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Law enforcement officials oppose recreational marijuana

MARQUETTE — Many prosecutors, law enforcement officials, businesspeople, medical professionals, educators, faith-based individuals and other citizens throughout the Upper Peninsula believe recreational marijuana is “simply bad for Michigan,” said Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt ...

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Embezzlement arrest made MARQUETTE — A 25-year-old Negaunee woman was arrested and charged Thursday with embezzling over $40,000 from a Marquette business. According to a Marquette Police Department press release, the 13-count felony warrant stems from a complaint received on Aug. 13 from ...

Correction

MTU professor’s name corrected In Friday’s article titled “Proud to be an American,” Dr. Latika Gupta, assistant professor of economics at Michigan Technological University, was incorrectly referred to as Dr. Lukita Gupta, associate professor of economics at the school.

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — “The Snow Goose,” a short story by Paul Gallico, will be interpreted in a readers’ theatre performance featuring Forest A. Roberts at 4 ...

Ski Hall class of 2018 named, induction in April

ISHPEMING — The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 was announced on Friday in Ishpeming. A formal induction will be held for the star-studded group of eight noted skiing and snowboarding pioneers, athletes and sport builders on April 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The ...

Graveraet celebration Saturday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation invites everyone to attend the 90 Years Celebration of Graveraet School at 2 p.m. Saturday in Kaufman Auditorium. An interactive presentation will be given by Jim Koski followed by cake and ice cream in the Sidney Adams ...

Music on Third canceled tonight

MARQUETTE — Due to an unfavorable weather forecast, Music on Third scheduled for tonight is canceled. There is no scheduled rain date for this final Music on Third of 2018.

Tilden ordinance being enforced

NATIONAL MINE — Tilden Township residents are reminded that the Miscellaneous Debris Ordinance is in effect and is being enforced. Property owners are asked to clean their yards to be in compliance, according to a news release from the Tilden Township office. Some of the items included as ...

LWV backs voter registration

MARQUETTE — The local League of Women Voters Marquette County Unit plans to register young voters throughout the area to celebrate the “national holiday.” According to a release from the LWV, on Tuesday, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive 50-state ...

Negaunee City Council OKs Jackson Mine Park project

NEGAUNEE — Jackson Mine Park in Negaunee is one step closer to pavilion construction after a Negaunee City Council meeting on Thursday. Councilors voted unanimously to authorize the city manager to execute a $63,200 engineering services agreement with GEI Consultants to design the Jackson ...

Ishpeming vision meeting tonight

ISHPEMING — The Community Foundation of Marquette County in conjunction with the Community Development Association of Michigan is holding a town meeting tonight from 6:30-8 p.m. at UPHS-Bell Hospital to gather input from Ishpeming residents about their vision for the community. Members of ...

Woman avoids deer, hits tree

MARQUETTE — A Marquette woman involved in a one-vehicle crash was transported to UP Health System-Marquette Tuesday afternoon for non-life threatening injuries after driving into a tree. According to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, Leslie Cory, 58, was traveling south on County ...

Temp stop sign up on Thursday

MARQUETTE — A temporary four-way stop will be in effect between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Third Street and Washington Street during traffic signal work. The public is reminded to exercise caution, pay close attention to all traffic control signage and to be aware of ...

MooseWood meeting Thursday

MARQUETTE —The MooseWood Nature Center will have a brief annual meeting to take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nature Center. Following the meeting, a presentation (at approximately 7 p.m.) will be given by Michigan DNR Biologist Brian Roell on the Big Cats of Michigan. Roell will talk ...

3 arrested in connection with B&E

MARQUETTE — Three people have been arrested and charged in connection to their alleged involvement in a Sept. 7 breaking and entering incident at the Ramada Inn located along West Washington Street in Marquette. Bernard Charles Duquette, 49, of Marquette was charged on nine counts in ...

Injuries reported in car-bus collision

MARQUETTE — Three people were transported to UP Health Systems - Marquette for non-life threatening injuries and two others were injured after a passenger car was rear-ended by a bus carrying students from North Star Academy, according to Marquette City Police. The accident occurred at ...

UPAWS hopes for another grant

NEGAUNEE — The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, will be granting holiday wishes in the form of more than $750,000 in grant awards to animal welfare organizations across the country. The annual Holiday Wishes campaign provides funding to animal welfare organizations to save more ...

Superior Health Foundation gala draws 100s

The Superior Health Foundation held its seventh annual gala on Saturday evening in the Great Lakes Rooms at Northern Michigan University. More than 360 guests and a record number of sponsors filled the room to support three charitable causes: SHF, Star Children’s Bereavement Services and the ...

MSHS open house Tuesday

MARQUETTE — Parents of current students at Marquette Senior High School are invited to attend the 18th Annual Open House at Marquette Senior High School at 6 p.m. Tuesday. This open house is being held to give parents an opportunity to walk through their child’s classrooms and meet the ...