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Walking the walk

MARQUETTE — Not all of the Northern Michigan University students who gathered in the lobby of Hunt and Van Antwerp halls Thursday were dressed as if they were on their way to a job interview or church. That was the point. Female — and male — students held a rally and a walk through ...

LWV holds informational session

MARQUETTE — For those looking to learn the facts about the three proposals on Michigan’s Nov. 6 ballot, the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan voter education organization, is holding several informational forums in Marquette County, the first of which took place in Chocolay Township ...

Ballot proposals reviewed, explained

MARQUETTE — Michigan has three statewide proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. Each was reviewed for attendees of a League of Women Voters’ meeting that aimed to educate the public on the measures Thursday in Chocolay Township. Proposal 1: Marijuana Legalization Initiative This ...

Search warrants served on Catholic dioceses

MARQUETTE — Law enforcement officials from the Michigan State Police and the Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday executed search warrants in all seven Catholic dioceses of Michigan, including the Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette. The Diocese of Marquette said in a news release that ...

Voter registration deadline approaching

MARQUETTE — After the primary election in August, Marquette County Clerk Linda Talsma noticed an increase of registered voters and hopes to see more before the Tuesday deadline to register to vote in Michigan’s Nov. 6 general election. With the help of League of Women Voters of Marquette ...

Friends of the Poor walk, run 5K event set for Saturday

MARQUETTE — To benefit those living in poverty in the Upper Peninsula, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will host its annual Friends of the Poor 5K Run/Walk Saturday. The race will kick off at 9 a.m. and racers will begin at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home located at 400 N. Third St. ...

Line 5 deal done

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge have agreed to replace twin 65-year-old crude oil pipes in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes with another that would run through a tunnel far below the lake bed, officials told The ...

Weather buffets region

MARQUETTE — Cleanup continues this morning after winds caused several power outages in the area Wednesday and early today. “There were very strong straight-line winds last night in very specific areas,” said Ben Collins, manager of distribution engineering services for the Marquette ...

BLP kicking off Generating Change Program with 5k

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power is kicking off its Generating Change Program by hosting a 5k Fun Run and 1-mile walk Saturday at the BLP trailhead adjacent to the utility’s parking lot at 2200 Wright St. The registration fee is $20 along with a canned or boxed food item ...

NMU union ratifies contract

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s UAW 2178 union, which represents administrative/professional employees, has ratified a three-year contract. Of the members who voted on Monday, 80 percent approved the agreement. Terms include across-the-board 2 percent wage increases for each ...

Programs, services reviewed

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University officials on Wednesday gave an update on its Strategic Resource Allocation, a process that involves NMU evaluating academic and non-academic programs and services. NMU President Fritz Erickson led the discussion at Jamrich Hall, which included ...

Wine social

MARQUETTE—The Marquette Artist Collective met for a social gathering at the Zephyr Bar Tuesday evening. The collective planned the event as an opportunity for local artists to get to know the group. “We had a lot of artists who wanted to get to know us, but this gathering was kind of up ...

2-vehicle crash slows traffic

MARQUETTE — One person was transported to UP Health System-Marquette for non-life threatening injuries after a two-vehicle accident occurred this morning at the intersection of McClellan Avenue and West Washington Street in Marquette. A vehicle driven by Paul Noreika, 32, of Marquette was ...

Escanaba seeks funds for dark store dispute

MARQUETTE — Local units of government, as well as municipal organizations, are continuing to step up and offer their assistance to Escanaba’s fight against dark stores, or active big box retail properties that are assessed as if they stand completely empty and vacant, which substantially ...

Tribunal hearing to test theory

MARQUETTE — Municipal leaders across the Upper Peninsula have expressed concerns about losing tax revenue from “dark stores” for years, and with the upcoming Michigan Tax Tribunal hearing for Menards v. Escanaba, local units of government are preparing to continue the fight. The issue ...

GM, Honda team up to produce self-driving vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO — General Motors and Honda will team up on self-driving vehicle technology as big automakers and tech giants race to develop the next generation of personal transportation. Japan’s Honda Motor Co. will invest $2.75 billion in the autonomous vehicle unit run by General Motors ...

Marquette Rotary raising funds to eradicate polio

MARQUETTE — A few pennies can make a big difference. With the Pennies for Polio fundraiser kicking off last week, the Rotary Club of Marquette is asking the public to donate their pennies to the fight against polio by putting them in large yellow jugs that members have placed in more than 70 ...