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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 »»

Republic Township OKs grant application

April 1, 2016 REPUBLIC — The Republic Township Board continues to forge ahead despite challenges, unanimously approving at its regular meeting Thursday a resolution to apply for a $50,000 Michigan Department of... more »»

US gains 215,000 jobs in March, unemployment rises to 5 percent

April 1, 2016 WASHINGTON — U.S. employers notched another solid month of hiring in March by adding 215,000 jobs, driven by large gains in the construction, retail and health care industries. more »»

Michigan’s high court denies judge’s challenge of age ban

April 1, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s high court has denied a state appeals court judge’s challenge of the constitution’s ban on judges over age 70 seeking re-election. more »»


March 31, 2016 MARQUETTE — When Escanaba residents Jason Keast and Jim DeStefano created a multi-purpose reel lift intended to make their own jobs easier, they never imagined it would turn into a flourishing... more »»

Guidelines on LGBTQ students released

March 31, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Education released a draft of voluntary guidelines for school districts earlier this month meant to improve learning conditions for lesbian, gay, bisexual,... more »»

Room at the Roam Inn

March 31, 2016 MUNISING — The building at 815 W. Munising Ave. has gone through several owners since its original use as a home for a lumber baron in the late 19th century. more »»

Two arrested on meth-related charges

March 31, 2016 MARQUETTE — Following an investigation by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, two Marquette County residents were arraigned Tuesday on methamphetamine-related charges. more »»

Corrosion mystery solved, but Flint’s struggles continue

March 31, 2016 FLINT — Shortly before this poverty-stricken city began drawing its drinking water from a local river in a cost-cutting move nearly two years ago, officials huddled at the municipal water treatment... more »»

Empire Mine transition

March 30, 2016 ISHPEMING — While the area awaits more information about the imminent closure of the Empire Mine, activities behind the scenes may be able to lessen the blow to up to 400 workers it affects. more »»

City chooses team to design, oversee Father Marquette Park improvements

March 30, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission Monday chose design and construction management firms to oversee the engineering and accessibility improvements at Father Marquette Park. more »»

Flint official: State overruled plan for corrosion control

March 30, 2016 FLINT — Shortly before this poverty-stricken city began drawing its drinking water from the Flint River in April 2014 in a cost-cutting move, officials huddled at the municipal water treatment plant... more »»

Armed robbery arrests made

March 29, 2016 MARQUETTE — Three suspects were arraigned in Marquette County’s 96th District Court Monday on charges connected with a recent armed robbery in the city of Marquette. more »»

Northern counties struggle with high unemployment

March 29, 2016 LANSING — The number of unemployed Michigan workers dropped below 5 percent in January for the first time since 2001, the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget reported recently. more »»

City approves service center payments

March 29, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission on Monday with a split-vote approved initial down payments for precast concrete and various electronic technologies for the new Municipal Service Cente. more »»

Old hospital, new ideas

March 29, 2016 MARQUETTE — Duke LifePoint is considering retaining a piece of the existing UP Health System-Marquette hospital to be used for medical office space, but the company is seeking input from the... more »»



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