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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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News Update For Thursday, 3/29/12 Firefighters responded to a structure fire this morning in Marquette County.  Fire crews from the Richmond Township and Negaunee Township fire departments were called out around 9:30 this morning to the fire at a large garage-type structure in Palmer.  No injuries were reported, but the structure was a complete loss. […]

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News Update For 3/28/12 The Negaunee City Fire Department says a home in Negaunee was completely destroyed by fire yesterday evening.  Firefighters were called out around 5pm to a residence at 118 East County Road.  The fire apparently broke out in the rear of the house near the building’s main entrance.  High winds fanned the […]

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News Update For Tuesday, 3/27/12   High winds are causing problems for folks around the county with power and with near shore boating. The National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township is reporting wind gusts of 45 to 50 miles an hour in the Marquette area.  A high wind advisory is posted through the afternoon […]

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