Alger County

ALGER COUNTY, MI--   A bridge connecting snowmobile and off-road vehicle trails in Alger County is complete.

The 130-foot Doty Bridge crosses the north branch of Stutts Creek on the Coalwood Grade. The grade is known as a major destination point, experiencing up to 2,000 visitors on a typical winter weekend. It replaces a temporary bridge in place since 2000 over a former railroad trestle.

The completion of the $1 million bridge marks the largest project that the Hiawatha National Forest and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources have worked on together.

Alger County

Nov 3, 2020

COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONER

Paul R. Heyrman-Democratic--2,398

Marci Taskey-Republican--2,537

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JUDGE OF 11TH CIRCUIT COURT

Brian Rahilly--7,718

Zackary A. Sylvain--3,325

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COUNTY COMMISSIONER-5TH DISTRICT

Mary Jo O'Halloran-Torongo-Democratic--509

Mickey G. Rondeau-Republican--619

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AUTRAIN-ONOTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS MILLAGE

Alger County

Aug 4, 2020

ALGER COUNTY

COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Kirt Harmon (D): 558

Robert Steinhoff (D): 969

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AuTrain Township Trustee (vote for not more than 2)

Thomas Balmes (R): 110

Rudolph Keeman (R): 71

Jacob Miller (R):  88

AuTrain Township Fire Millage

Yes: 215   No: 99

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Burt Township General Operations Millage

Yes: 142  No: 40

CHRISTMAS, MI--   An Alger County man has been arrested by Michigan State Police for multiple felonies related to meth. 

On Saturday troopers from the Negaunee Post conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for improper lane driving on M-28 near Christmas. The 28-year-old driver showed signs of being under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Investigation led to the driver’s arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs.

ALGER COUNTY, MI--   A man’s body has been found at an Alger County natural area. 

Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post were dispatched Monday around 9 a.m. to Wagner Falls. A report had been made regarding a male subject lying unresponsive on the observation deck overlooking the falls. Troopers arrived at the scene and found a 37-year-old lower Michigan man deceased.

Foul play is not suspected.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Munising Police Department and Alger County EMS.

ALGER COUNTY, MI--   A land exchange between the federal government and Alger County has been accomplished. 

The U.S. Forest Service has transferred Hanley Field from the agency to the county. The same exchange also transferred land to Alger County that will become part of the Munising Township cemetery in Wetmore.

In return, the Forest Service gained four non-federal tracts of land from local resident John Madigan through partnership with Munising Township, City of Munising, and Munising Lands, Inc.

ALGER COUNTY, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has arrested seven Alger County residents on charges related to the distribution of prescription pills. 

UPSET and Homeland Security officials began an investigation in 2017 after bulk amounts of pills being shipped through the U.S. Postal Service were seized. Detectives identified several suspects who received a large amount of illegal prescription pills from other countries.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post have recovered property in Marquette allegedly stolen in Alger County. 

Friday troopers executed a search warrant at a residence on the 500 block of North 4th Street in Marquette. The warrant was the result of a breaking and entering investigation at an Alger County house.

Police seized multiple items of stolen property, including firearms, ammunition and other weapons.

The case remains under investigation.

MUNISING TOWNSHIP, MI--   Police say a house exploded in Alger County’s Munising Township.

The Alger County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Friday around 1 p.m. on Old Indiantown Road. Emergency responders say the house was totally disintegrated when they arrived on the scene.

They found the lone occupant of the home lying underneath debris. The woman was conscious and alert. She was extricated and taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment. Her condition is unknown at this time.

Officials don’t know what caused the explosion.

Alger County

Oct 24, 2018

COUNTY COMMISSIONER—3rd District

Democrat

Esley M. Mattson-- 371

No Party Affiliation

David Kronk-- 308

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COUNTY COMMISSIONER—5TH District

Republican

Mickey G. Rondeau -- 400

Democrat

Mary Jo O’Halloran-Torongo-- 410

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SUPERIOR CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER

Vote for not more than 4, 4-year term

Ben Bartlett-- 466

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