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Woman dies at Pictured Rocks

MUNISING, MI-- A California woman has fallen to her death at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. park rangers responded to Chapel Beach on a report of a potentially deceased individual. Rangers and Alger County paramedics confirmed the 32-year-old woman had died as the result of a fall. The incident is under investigation by National Park Service officers. No other details are available at this time.

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MOUNT PLEASANT, MI (MPRN)--   Two new invasive species have been added to Michigan’s watch list.

The state has added the spotted lanternfly and a Japanese chaff flower to the list.

Joanne Foreman is with the Department of Natural Resources. She says a risk analysis of both species shows they could spread into the state.

“With the spotted lanternfly the concern initially is agricultural. It likes grapes, it likes fruit, and it also likes hops, and that’s a blooming industry here in Michigan.”

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The speaker of the state House won’t support a proposal aimed at electing presidents based on the national popular vote.

There’s bipartisan support in the Legislature for Michigan to join a compact that 12 states have already joined called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Once enough states have entered into the compact to decide a presidential election, those states would cast their Electoral College votes for the candidate who won the national popular vote.

ESCANABA, MI--   Congressman Jack Bergman will be the keynote speaker at a meeting in Escanaba to help companies negotiate federal and Department of Defense contracts. 

Wednesday’s “Arsenal of Innovation” event will provide an overview of the federal contract process. It will also discuss grant program assistance from the Michigan Defense Center.

Sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the meeting takes place from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Bay de Noc Community College.

MARQUETTE, MI--  Upper Peninsula Health System released the following on Tuesday, September 18, 2018:

Dickinson County Healthcare System and UP Health System announced today that the organizations have terminated their non-binding letter of intent that was signed in July after an inability to reach agreement on the terms of an acquisition.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Marquette woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident in Marquette Township. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Tuesday around 12:50 p.m. on County Road 550 just north of the Little Garlic River. Leslie Cory, 58, of Marquette was southbound on 550 when she saw a deer. Trying to avoid the deer, Cory ran off the road, went into the ditch, and struck a tree.

She was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he will visit Seoul "in the near future," amid an ongoing summit with South Korea's Moon Jae-in in which he also renewed pledges to shut down a primary missile launch site and a key nuclear weapons complex if the U.S. takes "corresponding" measures.

Kim's remarks about traveling to Seoul were made during a news conference in Pyongyang with the South Korean president. It would be the first-ever visit to the South Korean capital by a North Korean head of state.

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