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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Range Bank announces several local employee promotions

MARQUETTE — Range Bank President and CEO, Roxanne Daust, recently announced the promotions of several Range Bank employees. “Each of these individuals brings a unique set of skills and go above and beyond living our core values each day,” said Daust. “I am pleased to announce these ...

Chamber Chat

As we continue to navigate the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic the GINCC has been working on compiling accurate information to share and doing our best to encourage supporting local businesses. We recommend everyone follow recommendations from the State of Michigan and the Centers for ...

March is Colon Cancer Screening Awareness Month

MARQUETTE — Colon Cancer Screening Awareness month may be drawing to an end, but it’s an important diagnostic tool patients should be aware of all year long. “Standard advice to patients is that everybody needs colon cancer screening at age 50, or potentially sooner based on certain ...

LSCP business services outlined

One of the Lake Superior Community Partnership Brand Pillars states, “We provide a wide variety of affordable and effective development services – for businesses and municipalities.” This pillar describes where our efforts are focused. In a nutshell, investments from our Investors allow ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Update on viral infections

It would be an understatement to say the coronavirus is big news. It’s everywhere you look; you cannot get away from it. (Well, actually, I hope that you can!) But there is a lot of misinformation out there, and a lot of uncertainty. It takes time to learn the behavior and characteristics of ...

Talk with the Doc

The overall function of our human immune system is to prevent or limit infection. The primary job of our immune system is to distinguish between our normal, healthy cells and possible other dangerous cells, such as viruses and bacteria that may come into our blood stream. Our immune system is ...

Shredding cabin fever with at-home fitness routines

MARQUETTE —Cabin fever may be soaking up your mind, but being cooped up in insolation is not an excuse to set aside one’s health. Using basic items around the house, the YMCA of Marquette County is encouraging the public to stay on track with virtual daily fitness routines. Each day, the ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Schooling kids at home possible

If families can keep a predictable schedule and continue school work in some fashion we can reduce children’s anxiety, according to psychologists and educators. Children respond well to ten to twenty minute segments of active and quiet activities similar to a school day with rest, meals, and ...

Grandparents Teach Too: Math fun with creative graphing

Graphing helps children look at numbers in different ways. Starting children with graphs when they are young helps them count items quickly, organize, compare, and discuss information. Using different items makes graphing fun. You’ll need four varieties of pasta, beans, or M&M type ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior events

GWINN Forsyth Township Senior Center is closed, however they are accepting phone calls, 906-346-9862 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. NEGAUNEE The Negaunee Senior Center is closed for social activities at least until April 13. This includes all cards, meals, fitness classes and ...

Buddy, can you spare a dime? Echoes of ’30s in viral crisis

WASHINGTON — The imagery floats in sepia-colored photographs, faintly recalled images of bedraggled people lined up for bread or soup. Shacks in Appalachian hollows. Ruined investors taking their lives in the face of stock market crashes. Desperation etched on the faces of a generation that ...

A Mission in Motion: Little Brothers offer virtual activties

MARQUETTE — To combat isolation and loneliness during the COVID-19 outbreak, a new program offers virtual activities, telephone reassurance and friendship mail for seniors in the Upper Peninsula. Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Upper Michigan Chapter is launching “Mission in ...

Area senior living facilities respond to COVID-19

MARQUETTE — In response to the global outbreak of COVID-19, nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout Marquette County are taking measures to ensure the safety and health of their residents. Brookridge Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care and Mill Creek Senior Living ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Haywire for a half century

MANISTIQUE — Michigan’s first rail trail is 50 years old. Some residents who live near the Haywire Grade, a multi-use trail that crosses the Upper Peninsula north to south from Shingleton to Manistique, are glad the trail is getting the recognition it deserves. “I’d say over the ...

Outdoors North

“And it’s cold on the tollgate with the wagons creeping through.” — Mark Knopfler Whether graveled, wet, muddied or dry, or covered with snow or leaves, there must be thousands of trails crisscrossing the countryside of my mind. I recall each one not because of their consistency ...

Winter workshop

GLADSTONE — Formal and non-formal educators in the Upper Peninsula recently received training on how to integrate interdisciplinary lessons into the indoor and outdoor classroom. The U.S. Forest Service said the educators attended a workshop that focused on teaching environmental science to ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula Keweenaw Bay: Catch rates were slow, but those fishing in shallow waters found splake, coho, steelhead, brown trout and the occasional whitefish. Those who ventured out deeper caught lake trout, splake and whitefish. Night anglers targeting burbot and smelt also reported slow ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

DJ D-Nice unites during pandemic, one beat at a time

By GARY GERARD HAMILTON Associated Press NEW YORK — When DJ D-Nice decided to start playing music live on Instagram amid countless closures due the worldwide pandemic, he did it in part to ease his loneliness and boredom given his own gigs had dried up. At first, the audience for his ...

