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    State Police say The Mackinac Bridge was closed to traffic for a short time this morning due to falling ice.  Ice that had formed on the bridge’s cables and upper structures started falling down to the traffic deck after 8 o’clock this morning.  The Mackinac Bridge Authority says there were two incidents reported […]

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Northern Michigan University President Les Wong will hold a university forum at 3 o’clock today on campus. Topics will include updates on current academic reviews, the University branding study, higher education funding proposals and the legislative process to date.  The President will also discuss the co-generation plant project and other facilities projects, progress on the […]

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The Watermill Group, a private investment firm, has received court approval to purchase Manistique Papers.  The agreement was finalized following an auction and confidential bidding process.  The firm says Manistique Papers enhances their portfolio of environmental paper manufacturers, which also includes FutureMark Paper Company, the leading recycled coated paper producer in North America. With this […]

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The National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township says a high wind advisory remains in effect for the Central U.P. until 8 o’clock eastern time this evening.  Expect north winds of 25-to-35 mph with gusts to 45-50 mph to develop through this afternoon near Lake Superior. The winds will diminish to 15-to-25 mph this evening.  […]

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Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law a bill that makes Michigan the 31st state to give motorcyclists the option of wearing a helmet.  Under the bill, motorcyclists can ride without a helmet if they’re at least 21 years old, carry additional insurance and have passed a motorcycle safety course or have had their motorcycle […]

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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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