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Food assistance to continue through month

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The more than 1.2 million people in Michigan who are eligible for food assistance benefits will receive an additional payment by the end of this month that raises their monthly amount by 15% to help families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 15% increase in Supplemental ...

Preliminary OK to $641M Flint water deal given

Michigan News

DETROIT — A judge granted preliminary approval Thursday to a $641 million deal that would benefit Flint residents who were harmed by lead-contaminated water. The settlement includes $600 million from the state of Michigan, although Flint, an area hospital and an engineering firm are also ...

‘WINTER STRIKE’

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MARQUETTE — Winter Strike, the Michigan National Guard’s cold-weather joint fires military readiness exercise, part of its signature Northern Strike exercise series, will return this year with precautions for COVID-19 in place. The exercise will be held from Jan. 23-30 at the National ...

Michigan official shows gun after public meeting criticism

Michigan News

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A county official in northern Michigan displayed a rifle during an online meeting in response to a citizen's comments about a far-right extremist group, drawing outrage from some local residents. Ron Clous, an elected member of the Grand Traverse County Board of ...

Cleveland-Cliffs donates $1M to address food insecurity

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CLEVELAND — Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. announced Tuesday that its philanthropic organization, The Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation, has made several commitments totaling more than $1 million in cash contributions to several food distribution organizations in the local communities where the company ...

DNR: Delta County fisherman drowns in Lake Michigan

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GARDEN -- The body of Edward Carl Lester, 64, of Garden was recovered Thursday afternoon from the waters of Lake Michigan in what Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers said was an accidental drowning, according to the DNR. Lester’s wife contacted a neighbor to help ...

Portion of Fourth Street closed Thursday for electrical line maintenance

Local

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. today, the northbound lane of Fourth Street between Rock Street and Ridge Street will be closed to traffic due to overhead electrical line maintenance work being conducted by the Marquette Board of Light & Power. The maintenance project is estimated to ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago SAWYER AIR FORCE BASE — Increased security has kept Sawyer Air Force Base personnel alert since the outbreak of war in the Persian Gulf a week ago, but a ...

Police Log

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Great Lakes Recover Centers receive large donation

Local

From Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions MARQUETTE — On behalf of its 14 member hospitals, Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions has made a $25,000 donation to Great Lakes Recovery Centers in support of its project to expand recovery services and relocate the Men’s New Hope House. ...

Bay College Fall graduates

Spotlight

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Community College announces graduates: Associate in Arts Escanaba Britney Chaillier Olivia Fix Samantha Gaudino Kaylee Hoffart Megan Robinette Gladstone Taylor Erickson Iron Mountain Katrina deKoster Gina Santi Munising Kelsea ...

Elks donate to Room At The Inn

Spotlight

The Marquette Elks Lodge 405 donated $2,000 to Room At The Inn, to assist with urgent needs related to COVID-19. Pictured: Lauren Michie of Room at the Inn and Russ Ransom, exalted ruler, Marquette Elks Lodge.

Rotary supports JJ Packs

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Kristin Marchiol and Marla McEnaney, co-directors of JJ Packs receive a check for $5,000 from Jim Jajich, co-president of the Rotary Club of Marquette. JJ Packs sends low income children home with nutritious packs of food on the weekends. The funds were raised at the annual Rotary Golf Outing.

What’s Flying: What’s yet to come this winter

Community

“What is there kindlier than the feeling between host and guest?” — Aeschylus   This winter has been like few others in so many ways. Thus far, the weather has continued on a mild, gentle path, just now again showing a bit more of its true self, with a dash of snow and a nip from ...

DNR council has open spots

Community

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is soliciting applications for open volunteer positions on both the Eastern and Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Councils. The councils are designed to advise the DNR on regional programs and policies, identify areas in ...

Ishpeming VFW sells pasties

Community

ISHPEMING — VFW Post 4573, 310 Bank St., Ishpeming, is having a pasty sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 2. Call 485-4207 or 486-8623 to reserve a pasty. People may call 486-4856 the day of the sale to see if organizers have any extra pasties.

Sault Tribe starts online gaming

Community

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and Kewadin Casinos announced that after more than a year of work on regulations and review, the Michigan Gaming Control Board has authorized the Sault Tribe to begin online sports betting and online gaming at noon today. ...

DNR seeks input on strategy for public lands

Community

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking input on a comprehensive strategy for more than 4 million acres of public lands. The draft of the DNR’s updated strategy to tap into the power of public lands for the benefit of Michigan’s residents, natural resources and ...