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House Democrat issues subpoenas for Trump tax returns, sets deadline

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — A top House Democrat on Friday issued subpoenas for six years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns, giving Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig a deadline of next Friday to deliver them. Ways and Means ...

Let’s get creative

MARQUETTE — Do you have piles of construction paper, jars full of buttons or bins overflowing with scraps of material that may never be used again? If so, a creative reuse center may be a way to recirculate those items that would otherwise end up collecting dust or going to the landfill. A ...

Ishpeming woman charged with filing false police report

ISHPEMING — An Ishpeming woman has been charged with filing a false police report after claiming over $600 from her business had been stolen from her vehicle, according to the Ishpeming City Police Department. Robin Denise Vande Zande, 49, of Ishpeming, had reported the theft of about $622 ...

MEC project awarded to international firm

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power Board of Directors held a special meeting on Tuesday where it awarded the Marquette Energy Center sound retrofit project to international company SLR Consulting. Innova Global Ltd., an engineering and construction firm, was initially set to ...

Sinotte announces departure from UP Health System

MARQUETTE — UP Health System Thursday announced that Brian Sinotte, market president of UPHS and CEO of UPHS-Marquette, will step down from his role, effective June 21. Sinotte, who has been with UPHS since 2016, will be relocating with his wife, Dr. Jessica Haloskie, to Chicago, where he ...

Moving forward

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission on Monday voted in favor of reallocating $3 million in funds to match a $2.5 million grant received by the Superior Watershed Partnership for the Lakeshore Boulevard reconstruction project. The motion was passed by a 5-2 vote, with Mayor Pro Tem ...

Mining history

MARQUETTE — Marquette County has a proud heritage, forged in large part by the labor of copper and iron miners. Those who celebrate that legacy locally have an opportunity to explore even deeper into it for five days starting on June 6. For the first time, the Mining History Association ...

Solution for $19,000 water bill in the works

ISHPEMING — An Ishpeming couple will need to wait a little bit longer to resolve a nearly $19,000 water bill. The Ishpeming City Council voted on Wednesday to table a proposed catastrophic water loss policy, until its June meeting, and to negotiate with property owners Ashley and Matt Cody ...

The value of communication

MARQUETTE — Fast and efficient communication amongst first responders is essential during an emergency or natural diaster. Local first responders, emergency dispatchers and officials had a chance recently in Marquette to learn more about the FirstNet system, which is a public-private ...

Millage fails in Gwinn

GWINN — Voters in Tuesday’s special election for a sinking fund millage for Gwinn Area Community Schools turned down the request, 686 to 507. The school district was seeking a building-and-site sinking fund at 1.75 mills for 10 years, which is $1.75 on each $1,000 of taxable property ...

City of Marquette seeks input on marijuana businesses

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission held a forum on Monday to seek input from the public in regards to allowing recreational marijuana establishments within city limits. City Attorney Ron Keefe gave a presentation focused on the licensing process and updates from the state of ...

Brownfield plan approved by Marquette County Board

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting unanimously approved a proposed brownfield plan for the site of the former Cenex fueling station in Marquette Township. Board approval followed a public hearing regarding the matter. There was no public comment ...

Property owners address extraction expansion at hearing

NEGAUNEE — Dozens of Negaunee Township residents and property owners gathered at a public hearing before the township planning commission on Tuesday to weigh in on the proposed expansion of an existing gravel pit along Marquette County Road 510. Despite not having a quorum, planning ...

New hospital short on employee parking

MARQUETTE — The new UP Health System-Marquette hospital slated to open on June 2 is short on employee parking, officials say. “In the process of preparing for our move to the new hospital, we have discovered a significant oversight concerning parking capacity at the new campus. At present, ...

‘A Sense of Time’

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University is marking its 120th anniversary this year — specifically on April 28 — and that involves a lot of looking back and reminiscing. Russell Magnaghi, NMU historian and professor emeritus, is updating his encyclopedia of NMU, which includes numerous ...

Woman arraigned after allegedly attempting bank robbery in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The woman who allegedly attempted a bank robbery Saturday in Marquette has been arraigned in the 96th District Court. Sharon McNeil, 66, of Marquette, was arraigned in the district court Monday on one count of bank robbery and one count of larceny in a building. The charges ...

Attempted robbery at Marquette credit union

MARQUETTE — A Marquette woman was arrested after allegedly attempting to rob the Marquette Community Federal Credit Union Saturday along West Washington Street, according to the Marquette City Police. The incident occurred around 9:56 a.m. Saturday, when police were dispatched to the ...

Living Green: Connecting the dots

MARQUETTE — Attendees of the Climate on Earth Day event held at the Peter White Public Library Wednesday had a chance to learn about climate change and what’s being done locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to address the issue. The event offered several booths and ...

Lakeshore Boulevard session set

MARQUETTE — Big changes for one of Marquette’s most popular scenic drives along the lakeshore could soon be underway. The Marquette City Commission will hold a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday in Commission Chambers at city hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave., where a decision is anticipated ...