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DNR Invasive Species as Hogs

The Department of Natural Resources is challenging a ruling that overturned its order declaring certain types of hogs as invasive species, but the department is rescinding a related declaratory ruling officials said has confused the issue. Marquette County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Solka had ruled last month that the department’s …

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Trial for Fake Fundraiser

An Ishpeming man will stand trial for running a bogus fundraiser. 40-year-old Scott Martin was bound over to Marquette County Circuit Court for trial last week on a charge of violating the state’s Charitable Solicitation Act. He faces a possible five years in prison if found guilty. Authorities say Martin …

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Mackinac Bridge Traffic Down

Traffic on the Mackinac Bridge dropped again last month. Robert Sweeney, Executive Secretary of the Mackinac Bridge Authority, says 195,514 vehicles crossed the span during March down 5.4% compared to 206,728 in March of 2013. Fare revenue is down 3.2% compared to last year. Officials say all revenue collected is …

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