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MARQUETTE, MI--   No injuries are reported, following a house fire over the weekend in Marquette. 

Firefighters were called Saturday around 11:50 p.m. to 250 West Ridge Street and saw smoke coming out of the second floor and attic.  Flames in an interior wall were found and extinguished.  The second floor suffered smoke and minor heat damage.

All occupants were able to get out of the building safely.  One was put up at the Ramada Inn using the Pigs-n-Heat fire relief fund. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  

MARQUETTE, MI--   Plans have been finalized to build a sports medicine complex in Marquette. 

UP Health System officials says the complex will feature sports medicine and training services, athletic training, physical therapy, hand therapy, education program studies, and related sports sciences research. 

UP Health System, UP Rehab Services, and the Advanced Center for Orthopedic and Plastic Surgery will be housed in the $3.6 million, 25,000-square-foot facility.

MARQUETTE, MI--   This week marks the debut of Marquette’s first-ever film festival. 

The Fresh Coast Film Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday at various venues in the downtown Marquette area. It also features ten outdoors tours, from trail running to stone skipping to kayaking.

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   Experts are gathering in Marquette starting Tuesday for the 16th annual conference of the Great Lakes Beach Association — the first to be held along Lake Superior.

State toxicologist Shannon Briggs says each conference produces "new ideas for hands-on, practical solutions to improve" beaches.

Participants include the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, public health managers, sanitarians, scientists, elected officials and interested citizens.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Ahmed Temple is hosting the Midwest Shrine Association Summer Convention in Marquette this week.  

More than 700 people from as far away as South Dakota are expected to take part in activities ranging from parades and chanters to a downtown block party. 

On Thursday at 6 p.m. the Shrine parade starts at McClellan Avenue and proceeds down Washington Street to Third Street to the Marquette Commons. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Officers from various law enforcement agencies are gathering in Marquette next week for an Upper Peninsula Peace Officers Memorial Service. 

Part of National Police week, the annual service is open to the public and honors officers who were killed in the line of duty from the U.P. and bordering Wisconsin and Ontario police and corrections departments.  This year’s service will be held Friday, May 20 at the Superior Dome.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette’s Lakeview Arena is in the Kraft Hockeyville USA final.   

Voting is underway to win the rink $150,000 in upgrades and the opportunity to host an NHL preseason game.

Participants can vote up to 50 times per day at krafthockeyville.com and another 50 times by texting LAKEVIEW to 35350.  The contest ends at midnight Wednesday. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two people charged with assault in Marquette have been bound over to circuit court.

Kowayne Burns, 38, and Ebonie Burns, 26, were arrested in March for allegedly using a pool cue and makeshift bat to attack the victims.  Kowayne Burns is charged with felonious assault, punishable by up to four years in prison.  Ebonie Burns is charged with felonious assault and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. 

They waived their preliminary hearing Monday.  Circuit court arraignment has not yet been set.  

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MARQUETTE, MI--   Ohio Governor John Kasich is making an appearance in Marquette this weekend.

The Republican presidential candidate is holding a Town Hall meeting Saturday at the Ramada Inn. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the program begins at 2:30 in the Peninsula Room on the second floor. 

The event is being held three days before Michigan’s March 8 primary.

For more information go to Kasich-Marquette.eventbrite.com 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Former state senator Jason Allen will be in Marquette Thursday. 

A press release indicates the Republican will make an announcement regarding his future plans.  Those plans could include running for Dan Benishek’s current seat in the U.S. House.  Benishek indicated he won’t run for a third term.

Allen served the 37th District of the Michigan Senate from 2003 to 2010.  Before that he was a 104th District Representative for the state House from 1999 to 2002.  He currently serves as the senior policy advisor for the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

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