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Eroding confidence

Front Page News

LANSING — As winter storms continue and record Great Lake water levels rise, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is urging Michigan residents to remain wary of coastal erosion that can turn dangerous. The Corps is warning of docks and breakwalls that break off into the lakes, endangering both ...

RTI plant reopens after chemical spill

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — RTI Surgical in Marquette reopened Wednesday evening, five days after employees were evacuated due to a nitric acid spill, Marquette Fire Department officials said. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident, and 19 individuals were transported to UP Health ...

Matquette Township Board mulls manager contract

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MARQUETTE — Marquette Township Board members had until noon Wednesday to review and request clarifications or changes to the contract offer that will be sent to its manager candidate, former Marquette Township Supervisor Dennis Liimatta. The board received a copy of the revised document ...

Superior Child Advocacy Center opens for business

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — An open house was held for the Superior Child Advocacy Center Thursday. The center, which is housed in and works in partnership with Suunta Integrative Health, located at 1209 N. Third St. in Marquette, streamlines the forensic interview process for victims of trauma. “Suunta ...

Today’s winterscape … more of the same

Local

Another snowy scene greeted people arising this morning across Superiorland. The National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township reports 122 inches of snow have fallen there since the start of the season. The weekend forecast includes the possibility of snow mixed with freezing drizzle as ...

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 ...

Streets closed for Noquemanon

Local

MARQUETTE — Street closures for the annual Noquemanon Ski Marathon will be closed at 3 p.m. today until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The following streets will be closed: Schneider Mill Court — from River Park Circle to the end of Schneider Mill Court — and Powder Mill Road — from Wright ...

Fund, fee waiver apps available

Local

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette is announcing promotional fund and discount fee waiver applications are available. The Marquette City Code “provides a mechanism for community stakeholders to submit for waivers of city fees and/or in-kind services provided by the city and/or cash ...

NAMI meeting on Monday

Local

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. An education meeting will be at 7 ...

Gas Gauge

Local

State average: $2.42 $2.64 Munising (Holiday) $2.64 Ontonagon (Holiday) $2.57 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.49 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.47 Houghton (Freedom) $2.44 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.39 St. Ignace (Marathon) $2.33 Menominee (Admiral) $2.32 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.31 ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Planetarium events slated MARQUETTE — The Shiras Planetarium invites everyone to attend one of its upcoming public programs. Full show details can be found at shirasplanetarium.org which is where tickets can be purchased. Among the upcoming events at the planetarium are Flastback to the ...

Wedding gifts under warranty

Community

Dear Annie: My very good friend “Pamela” has a son who recently got married. The wedding took place in the middle of September. The bride decided at the beginning of December that she didn’t want to be married. My question is this: Who gets the gifts? The bride and groom were living with ...

Dependable birds a true joy of winter

Community

“Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” —Tom Allen As the raspberry bushes have slowly disappeared under the increasingly deep piles of January snow, the Upper Peninsula has begun to look a lot more like winter. The temperatures have only been able to find their way down to ...

Group launches Michigan ballot drive to rein in lobbying

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — A group launched a ballot drive Thursday to target lobbying in Michigan’s Capitol by banning free food and drink for state elected officials, requiring former lawmakers to wait two years to become lobbyists and overhauling a system that tracks lobbying. The Coalition to ...

Man loses ‘bright lights’ appeal

Michigan News

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Bright lights — long prison stay. Police had probable cause to pull over a man who was driving in Ypsilanti with his high beams on, a stop that led to the discovery of cocaine, an outstanding arrest warrant — and ultimately a 10-year prison sentence, an appeals ...

NMU lawsuit continues in federal court

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A lawsuit by four Northern Michigan University professors alleging gender discrimination is continuing in federal court. A lawsuit filed Feb. 8 against NMU by the female professors alleges the university violated federal equal pay and gender discrimination laws. In the ...

Broken pipe in Mackinac Straits is 200 feet long

Community

MACKINAW CITY — A 200-foot-long broken boring pipe remains embedded in the Straits of Mackinac and may not be recoverable by a company that operates a fuel pipeline, officials said. Enbridge Inc. retrieved a broken 45-foot rod in December and told state regulators that a pipe of similar ...