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Marina makeover

February 7, 2016 MARQUETTE — Three options to renovate Presque Isle Marina were presented Thursday to the Marquette City Commission, all of which include fewer boat slips than currently available and an initial 15... more »»

Clean energy

February 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 202. more »»

Siblings find their calling serving in Peace Corps

February 7, 2016 MARQUETTE — For siblings Helen and Joseph Amiri, service is in their blood. more »»

‘Pump up the Dome’ a big hit

February 7, 2016 Hundreds of children and their parents filled the Superior Dome Saturday morning for the annual Pump Up the Dome event, as can be seen in photo at top right. more »»

State lags in keeping guns away from domestic abusers

February 7, 2016 LANSING — Michigan lags behind some other states when it comes to laws meant to keep guns from domestic abusers, some advocates for stricter gun control say. more »»

Tree of Life tops $3,000 for Breast Fund

February 6, 2016 MARQUETTE — The bright pink tree by the Marquette Post Office has reached its goal, but the benefits should continue. more »»

‘Gag order’ on hold

February 6, 2016 LANSING — A federal court judge put a temporary freeze Friday on a new Michigan election law that critics say amounts to a “gag order,” and urged lawmakers to clarify the issue quickly. U.. more »»

Northern Promise paying off for WHS students

February 6, 2016 ISHPEMING — Westwood High School was the first stop for Northern Michigan University officials as they traveled Friday to three Upper Peninsula high schools that participate in the Northern Promise... more »»

Nordeen resigns from Gwinn school board

February 6, 2016 MARQUETTE — Trustee Bill Nordeen is retiring from the Gwinn school board effective March 13, a little more than three years into his six-year term. more »»

US jobs report has ‘disguised positives

February 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — Consider looking past January’s so-so job growth. At first glance, Friday’s government report on U.S. more »»

Safety rules

February 5, 2016 MARQUETTE — With nine snowmobile fatalities this winter season in the Upper Peninsula alone, local law enforcment officials are urging residents to use precaution when hitting area trails. more »»

Abortion providers to lose state funds under measure

February 5, 2016 LANSING — A new bill would make permanent last year’s ban on state funding for abortion providers. more »»

APNewsBreak: Officials warned of Legionnaires' link

February 5, 2016 LANSING (AP) — High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. more »»

MAPS board discusses new bond

February 5, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette school board held a special work session Thursday evening to discuss the option of placing a bond issue on the May 3 ballot to fund a number of facilities projects. more »»

County Foundation receives children’s health, wellness grant

February 5, 2016 The Community Foundation of Marquette County been awarded a $84,595 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to support initiatives aimed at improving the quality of health for children in the... more »»

Voter education law stirs up controversy; Gwinn super: New law ‘handcuffs’ schools

February 4, 2016 GWINN — Gwinn Area Community Schools will again ask voters this spring to fund a bond for transportation, technology and facilities upgrades. more »»

Public Act 269

February 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — Public officials from schools and municipalities around the state filed a lawsuit recently claiming a law restricting what local officials are allowed to distribute about upcoming ballot... more »»

County applauds BLP, supports new electrical facility

February 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — Representatives from the Marquette Board of Light and Power provided an update on its planned 50 megawatt electrical generating facility to the Marquette County Board Wednesday evening. more »»

Automakers to recall 5M vehicles for another air bag problem

February 4, 2016 DETROIT (AP) — Another problem has developed with automotive air bags, this one resulting in recalls of up to 5 million vehicles worldwid. more »»

House committee OKs bill clarifying ballot proposal law

February 4, 2016 LANSING (AP) — A group of Michigan lawmakers advanced a measure intended to address criticism that a new law stops public officials from informing voters about ballot proposals. more »»

Digging out

February 3, 2016 MARQUETTE — The winter storm that closed down schools in Marquette and Alger counties and put a halt to area events resulted in much less snow accumulation than expected. more »»



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