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Crash causes damage to downtown building

A 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis is shown Monday evening after crashing into a vacant business located at 244 South Cedar Street. Manistique Public Safety said the driver, a 32-year-old Manistique resident, had been driving recklessly northbound from Oak and South Cedar streets. For the full story, see Page A1. A 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis is shown Monday evening after crashing into a vacant business located at 244 South Cedar Street. Manistique Public Safety said the driver, a 32-year-old Manistique resident, had been driving recklessly northbound from Oak and South Cedar streets. For the full story, see Page A1. MANISTIQUE – A Manistique man caused significant damage to a local business Monday after crashing his vehicle into the storefront

According to a press release from the Manistique Public Safety Department, officers received a report of a single vehicle crash at 8:12 p.m. on the 200 block of South Cedar Street. Upon arriving on the scene, officers determined that the vehicle, a 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis, had been driving recklessly northbound from Oak and South Cedar streets and had then proceeded to crash into the vacant business located at 244 South Cedar Street. The building had served as the former location of the Chuck Renze Ford dealership.

The sole occupant of the vehicle, a 32-year-old, was determined to be in serious condition and transported to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital by Manistique EMS. He was later transported to U.P. Health Systems Hospital in Marquette.

The accident remains under investigation and alcohol is considered to be a factor.

While there were no other injuries reported, the building, owned by James and John Creighton of Manistique, received significant damage.

See a photo of the accident on page A7.

DNR discovers illegal gill net in Indian Lake

MANISTIQUE – Officials from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources have confirmed the recent confiscation of an illegal gill net on Indian Lake.

The department is not releasing any further information regarding the incident, but is asking anyone who has information related to illegal gill nets to call or text (800) 292-7800.

Shelter to host free pet adoption day April 29

MANISTIQUE – April 29 is free adoption day at the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter. The event, Empty the Shelters, is made possible by Bissel Pet Foundation.

Perspective owners are asked to fill out an online adoption application on the shelters website at upebas.org before April 29.

Then, go to the shelter on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to bring home a new best friend.

For more information, contact the shelter at (906) 341-1000.

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