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Mixed results for UPPCO customers in MPSC ruling

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MARQUETTE — Many residential customers who get electric service from the Upper Peninsula Power Co. are expected to benefit from slightly lower rates following a Michigan Public Service Commission ruling announced Thursday. About 40,000 residential customers will see a savings of 1.55%, or ...

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Fundraiser for Girls on the Run MARQUETTE —Anytime Fitness of Marquette is working with Girls on the Run to help inspire girls to recognize their inner strength. Donations for Girls on the Run are being accepted at the gym through Wednesday. Money is the best donation and they are also ...

Michigan House OKs bill to cut high auto insurance premiums

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By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s Legislature on Friday began passing a bill that would cut the country’s highest auto insurance premiums by letting drivers forego a one-of-a-kind requirement to buy unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries. The ...

A day of remembrance

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MARQUETTE — Several local communities have announced plans to commemorate Memorial Day: Gwinn A Memorial Day parade will take place in Gwinn Monday. A short ceremony will take place at 9:45 a.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial in Peter Nordeen Park. The parade will start at 10 a.m. from ...

Touring The Northern Center

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MARQUETTE — The community got a chance to view the Phase I renovation of The Northern Center — formerly known as the University Center — on Tuesday, with public tours given of the Northern Michigan University facility. The University Center had been a popular campus hub, with its Great ...

MCSWMA board approves increasing solid waste tipping fees

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MARQUETTE — Marquette County is one step closer to implementing single-stream and glass recycling. The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority Board of Trustees at its meeting Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution that will increase solid waste tipping fees by $6 a ton to ...

Live music at Lakeview

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MARQUETTE — Even way up here in the Upper Peninsula, you can experience live music, food and vendors at the Way Up Music Festival hosted by Double Trouble Entertainment and the Radio Results Network. The festival, which began Friday evening and continues today from noon to 2 a.m., takes ...

Gwinn man facing murder charge offered plea deal

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MARQUETTE — Randy James Tuominen, the Gwinn man facing a count of homicide-felony murder and two counts of first-degree child abuse in relation to the September death of his infant son, has been offered a plea agreement in the case. If Tuominen accepts the plea agreement at a plea hearing ...

City continues to tackle sanitary sewer infiltration

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MARQUETTE — Problems caused by spring runoff and recent heavy rainfall in the city of Ishpeming may have been much worse if not for an eagle-eyed Ishpeming Department of Public Works employee who saw “swirling” in Lake Bacon on Sunday. “‘Hawkeye’ John Harnet looked and saw it in ...

Army Corps approves $778M plan to block Asian carp advance

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By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY — The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great ...

Volunteers needed at cemetery

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NEGAUNEE — Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Negaunee Cemetery. Crews will be at the cemetery from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The cemetery can be accessed off Marquette County Road 492 and Forge Road.

Front Street work starts Tuesday

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MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Front Street between Arch Street and Michigan Street will be closed to through traffic for reconstruction work. This project is expected to last four weeks. The Front Street work will detour traffic to Arch Street, Third Street and Michigan ...

Roads closed near museum

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MARQUETTE — Coast Guard Road, Arch Street and the pedestrian/bike path will be closed from Lakeshore Boulevard to Michigan Street until further notice during the Lighthouse Point parking lot and bike path construction project this summer. The Marquette Maritime Museum is still open and ...

Communities mourn girls

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BESSEMER (AP) — Communities in the western Upper Peninsula are grieving over the deaths of two teenagers who died in a crash just before the end of the school year. Lauren Powless and 15-year-old Madeline Jackson were students at Johnston Junior and Senior High School in Bessemer. Powless ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

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State average: $2.93 $3.00 Negaunee (Holiday) $3.00 Marquette (Meijer) $2.99 Marquette (Krist) $2.99 Munising (Holiday) $2.95 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.94 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.84 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.75 Hancock (Holiday) $2.72 Baraga (Pines) $2.68 Menominee ...

Kaufman Endowment School Fund Program honors Marquette students

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MARQUETTE — The Kaufman name means a lot in the area from a philanthropic standpoint, and that was on display Wednesday night during the L.G. Kaufman Endowment School Fund Program when students in Marquette Area Public Schools were presented a multitude of awards. The event took place, ...