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Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest canceled due to expected poor weather

MARQUETTE — The Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest that was scheduled Saturday has been canceled due to an inclement weather forecast of rain and wind. “We are extremely saddened to have to cancel such a great event,” said Tara Laase-McKinney, Marquette Downtown Development Authority Promotions ...

Pendill Wall of Excellence receives new addition

MARQUETTE — The latest addition to what Marquette Area Public Schools Superintendent Bill Saunders called its “Mount Rushmore” and “Hall of Fame” was honored Wednesday evening for her notable accomplishments as an alumnus. Mary Jo Mulligan-Kehoe of Huntington Beach, California, a ...

Marquette City Commission candidate forum to be held

MARQUETTE — A Candidate Forum for the Marquette City Commission will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Marquette City Commission Chambers at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave, Marquette. The six candidates running for the three open seats on the Marquette City Commission have been ...

Study: Lakes Huron, Michigan water clarity tops Superior

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A study has found that the Great Lakes of Huron and Michigan have surpassed Lake Superior in water clarity. Scientists analyzed satellite images from 1998 to 2012 and found that the depth light could penetrate the water increased by about 20 percent, Minnesota Public ...

Hundreds gather in solidarity with nurses

MARQUETTE — After several unsuccessful bargaining negotiations between UP Health System-Marquette nurses and the hospital, hundreds of nurses, union workers and community members were marching the block of College Avenue this morning for the start of a two-day strike that nurses say ...

Failure to communicate?

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board is seeking a better means of communication with the Marquette County Road Commission and its board. The township board voted unanimously at its regular meeting on Tuesday to send a letter to the Marquette County Board of Commissioners — the ...

Setting its sights on a site

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming is one step closer to providing a safe place for its youth to engage in outdoor activities such as skateboarding, biking and ice skating in a centralized location in the city. The Ishpeming City Council unanimously approved a motion directing the city manager, Mark ...

Mental health program acquires new location

MARQUETTE — Pathways Community Mental Health has found a building to house its Clubhouse program — the former site of the Marquette County Youth Home, which closed in April. Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in support of the $300,000 sale Tuesday night during a ...

New policy will fund public art in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Residents and visitors to the city can expect to see more public art as Marquette evolves through a new fund created to grow and leverage money for that purpose. The Marquette City Commission last week unanimously passed the new public art policy — which was more than a year ...

Pelkie man dies in suicide at Founder’s Landing

MARQUETTE — A 20-year-old Pelkie man was found dead at Founder’s Landing Tuesday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Marquette Police Department. Police Chief Blake Rieboldt said police received the call at about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday. An employee of the ...

Community Foundation presents annual Catalyst Awards

MARQUETTE — The Community Foundation of Marquette County presented 2017 Catalyst Awards to four recipients during its annual celebration event on Tuesday at Northern Michigan University’s Bottum University Center. The Catalyst Award is given to people, organizations and businesses based ...

Acts of heroism saved countless lives at Las Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS — Rob Ledbetter’s battlefield instincts kicked in quickly as bullets rained overhead. The 42-year-old U.S. Army veteran who served as a sniper in Iraq immediately began tending to the wounded, one of several heroes to emerge from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. ...

20-year-old Baraga County man dies in apparent suicide at Founder’s Landing

MARQUETTE — A 20-year-old Baraga County man was found dead at Founder’s Landing this morning of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Marquette Police Department. Police Chief Blake Rieboldt said police received the call at about 8:40 this morning. An ...

Fire code debate remains hazy

MARQUETTE — Even after a two-hour work session with the Marquette City Commission Monday evening, the smokescreen of confusion around a hotly contested city fire code hasn’t settled. The issue finds the Marquette City Fire Department pitted against local developers, with each preferring a ...

Multiple DNR trails advisory groups to meet in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will facilitate three public meetings over two days next month in Marquette, providing the public with opportunities to have a voice in the creation, development, operation and maintenance of motorized and nonmotorized trails in the ...

French-Canadian history walking tour held

Daniel Truckey, director of Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier Center, at far left, talks to participants at the site of the former French Catholic School at the AT&T building on Bluff and Third streets in Marquette during a French-Canadian history walking tour Saturday. At right, ...

Scores die in Vegas shooting melee

LAS VEGAS — A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas casino unleashed a shower of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said this morning. It was the deadliest ...

Student group bands together to help victims

MARQUETTE — In the face of back-to-back natural disasters in the southern United States, a Northern Michigan University student group is working to make a difference. When others may still have been asking what they could do, Relevant, an NMU interfaith student organization, began placing ...

UPPCO crews return from Hurricane Irma restoration effort

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Power Company crews have returned from Florida after assisting with the Hurricane Irma restoration effort. Eight linemen and a supervisor were initially deployed to the Tampa, Fla., area where they assisted TECO Energy during their first week of deployment, ...