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CWD found in Dickinson County deer

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MARQUETTE — What wildlife officials have feared has taken place, with a white-tailed deer testing positive for chronic wasting disease in Dickinson County. However, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources hopes proactive efforts will curb the potential problem. The DNR announced on ...

Hug the library Saturday

Community

MARQUETTE — At 11 a.m. Saturday, the Peter White Public Library is asking for 200 supporters to join in hugging the library. Everyone is invited to be part of this huge public display of affection as people join hands and wrap PWPL in a giant hug. Participants will circle the library as a ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: Last year, I wrote to you about my beautiful 35-year-old daughter and the kidney transplant she'd just received through the United Network for Organ Sharing. I am "A Very Grateful Mom." My daughter continues to do well and is leading a healthy life. We would like to thank the ...

AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

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WASHINGTON — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans and Democrats holding starkly distinct opinions of his credibility, according to a poll released ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

Local

$2.99 Munising (Holiday) $2.97 Hancock (Holiday) $2.91 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.91 Marquette (Ojibwa Express) $2.89 Marquette (Krist) $2.89 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.84 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.81 Menominee (Admiral) $2.79 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.60 Baraga (Pines) • ...

County Road 545 South to close

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Road Commission, along with Payne and Dolan, will be closing County Road 545 South in West Branch Township approximately 2.25 miles south of M-94 for the installation of a box culvert at Sheen Creek. This closure will begin at 7 a.m. Monday and will remain ...

Band Day to be held Saturday

Local

MARQUETTE — The Wildcat Marching Band will host 15 high school bands at the Superior Dome on Saturday, when the NMU football team faces Lawrence Tech. According to Director Stephen Grugin, this is the largest Band Day in recent memory. The annual event is a valuable recruiting tool for the ...

Econ Club to host Whitmer, Morgan

Local

MARQUETTE — Economic Club of Marquette County will host a coffee with Michigan Governor Candidate Gretchen Whitmer at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at the Ramada Inn in Marquette. All Econ Club members and public are invited. At 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the Ramada in Marquette, the Econ Club will host ...

FARM Science Lab visits at Superior Hills Elementary

Spotlight

MARQUETTE — Superior Hills’s second, third, fourth and fifth graders got a headstart on learning more about how their food is raised as the Food, Agriculture & Resources in Motion Science Lab recently made a stop at the school. Classes spent an hour apiece investigating renewable ...

Cleaning crews find cremated remains in old funeral home

Michigan News

DETROIT — Several cremated remains have been found by cleaning crews at a former Detroit funeral home where mummified remains of 10 fetuses were discovered last week in a ceiling, state licensing inspectors said Thursday. Crews clearing the building for its new owner came across containers ...

Driver enters plea in fatal accident

Michigan News

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A driver charged in the hit-and-run death of a 6-year-old girl in western Michigan has entered a plea in the case. The Muskegon Chronicle reports 19-year-old Dakota Welch of Muskegon pleaded no contest Thursday to leaving the scene of an accident causing ...

Come together

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MARQUETTE — The 2018 Upper Peninsula Nonprofit Conference, hosted by the group Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development, takes place today at the University Center on Northern Michigan University’s campus. The event features four sessions focused on leadership, best practices, ...

Border security grant approved

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an Operation Stonegarden grant for emergency management at Tuesday’s meeting. The grant will be used to “support enhanced cooperation and coordination among local, tribal, territorial, state and federal law ...

Expert to assess line route fitness

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MARQUETTE — In an attempt to reduce a risk of potential outages for nearly 10,000 electric customers, the Marquette Board of Light and Power recently hired a consultant to evaluate the best route for a new internal electric distribution system and connection to the regional grid. The BLP ...

Committee hears testimony on impact of blight

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NEGAUNEE — With a public forum on Monday, the city of Negaunee took a preliminary step to combatting blight. Members of the Special Advisory Committee on Blight Resolution heard professional testimony about blight from Ishpeming Police Department Chief Steve Snowaert, Michigan Municipal ...