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8:47 am
Fri October 11, 2013

"Midge Ridge" to be dedicated Sunday

RAPID RIVER, MI (AP)--   A new Upper Peninsula trail being dedicated Sunday honors a woman who was fatally burned in a gas stove explosion while camping in the Hiawatha National Forest. 

Marjorie "Midge" Dutton
Credit Escanaba Daily Press

Marjorie Dutton, 67, of Rapid River died October 1st at the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center in Ann Arbor.

James Dutton says his parents were at Indian River Campground when his mother had an accident while lighting a gas stove. It's in Schoolcraft County's Hiawatha Township.

Richard Dutton, 71, is recovering at the burns center.

The Daily Press of Escanaba says Marjorie Dutton will be remembered during a trail dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grand Island Trailhead on County Road 509, east of Rapid River. Part of trail will be named "Midge Ridge."