Iron Mtn. Woman Finds Home Used As Meth Lab

An Iron Mountain woman got an unwanted surprise when she returned home Monday night after being gone for an extended period of time.

Iron Mountain Police say the woman found that two people had been using her home as a meth lab.

Officers got the call at 10:48 p.m. Monday night from the resident after she found two people in her home at 116 West “D” Street. A woman was inside this woman’s home at this time,

 

UPPCO Closing Boney Falls Dam Boat Launch

Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) announced Tuesday that it plans to close the Boney Falls Dam No. 4 reservoir boat launch facility on September 15th, 18th, 19th and 20th between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The closures are required to demobilize equipment that was used to complete construction work at the Boney Falls Dam. Access to the campground near the dam will be available; however, access may be delayed at times.

 

Michigan Senator Peters Calls For Equifax Investigation

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, sent a letter urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate whether Equifax misled consumers with false claims of cybersecurity integrity and failed to maintain adequate security protocols to protect consumer data in light of a breach that exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans.

“Beyond merely compromising the personal data of millions of consumers, the breach poses a significant threat to the economic security of American citizens.

 

Travel Michigan Kicks Off Fall Advertising Campaign

As Michigan ushers in the vibrant colors of the fall, Pure Michigan has launched a new adventure to inspire travelers to explore the state this season. Fans are invited to join the scenic routes of three travelers as they journey across Michigan over the next six weeks, with checkpoints along the way determined by votes on the Pure Michigan Facebook and Instagram pages.

Shalee Blackmer, Dan Price and Gene Yoon will each spend two weeks exploring a different route in Michigan – Blackmer in the Upper Peninsula,
 

Alger-Delta, UPPCO Helping In Wake Of Hurricane Irma

Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association is sending two Lineworkers to Georgia in the wake of hurricane Irma to assist with power restoration efforts.

“A group of 30 Lineworkers from co-ops throughout Michigan are heading south to assist our fellow cooperatives who’ve been hit hard by Irma” says Alger Delta CEO Tom Harrell.  “Every Michigan co-op has responded to the call for help and that is a powerful testimony to the cooperative principles” he added.

 

Chocolay Twp. Police Looking For Gasoline Thief

Chocolay Township Police is looking for the assistance from the public in locating a subject that was involved in a fail to pay for fuel from the Holiday Stationstore located on Us 41 South in Harvey.

On September 3, 2017 at 6:20 pm, a male subject pumped $45.61 in fuel, entered the store and walked around to the exit door and left without paying.

The male was wearing a black ball cap and a red shirt with “Proudly brewed in Detroit”,

 

Enbridge Energy Training Workers In Escanaba

Enbridge Energy will conduct training on containing a Great Lakes oil spill Tuesday in Escanaba.

The training will start at about 1:30 in the afternoon at Basic Marine on Escanaba’s north shore.

Enbridge spokesman Michael Barnes says they want to be ready in case of a problem with their oil and gas pipelines that run under the Straits of Mackinac.

Enbridge will be training its workers on some new skimmers and booms to clean up and contain any possible oil spill.

 

DNR Taking Comments On Federal Asian Carp Plan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is calling on state residents to review the plan by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent Asian carp from getting into the Great Lakes.

DNR officials are going to hold a public hearing Thursday at Muskegon Community College to take comments, and say they can also be mailed in before October 2.  The Corps’ plan had been due to be released in February, but it was blocked for months by the Trump administration.

 

Escanaba Man Airlifted To Hospital After Traffic Crash

There was a three-car accident Monday on US-2 in Rapid River.

Michigan State Police say it happened at about 9:15 in the morning when a car driven by 47-year-old Donald Bonifield of Escanaba rear-ended a car driven by 18-year-old Aleece Paulin of Rapid River. She was stopped waiting to make a left turn onto County Road 509. Her car was then pushed into traffic and was hit by a third vehicle, drivem by 59-year-old Coleen Soderman of Rapid River.

 

LaFave Still Working On Auto Insurance In State House

State Rep. Beau LaFave on Monday said he’s ramping up his fight to lower auto insurance rates for drivers in the Upper Peninsula and all across Michigan.

LaFave said he is working with House colleagues to craft solutions to the financial stress created by Michigan’s status as the state with the highest auto insurance rates in the nation.

“Making auto insurance more affordable is my No. 1 priority,” LaFave, of Iron Mountain,