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NMU board OKs new tuition, fee rates

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees in a special Thursday meeting approved new tuition and fee rates for the 2022-23 academic year. NMU will also invest an additional $900,000 in financial aid for students. The combined cost for full-time resident undergraduates ...

The effect of the economy on animal adoption

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, like so many other shelters, has been experiencing a lot of things out of its control. UPAWS has recently seen its adoption numbers radically decrease, with the animal return rate increasing. Though it might seem like the pandemic ...

The Blue Notes are back

ISHPEMING — After a three-year absence from performing in the area due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blue Notes Drum & Bugle Corps will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in front of the Old Ish statue in downtown Ishpeming. According to a press release, the Blue Notes held its first ...

Area prepares to celebrate Fourth of July

MARQUETTE — A number of Fourth of July celebrations are planned in the central Upper Peninsula. Baraga County Lumberjack Days Celebrations will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday with the Firecracker Bootcamp; the event will be hosted in the Beer Garden at Cue Master Bar & Grill in Baraga. ...

Highway landing

One of the aircraft involved in the exercise Northern Agility 22-1 is seen on M-28 in Alger County on Wednesday. The purpose of the exercise was to focus on U.S. Air Force agile combat employment and prepare aircrews for operations in austere environments. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan ...

Candidates forum set for Thursday

MARQUETTE — Three candidates hoping to represent the 109th district in the Michigan State House of Representatives will take part in a candidate’s forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Marquette Township Community Hall. Democratic Party hopefuls Joe Boogren and Jenn Hill will participate in the ...