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The hunt is on

MARQUETTE — Due to mild winters the previous two seasons, Upper Peninsula hunters should see an increase of deer this hunting season, said John Pepin, Michigan Department of Natural Resources deputy public information officer. “Hunters in the fields are seeing deer in addition to the ...

Lakeshore Blvd closed until further notice

MARQUETTE - Beginning immediately, Lakeshore Boulevard, from Hawley to Wright streets, will be closed to through traffic due to high wave activity in the area, according to the city of Marquette. An announcement will be released when the closure is lifted.

MAPS, union deal with unfair labor practice charges

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education has authorized the filing of an unfair labor practice charge against the Marquette Area Education Association regarding department head stipends. The dispute stems from a cost-cutting measure. In a telephone interview with The ...

Flight delays possible

MARQUETTE — Flights going in and out of Sawyer International Airport in the next week face potential for delays in the event of low visibility conditions due to an equipment malfunction. The Federal Aviation Administration alerted pilots early this week that the airport’s Instrument ...

Ishpeming council, department heads work to streamline spending

ISHPEMING —The Ishpeming City Council worked with several departments to trim the proposed 2018 Public Improvement Fund budget by $53,500 during a budget work session on Wednesday. The cuts consist of: $5,000 from the City Hall and Grounds fund; $6,000 out of the Fire Department Building ...

WALKING TALL

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming native Nate Denofre has been an avid outdoorsman and a champion for his community much of his adult life. Now the community is trying to give back. The Champion Lions Club and Junction 95 are “Partners in Prosthetics” — hosting a chicken dinner to benefit ...

Vacant seat ignites controversy

MARQUETTE — A group of citizens expressed disapproval at the end of a two-hour Marquette City Commission meeting Monday evening, in which the commission voted unanimously to open up an application process to select a replacement to serve the partial term of former Commissioner Sara ...

18th annual Holiday Art Sale to be held Saturday

MARQUETTE — Those considering an ideal gift for friends and family members who cherish unique items can find precisely that at the 18th annual Holiday Art Sale. Previously located at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center in the Peter White Public Library, this year’s local art sale will ...

Snyder cites ‘significant’ concerns over pipeline

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday he had “significant” concerns after the company that operates twin oil pipelines in a Great Lakes waterway told state officials it had found additional gaps in pipeline coating. The Republican governor criticized Enbridge Inc. after the ...

County officials seeking applicants for various boards

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board is seeking applicants for various boards and commissions, with appointments scheduled to be made at its Dec. 19 meeting. In all, there are nine panels seeking to fill 16 vacancies. Applications for all positions are due in the Marquette County ...

Gwinn continues school budget talks

GWINN — The Gwinn Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Gwinn Middle/High School Library to yet again discuss and possibly act on budget reductions to make cuts totaling about $550,000 this school year. The board must make reductions to account for overspending the ...

Baldini elected mayor

MARQUETTE — Switching places from their previous roles, Tom Baldini is the new mayor and Dave Campana the new mayor pro tem after Monday’s organizational meeting of the Marquette City Commission. Formerly, Campana was mayor and Baldini was mayor pro tem. One new commissioner and two ...

Tough sledding

LANSING — Warmer weather and a cool state economy have teamed up to mean fewer snowmobile riders on state trails — and less money in the pockets of those who rely on them. A snowy winter at the peak of the snowmobile era could pump nearly $1 billion into economy of the state, with its ...

Contract question

NEGAUNEE — The city of Negaunee will continue to receive internet services in its municipal buildings at no charge. The Negaunee City Council declined to modify an agreement that has existed between the city and the Negaunee Cable Company since August 2014 — when Councilman Nick Visser ...

Firearm deer season starts Wednesday

MARQUETTE — Firearm deer hunting season begins Wednesday, and with that comes a forecast for success rates. The season runs through Nov. 30. This year’s deer season is expected to have similar to slightly increased success rates compared to 2016, according to a report from Chad Stewart, ...

Grandview is brand new

By RACHEL OAKLEY and COREY KELLY Journal Staff Writers MARQUETTE — Hundreds of people gathered Friday afternoon at the new Grandview Marquette apartment complex for a ribbon cutting ceremony and public tours to celebrate the end of construction of the former Holy Family Orphanage, ...

Veterans Day marked with parades, somber ceremonies

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press Americans honored their military veterans Saturday with a parade in the wintry cold of New York City, where one World War II vet thanked onlookers for remembering, and in a somber ceremony in a Texas community bloodied by a church massacre where ...

Bills proposed to protect Michigan domestic violence victims

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Eight years after leaving her physically abusive husband, Nicole Beverly still fears for her life but also considers herself lucky. When she was being stalked and fled to Canada for two weeks, she did not lose her job. She was allowed to ...

GOP bill would end wolf management in Wisconsin

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Some northern Wisconsin legislators are proposing a bill that would end the state’s efforts to manage wolves and force police to ignore wolf killings, unless the federal government removes the animals from the endangered species ...