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U.P., Traverse City regions to progress in reopen plan

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MARQUETTE — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday advanced the Upper Peninsula and Traverse City regions to the next phase under her restart plan, which becomes effective Wednesday under a new executive order. Whitmer is expected to move the rest of the state’s more populated areas to that stage ...

Highway renaming urged to honor fallen firefighters

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LANSING — The Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday approved a bill sponsored by state Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township, that would rename a portion of M-35 in Forsyth Township as the Ben Lauren and Don Riling Memorial Highway. McBroom was joined at the ...

Parade for MSHS grads Sunday

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MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School 2020 seniors and their families will participate in a car parade from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, which was originally scheduled to be their graduation day. The parade will depart from the high school parking lot, travel to Lincoln Avenue to Washington ...

Tower talks: Ishpeming to revisit 2002 project

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ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council is asking the city manager and newly hired city attorney to take a second look at the historic hose tower on the Ishpeming Fire Department building. Ishpeming City Manager Craig Cugini will work with City Attorney Carolyn Bridges to determine whether ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MICHIGAMME — It took two weeks and more than 770 truck-loads of rock to fill an abandoned mine shaft east of Michigamme and ease the concern of County ...

SBAM holding virtual meeting

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The Small Business Association of Michigan will host a virtual owner-to-owner meeting for business owners in the Upper Peninsula from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. The agenda includes education components, small business advocacy awareness and virtual networking with SBAM CEO Rob Fowler or ...

Work on Presque Isle Ave. today

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MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. today, the north and southbound lanes of Presque Isle Avenue between West Kaye Avenue and West College Avenue in Marquette will be closed to traffic. The west side of Presque Isle Avenue in this area will also be closed. The maintenance project is estimated to ...

Police log

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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 ...

State parks, campgrounds to open

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has determined official opening dates for state park and state forest campgrounds, state harbors and other DNR-managed outdoor spaces as Michigan moves to Stage 4 of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s MI Safe Start plan. Throughout the ...

Sidewalk repair, replacement project soon to get started

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MARQUETTE — With the Engineering and Public Works Department’s recommendation, 23 portions of sidewalk will be repaired and/or replaced throughout Marquette this summer as they have been determined to be potential tripping hazards to the public. The Marquette City Commission unanimously ...

Second retail pot shop approved for Washington Street

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MARQUETTE — A marijuana retail establishment was approved for Washington Street by the Marquette Planning Commission Tuesday evening during a public hearing that was held virtually via Zoom video conferencing. Commissioner Aaron Andres made the motion to approve the applicant’s special ...

Police Log

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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 ...

MSUE to offer online courses

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MARQUETTE — Michigan State University Extension is offering Free Online Smart Gardening Series Topics include beekeeping, pollinator-friendly landscapes, wildlife damage management, good and bad bugs in your vegetable garden, and using fresh produce for flavored water. Sign up for one or ...

Child found safe, father in custody

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ISHPEMING — Syprin Janee Cole, 11, was located unharmed this morning in Boerne, Texas, after an alleged parental kidnapping incident, according to the Ishpeming Police Department. Jason Wade Cole, her father, was taken into custody at that time and is currently lodged in the Kendall ...

Michigan Senate: Train police on bias, de-escalation

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LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Senate unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would require police to be trained on implicit bias and de-escalation techniques to minimize the use of force, a move made more than a week after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The legislation would also ...

Schools chief warns of K-12 cuts; Whitmer joins marchers

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s school superintendent said Thursday that K-12 districts are confronting the possibility of staggering spending cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic unless Congress helps fill a nearly $2.4 billion revenue shortfall over this budget year and next. A divided state ...