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Remembering Bruce Turner

MARQUETTE — A local broadcasting pioneer who touched the lives of many is no longer with us. Bruce Turner passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on Jan. 9. Turner is best known for his work as WNMU-TV’s original station manager, a career that spanned 56 years before his retirement in ...

COVID-19 vaccine appointments quickly filled online Monday

MARQUETTE — As was the case with the first round of local COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals age 65 and over, online appointments were quickly filled on Monday morning. Dr. Bob Lorinser, medical director of the Marquette County Health Department, Dickinson-Iron District Health ...

No injuries reported after tugboat sinks in Lower Harbor

MARQUETTE -- No injuries were reported after a tugboat sank in Lake Superior near Marquette on Friday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard Marquette. Officials said that the crew on the tugboat was attempting to bring the vessel into Marquette's Lower Harbor to pull it in for the winter. However, ...

Fatal crash reported in Michigamme Township

MICHIGAMME TOWNSHIP -- A 20-year-old woman died from injuries suffered in a Saturday accident in Michigamme Township, according to the Michigan State Police. Michigan State Police reported that at about 6 p.m. Saturday, troopers from the MSP Negaunee Post and deputies from the Marquette ...

Commission approves sale, development agreement at Founders Landing

MARQUETTE — After five deadline extensions that delayed the process by nearly one year, the Marquette City Commission has come to an agreement with Home Renewal Systems Founders Landing LLC to authorize the purchase of Parcel 2A at the Founders Landing site. The commission voted 4-2 at ...

Vaccine clinic held in Marquette

Marquette resident Scot Stewart receives his Pfizer-BioNTech shot for COVID-19 on Thursday at the Baraga Gym in Marquette. The Marquette County Health Department set up vaccination clinics for Thursday and today, with more clinics planned for individuals age 65 and over expected to be announced ...

Biden unveils $1.9 trillion ‘rescue plan’

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up the vaccine rollout and providing financial help to individuals, states and local governments and businesses struggling with the prolonged economic ...

Polar Roll to take place, pandemic style

ISHPEMING — The annual Polar Roll fat tire bike race is going to be in a new format this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new format, which organizers refer to as “EX” — meaning extra enhanced — involves racers completing the race in a self-supported manner with a GPS to ...

Trump impeached by US House

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by armed ...

Bergman, Peters, Stabenow weigh in on Trump impeachment

Our congressional leaders have weighed in on President Donald Trump’s impeachment by the U.S. House on Wednesday. Prepared statements appear below in alphabetical order. U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet: “The electoral process in Congress has appropriately taken place as provided ...

Ex-Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday with willful neglect of duty after an investigation of ruinous decisions that left Flint with lead-contaminated water and a regional outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. The charges, revealed in an online court ...