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Interim CEO named at UP Health System-Marquette

MARQUETTE — UP Health System announced today that Jerry Dooley will join its team as interim CEO for UPHS-Marquette on June 19. A veteran health care leader, Dooley has been part of the Duke LifePoint and LifePoint Health teams for more than a decade, serving as interim CEO for hospitals ...

Jurors deliberate in trial of ex-dean who oversaw Nassar

LANSING — A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University did nothing to enforce examining-room restrictions imposed on him after a sexual misconduct complaint, a prosecutor said Tuesday, while the defense countered that William ...

Suffrage cited

MARQUETTE — On June 10, 1919, Michigan became the third state to ratify the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Community members celebrated women’s suffrage Monday afternoon with a rally in front of the U.S. post office, located along Washington Street in Marquette. ...

Pride celebrated

MARQUETTE — It’s officially Pride Month in the city of Marquette. A proclamation declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual and Asexual, or LGBTQIA+, Pride Month was unanimously approved by the Marquette City Commission at its Monday meeting. “It is ...

Top teachers honored

MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Public Schools honored some of its top employees Monday night. Recognized at the MAPS Board of Education meeting as top teachers and support staff for the 2018-19 school year were Ben Posey of Cherry Creek Elementary School, K-5 Teacher of the Year; Scot Stewart ...

Gravel pit expansion to be considered in Negaunee Township

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee Township officials are once again seeking input from residents and property owners about a proposed 15-acre expansion of an existing gravel pit along Marquette County Road 510 owned by Kona Ridge Mining LLC. The township planning commission will hold a public hearing at ...

Fungi focus

MARQUETTE — The domestic PoHu mushroom population in the region should increase in the next few weeks thanks to a special workshop held Sunday at MooseWood Nature Center. Joe Lane, a recent biology graduate of Northern Michigan University, said the workshop focused on using common household ...

Styro-Free Marquette

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part series on Styro-Free Marquette. Look for part two in next Monday’s Living Green article. MARQUETTE — A lot can happen when individuals band together in an effort to make changes in their community. On Wednesday, many gathered at an event ...

Sadowski in court

MUNISING — Jason David Sadowski, the man accused of homicide in relation to the May 30 death of a Munising man, was arraigned in the 93rd District Court Friday on the charge of homicide - open murder, according to court officials. A probable cause conference is set for June 20 and a ...

Iron Belle Trail projects awarded grants

MARQUETTE — The North Country Trail Association has been awarded $50,000 for design of the Laughing Whitefish River Bridge in Alger County, one of more than two dozen projects along Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail that will share $1.4 million in public and privately raised funds. The funds ...

Starr recalled at memorial in native Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Former NFL quarterbacking great Bart Starr was remembered Sunday at a public memorial event in his native Alabama. An event celebrating Starr’s legacy as a star of professional and college football was held Sunday afternoon at Samford University in suburban ...

What happens now?

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Presque Isle Power Plant, which has been a prominent landmark of Marquette’s skyline and shoreline since opening in 1955, was retired on March 31 by We Energies, a WEC Energy Group subsidiary. But what’s going to happen to the ...

House GOP wants sales tax at pump to go to roads

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — House Republicans on Thursday unveiled a budget plan that would dedicate Michigan’s 6% sales tax on motor fuel to road construction, which they said could avoid a 45-cents-a-gallon gasoline and diesel tax increase proposed by Democratic Gov. ...

Board reaffirms manager’s role in dealing with vandalism

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board on Tuesday approved a measure aimed at curbing vandalism on township property. Trustees voted unanimously to reaffirm the township manager’s authority to recoup the full cost of vandalism on township property. The motion stemmed from several ...

Commission to consider Presque Isle Marina work

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission at its Monday meeting will consider a construction contract award for work at the Presque Isle Marina and amending the project budget to include an additional roughly $277,800 to be funded with the bond issued for the project. The meeting will be ...

Johnson Controls accused of failing to report pollution

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin company failed to report the release of hazardous materials at a property in Marinette that resulted in some residents unknowingly drinking contaminated water for years, the state Department of Natural Resources said. The DNR has referred the matter to the state ...

March for Our Rights Rally held in Marquette

Attendees of the second annual March for Our Rights Rally, sponsored by Citizens United for Freedom and Firearms and Beauchamp Plumbing and Heating, return to Harlow Park in Marquette after marching to show their support of the Second Amendment. “Our mission is to get the education and ...

Mining history

MARQUETTE — More than 100 mining enthusiasts from around the American Midwest converged in Marquette Wednesday evening to take part in the Mining History Association’s 29th annual conference, which runs through Sunday. The event, which is being held for the first time in Marquette ...

Sadowski accused of homicide

MUNISING — Jason David Sadowski was arrested by the Munising Police Department at about 3:30 p.m. Friday on a warrant issued by the Alger County Prosecutor’s Office on a charge of homicide-open murder. The arrest stemmed from an investigation into the suspicious death of a 58-year-old ...

Task force to evaluate U.P. energy needs

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer established a panel Friday to assess energy needs in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula amid a dispute with the company whose pipeline plays a key role in supplying the region with propane. Among the task force’s ...