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Walk for Carlo

MARQUETTE — Dozens of people, some who had never met each other before Saturday morning, came together at the Yellow Dog River to pay their respects to fallen Northern Michigan University biology student and wildlife photographer Guiancarlo “Carlo” Bayot Estupigan. The ...

Ahead of schedule

NEGAUNEE — A portion of South Baldwin Avenue adjacent to U.S. 41 in the city of Negaunee was reopened to drivers Friday as C&N Railroad finished upgrades to the railroad crossing near the busy intersection. Negaunee City Manager Nate Heffron said the Michigan Department of ...

Part of the process

MARQUETTE — Another step in the long and complex process of decommissioning the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette is in the works, as the last coal combustion residual landfill at the power plant is being covered and shut down. This work is being done in conjunction with the closure of ...

House speaker as US emissary: Pelosi emerges as force abroad

By LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON — There’s an American leader whose words resonate on the global stage. Who draws attention in foreign capitals. Who carries a message from the United States by simply arriving. It’s not just President Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy ...

NOT SO FAST

MARQUETTE — It’s back to the drawing board for a proposed off-road vehicle route through Marquette’s Heartwood Forestland. The Marquette City Commission at its Monday meeting voted 4-2 to approve a motion by Commissioner Jenn Hill requesting city staff continue working with ORV user ...

Ishpeming officials hope to garner funds for new senior center

ISHPEMING — A $2.2 million grant could make all the difference for senior citizens in the Ishpeming area. The Community Development Block Grant, if approved, would mean the existing facility at 320 S. Pine St. would be demolished and replaced with a new multipurpose building at 121 ...

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City’s medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein’s death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier hanged himself in his jail cell. Epstein, 66, was found dead in ...

Poisoned eagle rescued by Chocolay Raptor Center

MARQUETTE — Another bald eagle with lead poisoning has been rescued by the Chocolay Raptor Center, but it was a close call. “We got a call about a bald eagle unable to fly and hanging upside down in a tree in Menominee. (A man) and his family rescued the bird and held it safely until I ...

Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020

By JOSH BOAK and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation’s strong growth and low unemployment rate. But ...

Walk this way

NEGAUNEE — American author Jane Jacobs once wrote, “Streets and their sidewalks — the main public places of a city — are its most vital organs.” A Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development pilot project to map city of Negaunee sidewalks seems to echo Jacobs’ sentiment. ...

US Border Patrol arrests 10 after Munising traffic stop

MUNISING — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sault Ste. Marie station performed a traffic stop in Munising on Monday that resulted in the arrest of 10 people who were illegally present in the United States, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The agents stopped a white ...

Balancing act at city

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission on Monday held the first of four meetings about the city’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget. City officials presented a budget without layoffs or reductions in wages or fringe benefits, but will tentatively require about $420,000 from reserves to ...

Focusing on Sawyer’s future

K.I. SAWYER — The emphasis of community focus group meetings about the welfare of K.I. Sawyer was on solutions instead of problems. The Community Foundation of Marquette County, the K.I. Sawyer Community Alliance and the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions on Thursday hosted focus ...

Ebola outbreak spreads to 3rd province in eastern Congo

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s year-long Ebola outbreak has spread to a new province, with two cases, including one death, confirmed in South Kivu, according to the government health ministry. The movement of the potentially deadly disease to a new province highlights the difficulties that ...

Whitmer visits Marquette

MARQUETTE — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer paid a visit to the Upper Peninsula this week, making stops in cities such as Sault Ste. Marie, Munising and Marquette earlier in the week, and a trip to the U.P. State Fair in Escanaba slated for today, the final day of her three-day tour of the ...

Commitment to World Cup skiing announced

ISHPEMING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was one of several dignitaries celebrating the return of competitive World Cup skiing to northern Michigan on Wednesday. Whitmer visited the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in Ishpeming to talk about bringing world-class skiing to the Upper ...

Compassionate Pet Care now available in U.P.

MARQUETTE — The first in-home animal hospice and palliative care service is now available in the Upper Peninsula. Compassionate Pet Care of the U.P. offers various services to make one’s pet more comfortable as they battle an illness or injury or are approaching the end of life. ...

Marking 40 years

MARQUETTE — While over 6,000 miles separate Marquette and Higashiomi, Japan, residents of the cities have built countless relationships and friendships over the past 40 years due to a sister city partnership. The past four decades of sister city-hood was celebrated in Marquette this week, ...

Pine Ridge residents remain displaced

MARQUETTE — Progress is being made, but there is still no timeline set for when Pine Ridge residents will get back into their homes, officials say. Marquette Housing Commission Executive Director Sharon Maki said that electrical inspections on the nine-story building have been completed ...