Ice watcher carries on 165-year tradition on Madison lakes

By CHRIS HUBBUCH Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — It’s 48 degrees, and Ed Hopkins is looking for ice. There’s no shortage of it here along the shore of Maple Bluff, but a pair of eagles perched several hundred yards out hint at open water. According to custom, the lake is ...

Staying hopeful

The sun is shining, the air seems to hold the promise of spring and I find myself smiling at the sight of a couple walking a pair of large, shaggy dogs along the newly dry roads and sidewalks. It almost seems like a regular day in late March until I notice the empty streets, parking lots and ...

James Taylor, wife, donate $1M to Boston hospital

By The Associated Press From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, hereís a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Recent NMU grad returns from COVID-19 hot spot in Italy

From Northern Michigan University MARQUETTE — NMU alumna Elle Gallager recently found herself on lockdown in the Veneto region of northern Italy, one of the first COVID-19 hot spots in the country. The May 2019 graduate had traveled there for a unique au pair cultural exchange ...

Making ice-fishing memories

By JENNIFER JOHNSON Michigan Department of Natural Resources MARQUETTE — When I first decided to write this story, I wanted to describe how I bring my daughter, Rhiannon, ice fishing and the amazing bond that comes with it. However, that would be telling only part of the story. I am ...

Manistique student wins U.P. spelling bee

NEGAUNEE — Kevin Baker, a seventh-grader at Manistique Middle School, is the new champion of the Upper Peninsula Community Education Association’s Spelling Bee Finals, which took place on Wednesday at Negaunee High School. Put on by the Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Education ...

Globetrotters delight

Solomon gorsalitz, 9 Hi, my name is Solomon Gorsalitz and I’m 9 years old and I’m in the third grade at Father Marquette Catholic Academy. Last year, I went to see the Harlem Globetrotters. They played a game at NMU’s Berry Events Center. I went to the game with my parents and with ...

Gas tank getaways | VIEW ALL

Copper Country adventure

Houghton and Keweenaw counties exhibit a vast historical mining heritage and unmistakable exquisite beauty fanned out from the west to the northeast over what is commonly referred to as the “Copper Country.” The copper mining tradition here is displayed prominently in the holdings of the ...

Summertime on the southern shoreline

Across southern portions of Schoolcraft and Delta counties, U.S. 2 skirts the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, providing access to a range of places to explore for everyone from campers and birdwatchers to boaters, history buffs and anglers. The city of Manistique, the county seat in ...

Rest, relax & refresh

If you’ve ever pictured yourself riding up a highway along some beautiful windswept coastline, to the top of a mountain with a commanding view, then you may well enjoy the magnificent beauty of the Keweenaw Peninsula. From just outside Mass City in Ontonagon County, M-26 winds north through ...

Paddle the day away on Lake Gogebic

In the mid to late 19th century, the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway had established a station at Lake Gogebic, the area was known then for its mining, and the small locality boasted a population of 40 souls. The U.S. Postal Service office here was dubbed “Ballentine” in honor of ...

Home and Garden | VIEW ALL

Some midcentury homes in Houston decimated by Harvey floods

By NANCY SARNOFF Houston Chronicle AP Member Exchange HOUSTON (AP) — On a recent Friday morning Sam Scott walked through his house for the last time. The Houston Chronicle reports he grabbed a dust mask from his car and entered through the open garage. The door had buckled during ...

Gear and gadgets for cleaning a dirty dog from home

Those of us with outdoor-loving pets know the downside to all that freewheeling frolic: muddy paws, tangled fur and often much worse. Animal behavior experts have many theories on why some dogs roll in noxious odors. Some researchers posit that getting one’s neck into a smell is an ...

Scene | VIEW ALL

Rosario Dawson relishes being the lead on new TV drama

NEW YORK — Rosario Dawson has graced both the big and small screens, in everything from dramas to comedies to Marvel superhero projects, yet she’s rarely been cast as the lead in a project. That has changed with her USA series “ Briarpatch” where she plays fashionable political fixer ...

TV viewership climbing with people stuck at home by virus

NEW YORK — A fixture on television, actress Julie Bowen of “Modern Family” is doing the same thing as millions of other people during the widespread coronavirus shutdown. She’s sitting at home, watching more television than she normally would. In a world turned upside down by ...