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The investigation into the cause of a wildfire that burned over 60 acres in southern Marquette County is continuing.  The fire started late yesterday afternoon near county road 581 in Ely Township near Ishpeming and spread quickly…bolstered by a strong north wind.  A Department of Natural Resources airplane kept a close watch on the direction […]

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The Gwinn Community Schools Board of Education has voted to terminate a total of 15 staff and teaching positions. The board accepted the recommendations of District Superintendent Kim VanDrese to eliminate 9 teaching positions and 6 staff positions last night. The staffing cuts were identified at a special District budget work session held last week. […]

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Authorities reported a one vehicle rollover accident over the weekend.  Shortly before 2pm Sunday afternoon, the driver told police he was driving his SUV on US-41 in Negaunee when he fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over.  No one else was in the SUV. The driver was treated on the […]

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The trial continued for a 45-year old Kingsford man accused of the murder of Joyce Johnson, who was scheduled to testify at his criminal trial last year.  David Levack is charged with open murder, felony murder, first degree home invasion and witness intimidation in Iron County Trial Court.  Testamony from residents around Johnson’s home and […]

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Opening arguments got underway yesterday in the trial for a 45-year old Upper Peninsula man accused of killing a woman who was scheduled to testify at his criminal trial last year.  David Levack of Kingsford is charged with open murder, felony murder, first degree home invasion, and witness intimidation in Iron County trial court.  If […]

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State Police at the Negaunee Post are investigating the death of a Wisconsin man whose body was found early this morning at an area truck stop. Troopers were called to Koski’s Konvenience Korners BP Station near Champion just before 3-am after an employee discovered the body of  44-year-old Neal Henjum of Green Bay, Wisconsin in […]

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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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