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Blues Fest marches on

September 4, 2016 Above, hundreds of people enjoy world class music at the 13th annual Marquette Area Blues Fest Saturday evening at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. more »»

Pastors, others gather in Detroit to protest Donald Trump

September 4, 2016 DETROIT — Detroit-area clergy, elected officials and several hundred residents denounced Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Saturday visit to a church to help persuade black voters to... more »»

Hermine kills 2, ruins beach weekends in northward march

September 4, 2016 The once-and-future Hurricane Hermine regained strength Saturday as it moved slowly up the Eastern Seaboard and made a mess of the holiday weekend. more »»

Singin’ the BLUES

September 3, 2016 Above, a couple sits on a bench while listening to music Friday evening at the 13th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fes. more »»

State proposes approving permit for U.P. mine

September 3, 2016 MENOMINEE (AP) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it has proposed approving a permit for a company that plans to develop a gold, zinc and copper mine in Michigan’s Upper... more »»

Michigan asks high court to halt straight-party vote ruling

September 3, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general asked the U.S. Supreme Court to quickly intervene in a voting case Friday so a new ban on straight-party voting can take effect for the November election. more »»

Building futures

September 3, 2016 ISHPEMING — Several Westwood High School juniors and seniors will get the opportunity to build more than their academic future for the next two years — they will be building a house from the ground... more »»

Schools differ on policies governing appearance

September 2, 2016 MARQUETTE — Mary Elizabeth Shelafoe said she always had a different hair color in high school. “I got A’s and B’s,” Shelafoe said. “I was not a bad student. more »»

Republic recount confirms Koski the winner

September 2, 2016 REPUBLIC — A manual recount at the Republic Township Hall on Wednesday morning in the race for Republic Township treasurer left the results of the race unchange. more »»

One-to-One: Grant buys computers for Lakeview students

September 2, 2016 NEGAUNEE — Students and teachers at Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee will start the school year with modern tools in their classrooms thanks to almost $120,000 in grant funding through the... more »»

State straight-party voting ban blocked

September 2, 2016 LANSING — Michigan residents still will be allowed to use the state’s long-standing option of voting for an entire slate of one party’s candidates with a single mark in the November election, barrin... more »»

State lists worst schools; no Detroit closures until 2019

September 2, 2016 By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Half of the schools on Michigan’s new list of low-performing public schools are in Detroit but cannot be closed by the state until 2019 at the earliest, Gov. more »»

Irrigation decision

September 1, 2016 ISHPEMING — Foliage that will be planted in the center of two roundabouts and at the right-of-way between U.S. 41 and the U.S. more »»

Commissioners set goals for new lobbyist

September 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — The role of the city’s new lobbyist will be to call Lansing’s attention to Marquette’s concerns around the closure of the Presque Isle Power Plant, potential changes to Brownfield... more »»

Water spouts, funnel clouds spotted over Superior

September 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — At least five waterspouts formed over Lake Superior near Marquette Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Negaunee Township said. Meteorologist Justin Titus said at about 11:30 a.m. more »»

Celebrating a life

September 1, 2016 ZEBA — Saddened and shocked by the loss of two young men, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community gathered to celebrate the life of 23-year-old James Frederick “Jimmy” Shelifoe Jr. more »»


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Flags ordered at half staff

August 31, 2016 MARQUETTE — To honor the lives of James Shelifoe, Jr. and Alan Swartz — the Beartown Firefighters killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday — Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. more »»

City OKs contract with public works union

August 31, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission Monday adopted a new four-year agreement with its unionized public works employees that includes 2 percent annual wage increases. more »»



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