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MDOT lifts traffic restrictions to ease Fourth of July travel

AAA Michigan estimates about 1.7 million people from Michigan are expected to travel during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. That’s a 4.4 percent increase from 2018, and AAA estimates that 1.4 million Michiganders will be taking to the road. The Michigan Department of Transportation is suspending work and lifting …

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Sawyer International Airport Offering TSA PreCheck

The following press release was issued by Sawyer International Airport: MARQUETTE – Sawyer International Airport, County of Marquette, joins the more than 200 airports and 67 airlines nationwide to offer TSA PreCheck beginning July 1st. TSA PreCheck is a U.S. government program that allows travelers deemed low risk by the …

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Give a Hoot! – Dumping is illegal on public lands

Gladstone, MI — Hiawatha National Forest officials remind the public that it is illegal to dump waste on national forest lands, including gravel pits.  “Unauthorized dumping on public lands is illegal. That includes dumping of materials like yard waste, branches, rocks or soil,” says Forest Supervisor Cid Morgan. The reminder stems …

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Fireworks and Forests Don’t Mix

Gladstone, MI – The Fourth of July is one of America’s great landmark holidays, celebrating our nation’s independence. It is also a great time to enjoy nearby forests and grasslands. However, it is vitally important that all users are aware that possessing, igniting, discharging or using any kind of fireworks is …

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International Bridge to close Saturday for annual walk

June 27, 2019 — The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic during the 33rd Annual Bridge Walk and Bicycle Parade on Saturday, June 29.            The bridge will close to vehicle traffic at 9 a.m. and will reopen at approximately 11:30 a.m. after walkers have been cleared …

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UP Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

An Upper Peninsula man is dead following a motorcycle crash in Marquette County. A trooper from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post responded to the accident on M-95 near Grosbeak Lane in Republic Township around 6:30am Thursday. 56-year-old Charles Boshears of Republic was southbound on M-95 on a 1991 Harley …

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