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      Helicopter mystery explained

      Photo of a UH-72 Lakota helicopter.

      Marquette area residents have been concerned as a lone helicopter has been circling over Marquette and Marquette Township.

      The National Guard has been in the area flying a UH-72 Lakota helicopter for the past few days testing out new search and rescue and surveying equipment.

      The equipment, according to officials, is used for anything from searching for lost hikers to surveying land.

      Local law enforcement officials have been flying with the National Guard and getting an idea of how this equipment works.