×

Front Page News

Commission approves ordinance to make land development code changes

MARQUETTE — After much feedback from the public and business owners, several changes to Marquette’s recently adopted land development code will be taking effect Sept. 5. The Marquette City Commission, during its Monday meeting, unanimously approved city ordinance 681, which amends, ...

Healthy horses

HARVEY — Watching a horse limp when it trots can be distressing, for the horse and its owner. However, it’s not as if the owner can just hop in the car and easily transport the large animal to the local veterinarian. It also might freak out the dogs and cats waiting in the ...

Work on Harbor Vista enters second phase

MARQUETTE — Marquette-based developer Veridea Group has announced construction has begun on the second phase of its multi-family development, The Residences at Harbor Vista. The 42-unit apartment building received approval from the Marquette City Planning Commission on July 16, and earthwork ...

Place your bets: Ojibwa Casino expansion expected to open in December

MARQUETTE — The water is turned on, and the $34 million Marquette Ojibwa Casino expansion project is on-schedule to open its doors before 2020, officials say. “The project is moving along very well and we are actually slated to open most of the new facility in December of this year. The ...

Living Green: Business pursues eco-friendly strategies

MARQUETTE — There’s much that can be done within retail environments and grocery stores to make the shopping experience a little greener. At the Marquette Food Co-op, located along the 500 block of West Washington Street in Marquette, customers and employees alike can pursue a more ...

No consensus on Michigan road fix as budget deadline nears

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and state lawmakers who are struggling to find consensus on better funding Michigan’s roads are bracing for an intense final month of deliberations before the deadline to pass a budget. Talks continue between the ...

Vets treated to day of fishing on Lake Superior

MARQUETTE — Many Northern Michigan residents have a relationship with the sport of fishing that goes as deep as Lake Superior itself. The South Shore Fishing Association —a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance fishing in the area — is working on getting more ...

Dream big, princess

Jenni Blondeau, dressed as Princess Belle from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” makes small talk with Willow Barrett, 6, at Amarah’s Princess Parade at Presque Isle Park in Marquette on Saturday. The fourth annual event was a royal affair with attendees of all ages dressed in ...

Board approves extension for Girard’s position

MARQUETTE — Marquette Township Manager Randy Girard has board approval to work beyond his Dec. 31 retirement date. Marquette Township Board members on Tuesday voted unanimously to allow Girard to stay in his position up to five additional months beyond his two-year contract with prorated ...

Shining a LIGHT

The Marquette Maritime Museum held a sunset lighthouse tour on Thursday in Marquette. The maritime musuem is celebrating its 35th anniversary. The museum has been hosting lighthouse tours for years with good turnouts. The lighthouse is the second lighthouse at the current location and was ...

Surface explorations to cease at Eagle Mine sites

HUMBOLDT — Surface exploration for mineral deposits in southern Houghton and Baraga counties will cease in the coming days. Eagle Mine, a subsidiary of Canadian-based Lundin Mining, issued a release Wednesday that it would conclude its regional exploration program in those areas. The ...

Marquette teachers to undergo special training

HARVEY — Marquette Area Public Schools teachers will undergo special training in social and emotional learning on Tuesday at Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan. Zack Sedgwick, principal at Superior Hills Elementary School in Marquette, said in an email, “Our intention is to help ...

Board approves Sawyer fire truck test equipment

MARQUETTE —The Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in support of a recommendation from Sawyer International Airport staff to purchase mobile foam test system equipment from E-ONE at a cost of $30,662. Polyfluoroalkyl, or PFAS, is an active ingredient in the foam used ...

Plan allows drilling, grazing near national monument in Utah

By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — A new U.S. government management plan unveiled Friday clears the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on land that used to be off limits as part of a sprawling national monument in Utah before President Donald Trump downsized the ...

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

By PAUL WISEMAN, JILL COLVIN and JOE McDONALD The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Escalating his trade war with China, President Donald Trump bumped up his tariffs on Chinese imports Friday, lashing back after Beijing raised taxes on U.S. products. In a tweet, Trump said he would be ...

Other side of the creek

MARQUETTE — The South Marquette area is defined by its history, and on Wednesday evening over 150 people gathered to learn more about Marquette’s first neighborhood. The South Marquette Walking Tour hosted by the Marquette Regional History Center outlined notable individuals from South ...

Recount complete

MARQUETTE — After the recount of the Marquette City Commission primary election ballots requested by candidate Margaret Brumm, candidates Evan Bonsall, Andrew Lorinser, Sally R. Davis and Nina van den Ende remain the top four vote-getters in the Aug. 6 election. Results remained largely ...

Arrest made after armed robbery at Sawyer

MARQUETTE — A K.I. Sawyer man is being held in the Marquette County Jail after an attempted armed robbery Thursday at the Sawyer Village Shoppette in West Branch Township. Around 6:10 p.m. Thursday, a 20-year-old man entered the shoppette, stole merchandise and attempted to leave the store. ...

Mining Journal to debut weekend edition

MARQUETTE — Saturday, Sept. 7, will mark the next chapter for The Mining Journal, as readers will experience our weekend edition Morning U.P. featuring the best of Superiorland and beyond. Since its first edition more than 150 years ago, The Mining Journal has been telling the story of ...

Pine Ridge residents currently placed in temporary housing

MARQUETTE — Lakeview Arena will no longer function as a Red Cross Shelter for residents of the Pine Ridge Apartments as of 9 a.m. today. The handful of residents who were left at the facility have been placed in temporary housing, more than three weeks after a July 30 fire on the roof of ...