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‘Bundle UP MQT’ provides warm clothes for community

MARQUETTE — Individuals who took a stroll through Harlow Park in downtown Marquette on Saturday afternoon were greeted by an array of warm winter clothing. Spread out across the park’s many paths, benches and playground structures, the clothes were placed throughout the park grounds as ...

Microplastics threaten Great Lakes

MARQUETTE — Microplastic particles, typically studied as aquatic pollutants, are also common in coastal dunes on Great Lakes’ shorelines, according to a new study. The situation is worse than researchers originally expected. Based on findings from the eastern shores of Lake Erie and Lake ...

National Guard expanding COVID efforts

MARQUETTE — The Michigan National Guard is expanding its COVID-19 response force for vaccination and testing efforts across the state. Almost 300 additional guard members are being deployed to support this mission, according to the State Emergency Operations Center. The effort was to ...

Alleged puppy mill case in Delta County Circuit Court

ESCANABA — A preliminary examination in the case involving an alleged puppy mill has been waived. The hearing, intended to determine if there is probable cause a crime was committed, was scheduled to take place last week in Delta County District Court. The case will now go directly to Delta ...

Vaccine shortage slows effort to end pandemic

LANSING — If Michigan could administer 50,000 coronavirus vaccine doses a day, it could hit its goal of inoculating 70% of people age 16 and older by August. At the current rate, about 29,000 per day, it would not finish until a year from now. The issue is limited supplies — something ...

AG Nessel files appeal in sexual discrimination suit

MARQUETTE — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, on behalf of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, has filed appeals with the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court following the December ruling by the Michigan Court of Claims, holding that the Elliott-Larsen Civil ...

MSU Extension continuing with programs despite finances

MARQUETTE — Michigan State University Extension will move forward with less money in its coffers. The Marquette County Board of Commissioners in December failed to amend the fiscal year 2021 budget to include extra money for MSUE. Erin Carter, director of the MSUE district that covers ...

Delta County fisherman drowns in Lake Michigan

GARDEN — The body of Edward Carl Lester, 64, of Garden was recovered Thursday afternoon from the waters of Lake Michigan in what Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers said was an accidental drowning, according to the DNR. Lester’s wife contacted a neighbor to help ...

Mine OK’d in Trump’s last days may boost Biden energy plan

CARSON CITY, Nev. — One of the keys to President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion clean energy plan could be a mineral that lies in a salt flat above a prehistoric volcano just south of the Oregon-Nevada line. But the question of how to extract lithium and whether former President Donald Trump’s ...

COVID-19 vaccinations ongoing in Marquette County

MARQUETTE — Many questions and concerns have been raised about the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process. While vaccine remains in short supply and could for quite some time, the majority of needles that the Marquette County Health Department does have available are going into people’s ...

Federal judge: Dresch cannot be released

MARQUETTE — The Calumet man accused of being part of the mob that stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6 will continue to be detained before his transfer to Washington, D.C., a federal judge ruled Friday. The federal probation office had recommended Dresch be released under particular ...

Indoor dining set to reopen Feb. 1

MARQUETTE — Michigan bars and restaurants will reopen for indoor dining at 25% capacity on Feb. 1, with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services releasing its new epidemic order on Friday. The order will allow for indoor dining at restaurants with certain requirements; ...

Food assistance to continue through month

MARQUETTE — The more than 1.2 million people in Michigan who are eligible for food assistance benefits will receive an additional payment by the end of this month that raises their monthly amount by 15% to help families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 15% increase in Supplemental ...

‘WINTER STRIKE’

MARQUETTE — Winter Strike, the Michigan National Guard’s cold-weather joint fires military readiness exercise, part of its signature Northern Strike exercise series, will return this year with precautions for COVID-19 in place. The exercise will be held from Jan. 23-30 at the National ...

Cleveland-Cliffs donates $1M to address food insecurity

CLEVELAND — Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. announced Tuesday that its philanthropic organization, The Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation, has made several commitments totaling more than $1 million in cash contributions to several food distribution organizations in the local communities where the company ...

DNR: Delta County fisherman drowns in Lake Michigan

GARDEN -- The body of Edward Carl Lester, 64, of Garden was recovered Thursday afternoon from the waters of Lake Michigan in what Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers said was an accidental drowning, according to the DNR. Lester’s wife contacted a neighbor to help ...

Whitmer, MDHHS announce restaurants can open at 25% capacity on Feb. 1

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Starting Feb. 1, Michigan restaurants and bars can reopen for indoor dining at 25% capacity — with a curfew — and concessions can resume at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday. The state health department's coronavirus ...

‘Democracy has prevailed’

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises. Biden took the oath at a U.S. ...