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Ginsburg to be honored with statue

NEW YORK (AP) — A statue of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be built in her native Brooklyn, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday. Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. A legal trailblazer and champion of women’s ...

DAMAGE DONE: Vandalism reported at Suicide Bowl complex

MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming Ski Club is asking the public to provide information on a recent spate of “serious vandalism” at its facilities in western Marquette County, officials say. ISC head ski jump coach Gary Rasmussen said he noticed early last week that one of the club’s picnic ...

Local jury trials to resume with COVID-19 precautions in place

MARQUETTE — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way justice has been administered across the United States since March. Even locally, the need to remain socially distant in order to reduce the spread of the virus meant an abrupt cessation of jury trials and a drastic change in how trial ...

NMU revises 2021 academic calendar: Winter semester to be delayed a week

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees on Thursday approved campus committee recommendations to revise the winter 2021 semester academic calendar and to hold a virtual recognition ceremony celebrating all 2020 graduates. Winter semester will be delayed by one week, ...

Be There campaign offers veteran suicide prevention resources

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally ran in Tuesday’s Health section but has been reprinted in this weekend’s edition due to popular demand. IRON MOUNTAIN — September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iron Mountain is doing its ...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said. Her death just ...

Baraga Days celebration going virtual this year

MARQUETTE — Venerable Bishop Frederic Baraga was known as the snowshoe priest for traveling across the snow to his flock throughout the Upper Great Lakes, even in the worst conditions. While the Baraga Association isn’t expecting a snowstorm to stop its annual Baraga Days celebration this ...

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

SEATTLE — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was ...

Study: UP200 races have huge economic benefits

MARQUETTE — The UP200, Midnight Run and Jack Pine 30 sled dog races attract many tourists to the Marquette area in the middle of winter — not always an easy feat. Although people flock to the region to watch the dogs run the races, they also patronize area businesses before, during and ...

Homes for the Aged testing expanded

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which urges Homes for the Aged program to conduct regular testing for COVID-19, announced an expansion of state assistance and reimbursement to support more testing in these facilities. HFAs provide room, board and supervised ...

Commission approves 2 property sales, extends deadline for another

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission approved two property sales and extended a third at Monday night’s commission meeting. The commission tackled purchase agreements for several parcels of land at the Heartwood Forest and Founders Landing sites, and finalized a sale of land near ...

NMU to host modified homecoming

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s week-long homecoming celebration for alumni, area residents and students will be modified because of the COVID-19 virus. According to a press release from the university, a newly formatted “reverse” homecoming parade will be held from 3-6 ...