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Study warns fish lovers of chemicals

LANSING — A new study questions whether public health advice on eating Great Lakes fish is restrictive enough. Ken Drouillard, a professor at the University of Windsor, looked at whether the Great Lakes region recommends sufficient restrictions on monthly meals of sport fish. The results ...

Sault Tribe distributes 2 percent revenue

SAULT STE. MARIE — Upper Peninsula police and fire agencies, public schools, public universities, and indoor and outdoor recreation programs are among the organizations that will share over $700,000 in spring “2-percent” donations awarded by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa ...

Mueller turns to grand jury in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe says. The use of a grand jury, a standard prosecution tool in criminal ...

New ownership

MARQUETTE — A staple of the morning social scene in downtown Marquette has changed hands. Babycakes Muffin Co. along West Washington Street is under new ownership as of Monday. John Scheidt, owner of Huron Mountain Bakery, purchased the company from longtime owner and founder Kim ...

Negaunee council interviews city manager candidates

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council has begun conducting interviews of final candidates for currently vacant city manager position. The council conducted two separate interviews with finalists Craig Brunet and Ryan Soucy during a special meeting on Wednesday, with the final candidate, ...

Horse arena ready for use at the Marquette County Fair

MARQUETTE — Construction on the new horse-riding arena at the Marquette Fairgrounds will be completed today after three weeks of work, and just in time for the Marquette County Fair Aug. 10-13. Members of the Marquette County Fair Board gathered Wednesday afternoon for a ribbon-cutting ...

N.Y. Times recognizes region

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula is a big place. That’s what New York Times Travel Editor Steve Reddicliffe found when he visited the area over a 36-hour period. Reddicliffe chronicled his adventures in a July 27 New York Times article entitled “36 hours.” “A weekend is not enough ...

Family swept off breakwater

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Police Department reported family members were swept off the breakwater and into Lake Superior at Presque Isle Park at about 1 p.m. Wednesday due to the hazardous windy conditions. However, the family members were able to get out of the water without injury, police ...

Ohio man drowns in Lake Superior

MARQUETTE — One man has died after a swimming accident in Alger County Wednesday. The Alger County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Whitefish Point Road in Onota Township at approximately 3 p.m. for a possible drowning victim, according to a press release. Dennis D. Kamento 73, of ...

Illegal aliens found in city of Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Police Department assisted U.S. Border Patrol with the apprehension of eight illegal aliens from Mexico at 6:44 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of East College Avenue. No further information was available from the U.S. Border Patrol Detroit Sector.

Michigan delays posting proposed insurance rates

LANSING — Michigan on Tuesday delayed posting premium increases proposed by health insurers that sell coverage on the state’s federally run marketplace due to uncertainty over President Donald Trump’s threat to stop billions of dollars in payments to insurers. The state Department of ...

Teachers contract approved

GWINN — The Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education Tuesday unanimously ratified a tentative two-year contract agreement with the Gwinn Education Association. GACS Superintendent Tom Jayne called the contract “fair” and a “win-win.” “With negotiations, it’s give and ...

Marquette Township Board votes to repair culvert washout

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board voted unanimously at its regular meeting Tuesday to approve an expenditure of $12,500 to repair a washout near the 700 block of South Vandenboom Road. Several hundred feet along the roadway have been impacted by the washout, damaging the slope on the ...

Court keeps Great Lakes wolves on endangered species list

TRAVERSE CITY — A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government made crucial errors when it dropped them from the endangered species list five years ago. The court upheld a district judge who overruled ...

Residents to have bag, cart choice

MARQUETTE — Bags or carts? Marquette city residents will have their choice when it comes to trash collection in the city this fall. The Marquette City Commission in a 6-1 decision Monday approved a seven-year curbside residential waste and recycling contract with Waste Management, a global ...

Local League of Women Voters unit reforming

MARQUETTE — The national political landscape is polarizing, to be sure, but there’s lots to consider on the local front. Getting people more actively involved and informed in politics is a goal of the new League of Women Voters of Delta County, Marquette County Unit. The Marquette ...

MAPS enrollment numbers inching back up

MARQUETTE — Early K-12 enrollment projections for the 2017-18 school year for Marquette Area Public Schools look promising. “Right now, we probably have our largest kindergarten class in many, many years,” MAPS Superintendent Bill Saunders said. A total of 282 students as of late in ...