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Bog Walk mitigation underway

MARQUETTE — The Bog Walk at Presque Isle Park is undergoing mitigation work related to the U.S. 41 reconstruction project. Bacco Construction, based in Iron Mountain, has begun work on the creation of wetlands for the project mitigation. This stage of the work will involve re-creating a ...

Teen gun violence ‘a way of life’ in Savannah and Syracuse

SAVANNAH, Ga. — One is known as an oasis of Southern charm and history, drawing millions of tourists with its time-capsule collection of antebellum homes and marble monuments. The other is a faded rust-belt city where winters are spent rooting for a cherished college basketball powerhouse ...

Old Lake Shore Iron Works building under demolition

MARQUETTE — The dilapidated nearly 130-year-old Lake Shore Iron Works building near the shore of Lake Superior in Marquette will next week be an empty lot, according to the owner. The abandoned factory at 955 Lakeshore Blvd. is now more than half demolished. Built in 1890, it used to ...

State Senate votes to cut breakwall fees in Great Lakes

LANSING — Michigan would cut state fees assessed on homeowners who have wave-reducing breakwalls near the Great Lakes shoreline under legislation a divided state Senate approved Wednesday. The vote came 15 months after Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed another bill that would have lowered the ...

United Way of Marquette County kicks off campaign

MARQUETTE — The United Way of Marquette County has introduced this year’s campaign co-chairs: Natasha Lantz and Glenn Sarka. Lantz has a long history in the Upper Peninsula for bringing educational opportunities to communities in areas of health and nutrition, working many years at the ...

Ishpeming council approves bond resolution for fire truck

ISHPEMING — The city of Ishpeming is one step closer to getting a new aerial ladder fire truck. During its regular meeting Wednesday, the Ishpeming City Council unanimously approved a resolution to authorize the sale of general obligation tax bonds. Ishpeming residents approved the purchase ...

Hoppy Birthday

LANSING — This year the Michigan Brewers Guild celebrates 20 years of advocating and being the official voice for the Michigan craft beer industry in Lansing. The mission of the Michigan Brewers Guild is to promote and protect the Michigan craft industry, according to a press release from ...

Township to use crowdfunding site for proposed underpass

MARQUETTE — Marquette Township has received conditional funding to build an underpass beneath U.S. 41 and is seeking help from the public to build what officials are calling a safer way for pedestrians, cyclists and snowmobilers to cross the busy highway corridor. The township is attempting ...

AP FACT CHECK: What the Trump administration said about DACA

The White House took a firm stance on Tuesday in outlining why an immigration program created by President Barack Obama needs to be eliminated. President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions described the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as an unconstitutional action ...

TOGETHER, WE MARCH ON

Many local members of unions showed their solidarity on Monday during the Labor Day parade in Ishpeming, including members of the Michigan Nurses Association, pictured at top. Pictured at left, Luke Huetter, center, of Ishpeming, is handed pencils from local teachers for him and his brother ...

Traffic updates in progress in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Traffic changes will be underway at certain locations in the city of Marquette throughout the months of September and October, according to a press release from the Marquette Police Department. City Manager Mike Angeli said the upgrades involve newer technology, energy savings ...

Thousands take part in Labor Day walk on Mackinac Bridge

ST. IGNACE (AP) — Authorities say around 25,000 people took part in the annual Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge during which all traffic was halted for the first time as a security precaution. The Mackinac Bridge Authority says the number of participants Monday was on the lower ...

Spiffy source

MARQUETTE — A local television studio has undergone a facelift. WLUC-TV6 and FOX UP will reveal the new look at their building in Negaunee Township on Wednesday during the TV6 Early News at 6 p.m., according to a press release. The project, which has been a year in the making, ...

Singin’ the Sunday blues

Above, Toronzo Cannon of Chicago, blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, was the Sunday night headliner for the 2017 Bluesfest in Marquette. Left, audience members applaud the performance of Shawn Holt & the Teardrops. Below, Holt shakes hands and bumps fists with audience members ...

Premiums in state’s individual market may rise 28 percent

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Hundreds of thousands of people who buy their own health insurance on Michigan’s individual market could see premiums rise by an eye-popping 28 percent on average next year if President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to cut billions ...

‘Pure Impact’ tour makes stop in downtown Marquette

MARQUETTE — State and local officials toured the Liberty Way development in downtown Marquette Wednesday as part of a “Pure Impact” tour that’s traveling around Michigan to highlight the economic impact of the five-year-old Michigan Community Revitalization Program. The MCRP, an ...

City awards utilities contract for project at old Tiroler Hof

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission has awarded the contract to build out utilities to the former Tiroler Hof property for an amount roughly 30 percent higher than the city’s estimate. The commission voted 6-1 Monday to award the $450,000 contract to sole bidder Oberstar Inc. for ...

Ships slowing in busy channel to protect endangered orcas

By PHUONG LE Associated Press SEATTLE — Ships moving through a busy channel off Washington state’s San Juan Island are slowing down this summer as part of a study to determine whether that can reduce noise and benefit a small, endangered population of killer whales. The Puget Sound ...

Group to present petitions at annual bridge walk

MACKINAW CITY – Members of Voters Not Politicians, a grassroots organization seeking to change the way voting districts in the state are drawn, will be asking participants at the Mackinac Bridge walk on Monday for signatures. VNP, a nonpartisan group, hopes to circulate petitions to over ...

Michigan doubles capacity to prep inmates for in-demand jobs

BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Inside what was once a prison license plate factory, 42-year-old inmate Richard Willett spends his days in a converted robotics lab, learning how to operate computerized machinery in hopes of working a good-paying job when he’s freed. It’s better than his ...