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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, ...

CCI announces acquisition of remaining equity interest in Tilden Mine

CLEVELAND — Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. announced today that it has acquired United States Steel Corp.’s 15 percent equity interest in the Tilden Mining Co. for $105 million in cash, a company press release stated. Cliffs previously owned an 85 percent interest in the joint venture and now has ...

Overwhelming response

MARQUETTE — The inaugural veterans mobile food pantry at Lakeview Arena Thursday got an overwhelming amount of support from the community — especially the number of volunteers who assisted with the effort, organizers said. Upper Peninsula Construction Council Executive Director Tony ...

Trump seeks new health chief after Price resignation

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is seeking a new health secretary to take the place of Tom Price, ousted after an outcry over flying on costly private charters for official travel. The Health and Human Services chief oversees a $1 trillion ...

Lighthouse plan being finalized

MARQUETTE — The future of the historic Marquette Lighthouse will be decided soon, though financial constraints mean the plans will likely take time to carry out. The iconic red lighthouse by McCarty’s Cove was deeded to the city by the U.S. Coast Guard last July. The Marquette-based ...

Owl stuck in truck survives highway trip, released to wild

WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — An owl that was hit by a truck last spring and traveled from Massachusetts to New Hampshire wedged between the truck cab and trailer is ready to hunt crawfish and moles again. The bird’s wings and tail feathers were shattered and it showed signs of head trauma ...

Rossway picks up endorsements

MARQUETTE — Rich Rossway, Republican candidate for the 109th State House seat, has added the National Rifle Association to his list of endorsements. Rossway follows in the footsteps of his friend the late John Kivela, according to a campaign press release, in receiving the highest ...

MARCO POLO

MARQUETTE — Photographer and world traveler Denis Belliveau, who traveled in the footsteps of Marco Polo from Italy and China and back, was in the Upper Peninsula this week sharing his journey with students at Gwinn Public Schools and Northern Michigan University. Throughout the week, ...

3 arrested in Marquette on drug charges

MARQUETTE — A brief low speed pursuit in the city of Marquette resulted in the arrest of three men on charges of cocaine possession early Friday morning. According to a release from the Marquette Police Department, a 33 year-old Marquette man and two 21-year-old Milwaukee men were arrested ...

Work session to shed light on fire code spat

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission has scheduled a work session to learn more about passage of a fire code it postponed earlier this summer that was recommended by the Marquette City Fire Department and opposed by some local developers. The public work session will be held at 5:15 ...

Beautification, restoration awards presented

MARQUETTE — This year’s recipients of the Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee Inc.’s annual awards came from all walks of life: city government, outdoor recreation, community welfare and private business. Nine awards were presented to the winners Thursday at the ...

Living history

NEGAUNEE — Battery D 1st Michigan Light Artillery from Jackson fired a Civil War-era cannon during a presentation Thursday for fourth-grade students from Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee. The demonstration is part of “Iron Ore and the Civil War,” a presentation at the Michigan Iron ...

Buddhist monk speaks at UNITED  conference

MARQUETTE — Watching the waves on Lake Superior on a windy day, one could count the whitecaps individually as they roll toward the shore. But those waves are only temporarily waves, until they crash at the end of their journey and return to being one body of water, said Lama Tsultrim ...

UPHS-Marquette nurses prepare signs for strike

MARQUETTE — As a federal mediator has been brought in to assist with negotiations, nearly 100 nurses and community members gathered Thursday evening to make protest signs for their 48-hour strike against UP Health System-Marquette that’s scheduled next week. The group met at the union ...