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DNR: Fire risk is ‘steeply increased’

MARQUETTE — The state’s recent warm, dry, weather has created a “steeply increased risk of fire,” which means “taking extra care when camping, burning, or using equipment outdoors,” according to a Michigan Department of Natural Resources news release. “Although there have been ...

A ‘cool’ new tree

MARQUETTE — A group of Marquette city officials, area residents and business owners celebrated Arbor Day on Tuesday by planting a new maple tree to replace an aged maple tree that had shaded the bench near Frosty Treats along North Third Street in Marquette for years. “The customers of ...

Marquette City Commission opposes short-term rental legislation

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission unanimously approved a resolution opposing House Bill 4722 and Senate Bill 446, which commissioners said would limit a local community’s ability to regulate short-term rentals, at its regular meeting Monday night. The resolution passed 6-0 with ...

Cambensy weighs in on proposed bill

MARQUETTE — State Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, is a cosponsor of House Bill 4722, which would “amend the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act to provide that the short-term rental dwelling, for 30 days or less, is a permitted residential use of property that is not subject to a special use or ...

A ‘hot-button topic’

MARQUETTE — Short-term rentals have become a hot-button topic for municipal governments across the state, including the city of Marquette. Short-term rentals gained popularity as companies such as Airbnb began offering a platform for homeowners to offer their residences for nightly or ...