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Late-winter blast has residents frustrated

April 4, 2016 ISHPEMING — Snow showers are not the kind of April showers anyone wants or expects, except if you live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. more »»

State government purchasing scores high in national survey

April 4, 2016 LANSING — Michigan ranked ninth in a recent national survey assessing how well each state government buys stuff. more »»

Project Feed a Neighbor launches

April 4, 2016 NEGAUNEE — If you live in the west end of Marquette County, chances are good that a grocery bag with a pink label announcing the seventh annual Project Feed a Neighbor was delivered to your house... more »»

Law lets some access to Facebook, email of the dead

April 4, 2016 LANSING — A new Michigan law offers ways for certain people to access the online storehouse of memories in Facebook and Google accounts after the owner dies, but the bill sponsor says it wasn’t easy... more »»

Catholic bishop gives tour of cathedral, talks about his job

April 4, 2016 Bishop John Doerfler of the Marquette Catholic Diocese played host to local media recently. Click on photos for further details. more »»

Fewer Cops... less crime.

April 3, 2016 ANSING — The number of police officers in Michigan shrank by 15.4 percent between 2001 and 2014, according to a recently released report by the State House Fiscal Agenc. more »»

Spring Street changes ahead?

April 3, 2016 MARQUETTE — City officials are considering making Spring Street between Fourth and Fifth streets in Marquette a one-way avenue with several new parking spaces to better accommodate visitors to the... more »»

Townships move forward with revitalization plan

April 3, 2016 REPUBLIC — An attempt to revitalize the west end of Marquette County is chugging forward. more »»

Reading bill hung up in dispute

April 3, 2016 LANSING— An initiative to improve Michigan third-graders’ reading is caught up in a dispute among lawmakers about making students repeat a grade if they lag too far behind. more »»

Miami fugitive on run for 20 years found in Nicaragua

April 3, 2016 MIAMI— A fugitive from Miami who has been on the run for almost 20 years is back in federal custody after he was arrested in Nicaragua. Robert Allen Lopez, 49, was arrested on Nov. more »»


April 2, 2016 MARQUETTE — Launching a successful startup requires a host of skills, strategies and good advice. more »»

Wage battle in more states?

April 2, 2016 NEW YORK— California and New York — where almost 1 in 5 Americans live — are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now settin... more »»

Success of rural recycling lies with residents

April 2, 2016 REPUBLIC — When you live in a small community, some of the amenities that residents in larger cities and towns might take for granted are difficult to come by, and tasks are sometimes more difficult... more »»

Local chef, professor a semifinalist for national culinary award

April 2, 2016 MARQUETTE — A week before his 13th birthday, Christopher Kibit’s father passed away. Chris’s mom was a nurse, and she took care of his father from home during the last few months of his life. more »»

Historic charcoal kiln collapses

April 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — A historic landmark of the city has unexpectedly collapsed, but nobody seems to know who owns it. The Carp River kiln in front of the Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment Plant on U.S. more »»

Kivela launches re-election bid

April 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — Dark stores, economic development and the rise in crimes related to methamphetamine are a few of the things State Rep. more »»

Internal finance review at YMCA

April 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — Surrounding concerns of recent financial developments, the YMCA of Marquette County Board of Directors has initiated a review of finances and operations. more »»

Meth bust made in western U.P.

April 1, 2016 IRONWOOD — The Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team took two individuals into custody Thursday after discovering an active methamphetamine lab in Ironwood Townshi. more »»

Study: Straits oil spill could affect vast areas

April 1, 2016 ANN ARBOR (AP) — A newly released study says hundreds of miles of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron shoreline are at risk of contamination if oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac rupture. more »»

Man flees police in Houghton County

April 1, 2016 CALUMET — Following reports of a possible breaking and entering crime in Torch Lake Township Thursday, a 33-year-old male led police on a more than 10-mile chase before being taken into custody. more »»



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