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WHITMER WINS BIG

Front Page News

LANSING — Michigan Democrats seized power in state government again after a long drought and flipped two prized congressional seats thanks to a slate of female candidates who drew strong support from women voters. Gretchen Whitmer’s comfortable win over Republican Bill Schuette in ...

4 of 5 PWPL millages OK’d

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The townships of Chocolay, Sands, Powell and Marquette, as well as the city of Marquette, voted on millages for the Peter White Public Library Tuesday, with the proposals passing in each municipality except for Powell Township, according to unofficial election results from the ...

Cambensy tops Wagner in 109th State House race

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Incumbent Democrat Sara Cambensy was declared the winner of Michigan general election for the 109th District State House of Representatives seat Tuesday with 21,567 votes, or 58.13 percent of the total vote, defeating Republican candidate Melody Wagner in the election, according ...

Bergman turns back Morgan in U.S. House race

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, won a second two-year term to represent Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. According to preliminary election results published by the Michigan Secretary of State, Bergman received 185,752 votes, or 56 percent, beating Democratic ...

3 statewide ballot proposals approved

Front Page News

DETROIT — Michigan voters approved Proposal 1 on the stateside ballot on Tuesday, 56 percent to 44 percent, making their state the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana, passing a ballot measure that will allow people 21 or older to buy and use the drug and putting ...

McBroom over Dianda in 38th Senate race

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Republican Ed McBroom won the Michigan general election for Michigan’s 38th District State Senate seat Tuesday with 58,605 votes, or 54.5 percent of the total vote, defeating Democratic candidate Scott Dianda and Green Party candidate Wade Roberts, who received 43.7 percent of ...

Fire alarm testing at city hall

Local

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette wants people to know that Marquette County will be conducting audible fire alarm testing at the Marquette City Hall Thursday.

Presque Isle Park changes hours

Local

MARQUETTE — Presque Isle Park in Marquette is now open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to a press release from the city of Marquette.

Bulletin Board 11/7/18

Community

Soup luncheon, bazaar planned PALMER — A Community Soup Luncheon and Fall Bazaar will take place at the Richmond Township Firehall from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. It is sponsored by Community Lutheran Church. Featured will be crafts, baked goods, and a white elephant sale. A lunch of ...

There’s a stranger in my house

Community

Dear Annie: I’m wondering whether you have a copy of a piece that I believe was in an Ann Landers column. It featured a woman who felt that someone she did not know was living in her house, and it was about getting older. I thought it was very funny but have never seen it again. — George ...

The calendar 11/7/18

Community

Thursday Alcoholics Anonymous — Early Bird meeting, 7-8 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette. Handicapped accessible. Call AA Hotline, 249-4430. For a complete AA meetings list visit www.aa-marquettecounty .org. Superiorland Breakfast Kiwanis — meets 7-8 a.m., Pioneer Room A of ...

Letter alerted Michigan officials to hidden infant corpses

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — An anonymous letter informed Michigan officials that they could find "a bunch of infant corpses" hidden in a crawl space of a closed Detroit funeral home, according to state records. The Detroit News used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain a copy of the letter received ...

Hill, Smith win commission seats

Elections

MARQUETTE — City of Marquette voters elected two candidates to fill seats on the Marquette City Commission Tuesday. Incumbent Jenna Smith and newcomer Jenn Hill were the top vote-getters, landing seats on the nonpartisan seven-member commission that acts as the legislative branch of city ...

Voters approve BLP proposal, elect Prince, Irby to board

Elections

MARQUETTE — Incumbent Jerry Irby and John H. Prince were elected to the Marquette Board Light and Power board Tuesday. Irby received 4,938 votes and Prince received 5,123. There were also 173 write-in votes. A millage to change how the BLP calculates its payment in lieu of taxes, or ...

Negaunee City Council gets new mayor, one new councilor

Elections

NEGAUNEE — David Kangas will take the helm as the mayor of Negaunee in December, as Paul Maino, Jason Wallner and Edward Karki were elected to the city council. Kangas received 1,068 votes while his opponent, William Anderson Jr. garnered 603 votes in the mayoral race, according to ...

Ishpeming City Council sees change; Lehmann elected mayor

Elections

ISHPEMING — Karl Lehmann was elected mayor of the city of Ishpeming Tuesday and the Ishpeming City Council will see two new members take their place for a four-year term on the five-member panel. Unofficial Marquette County election results show Lehmann won the mayor’s seat with 41.74 ...

Incumbents re-elected to school boards

Elections

MARQUETTE — Some local school boards will see changes to their membership, while voters in other communities elected several incumbents. Four incumbents were re-elected to terms on the Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education during the Tuesday midterm elections. Trustee Kristen ...

Alger County elects board members

Elections

MARQUETTE — Alger County residents cast their ballots Tuesday, determining who was seated on various boards and whether certain millage proposals passed or not. Several candidates were elected to seats on the Alger County Board of Commissioners. Representing District 1 will be Catherine ...

Markkanen takes 110th House District

Elections

MARQUETTE —Running for the Michigan House of representatives for the 110th district, Tuesday ended with Republican Gregory Markkanen taking home the victory, which was decided by just over 500 votes The seat represents 6 western Upper Peninsula Counties as well as a portion of Marquette ...

Many millage proposals pass Tuesday

Elections

MARQUETTE — Beyond approving several millages related to the Peter White Public Library, voters passed many other local proposals Tuesday. The proposals and the vote totals are: ≤ Forsyth Township: an increase of up to 1.6 mills, to be levied from 2018-27, for road improvements. The ...