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Schuette rips Whitmer on Blue Cross vote

LANSING — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette on Wednesday doubled down on his criticism of Democratic rival Gretchen Whitmer for backing a bipartisan overhaul of Michigan’s largest health insurer, saying it led to a spike in costs for supplemental insurance that covers ...

TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR

MARQUETTE — Tuesday brought record-setting rains, with 0.84 inches falling, nearly doubling the 1996 record of 0.49 inches for Oct. 9, according to the National Weather Service. With heavy rains continuing to fall throughout today, city officials have announced Lakeshore Boulevard in ...

Upcoming sewer project to affect bills in Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — Much needed upgrades to one area of the city of Negaunee’s sewer infrastructure will contribute to an increase in resident’s wastewater rates in 2019. At a special meeting on Thursday, the Negaunee City Council approved the city’s 2019 fee schedule including a $3 per month ...

Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor co-hosts Marquette event

MARQUETTE — Detroit political activist and Democratic lieutenant governor candidate, Garlin Gilchrist II, visited the Marquette County Democratic Party headquarters Sunday afternoon to co-host the Cider for Candidates event, where fresh apple cider and homemade donuts were served. Gilchrist ...

Marquette Township officials talk ambulance, fire coverage

MARQUETTE — Marquette Township officials are considering some changes to current ambulance coverage with its 2019 budget. An increase in on-call coverage for weekends and holidays was discussed during a preliminary question and answer session between the Marquette Township Board and ...

Sheriff Zyburt completes National Sheriffs’ Institute

MARQUETTE — Marquette County Sheriff Greg Zyburt recently completed a weeklong training at the National Sheriffs’ Institute in Denver, graduating with the 115th academy Sept. 29. The institute, which is held by the National Sheriffs’ Association in conjunction with the National ...

The lone storytelling ranger

MARQUETTE — Pete Griffin, the Storytelling Ranger, spoke in front of a warm fire to a crowd in the Heritage Room of the Peter White Public Library Monday evening. Griffin told stories about the natural world, and the human one, by incorporating his experiences of growing up in Upper Peninsula ...

Michigan’s Libertarian candidate for governor visits Marquette

MARQUETTE — Bill Gelineau, a title insurance agent from Lowell and Libertarian candidate running for Michigan governor, was in Marquette Saturday afternoon for a meet and greet at Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill. The Libertarian Party historically earned a spot on the primary ballot this year ...

Climate, Health Adaptation Plan moves forward

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Climate & Health Adaptation Plan is one step closer to implementation. Brad Neumann, senior extension educator at Michigan State University Extension, along with Marquette County Health Department Health Officer Gerald Messana, offered an update on the ...

County task force aids initiative

MARQUETTE — Marquette County’s Climate Adaptation Task Force, or CATF, has played a key role in developing the Marquette Area Climate and Health Adaptation plan, officials said, as the organization has acted as a liaison amongst the many agencies and stakeholders involved in the ...

Panel to address potential land sale

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission is expected to consider adopting a resolution regarding a potential $1.1 million sale of property along Lakeshore Boulevard at its meeting Tuesday. Home Renewal Systems, a Farmington Hills-based developer that was the lead agency of the Grandview ...

Baraga Avenue Harvest Festival held

At top, Megan Zahorik, left, and Colin Cesternino paint a maple leaf for the Marquette Food Co-op’s chalk art contest. The sixth annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest, sponsored by Meijer, took place on Saturday in Marquette. It was bustling with harvest-themed activities for all ...

Kavanaugh confirmed, quickly sworn in; major Trump victory

By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON — Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice Saturday night after the bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed him. The Senate vote delivered an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could ...

Reps tour state to educate about ballot initiative

MARQUETTE— The Voters Not Politicians movement has grown from its humble beginnings as a Facebook post in 2016 to a grassroots freight train that will roll into the station on Nov. 6. “I’d like to take on gerrymandering in Michigan,” Katie Fahey posted. “If you’re interested in ...

A SNOW-CAPPED AUTUMN

Above, fresh snow lines the trees and grass on Ridge Street in Marquette Friday morning as fall colors are seen. (Courtesy photo by Amy Mattila) At right, a snowman stands next to a pumpkin in Ishpeming on Friday. (Journal photo by Justin Marietti)

Negaunee City Council discusses major purchases, capital improvements

NEGAUNEE— The Negaunee City Council began the painstaking process of budget talks on Thursday by considering the city’s capital improvements and fee schedule. After a presentation from Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Community Planner Ryan Soucy, the council approved ...

Ishpeming City Council delays changes to vehicle ordinance

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council voted unanimously to table the second reading of an amendment to its inoperable motor vehicle ordinance in order to clarify language pertaining to state-licensed auto repair businesses. Under the ordinance, which was first adopted in 1972 and most ...