015 LANSING — Michigan’s tough juvenile justice laws pose a safety risk for teens, produce repeat offenders and can actually make crime worse, reform advocates sa. more »»

Chair in which Lincoln was shot center stage on anniversary

April 7, 2015 DEARBORN — Jeff Buczkiewicz stood before the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated 150 years ago. more »»

Most of $1.2B in new money would go to county, city roads

April 6, 2015 LANSING — If voters agree to raise taxes for Michigan’s deteriorating road and bridge system, 61 cents of every dollar would go to local agencies that say the money could gradually restore roads to... more »»

Meth lab bust in Gwinn

April 6, 2015 GWINN —Members of the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team recently uncovered remnants of materials use to make meth in the one-pot cooking method. At about 9:30 a.m. more »»

Assault by strangulation charged

April 6, 2015 GWINN — Brandon James Strohm, 29, of Gwinn was arraigned Monday in Marquette County District Court on charge of assault by strangulation, a 10-year felony. At about 12:30 a.m. more »»

Axe incident charged in Gwinn

April 6, 2015 GWINN — A 46-year-old Gwinn woman is charged with malicious destruction of property to a building $200 or more but less than $1,000 and illegal entry without the owner’s permission after allegedly... more »»

Proposal 1 wording

April 6, 2015 The wording of Proposal 1, which will be decided in a special Michigan election on May 5: A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6 percent to 7 percent to... more »»

 
 
 

 

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