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The City of Ishpeming is located in Marquette County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  It is south and west of the City of Marquette and directly west of Negaunee.  The City of Ishpeming is 1,400 feet above sea level.  Our current population is about 6,600.

Ishpeming’s history is rooted in the discovery of Iron Ore during the 1840’s. In 1846, an Indian named Madji-Gesick led explorer, Philo Everett, to a shining mountain. What Everett found was a mountain of ore measuring 180 feet high and 1,000 feet wide. This historic spot was named Jasper Knob–known today as the World’s Largest Gemstone.

Up until 1862, this area was referred to as The Lake Superior Location, but the settlers saw it fit to give the City an official name. Translating the Chippewa Indian name for “on the summit”, the settlers gave the name of ISHPEMING to the newly formed City. The name proved to be fitting for a City that is situated upon the dividing ridge between the waters of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan and 850 feet above Lake Superior.


NOTICE: Traffic on Business Route 28 (Division Street) may be interrupted due to construction.  Traffic may be down to one lane with flagmen.

A. Lindberg & Sons will be completing watermain work on Division Street between 4th and 2nd. Residents in this area will be hooked up to a temporary water system while the old line is taken out of commission. Decommissioning of this line will take place Monday into Tuesday and residents may have brief interruptions in water services. There will be a full detour in effect for Division Street, with the work zone being closed to all vehicle traffic. Lindberg’s asks motorists to please follow posted detour signs and avoid work zones, please allow extra time for daily commute through this area. In addition, Lindberg’s will also be restoring Washington Street and preparing it to receive asphalt paving.

WATER PROJECT UPDATE: On Tuesday, June 25th between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm , there will be water service interruptions for residents on Division Street between 1st to 4th Streets. In addition residents of 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Street South of Division Street may experience water outages as well. Residents of 2nd Street between Division & Pearl will also have water service interrupted. Please fill up buckets of water for flushing toilets, washing, etc. A. Lindberg hopes the interruption will be as brief as possible, but unforeseen difficulties do occur.



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