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Firearm deer season opens Friday

MARQUETTE — Firearm deer season opens Friday, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has issued a hunting forecast for the Upper Peninsula. DNR biologists have been out in the field, observing deer trends in their respective areas and looking at the food sources that will sustain ...

MobilePatrol app shut down

MARQUETTE — The MobilePatrol app used by county residents to view those who had been booked into jail was recently shut down by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The app provided information on who was arrested the previous evening and lodged in the jail, and allowed citizens to ...

Dean Foods declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand

DALLAS — Dean Foods, America’s biggest milk processor whose brands include the Marquette-based Jilbert Dairy, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday amid a steep, decades-long drop-off in U.S. milk consumption blamed on soda, juices, and more recently, nondairy substitutes. The Dallas company said ...

Winter driving

MARQUETTE — Yoopers are no strangers to snow, but driving in the ever-changing winter weather can pose challenges for even the most seasoned winter driver. Trooper Stacey Rasanen with the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post said there are a few things to keep in mind before heading ...

2 injured in US 41 crash

MARQUETTE — Two people were injured in a crash at the roundabout intersection of U.S. 41 East and Brickyard Road on Tuesday, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. Around 2:40 p.m. 31-year-old David Schneider IV of Ishpeming lost control of his Saturn sedan and hit a 2006 ...

New faces

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission said farewell to two term-limited commissioners while welcoming two new members and electing Commissioners Jenna Smith and Jenn Hill as mayor and mayor pro tem, respectively, at Tuesday night’s organizational meeting. Evan Bonsall and Andrew ...

Reason for Chocolay fire hall damage in dispute

MARQUETTE — As legal action surrounding structural issues with the Chocolay Township Fire Hall begins to surface, the township’s fire trucks will have a new temporary home beginning at the end of November. The Chocolay Township Board on Monday unanimously approved entering into a lease ...

Never again

MARQUETTE — “Hate hurts, but love heals.” This was the message of 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Martin Lowenberg as he spoke to Marquette-area residents Monday evening at Northern Michigan University’s Reynolds Recital Hall. During the event, which was coordinated by Marquette ...

Viet vets portrait gallery dedicated at MSHS

MARQUETTE — Veterans Day was an appropriate day to dedicate the Vietnam Veterans Portrait Gallery at the Fredeen Art Gallery at Marquette Senior High School. The new artwork was painted by local artist Steve Wahlstrom, who created the pieces after he returned from the Vietnam War. “I ...

Appeal denied

NEGAUNEE — A gravel pit expansion request in Negaunee Township will have to go back to the drawing board. The Negaunee Township Zoning Board of Appeals denied an appeal from Kona Ridge LLC on Oct. 30. A subsidiary of A. Lindberg and Sons, Kona Ridge sought to reverse the Oct. 9 decision ...

Vets Day – Service honored

MARQUETTE — “On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year 1918, the sounds of war, which had been deafening the Earth for more than four years, fell silent. The soldiers in the trenches cautiously raised their hands and slowly climbed out of the filthy, disease-ridden ...

Vets Day – Veterans Affairs Agency spreads word about resources, information

MARQUETTE — With the celebration of Veterans Day today, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Director Zaneta Adams is working to spread the word about resources available to veterans. The MVAA serves as a “resource and information hub” for veterans, she said, noting the agency can provide ...

Cemetery vandalized

MARQUETTE — The refurbished Pioneer Catholic Cemetery, dedicated only a month ago, already has been vandalized. Black paint was sprayed on a monument and Stations of the Cross at the cemetery, located near the intersection of Pioneer Road and Division Street in Marquette. The site earlier ...

Celebrating 20 years: SWP history reviewed

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Conservancy’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. Part one focuses on the organization’s history, as presented by Carl Lindquist, its executive director. Part two, to be published as next ...

Soapbox challenge

Oftentimes adults assume that youth are apathetic or don’t have anything to say about real issues in today’s society. This was a chance to prove them wrong ...” — Tiffany Nicholas, Eighth-grade teacher Negaunee Middle School NEGAUNEE — What is the greatest issue facing your ...

Tales from the bcrypt

MARQUETTE — Use bcrypt hashes, never cleartext, to store passwords in databases. That was one of the many lessons taught to high schoolers from across the Upper Peninsula at Friday’s Cyber-security Symposium at the Northern Center at Northern Michigan University. Bryan DeAugustine, ...

GOP chairwoman stops in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Sunday marked exactly one year out from the 2020 presidential election. To gear up for the next campaign, Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox traveled around northern Michigan to prepare activists. Her tour included stops in Saginaw, Gaylord, Escanaba, Marquette and ...

Council offers city manager candidate job

ISHPEMING — The city manager position in Ishpeming will be offered to a Northern Michigan University alumnus with 25 years of government service. After conducting interviews with three candidates, the Ishpeming City Council voted unanimously to extend a conditional offer of employment to ...

First big snow blankets area

MARQUETTE — Shovels and snow scrapers got quite a bit of use in the Marquette area on Thursday, as snowfall totals ranged from 8 to 9.5 inches in the city, closing schools and making for challenging travel conditions. And it might be a good idea to keep those shovels and snow scrapers ...

Provisioning center is recommended by Sands Planning Commission

MARQUETTE — The Sands Township Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously recommended the township board approve a marijuana provisioning center at 300 State Highway M-553. The recommendation came after the commission held a public hearing on a request by Debra Hrelja to open the Cannabis ...