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Marquette County Board passes resolution to support SEI expansion project

MARQUETTE — The entrance to Sawyer International Airport at K.I. Sawyer could be moved as a result of a proposed Superior Extrusion Inc. expansion. A resolution in support of the expansion project, which could lead to the relocation of the airport’s current entrance along 11th Street, ...

Operations at Neenah Munising Mill disrupted when discharge line fails

MUNISING — The Neenah Paper Munising Mill experienced a disruption to normal operations at 8 a.m. Friday when a discharge line from a bleach bulk storage tank failed, causing a release of 2,000 gallons of liquid bleach within the facility, the company announced. The mill quickly activated ...

Deer hunting regulations OK’d

MARQUETTE — Deer hunting regulations for the 2021 season were approved Feb. 11 by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at its regular meeting, hosted virtually. The changes, aimed at further simplifying deer regulations and removing barriers to hunting participation, go into effect ...

Ishpeming City Council commits funding for Malton Road Rustic Campground

MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming City Council at a special meeting Tuesday accepted a state rural development grant that will support the creation of a rustic campground on Malton Road and authorized its commitment to matching funds for the project. The grant funding was originally to be a ...

County board votes down resolution recognizing Bergman’s work

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Elected officials in northern Michigan have voted down a resolution to recognize the service of a Republican congressman to his district. The seven-member Grand Traverse County Board voted 3-3 Wednesday on the resolution for U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, the ...

Michigan restaurants seek to tie limits to positivity rate

=LANSING — Michigan restaurants on Wednesday proposed tying indoor capacity limits to the percentage of COVID-19 tests that come back positive, contending that clear guideposts would help the hospitality industry navigate the pandemic. Bars and restaurants, which reopened for indoor dining ...

Small businesses get financial relief

MARQUETTE — Relief totaling approximately $52.5 million for nearly 6,000 small businesses across Michigan has been awarded to date through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Michigan Small Business Survival Grant program, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on Wednesday. “The ...

Coastal management grant agreement approved

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission recently approved a coastal management grant agreement for funding from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy’s Coastal Management Program. At its Feb. 8 regular meeting, the commission voted 7-0 to approve the grant ...

Dock project at Teal Lake moving forward

ISHPEMING — A project to install docks at Teal Lake is moving forward. A public hearing was held and a resolution was signed during the Ishpeming City Council meeting on Feb. 3 in regards to an application for a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant to install kayak launches at Teal ...

NMU could receive vaccines soon

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Health Center could be notified any day of its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses. From the point of delivery about 24 hours later, the Vielmetti Health Center must safely store and administer the initial supply within seven days, NMU ...

Ice on Lake Superior up nearly 25% amid subfreezing temps

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Ice coverage on Lake Superior has increased by nearly 25% over the past week thanks to the long stretch of subfreezing temperatures. The lake was experiencing historically low percentages of ice in January. But that changed Monday when nearly 32% of the lake had ice, a ...

Love on Local program successful

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership has announced that the Love on Local program surpassed $250,000 in gift card sales last month. The shop local program was created to promote local purchasing, a priority in particular as the local economy is reopening, the LSCP said in a ...

Marquette City Commission appoints 8 to various boards, committees

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission appointed three individuals and reappointed five more to various boards and committees at its meeting on Feb. 8. Ellen Weingarten, Alex Tiseo and James Susorney were all reappointed to the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for a ...

NMU is virus free

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University, as of Monday morning, has zero students in quarantine and no active positive cases of COVID-19. NMU’s live COVID-19 reporting dashboard featured “many zeros” on Monday, said NMU Chief Marketing Officer Derek Hall. “Zero active cases in our ...

Marquette Township rules on medical marijuana facility fees

MARQUETTE — The license application fee schedule for recreational and medical marijuana facilities was approved during the Feb. 2 Marquette Charter Township Board meeting. A $5,000 non-refundable fee per license application, with subsequent renewal applications set at $2,500, was approved ...

Rural grants awarded locally

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has awarded 20 Rural Development Fund grants designed to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure that benefits rural communities. Several of those grants were awarded to local ...

Negaunee project receives funds

NEGAUNEE —The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has awarded the city of Negaunee a grant for $82,600. This grant funding will be used to upgrade the Negaunee beach area with guidance from Michigan State University’s Teal Lake Shoreline Climate and Health Adaptation ...

Panel reaches three-year pact with firefighters union

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission this week approved a three-year labor agreement with the Marquette Firefighters Association Local #643. The commission voted 7-0 to approve the contract, which will require a one-time cost increase of $80,000 due to a conversion from salaried ...

Marquette manager search includes downstate consultant

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission on Monday night completed an important step in its process to hire a new city manager in light of current Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli’s upcoming retirement. The commission voted 7-0 to approve a professional services contract with Walsh ...