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Bay College women’s basketball team loses to Wisconsin-Marathon County

ESCANABA — Bay College couldn’t quite get over the hump and lost a college women’s basketball game to undefeated Wisconsin-Marathon County, 69-60, at home on Monday night. The Norse (8-8) were within 27-23 after a 20-foot jump shot by Baraga graduate Justice Kinnunen midway through the ...

Michigan woman opens storefront for spice business

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. — Pam Redman’s business selling her own dry spice mixes for use in dips and salsa generates more than half a million dollars a year in sales, but it was born out of necessity with $100 worth of ingredients and one craft show booking. Redman, now 53, had no choice 15 ...

Officials: Nearly half of Puerto Rico clients without power

By DANICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said 55 percent of the nearly 1.5 million customers have ...

Franken announces resignation from Senate amid allegations

WASHINGTON — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he will resign from Congress in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star. "I may be resigning my ...

Beyond Rx?

CVS Health wants to do much more than fill your prescription or jab your arm with an annual flu shot. The second-largest U.S. drugstore chain is buying Aetna, the third-largest health insurer, in order to push much deeper into customer care. The evolution won’t happen overnight, but in ...

Police ID body as missing Iron River man

MARQUETTE — Police today identified the body found Friday morning along the Marquette shoreline as 53-year-old Robert Anderson, who had been reported missing since late October. Anderson and Sarah Hall, 37, both of Iron River, were reportedly swept off Black Rocks in Marquette’s Presque ...

Start at the top with school reform

There are no shortage of conversations right now about how to improve Michigan’s schools. The data prove that action is needed, and it makes sense to start at the top. That’s what state Rep. Tim Kelly is doing with his resolution to ax the State Board of Education and allow the governor ...

MQT Nutrition celebrates anniversary

MQT Nutrition recently teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to celebrate its one year anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. In its first year open, MQT Nutrition has quickly become a one-stop shop for all things health and fitness. Owners of MQT Nutrition, Jenna and Rick ...

Gift of Reading project collecting books for area families in need

MARQUETTE — The Marquette-Alger Reading Council announces the beginning of the annual Gift of Reading project, an effort hat is done annually. The public is asked to donate new books which will be given to needy families and adults at Christmas time and throughout the year. The council ...

Pound

Found and lodged at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Negaunee Township were an adult brown and black male Japanese chin mix found in Negaunee; an adult gray male tabby found in Gwinn. Call 475-6661 or visit upaws.org to find out about animals waiting for adoption. Found and lodged ...

Female directors ready to topple ignoble Academy Awards statistic

NEW YORK — Four. It’s one of the most glaring numbers in Academy Awards history. That’s how many women have been nominated for best director in the awards’ 89 years of existence. Kathryn Bigelow, for “The Hurt Locker” in 2010, is the only woman to win. “I have to say it really ...

Rethinking the holiday dining room

There's a lot of home decorating advice out there on how to create the perfect kitchen. But what goes into designing a truly great dining room? As the holiday entertaining season approaches, it's worth re-examining the dining area. In homes that have formal dining rooms, they often serve ...

Jury backs graffiti artists who sued over destroyed work

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury has sided with a group of New York graffiti artists who sued over the destruction of their work. A judge will now decide whether the artists must be compensated for the loss of their whitewashed murals. The jury’s advisory ruling came Tuesday in the ...

Multiply bulbs before planting to get more spring flowers

Wait! Before you put those tulip, daffodil, crocus and hyacinth bulbs in the ground, do you want to multiply them? Sure, they'll multiply by themselves, but you can speed up the process. BULB OR CORM? Before you can multiply a bulb, you have to know if what you have in hand really is a ...

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings with a craft table

In many homes, the Thanksgiving gathering stretches for hours. It's not an eat-and-run kind of day — you're all in it for the long haul. And while adults have an acquired ability to make their own entertainment (catching up with Uncle Ivan, tossing around a football, helping in the ...

Bremerton nonprofit helps old homes, new homeowners

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Neighbor Louis Cobb gladly pitched in on a recent Saturday to help landscape a Highland Avenue property he once watched police officers refuse to enter because of its dilapidated state. "This is a nice neighborhood. We help each other," he said. "I'm looking to have ...

Virginia rejects ‘Trumpism’ as Dems score major victories

RICHMOND, Va. — Seizing his party’s first major Trump-era victory, Democrat Ralph Northam beat back a charge from Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia governor, a bruising election that tested the power of President Donald Trump’s fiery nationalism against the energy of the ...

Trump to push China on trade, North Korea during 2-day visit

BEIJING — President Donald Trump will push China on trade and North Korea during a two-day visit in which he will alternately cajole, flatter and scold the rising Pacific power. White House aides view Trump’s visit as the centerpiece of his lengthy Asia tour. Trump, who is mired in low ...

Michigan Senate looks to allow concealed guns in schools

LANSING — The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate on Tuesday began passing legislation to let people with extra training carry guns inside churches, schools and other places now off limits. The bills were approved by a committee on 3-2 party-line votes, two days after a gunman killed 26 ...