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CDC chief urges Michigan to ‘close things down’ amid spike

LANSING — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that Michigan should “close things down” to help address the country’s worst coronavirus outbreak, days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer instead urged people to voluntarily restrict certain activities. Dr. ...

NMU pauses Johnson and Johnson clinics due to federal guidance

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University officials said the university is pausing its administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Its vaccination clinics were to taken place today and Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control and the Food and Drug Administration have ...

MSP: Officer-involved shooting takes place in Houghton County

HOUGHTON -- The Michigan State Police are currently conducting an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that took place in Houghton County Monday night, Michigan State Police Eight District Public Information Officer Lt. Mark Giannunzio confirmed in a phone interview this morning. The ...

Lorinser staying with health department

MARQUETTE — Dr. Bob Lorinser will continue as medical director for the Marquette County Health Department. Lorinser, who took over the reins as director in November following the resignation of Dr. Kevin Piggott, earlier this year had indicated he was resigning from the ...

MDOT, Marquette Township officials to hold virtual meeting

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation and Marquette Township officials will hold a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. April 20 to discuss the upcoming U.S. 41/M-28 rebuilding project. The presentation will provide information on a $9.2 million project to resurface nearly ...

School districts to continue in-person learning

MARQUETTE — It’s business as usual, at least for the time being, for area school districts. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday recommended a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes, all youth sports and indoor restaurant dining as a result of the statewide surge in COVID-19 ...

Biden to rush vaccinators to Michigan as gov urges limits

WASHINGTON — Washington will rush federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and treatments, but not vaccines, to Michigan in an effort to control the state’s worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 outbreak, the White House said Friday. The announcement came as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ...

US Dept. of Transportation awards Sawyer International Airport $1M in funds

MARQUETTE — On Thursday, Sawyer International Airport was one of five airports that each will be awarded roughly $1 million. The U.S. Department of Transportation will award Ford Airport, Delta Airport, Sawyer International Airport, Houghton County Memorial Airport and Chippewa County ...

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market announces Community Table

MARQUETTE — The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market has announced a new feature for its upcoming 22nd season in hopes of getting more businesses, organizations and groups engaged with the community. Groups will be able to sign up for the Community Table to promote their products, initiatives ...

Michigan stop on Underground Railroad undergoes rehab

WALLED LAKE — Once a stop on the Underground Railroad and home to a Michigan icon of the suffrage movement, this 1833 landmark in Walled Lake got some TLC recently as local businesses came together to replace the home’s windows. The Banks-Dolbeer-Bradley-Foster farmhouse served as a depot ...

FROM MICHIGAN TO MARS

EDITOR’S NOTE: This feature, written by 8-18 Media  Reporter Anja McBride, 16, is the first in a series of two 8-18 Media articles about a northern Michigan native’s involvement in NASA’s Mars 2020 project. The second part will be published in the April 17-18 weekend edition of The ...

Great Lakes’ protection requires more education, study finds

LANSING — Michigan residents worry a lack of environmental education threatens the state’s defining feature, the Great Lakes, according to a recent study. Focus groups from both peninsulas identified environmental threats for coastal communities and called for education on how to be better ...

NMU to receive vaccine allocation for students

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will receive an allocation of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, with clinics to start on Tuesday, the school announced Friday. NMU’s Ada B. Vielmetti Health Center confirmed that it will be receiving the allotment, and because the vaccine ...

Whitmer urges halt of high school classes, youth sports

LANSING — Faced with the country’s highest rate of new coronavirus infections, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday urged a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes, all youth sports and indoor restaurant dining. She stopped short of ordering restrictions, instead asking for ...

Serving those who served

MARQUETTE — Rodger Johnson has pretty much been through it all in life. Just 96 years young, the World War II Navy veteran served at the beaches of Normandy in the D-Day invasion. Johnson resides at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, where he’s spent the last 13 months in quarantine ...

Altran offers rides amid pandemic

MUNISING — The past year has been filled with challenges for the Alger County Transit Authority, commonly known as Altran. However, the authority has worked to make rides easily accessible for Alger County residents during the pandemic. Altran was closed for over a month and a half in 2020 ...

Civil Air Patrol Squadron offers orientation this weekend for youth, adults

MARQUETTE — An orientation for residents interested in joining the new Civil Air Patrol Squadron that is coming to Sawyer International Airport will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Greg Durand, president of the Marquette County Flying Club, will host the orientation at the Sawyer Heritage ...

Cases surge in Marquette County

MARQUETTE — The B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant is believed to be related to the current COVID-19 surge in Marquette County and appears to result in a greater degree of illness than previously seen, the Marquette County Health Department has announced. Dr. Bob Lorinser, MCHD medical director, ...