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State Police at the Wakefield Post responded to a fatal single-motorcycle crash last night on M-28 in Ontonagon County’s Bergland Township.  Troopers say 73-year-old Charles Evans of Marenisco was westbound on M-28 near Sandy Beach Road just before 10-pm when a deer ran out on the roadway and struck the motorcycle.  Evans was thrown from […]

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Houghton County authorities are reporting the seizure of a meth lab in Chassell Township this weekend.  Deputies with the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department discovered evidence of a meth lab and a small production operation at a vacant trailer yesterday afternoon.  A search warrant was executed at the property and one man was taken into custody. […]

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Authorities in the Eastern U.P. have identified the body that was discovered earlier this week in a remote area near Lake Superior.  The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department says the body of 55-year-old Charlotte Evans was found along Wildcat Road in Whitefish Township on Wednesday.  The death is still being treated as suspicious in nature at […]

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Authorities in the Eastern U.P. are reporting the discovery of a dead body in a remote area near Lake Superior yesterday.  The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department says the female body was found along Wildcat Road in Whitefish Township.  The death of the woman is being treated as suspicious at this time and an autopsy is […]

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Legislation calling for a cap on the amount of land owned by the Department of Natural Resources has passed the Legislature and has been sent to the governor.  Senate Bill 248, sponsored by Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba would cap the amount of land that the department can own to roughly 4.6 million acres of […]

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Marquette City Police have released the names of the suspects and the victim of an early-morning stabbing in the city.  Police arrested 19-year-olds Taylor Shantel-Julann Mitchell and Danny Lee Weymouth, both from Ishpeming on felonious assault charges connected to the stabbing of 19-year-old Zachary Skinner of Marquette. The incident was reported just before 12:30 yesterday […]

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Marquette City Police are investigating an early-morning stabbing in the city.  Officers were called out to the 500 block of Wright Street around 1:25 this morning on a report of a woman screaming.  An investigation found a 19-year old Marquette man had been assaulted at the residence and had been stabbed multiple times.  The victim […]

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  Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met with representatives of the City of Ishpeming and the D-E-Q this morning for a special announcement.  The EPA has awarded a $6,000,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the city.  The funding is to be used to prevent mercury-contaminated water from reaching a so-called “area of […]

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The jury in the trial of a Marquette County man accused of beating a man to death in April of last year handed down it’s verdict yesterday.  After approximately two hours of deliberations, the jury found 38-year-old Thomas Hyttinen of Ishpeming not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of 43-year-old Carl Mercer of Negaunee. […]

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Michigan’s unemployment rate increased last month for the first time in a year. According to the Department of Technology, Management & Budget, the May jobless rate was up two-tenths of a percentage point to eight-point-five percent. It marked the first monthly jobless rate increase for the state since May 2011. Michigan unemployment rate in May […]

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