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Food benefits program to get new fraud detection system

September 16, 2014 LANSING — Anti-fraud efforts by Michigan and other states should be ramped up to improve the integrity of the $73-billion-a-year Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a new federal report says. more »»

Garden dedicated on MTU campus

September 16, 2014 HOUGHTON—The Phyllis and John Seaman Garden was dedicated recently in recognition of Phyllis and John “Jack” Seaman’s recent gift to support the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum’s endowment. Glenn D. more »»

Cliffs may construct own power plant

September 15, 2014 CLEVELAND — Cliffs and Invenergy Thermal Development LLC (“Invenergy”) have jointly executed a letter of intent to advance consideration of a combined heat and power cogeneration facility to serve... more »»

Negaunee property values on rise

September 15, 2014 NEGAUNEE — Negaunee’s 2014 tax rate, accepted unanimously by the Negaunee City Council at its meeting Thursday, shows property values in the city continue to go up while new construction provides a... more »»

No action on sex orientation bill expected

September 15, 2014 LANSING—While leaders of the Republican majority in the Legislature say there will be no vote on the issue before the Nov. more »»

Sawyer AFB memories

September 15, 2014 K.I. SAWYER — The Cold War is over, but the memories linger — and they’re memories that should be kept alive. That’s one reason for the creation of the K.I. more »»

Extreme cold at Xterra

September 15, 2014 MARQUETTE — Chilly weather lingered in the Upper Peninsula over the weekend, but that didn’t stop the athletes from participating in the Xterra Marquette Triathlon at the Tourist Park on Saturday. more »»

Sneak peek at the past

September 14, 2014 MARQUETTE — Plowed under by an ever-building wave of technology, Marquette County’s once popular three outdoor theaters reside in what’s known today as the drive-in theater “graveyard. more »»

Lending a hand

September 14, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Home Builders Association gave the Marquette Women’s Center a present Saturday for its 40th birthday in the form of much-needed building upgrades. more »»

Finnish teacher to host 35-year reunion

September 14, 2014 MARQUETTE — “Tervetuloa suomenkielen luokkaan.” That’s a phrase students in Ishpeming resident Tanja Stanaway’s Finnish language classes have been hearing for the past 35 years. more »»

1899 Lake Superior shipwreck found

September 14, 2014 DEER PARK, Mich. more »»

Students meet service dog

September 13, 2014 MARQUETTE — Students in Anne Girard’s third-grade class at Graveraet Elementary School got a unusual visitor Thursday afternoon, of the four-legged variety. more »»

U.P. land deals OK’d

September 13, 2014 MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh approved 18 land transactions Thursday, including four Upper Peninsula land deals, at a Lansing meeting of the Michigan... more »»

Council approves bond deal to repair city buildings

September 13, 2014 ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council at this week’s meeting unanimously approved selling bonds to finance about $1. more »»

Partially submerged kayak prompts search

September 13, 2014 MARQUETTE — A partially submerged kayak 30 to 40 feet off the Lake Superior shoreline behind the Marquette Welcome Center on U.S. more »»

Strong solar storm hits Earth; could enhance northern Lights

September 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights. more »»

Regional storm AFTERMATH

September 12, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club lost two safety launches during Wednesday’s storm that brought high winds and rain to the area. more »»

Freeze aid eligibility announced

September 12, 2014 MARQUETTE — Gov. Rick Snyder says 32 communities in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula are eligible for approximately $7.5 million in aid after last winter’s deep freeze. more »»

No wolf hunt in Michigan this year

September 12, 2014 DETROIT — The Michigan Natural Resources Commission confirmed Thursday there won’t be a gray wolf hunt this year. Commission officials said Thursday that it lacks the authority to set another hunt. more »»

Update: Nero-Bob to return to specialist

September 12, 2014 MARQUETTE — Amanda Bertucci said Nero-Bob is doing well and is scheduled to go back to a specialist in Appleton, Wisconsin, next week. “Bob’s doing really good. more »»



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