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Veteran BP lobbyist named new Michigan environmental chief

July 15, 2016 LANSING — A former BP lobbyist who Gov. more »»

Rain aids crew in fight against Hiawatha National Forest fire

July 15, 2016 RACO — A Thursday rain helped the U.S. Forest Service battle a fire that was detected on Hiawatha National Forest lands southwest of Raco at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. more »»

Court: Feds can withhold mug shots of criminal defendants

July 15, 2016 DETROIT — The federal government can withhold mug shots of criminal defendants from the news media in Michigan and three other states, an appeals court said Thursday, citing privacy concerns in the... more »»

Judge urged to stop ban on straight-party voting

July 15, 2016 DETROIT — A judge says he’ll decide next week whether to stop Michigan’s new ban on straight-ticket voting, the ability to vote for candidates of one political party with a single mark. more »»

Happy hunting

July 14, 2016 "Pokemon Go", a new interactive game by Niantic, Inc. is being played by area residents. Click on photos for further details. more »»

Charges dropped in Munising stabbing, deemed self-defense

July 14, 2016 MUNISING — Assault charges against a 19-year-old Munising man involved in a stabbing Sunday night have been dropped, according to officials from the Alger County Prosecutor’s Office. more »»

Finding the past

July 14, 2016 MICHIGAMME — Gone but not forgotten. The phrase is the theme of a fundraising dance being hosted by the Lakeview Cemetery Committee in Michigamme Saturday. more »»

Gwinn schools ratify bonds, accept security bid

July 14, 2016 GWINN — The Gwinn Area Community Schools board at its regular meeting this week took the final step in ratifying the bond issue approved by voters in May and approved a bid for the first project on... more »»

Flooding damages UP trail, washes out bridge at state park

July 14, 2016 ONTONAGON (AP) — State officials say flooding from severe storms has washed out a bridge and damaged a trail at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula. more »»

Officers respond to incident in Negaunee

July 14, 2016 NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Police Department responded to an incident on Cherry Street Wednesday afternoon. more »»

Sheriff’s officials: 2 people die in Wisconsin flooding

July 14, 2016 LITCHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — At least two people have died in flooding caused by powerful storms that damaged homes, washed out roads and stranded motorists in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. more »»

Kayakers assisted by cruise ships at Pictured Rocks

July 14, 2016 MUNISING — About 30 kayakers participating in guided tours near the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Wednesday were picked up by cruise ships after experiencing difficulty getting back to shor. more »»

Hitting the trails

July 13, 2016 NEGAUNEE — The fourth annual Red Earth Classic mountain bike races are expected to draw hundreds of racers from all over the Midwest, bringing friendly competition in a natural setting together with... more »»

Divide between Black, Blue movements widens after shootings

July 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — Kaylin Luces found herself in a difficult position last week: In one moment, she was texting her sister, a police officer, telling her, “Be careful out there. Cops are getting shot. more »»

Four seats to open on Gwinn school board

July 13, 2016 GWINN — The Gwinn school board will have four open positions — two full and two partial terms — for the Nov. 8 elections in the Gwinn Area Community Schools District. more »»

Minneapolis Fed president visits U.P.

July 13, 2016 MARQUETTE — Bankers, educators, health care professionals, business owners and other civic leaders from throughout the Upper Peninsula gathered at Northern Michigan University’s campus Tuesday... more »»

City may develop fireworks ordinance

July 12, 2016 MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette is looking into developing an ordinance that could regulate the personal use of fireworks within city limits beyond existing state laws. more »»

Emergency declared in Gogebic County due to extreme weather

July 12, 2016 BESSEMER TOWNSHIP — Gogebic County Emergency Manager James Loeper and county officials declared a local emergency at approximately 6 a.m. more »»

‘A day of giving back’

July 12, 2016 GLADSTONE— Veterans will have the opportunity to take a half-day guided fishing trip on the Bays de Noc on Sunday. more »»



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