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War hero and presidential candidate John McCain has died

By NANCY BENAC Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, ...

Bomb threat at UPHS-Marquette hospital construction site deemed false

MARQUETTE — A bomb threat investigated by police at the construction site of the new UP Health System-Marquette hospital this morning was found to be false, according to officials from the Marquette City Police Department. “We evacuated the building, we went through with a bomb dog, ...

Marquette Township residents weigh in on survey

MARQUETTE — Marquette Township residents were recently given an opportunity to weigh in on multiple aspects of living in the municipality via the township’s 2018 Community Survey. During its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Marquette Township Board heard the results of the survey, which ...

University rolling out new mobile app

MARQUETTE — On Monday, smartphone users will have the opportunity to download a new app that will make it easier to connect to the Northern Michigan University community. The new NMU mobile app with expanded functional options will be available for download beginning Monday from the App ...

Boiler bid approved

MARQUETTE — At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Marquette County Board of Commissioners approved a bid for a boiler system at the Negaunee Service Center, which is located along U.S. 41 and houses the Marquette County Health Department. The commission voted 5-1, with Commissioner Bill Nordeen ...

‘North of the 45th’ opens

MARQUETTE—The 11th “North of the 45th Parallel” juried exhibition at the DeVos Art Museum opens today with a juror talk at 6 p.m. followed by an artist reception. Pieces made of various materials, shapes and sizes will be on display. The show represents work from artists living in the ...

Tailgate party kicks off MSHS football season

Above, Marquette Senior High School hosted their third annual Tailgate Party Friday evening to kick off the start of their 2018 football season. The free event included music, food and games for community members before the Marquette Redmen varsity team took the field at 7 p.m. against Traverse ...

City to discuss costs of 231 West Patisserie shop

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission at its Monday meeting will decide whether to establish a public hearing to approve a combined brownfield plan for an upcoming pastry shop located in the downtown district. According to city documents, the proposed plan would help cover redevelopment ...

Bennett retires from Bay Cliff

BIG BAY — In early August Tim Bennett, longtime executive director of the Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, retired from his position. “It was a very thoughtful and intentional decision to come here and that was almost 30 years ago,” Bennett said during an interview prior to his ...

Area physician charged with criminal sexual assault

MARQUETTE — A physician with offices in Marquette and Traverse City was arraigned Wednesday on eight counts of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly assaulting two female patients. Jonathan Robertson, 43, appeared in Marquette County District Court and was ordered to be held on a $2 million ...

Body found in Alger County

MARQUETTE — A woman’s body was found floating in Munising Bay on Wednesday after personnel from the Alger County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue responded to a 911 call that came in at around 12:35 p.m. Officials located the woman’s body near the the west side of the bay, ...

Erickson addresses gathering

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson addressed recent achievements and upcoming projects during the Fall Convocation held Wednesday at Jamrich Hall. “I have been spending quite a bit of time in the last couple of weeks reading the Strategic Resource Allocation ...

New USDA funds sought for project

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming city officials are exploring funding options for the replacement of water and sewer infrastructure beneath Division Street/Business M-28. The Ishpeming City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting Wednesday to allow city staff and GEI Consultants to apply for ...

MTU research site unveiled

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech University recently unveiled its Maritime Autonomy Research Site, which the university hopes will spur new developments in unmanned research vessels. The site, located at the Great Lakes Research Center, is believed to be the first freshwater testing spot of its ...

New lock supported

MARQUETTE — A resolution supporting the development of an additional lock at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie was unanimously passed by the Marquette County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night. The resolution indicates Marquette County’s support of the “development and the funding of ...

Cohen pleads guilty to felonies

NEW YORK — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to fend off ...

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort guilty on 8 charges

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president’s associates. A judge ...

Historic inspiration

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center has partnered with the Liberty Children’s Art Project to bring youth ages 8-12 the fifth annual “Hands On! Art and History Day Camp” at the history museum this week. For five days, young artists will create multimedia art projects and ...