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EPA begins contaminated soil cleanup at former scrapyard in Ripley

HANCOCK TOWNSHIP — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday that it has begun a cleanup of contaminated soil at the Julio Properties site in Ripley, and anticipates the cleanup to be completed by the end of summer. The former scrapyard crosses the ...

McLean mourned: Houghton County sheriff died Monday night

HOUGHTON — Friends and colleagues from around the state remembered Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean for his generosity, good humor and dedication to the community. McLean died around 8 p.m. Monday at UP Health System — Marquette, two days after an accident at his home. After medical ...

Fight night in Hancock looks a little different on Tuesdays

HANCOCK — On Tuesday evenings, an usual scene unfolds; people in armor train and do battle with each other. They are not filming for a Tolkienesque fantasy movie, but it is the weekly practice for the local Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA). Long-time practitioner and instructor for the ...

Police: Bomb threat closed Mackinac Bridge for 3 hours

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — A bomb scare closed the bridge connecting Michigan’s two peninsulas for about three hours on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Law enforcement notified the Mackinac Bridge Authority of the threat and the bridge was closed in both directions around 2:15 p.m., ...

Lives in their hands: Park rangers often become rescuers

MARQUETTE — For many visitors to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, this fabled 60,000-acre countryside of virgin hardwoods and hemlocks, waterfalls and wilderness presents a formidable challenge. The park, which stretches across portions of Gogebic and Ontonagon counties, is home ...

Board hears of veterans program

HOUGHTON — Michigan State University Extension is providing a first-of-its-kind partnership to make veterans aware of a program that could benefit them. Paul Putnam, District 1 Coordinator, spoke to the Houghton County Board Tuesday about the outreach MSU is doing to veterans for ...