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Marquette commission talks trash

MARQUETTE — Marquette city residents will be getting instructions in their utility bill soon regarding how to move ahead with trash and recycling collection under a negotiated contract with Waste Management approved by the Marquette City Commission Monday evening. The seven-year contract ...

Brimley man charged with CSC, kidnapping

BRIMLEY — A Brimley man was arraigned in 91st District Court Monday on criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping charges. Robert Donald Kelly, 58, was charged with two counts each of CSC first degree; kidnapping; CSC second degree; assault with intent to penetrate; and one count of CSC fourth ...

Ishpeming Township woman arrested on cocaine charges

ISHPEMING — A 32-year-old woman was arrested Monday on drug charges in Ishpeming Township, according to a news release from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team. UPSET detectives obtained a search warrant for the Ishpeming Township residence, Lot 96 of the Sunny Side Estates, ...

Pharmacist arraigned on drug charges

MANISTIQUE— A Manistique pharmacist who was employed at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital was arraigned on drug charges Monday in Schoolcraft County District Court. According to a release from Manistique Public Safety, officers investigated a child custody dispute in June which led to the ...

Safe Delivery law focus of Wednesday meeting

MARQUETTE — Safe Delivery Program consultant Jean Hoffman will provide two law training sessions focusing on Michigan’s Safe Delivery Program Wednesday at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette. The Safe Delivery of Newborns law, which took effect Jan. 1, 2001, allows complete ...

Gourmet Gala (Photo feature)

Touted by organizers as the first certified local food event in the Upper Peninsula, the Northern Michigan University Hospitality Gala took place Saturday at the Marquette Commons. The gala featured prize giveaways every hour and a chef competition. More than 100 tickets were sold in advance ...

Board approves central dispatch updates

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted on several central dispatch upgrades Tuesday night. Marquette County Central Dispatch has been working with the Upper Peninsula 911 Authority over the last year to upgrade its computer aided dispatch system to allow ...

Activist visits church that supported him in prison

MARQUETTE — People are more powerful than they know when they work together. That was the message of the Rev. Edward Pinkney during a recent talk at the Marquette Unitarian Universalist Church. The Baptist minister from Benton Harbor was returning to Marquette to visit the congregation that ...

Some Trump supporters grumble in battleground Michigan

MACKINAC ISLAND — Republicans in Michigan, where Donald Trump triumphantly stamped the election last year, are giving the president mixed reviews nine months into his term in light of the all-but-dead effort to undo the Obama-era health care law. While Trump still remains popular with the ...

DEQ sets public hearing for Eagle East

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is holding a public hearing to gather comments on its proposed decision to approve a permit amendment granting Eagle Mine’s request to mine the Eagle East mineral resource in western Marquette County. The public hearing will be ...

‘Challenging, but beautiful’

Second place winner Matt Acker of Grand Rapids, left, and first place winner Jeremiah Bishop of Harrisonburg, VA, pose with course designer Danny Hill at the finnish line of the Marji Gesick 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race in downtown Ishpeming Saturday evening. Bishop said the race was “really ...

Officials considering ordinance for medical marijuana facilities

NEGAUNEE – After months of consideration and requests for public input, Negaunee Township may be closer to deciding whether licensed medical marijuana businesses will have a place there. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Negaunee Township Planning Commission scheduled a joint meeting ...

Waste contract, labor agreements on Monday’s agenda

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission will consider the negotiated contract with Waste Management for curbside residential waste and recycling pickup, a labor agreement with city supervisors, a new public art policy, a salary increase and bonus for the city manager, and a final budget ...

Great Girls in Michigan’s History

Nine girls of different eras in Michigan’s history are highlighted in the traveling exhibit “Great Girls in Michigan’s History,” at the Marquette Regional History Center. During the opening, modern women leaders were present to discuss their careers. The exhibit will run through Oct. 18.

Township sets meeting on US 41 underpass

MARQUETTE – Members of the Marquette Township Planning and Zoning Department and recreation committee will present an update Monday on the $2.25 million project to build an underpass beneath U.S. 41. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the community room at the Marquette Township ...

GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal all but dead

By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party’s years of vows to ...

Defense industry subject of director visit

MARQUETTE — “Economic gardening tools” have their place in the Marquette region. Sean Carlson, director for the Michigan Defense Center, based in downstate Sterling Heights, was in Marquette Wednesday to promote the MDC’s Protect and Grow Initiative as well as connect Michigan’s ...

UPHS nurses’ No. 1 concern is staffing levels

MARQUETTE — Not wages and benefits, but guaranteed staffing levels — that’s what nurses at UP Health System-Marquette are demanding in ongoing contract negotiations, or they plan to strike. The local chapter of the Michigan Nurse’s Association gave notice Friday of its intent to strike ...

Deo, Bohnak take part in Cliffs Shaft education series

ISHPEMING — Local photographer Jack Deo and weatherman and author Karl Bohnak are inviting residents to “reserve your spot in the cage,” as part of a Cliffs Shaft continuing education series. The two will be available for a book signing of “Sunburns to Snowstorms” at the Cliffs ...