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Vietnam veterans are happy couple

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When Donald met Mary Ann the first time, well, neither of them really remembered it. But years after that first meeting at age 16, the two were reintroduced and Donald and Mary Ann Bolich, both veterans of the Vietnam War, became husband and wife. They shared their ...

Korean War vet enjoys flight

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s a safe bet to say no one enjoyed Wednesday’s Upper Peninsula Honor Flight trip to our nation’s capital more than Korean War veteran Stanley Servia of Bessemer. He was all smiles at the various stops through the day, and was gleeful while watching the UPHF’s ...

Energy summit

MARQUETTE —The Presque Isle Power Plant is on track to close in 2020, officials say. The closing date of the coal-fired plant was confirmed at the Upper Peninsula Energy Summit Wednesday at Northern Michigan University. The facility will be replaced by two new natural gas-fueled power ...

School threat ends with criminal charge

NEGAUNEE — A juvenile has been charged with a felony following a police investigation into an alleged threat at Negaunee Middle School. The Negaunee Police Department received a complaint Tuesday that a threat of school violence had been made at the Negaunee school. Following an ...

Trump cancels summit, citing ‘open hostility’ by North Korea

WASHINGTON — In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump canceled next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un Thursday, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement by the North. Trump said in a letter to Kim released by the White House that, based ...

US housing sales tumble 2.5 percent in month of April

WASHINGTON — U.S. sales of existing homes tumbled 2.5 percent in April — with the costs of buying a home jumping and would-be buyers facing a persistent shortage of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that homes sold last month at a seasonally ...

Negaunee renewal

NEGAUNEE — The historic character of two buildings along Iron Street will be restored before Pioneer Days in Negaunee, officials say. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. in February awarded $94,735 in Community Development Block Grant funds for facade improvements to Tino’s Bar and ...

Suggitt enters plea

MARQUETTE — Amber Rae Suggitt, who was charged with multiple felonies following an alleged domestic assault involving a firearm in February 2017, has entered a plea agreement. Suggitt, 33, was initially charged with assault with intent to murder; torture; kidnapping; home invasion first ...

Regional conference kicked off

MARQUETTE — Hundreds of state and local officials, energy industry leaders and others gathered today to share perspectives on local, state and regional energy initiatives at the Upper Peninsula Energy Summit. The event was held in the Great Lakes Rooms at Northern Michigan University. ...

Drain commissioner gives report, public hearing held

MARQUETTE — Marquette County Drain Commissioner Mike Farrell gave a status update on several items from 2017 to the Marquette County Board of Commissioners at a May 15 meeting. “Last year, we reviewed the dam on Lake Independence, met with Lake Independence Association, provided them with ...

Nurses approach strike threshold

MARQUETTE — If contract negotiations are not settled between unionized nurses at Duke LifePoint’s UP Health System-Marquette and hospital leadership by Thursday, nurses will set dates for a strike, once again, for what they say concerns safe staffing levels. Registered nurses at ...

Open house

MARQUETTE — In honor of National Public Works Recognition Week, the Marquette Public Works Department held an open house from 2-6 p.m. Monday at the new Municipal Service Center where community members had the opportunity to tour the building. Employees completed the move into the new ...

MAPS board OKs tennis courts bid

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a bid of $51,410 from Racquet Sports Inc., based in downstate Comstock Park, for tennis court repair and resurfacing. MAPS Superintendent Bill Saunders said the Shiras Foundation has helped partially fund ...

Group turns in petitions for $12 minimum wage

LANSING — Paying Michigan workers $12 an hour by 2022 and phasing out the reduced minimum wage for tipped workers could be put to a popular vote this fall. On Monday, the Michigan One Fair Wage group submitted 373,507 signatures in support of annually increasing the state’s current $9.25 ...

Michigan board: Civil rights law bars LGBT discrimination

LANSING — A Michigan agency will for the first time process complaints of discrimination against LGBT people after a board said Monday that the state’s civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The state Civil Rights Commission voted 5-0 to ...

Season opener

MARQUETTE — Those who wish to explore Marquette’s iconic harbor lighthouse and learn more about the area’s rich maritime history are in luck, as the Marquette Maritime Museum, located at 300 N. Lakeshore Boulevard, has opened for the season. The museum, which opened for the season ...

New tests reveal elevated lead levels

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University announced that comprehensive water testing results showed water samples from individual water fixtures in the PEIF, Thomas Fine Arts and the Learning Resources Center test over the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 parts per ...