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Recreational weed sales approved

MARQUETTE — Adult-use recreational marijuana businesses will be able to open their doors in the city of Marquette a littler sooner than originally proposed. Following a public hearing and much input from area residents, the Marquette City Commission voted 4-3 at its Tuesday meeting to ...

2020 county budget approved

MARQUETTE — At its annual meeting Tuesday evening, the Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved its Fiscal Year 2020 budget and the property tax millage rate as proposed after holding a public hearing. The board approved the general fund budget in the amount of roughly ...

Ishpeming Township Board OKs plant demolition

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Township Board is moving forward with plans to demolish a building that housed its former wastewater treatment plant near Deer Lake. The board on Oct. 8 unanimously approved a motion to allow township Supervisor James Nankervis to accept a bid from Oberstar to ...

New CEO named at UPHS-Marquette

Gar Atchison Named CEO of UP Health System-Marquette and Market CEO of UP Health System MARQUETTE — UP Health System announced today that Gar Atchison has been named chief executive officer of UP Health System-Marquette and market CEO of UP Health System, according to a company press ...

Pocket Park protest

MICHIGAMME — Concerned residents held a rally Monday at what they call the Pocket Park at the intersection of Max and Lake streets on the shores of Lake Michigamme before heading to the Michigamme Township Board meeting to say their piece. The tiny meeting room at the township community ...

Episcopal bishop preaches to hundreds

MARQUETTE — Hundreds of Upper Peninsula residents of all ages and walks of life gathered in the Northern Center Ballroom Sunday for “Revival-The Way of Love UP North,” led by the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church. Curry, who was installed as ...

Standoff probed

GWINN — The armed man who was in a standoff with police in the K.I. Sawyer area for hours Sunday night remains in critical condition as of late Monday after being shot by police, and investigations regarding the incident are still ongoing, authorities said this morning. The man was shot by ...

Sawyer standoff

UPDATE GWINN — The armed man who was in a standoff with police in the K.I. Sawyer area for hours Sunday night is currently in critical condition, as he was shot by an officer at the scene after firing in the direction of police, according to the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post. The ...

Northern Michigan Allies host of special event

MARQUETTE — Since Friday was National Coming Out Day, a local group sponsored an event the same day to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. The Northern Michigan University Allies — a faculty, student and staff organization — hosted MQT Comes Out at the Ore Dock Brewing Co., with ...

Climate response draws dozen organizations

MARQUETTE — Protecting local lands and waters. Repairing electronics to prevent them from going into the waste bin. Teaching area residents how to debunk “climate myths.” Offering a spiritual connection with nature. These are just a few examples of activities by local individuals and ...

Proper pronouns

One may not realize just how often pronouns are used within the span of a day. In an ever-changing language, properly using pronouns can be a difficult ground to navigate. To help others better understand different pronouns and how to use them Northern Michigan University professor Rebecca ...

City of Negaunee looks at changes to retirement plans

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer NEGAUNEE — Negaunee city officials want to explore the possibility of moving their employee pensions out of the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System. City Manager Nate Heffron on Thursday asked the Negaunee City Council to consider increasing a ...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrations, discussions on tap

By CHRISTIE BLECK and CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writers MARQUETTE — Just eight cities in Michigan — Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Alpena, Detroit, East Lansing, Ferndale, Southfield and Traverse City — officially recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day. But Marquette might be joining them ...

Commission eyes marijuana ordinance

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Nearly a year after Michigan voters approved the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, a proposed ordinance to allow adult-use recreational marijuana facilities in the city of Marquette is headed for a commission vote. The ...

Utility rates set to rise

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Public hearings and commission votes will be held on proposed ordinances for water, sewer and stormwater rate increases at Tuesday’s Marquette City Commission meeting. Under the adopted fiscal year 2020 budget, water utility ...

Cambensy Great Lakes resolution approved by committee

MARQUETTE — A resolution calling upon the federal government to support Great Lakes infrastructure and Soo Locks reconstruction is moving forward. House Resolution 160, which “urges Congress and federal agencies to provide greater support for ports, harbors and critical Great Lakes ...

Benson appointed as county treasurer

MARQUETTE — Nicholas Benson was appointed Thursday to fill the vacancy of Marquette County Treasurer after former treasurer Anne Giroux resigned to become county finance manager. “I’m very honored to be the next county treasurer,” Benson said. “I’m excited to continue working in ...