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Elections

Michigamme trustee candidates face off

MICHIGAMME — Four Democratic candidates will face off during Tuesday’s primary election for Michigamme Township Trustee. The candidate who garners the most votes will appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. The candidates are Julia M. Anderson-Leake, Laura Mattson, Ed Olson, and ...

Negaunee Public Schools asking for millage

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee Public Schools on the Aug. 4 ballot will ask voters in the Negaunee School District to decide on a 0.99-mill bond proposal for a period of 25 years. For the average homeowner in the district, 0.99 mills would create an increase in taxes of approximately $3.90 each ...

Millage proposals to be decided

MARQUETTE — A variety of millage proposals will be on the Aug. 4 ballot. Powell Township Voters will be asked to renew the operating millage of 2.5 mills for five years, from 2021-2025, for all township purposes. The millage is estimated to generate $220,300 in the first year. Sands ...

Democratic candidates for Marquette County drain commissioner

MARQUETTE — Two candidates are running in the Aug. 4 primary to be the Democratic candidate for Marquette County drain commissioner in the November general election. The drain commissioner is responsible under state statute for overseeing all the county’s drains, including natural or ...

Democratic candidates, Michigan’s 1st Congressional District

Linda O’Dell 1. In your view what is the most pressing issue for Michigan’s 1st District at present? (100 words or less) The pandemic is the most important issue in our district, country, and world. People are mourning more than 140,000 lost loved ones and struggling just to put food on ...

Marquette city senior millage renewal

MARQUETTE — Marquette city residents will have the opportunity to vote on the senior millage renewal in the Aug. 4 primary election. The millage renewal will allow the city to provide services for those 60 years and older with the Marquette Senior Center. The millage, if approved, would ...

Democratic candidates for State Legislature, 110th District

Lawrence Dale 1. In your view what is the most pressing issue for the 110th District at present? The first order of business upon being elected to the Legislature will be to assure that the necessary investment in terms of PPE, medical equipment and financial assistance for distressed ...

Republican candidates for State Legislature, 109th District

Matthew Goss 1. In your view what is the most pressing issue for (Children’s Education) at present? (100 words or less) It is very important for the mental growth of our children to get them back to school safely, with more local control, while working with local health departments and ...

Negaunee schools seek bond proposal: Funds would go toward upgrades

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee Public Schools will ask voters in the Negaunee School District on the Aug. 4 ballot to decide on a 0.99-mill bond proposal for a period of 25 years. For the average homeowner in the district, 0.99 mills would create an increase in taxes of approximately $3.90 each ...

Trump gains ally in election result

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Garcia grew up a single-minded kid from Southern California: He just wanted to fly fighter jets. His decision to enter national politics wouldn't come until decades later, after he had seen one California election too many. A career as a Navy aviator would lead to a ...

Three vie for seats on Munising City Commission

MUNISING — Three candidates are running for two seats on the Munising City Commission in Tuesday’s general election. The candidates are incumbent Vicki Ballas, Christine Berry and Bob Wilkinson. The seats are for two years with no term limits. The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the ...

Marquette voters to elect new commissioners

MARQUETTE — Marquette city residents will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for two of four candidates in the upcoming general election for the Marquette City Commission on Tuesday. Candidates for the Marquette City Commission are Evan Bonsall, Sally R. Davis, Andrew Lorinser and ...

Richmond Township voters to consider fire fund millage

MARQUETTE — In the upcoming general election Tuesday, Richmond Township residents will vote on a new millage for the Richmond Township Fire Department. The proposed millage is up to 1.5 mills — or $1.50 per $1,000 dollars of taxable property value — for 15 years. The millage would be ...

Open seats on Negaunee council

NEGAUNEE — Two seats on the Negaunee City Council are up for grabs in Tuesday’s general election, but only one candidate will appear on the ballot. Kevin Flohe will likely fill one of those seats, as he’s the only name to appear on the ballot. As of earlier this week, there is at least ...

Millage renewals in Michigamme

MICHIGAMME — Michigamme Township residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on millages for operations and the community building on Tuesday. The 4-mill operations millage — which, if approved, is expected to be reduced to 3.98 mills, or $3.98 per $1,000 of taxable property value — ...

Evan Bonsall

1.) List a few details of your background you think voters would want to know. (75 words) I was born and raised here in Marquette in a working-class, union household, went to local public schools, and earned a degree in Government at Harvard on a need-based scholarship. I’m young, but I ...

Sally Davis

1.) List a few details of your background you think voters would want to know. (75 words) I am an Upper Peninsula native who has lived in Marquette since 1981. A 35-year career in health care management gave me significant experience in program development, budgeting, supervision, strategic ...

Andrew Lorinser

1.) List a few details of your background you think voters would want to know. (75 words) This city raised me. From kindergarten to college, I was educated here. I started a small business downtown, worked in journalism and in the non-profit sector. I currently work at the Center for Native ...

Nina van den Ende

1.) List a few details of your background you think voters would want to know. (75 words) I grew up in Big Bay and attended MSHS (class of 1990). Then, I attended NMU and lived in Marquette ever since. I was on the swim team at NMU and worked hard. I paid for my own education. I am currently ...

Humboldt Township voters approve sanitation millage

MARQUETTE — Humboldt Township residents on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to renew a 1.5-mill levy for garbage pickup. Residents cast 43 “yes” votes to 7 “no” votes for the millage, which will result in a 1.4976 mill levy, or just under $1.50 for every $1,000 of taxable property value ...