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MSHS to pilot late start option

March 22, 2016 MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School will roll out a pilot late start program for interested juniors and seniors next fall, allowing them to opt to start and end school about an hour later if... more »»

Education central to reducing poverty

March 22, 2016 MARQUETTE — Michigan needs to reinvest in public education in order to lift people out of poverty, according to John Austin, president of the Michigan Board of Education, where he has served since... more »»

UPAWS awarded state animal shelter grant

March 22, 2016 LANSING — About $135,000 in funds donated by taxpayers who checked a box on their state income tax forms will go to 23 registered animal shelters throughout the state. more »»

100 and counting

March 22, 2016 Erna Letz of Republic is celebrating her 100th birthday today. Letz was raised in Detroit and attended the Detroit schools. Her husband was a World War II veteran who flew gliders. more »»

Celebrate the U.P.!

March 21, 2016 BARAGA — Local land conservancies, the wolf/moose populations on Isle Royale and Keweenaw geohistory were just some of the topics covered at the annual Celebrate the U.P. more »»

Skulls, pelts and tracks, oh my!

March 21, 2016 BARAGA — Celebrate the U.P.! attracted a variety of conservation speakers for adults, but children were exposed to nature as well. more »»

New bill sets 6-month window to collect ballot signatures

March 21, 2016 LANSING — Michigan lawmakers are pushing to require that all signatures for a statewide ballot initiative be collected within a six-month period, a move that would stymie marijuana and anti-fracking... more »»

Buffs boost black swallowtail as best bet for state butterfly

March 21, 2016 ANSING — The black swallowtail would flit over Michigan as the official butterfly of the state if recently proposed legislation is approved. more »»

City service center site prep costs increase

March 20, 2016 MARQUETTE —The Marquette City Commission recently authorized spending more than $80,000 for additional work related to the site of the new Municipal Service Center. more »»

Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics

March 20, 2016 Paula Vincent, a Special Olympics athlete in alpine skiing, takes her dive into the icy waters of the special pool set up at Marquette Mountain Ski Area Saturday for the annual Michigan Law... more »»

Celebrating quilting

March 20, 2016 MARQUETTE — Sisters Aurora Stull, 10, and Mariah Fortin, 13, spent Saturday afternoon selecting patches and color schemes, stitching, ironing and stitching some more, learning the meticulous craft o... more »»

Obama begins historic trip to Cuba today

March 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will open a new era in the United States’ thorny relationship with Cuba during a history-making trip that has two seemingly dissonant goals: locking in his softer... more »»

Township fire rating improves

March 19, 2016 MARQUETTE — Marquette Township recently received a new rating related to fire protection that is expected to positively impact property owners’ insurance expenses. more »»

Area fireworks committee preps for 4th of July festival

March 19, 2016 MARQUETTE — Members of the Marquette Area Fourth of July Fireworks Committee held a meeting Wednesday morning to continue planning for this year’s festival, as well as discuss fundraising for next... more »»

Plea withdrawal denied

March 19, 2016 MARQUETTE — A West Branch Township man accused of physically abusing his 3-month-old son in June was denied a motion to withdraw his no contest plea in an evidential hearing in Marquette County... more »»

Boat, sport, RV Show Featured at dome

March 19, 2016 Above, a good crowd turned out for the first day of the 23rd annual Boat, Sport and RV Show Friday evening at the Superior Dome in Marquette. more »»

Obama high court nominee pressures Democrats, GOP

March 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — In choosing a centrist judge with Republican appeal, President Barack Obama hoped to corner GOP opponents who pledge to block his Supreme Court pic. more »»

Drone, airliner have close call near LA

March 19, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A drone came within 200 feet of hitting a Lufthansa jet near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday — the latest run-in between aircraft and the increasingly popular unmanned... more »»

Commission OKs hospital roads plan

March 18, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission on Thursday endorsed a roadway configuration that provides traffic access to UP Health System-Marquette’s new hospital and includes two new roundabouts on... more »»



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