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Elections

Michigan Democratic Sen. Gary Peters wins reelection

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Michigan Sen. Gary Peters won reelection Wednesday, defeating Republican challenger John James in a tight race. The 61-year-old Peters continued Democrats' dominance of Senate elections in the battleground presidential state. Republicans have won just once ...

Experts: Police brutality, racism pushing hard on Black anxiety

WARREN, Mich. — The events of 2020 already had Eddie Hall on edge. Then, the troubles of a nation in turmoil landed on Hall's doorstep in suburban Detroit in September when racist graffiti was scrawled on his pickup truck and shots were fired into his home after his family placed a Black ...

Breaking: First local results reported

Tilden Township Supervisor: Fred Van Luven (D) won the race for Tilden Township Supervisor in Tuesday’s general election. Van Luven received 416 votes, defeating opponent(s) Lori K. Kulju (R) who garnered 225 votes during Tuesday’s election. Humboldt Township Clerk: Sarah Etelamaki (R) ...

Trump, Biden cede stage to voters for Election Day verdict

WASHINGTON — After a campaign marked by rancor and fear, Americans today decide between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, selecting a leader to steer a nation battered by a surging pandemic that has killed more than 231,000 people, cost millions their jobs and reshaped daily ...

Trump, Biden square off in first debate

President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn't condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a "left-wing" problem and telling one far-right extremist group to "stand back and stand by." "Almost everything I see is from the left ...

Trustee/treasurer candidates chosen in Michigamme Township

MICHIGAMME —Julia Anderson-Leake and Donald Deroche will appear as the candidate for Michigamme Township Board trustee on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. Anderson-Leake garnered 74 votes followed by Deroche with 48 votes, Laura Mattson who received 46 votes and Ed Olson with 39 votes. ...

County drain Commissioner/ mine inspector candidates decided

MARQUETTE — Mike Farrell will be the Democratic candidate for Marquette County drain commissioner on the Nov. 3 Ballot. Farrell won the Democratic primary on Tuesday with 5,540 votes. His sole opponent Paul Altobello received 4,629 votes, 28 write-in votes were also cast. The drain ...

Marquette County treasurer primary held

MARQUETTE — Incumbent Nicholas LaPorte Benson will appear on as the Democratic candidate for the Marquette County treasurer on the Nov. 3 ballot. Laporte Benson received 5,898 votes, roundly defeating his sole opponent Russell Pomeroy who garnered 4,410 votes during Tuesday’s primary, 26 ...

Marquette County Commission District 2 seat voted on

MARQUETTE — Incumbent Joe Deroche will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot for a two year term in the District 2 seat on the Marquette County Board of Commissioners. Deroche garnered 1,436 votes, while his challenger Sterling Schultz received 751 votes. One write-in vote was also cast. ...

Marq Tran/ Powell and Sands Millages approved

MARQUETTE — Marquette County voters approved a proposition to provide funds for Marq Tran’s continuing operations and capital purchases by a margin of 10,905 to 3,141. With the millage, the total amount of ad valorem taxes collected will be renewed at and increased up to the previously ...

Ferguson to face off against Bergman for U.S. House 1st District seat

MARQUETTE — Democrat Dana Ferguson will square off against Republican incumbent Jack Bergman for the 1st Congressional District for the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 3. Ferguson won the Democratic primary in Marquette County with 8,263 votes, his sole opponent Linda O’Dell had ...

Senior millage renewal approved

MARQUETTE — City of Marquette voters soundly approved a senior millage renewal during Tuesday’s election, with 3,683 voting for the measure and 316 voting against. The 0.35 millage renewal will allow the city to provide servies for those 60 years and older with the Marquette Senior ...

Unofficial results from local Tuesday primary elections outlined

Editor’s note: Unofficial results of contested primary elections in Marquette County with all precincts reported as of Journal press time for today’s edition are listed below. For information on other contested races and updates on Tuesday’s election results, visit the Journal’s website ...

Millage proposals OK’d, including Negaunee Public Schools bond

Editor’s note: Unofficial results of millage proposals in Marquette County with all precincts reported as of Journal press time for today’s edition are listed below. For information on other millages and updates on Tuesday’s election results, visit the Journal’s website at ...

Wagner is Republican nominee for 109th District rep

MARQUETTE — The winner of Tuesday’s Republican primary election in Marquette for the 109th District state representative is Melody Wagner, who had a total of 1,839 votes. Coming in with 1,765 votes was contender Matthew Goss. Wagner was declared the overall winner in the four-county race, ...

Joe Derocha vies for Marquette County Board of Commissioners seat

MARQUETTE — Incumbent Joe Derocha will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot for a two-year term in the District 2 seat on the Marquette County Board of Commissioners. Derocha garnered 1,436 votes, while challenger Sterling Schultz received 751 votes. One write-in vote was also cast. According to ...

Benson wins Democratic candidacy for Marquette County treasurer

MARQUETTE — Incumbent Nicholas LaPorte Benson will appear on as the Democratic candidate for the Marquette County treasurer on the Nov. 3 ballot. LaPorte Benson received 5,898 votes, roundly defeating his sole opponent, Russell Pomeroy, who garnered 4,410 votes during Tuesday’s primary; ...

2 Dems vie for Marquette County Treasurer

MARQUETTE — Two Democratic candidates for the Marquette County Treasurer will compete in the primary election on Tuesday for an opportunity to appear on the general election ballot on Nov. 3 The Marquette County Treasurer serves a four-year term and is responsible for property tax ...