Body Found Near Ishpeming Football Field

At 12:42pm, July 20, 2018, the Ishpeming Police Department received a call from a subject riding a mountain bik that he had found a body in the field northwest of the Ishpeming Football Field.

The body appears to be a female, 20 to 30 years old. The body has not been positively identified as of now and an autopsy will be performed on Monday.

The Ishpeming Police Department contacted the Michigan State Police Crime Lab and a Forensic Anthropologist from NMU to assist on the scene.


LSSU Breaks Ground On Freshwater Center

Officials and guests turn the first layer of dirt on Lake Superior State University’s $13.2-million Center for Freshwater Research and Education (CFRE) on July 20 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Slated for completion by summer 2020, CFRE is actually two undertakings in one.

A new 17,500 square-foot building will bear the name of Center benefactors Richard and Theresa Barch, and will anchor community, educational and research activities. LSSU’s existing Aquatic Research Laboratory (ARL) will remain open while being significantly renovated and expanded into a dedicated hatchery.


OSF Dedicates New Foot Impatient Laboratory

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OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group held the blessing & dedication and an open house of their new inpatient laboratory on Friday morning. Employees and community members gathered for the blessing and dedication and toured the 6,000 square foot inpatient laboratory.

Father Emmett Norden, Hospital Chaplain presided over the blessing and dedication ceremony. “This is a very special place in the hospital. The work here often determines what the providers will choose for a plan of care for our patients,” said Father Norden during the ceremony.


Sayklly’s Celebrates New Marquette Location

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The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony with Sayklly’s The Candy Store to kick off their grand opening.

The owners, Julie and Kevin Robitaille, of the Sayklly’s Factory in Escanaba recently opened the new store Sayklly’s The Candy Store in Marquette in the Jandron Retail Center. They will be hosting a grand opening event Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m. where great deals, giveaways, and more will be happening!


Walker Makes Disaster Request For NW Wisconsin

Governor Scott Walker Friday sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a federal disaster declaration for six northwestern Wisconsin counties that sustained flood damage in June. The request is for federal assistance to help local governments recover from the disaster in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas and Iron counties.

“Federal damage assessments showed more than $13.1 million in damage to public infrastructure in northwestern Wisconsin. This is an area that is still recovering from major flooding that occurred in 2016,”


Logging Equipment Damaged In Iron County

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in the arrest and prosecution of person / persons involved in a Malicious Destruction of Property Complaint.  The incident occurred between the evening of 07-17-18 and the early hours of 07-18-18, it took place on Federal Forest Rd 3210 near the Smokey Lake Reserve.

The two pieces of logging equipment were heavily damaged, rendering them useless and leaving the owners with large repair bills and lost wages due to the machines being down.


State Issues Fish Guidelines For Silver Lead Creek

As part of the State of Michigan’s effort to address the emerging contaminant, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued Eat Safe Fish guidelines for fish caught from Silver Lead Creek in Marquette County.

Fish in these water bodies were tested as a result of the state’s PFAS effort, but mercury testing was included as all fish have some amount of mercury. There are several guidelines set as a result of elevated levels of mercury.


Rep. Cambensy Settles Lawsuit On Unpaid Fees

Representative Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, has settled a lawsuit with LaSalle Enterprises for the amount Cambensy originally paid the company for campaign management services.
In the suit, LaSalle Enterprises alleged Cambensy owed the company $5,690.
In October 2017, Cambensy paid LaSalle enterprises $3,750 for services rendered. LaSalle sued for the alleged amount, and an appointed 3-attorney panel ruled that the payment of $3,750 was sufficient.
“I’m relieved this frivolous lawsuit is over,” Cambensy said. “I felt the amount of money LaSalle Enterprises wanted from me was exorbitant for the short time we worked together and the job tasks they performed.

Some Marquette Schools Have Lead In Water

Some Marquette Area Public Schools have high levels of lead in the drinking water after recent tests. Schools Superintendent Bill Saunders says more tests will be conducted to determine how to fix the problem before school starts. Saunders says he’s been getting lots of calls from concerned parents, and he says he will work to keep them informed. He also promises the problem will be fixed before the start of school this fall.


Green Bay Man Dies In Marinette County Crash

A Green Bay man is dead after his car collided with a logging truck in Marinette County Thursday morning. The sheriff says it happened about 8:30 on County Highway F in the Town of Silver Cliff. There’s no I-D as of yet—the victim being described only as a white male in his mid 30s. It’s believed that the car crossed the centerline into the path of the big rig. The truck driver was not hurt.