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MARQUETTE, MI--   U.S. Representative Gary Peters of Michigan will make an appearance in Marquette to stump for a Senate seat.   

The Democrat represents the 14th Congressional District, including a portion of Detroit and its suburbs.  He is running to replace U.S. Senator Carl Levin, who is retiring. 

Peters is bringing his “Michigan First” listening tour to Marquette’s Everyday Wines Monday.  The event begins at 11 a.m. 

UPDATE 7/1 4:10pm - Marquette Police have identified the victim as 51-year old Harlan Wayne Lamb... and the driver of the car as 34-year old Jed Tyner.

Marquette Police Accident reconstruction officers are continuing their investigation and are awaiting toxicology reports.

(Update by Hans Ahlstrom)

MARQUETTE, MI--   Police are investigating a car-pedestrian accident that injured a Marquette man. 

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   Nearly 100 years after the Henry B. Smith freighter went down in Lake Superior during a November storm, a group of shipwreck hunters believes it has found the ship — largely intact. 

The Duluth News Tribune reports the group found the wreck last month in about 535 feet of water off the shore of Marquette. The group of hunters from Minnesota and Wisconsin say they haven't seen the name of the ship on the wreck yet, but all signs indicate it's the Smith.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan says it could pay roughly $4 million annually in local property taxes with most going to the cash-strapped city of Detroit if the Legislature and Governor Rick Snyder approve a proposed overhaul. 

Michigan's largest insurer estimates it would pay more than $2.6 million on properties it owns in Detroit based on 2011 tax rates. The remainder would go to Lansing, Southfield, Grand Rapids Township, New Hudson, Marquette and Utica for properties there.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Eight people have been arrested for trespassing on Governor Rick Snyder’s Northern Michigan Office in Marquette.  

At 3 p.m. Wednesday, ten individuals entered the office and asked to speak to the Governor’s representative.  They met with the Director of the Northern Michigan Office, who—after answering their questions—informed the group the office closed at 5 p.m. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   An organization with a history of helping people is celebrating roots in the Upper Peninsula dating back to 1885.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul dates back to 1833, when 20-year-old Frederick Ozanam, a student of the Sorbonne University in Paris, decided to form a group of students to reach out to the poor and visit them. They brought food, clothes and friendship.

As of 2006, the society had groups in 142 countries on five continents. It encompasses 47,400 conferences and 650,000 members.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The city of Marquette is unveiling the newest feature of its Bluff Street parking structure. 

Thursday at 11 a.m. officials will demonstrate the electric car charging stations installed during last fall’s $1.1 million renovation of the ramp. 

Frei Chevrolet is providing a 2013 Chevy Volt—an electric hybrid vehicle—to show how the chargers are used. 

The four charging stations are located on the southern side of the Bluff Street ramp’s lower level, with two on the eastern end and two on the western end. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Duke Lifepoint has been given the green light to purchase Marquette General Hospital. 

Michigan attorney general Bill Schuette approved the sale Thursday.  He assigned an eight-person review team to examine the proposed sale of non-profit MGH to for-profit Duke Lifepoint, and assigned an independent expert to value the hospital’s assets and review the sale process. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   South Beach in Marquette is now closed to recreational swimming for the season.

In a release Thursday city officials said the move is a precautionary measure as a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli.  Officials say they’ll continue to work with the Superior Watershed Partnership to investigate and track potential sources of contamination in the area. 

All other beaches will remain open.

South Beach was closed and reopened three times this summer because of bacterial concerns.  North Beach was closed once. 

Mining Journal

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette officials from past and present will gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the completion of the McClellan Avenue extension project. 

First introduced in 1971, the plan called for a connection between Fair Avenue and Wright Street creating a true north-south route for traffic through the city.  Officials say the extension is the final piece of that concept and connects every major east-west artery in Marquette. 

The ceremony takes place at 1 p.m. just north of the intersection of McClellan and Fair avenues.   

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