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Ishpeming native named new GM at Eagle Mine

MARQUETTE — An Ishpeming native has been named to the general manager position at the Eagle Mine. Eagle Mine, a subsidiary of Lundin Mining Corp., announced the appointment of its former Health, Safety, Environment and Permitting Manager Kristen Mariuzza to the position effective Monday. ...

DNR releases 11 species and 1 hybrid in latest efforts

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced the totals from its spring and summer fish stocking efforts. The DNR stocked a total of slightly more than 25.47 million fish that weighed more than 320 tons and consisted of 11 different species and one hybrid. To ...

Republicans see political necessity in health care effort

WASHINGTON — It’s divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington’s perennial incentives: political necessity. In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle ...

Ishpeming native named general manager of Eagle Mine

MARQUETTE – An Ishpeming native has been named to the general manager position at the Eagle Mine. Eagle Mine, a subsidiary of Lundin Mining Corp., announced the appointment of its former Health, Safety, Environment and Permitting manager, Kristen Mariuzza, to the position effective Monday. ...

Public speaks on new utility rules

MARQUETTE — The third of three statewide public hearings drew about 40 people to the campus of Northern Michigan University Tuesday for an issue of unique significance to the Upper Peninsula, as well as the entire state — ensuring affordable, reliable energy into the future. As part of ...

Trump pressing GOP senators to act on latest proposal

WASHINGTON — With time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law. The outcome is uncertain in a Capitol newly engulfed in drama over health care. Senate ...

Marquette Township Fire Department to purchase radios with $98,000 FEMA grant

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Fire Department will soon have safer, better communication during emergencies. Fire Chief Ron DeMarse announced the department had received a $98,722 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program during a ...

‘Glorious brew day’

ISHPEMING — A thriving Ishpeming brewery has the right to stay in business at its current location, according a decision Monday in Marquette County 96th District Court. Judge Karl Weber ruled that Cognition Brewing Company was not in default of its lease agreement with the owners of ...

School board discusses recent pedestrian incident

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee Public Schools is looking into dealing with a problematic traffic area near Negaunee Middle School where a 12-year-old student’s foot was run over by a car the morning of Sept. 12. The girl, whose identity was not given by Negaunee police because of her age, was ...

International reporter talks counterterrorism

MARQUETTE — Good news is hard to find on the subject of terrorism in the world today. But the Economic Club of Marquette County learned about at least one silver lining at the Ramada Inn Monday evening from the perspective of Dina Temple-Raston, longtime counterterrorism correspondent with ...

Ishpeming council to meet

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ishpeming City Hall. The meeting will begin with a public hearing to discuss vacating a portion of Industrial Way. Other agenda items include the consideration of a resolution of support for the ...

Man dead after 2-vehicle US 2 crash

GARDEN CORNERS — U.S. 2 was closed for more than three hours Monday following a fatal accident involving a car and semi-truck. Michigan State Police troopers from the Gladstone post and the Manistique detachment were dispatched to the intersection of U.S. 2 and County Road 483 for a ...

LOUD AND PROUD

MARQUETTE — Marissa Jayne Wolfe, a native of Big Bay, said being transgender is a hard road, but she has witnessed a major change locally over the last decade. “When I transitioned in 2009, I was spit on, I had people calling me names, throwing things at me, making accusations, … trying ...

Phil-ling the Delft

MARQUETTE — His favorite movie, “Somewhere in Time,” was showing on the big screen at the Delft Bistro Sunday afternoon. This surely was just one thing that pleased Phil Niemisto. Niemisto, a longtime fixture in downtown Marquette who washes windows and takes care of the pocket park ...

Michigan board may declare LGBT discrimination unlawful

LANSING — A long-stalled movement to make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT people may gain traction — not in the Legislature but with a Michigan board that is being asked to declare that such discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations is already unlawful under ...

Marquette County arts groups awarded grants

MARQUETTE — Arts groups in Marquette County will receive grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for fiscal year 2017-18. Organizations from around Michigan will share $10.6 million in grants, an increase of 10 percent from last year’s state budget ...

Trump’s week anchored by speech to UN General Assembly

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is making his debut at the United Nations and taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source. In his first appearance as president, Trump today was addressing a U.S.-sponsored event on reforming the 193-member organization he has sharply ...

Hues of AUTUMN

MARQUETTE — It’s that time of the year again when vibrant autumn leaves attract tourists by the thousands and locals eventually start thinking about that impending blanket of white. According to Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association Executive Director Tom Nemacheck, the ...

This year’s fall colors right on schedule

MARQUETTE — It’s that time of the year again when vibrant autumn leaves attract tourists by the thousands and locals eventually start thinking about that impending blanket of white. According to Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association Executive Director Tom Nemacheck, the rate ...