Motorcyclist killed in crash with pickup

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SANDS TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist is dead following a crash with a pickup truck Wednesday night in Sands Township. At approximately 10:51 p.m. Wednesday, deputies from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to County Road 480 near Pelissier Lake Road in Sands Township for a ...

Man falls to death from Mackinac Island rock

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MACKINAC ISLAND (AP) — A man fell to his death from a popular Mackinac Island tourist destination, police said. The man’s body was found at the base of Arch Rock by a passerby about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Mackinac Island Police Chief Doug Topolski said. The man likely fell from the top of ...

Funeral set for Saturday for Houghton sheriff

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HOUGHTON (AP) — The funeral for a longtime Upper Peninsula sheriff will be held Saturday at Michigan Tech University. The service for Brian McLean will be held at 2 p.m. at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, following a four-hour public visitation. McLean, 63, died Monday after a ...

Volunteer firefighters tournament this weekend

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GWINN — For the first time in its 114-year history, the Forsyth Township Fire Department will host the annual Upper Peninsula Volunteer Firefighters Association Tournament in Gwinn this weekend. Volunteer fire departments from around the U.P. will descend on Gwinn for the 126th edition of ...

US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy. The Labor Department said Thursday that jobless claims increased last week to ...

OSF HealthCare to require employee vaccination


PEORIA, Ill. — OSF HealthCare continues to follow the science on COVID-19 vaccines and assess the pandemic situation overall. Based on this information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), OSF has made the decision to require all employees to be vaccinated ...