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Seeking shelter

MARQUETTE — Plans for a permanent emergency homeless shelter in Marquette are underway. At a January meeting of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority, Room at the Inn Executive Director Nick Emmendorfer presented a proposal for the permanent shelter to be housed in the Room At The ...

Members appointed to housing committee

MARQUETTE — Eight members of a new committee will address the city of Marquette’s affordable housing issues over the next 18 months, seeking effective ways to reverse the high-cost trends. Marquette City Commissioner Fred Stonehouse motioned to appoint seven members to the Ad Hoc Housing ...

Dogs on duty: K-9 work explained

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — There are currently 50 police dogs working throughout the state of Michigan with heir handlers. Serving as a Michigan State trooper with a dog rd once selected are sent to Lansing for a 10- to 14-week training with their new dogs. ...

Creativity honored

MARQUETTE — In a way, it’s the Oscars of the local arts and culture scene. The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center hosted the annual Art Awards on Saturday at the MACC, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. The ceremony honored outstanding ...

Marquette history, boundaries explored

MARQUETTE — Marquette has transformed throughout history. Not only in terms of the city’s features and buildings, but the line between north Marquette and south Marquette has also faded over time. Two local historians, Jack Deo and Jim Koski, illustrated the historical division between ...

Greenhouse gathering: Workshop series begins

MARQUETTE — During the deep depths of a grueling winter, it can be difficult to find the green with the mountains of snow packed on streets and backyards. But did you know, that even in winter, you can begin your garden beds with a little help from a rocket? The Marquette Climbers’ ...

Storied structures

MARQUETTE — While many community business owners and institutions are raising new infrastructure to meet the needs of today’s consumer market, others are busy working on structures that are currently standing, or mostly standing. One unique local example lies in a set of logs that were ...

Murder case bound over

By CLARISSA KELL Escanaba Daily Press MENOMINEE — A Bark River man, charged in the murder of his adoptive father, was bound over to Menominee County Circuit Court Friday morning. District Court Judge Robert Jamo made his decision after weighing testimony, evidence and arguments ...

Board discusses potential partnerships, parking ordinance

MARQUETTE — A possible partnership with the sheriff’s office for a weighmaster position, a parking ordinance in Sawyer Township and potential plans for the repair of County Road 607 were all discussed by the Board of Marquette County Road Commissioners at its meeting Monday. The board ...

Eroding confidence

LANSING — As winter storms continue and record Great Lake water levels rise, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is urging Michigan residents to remain wary of coastal erosion that can turn dangerous. The Corps is warning of docks and breakwalls that break off into the lakes, endangering both ...

RTI plant reopens after chemical spill

MARQUETTE — RTI Surgical in Marquette reopened Wednesday evening, five days after employees were evacuated due to a nitric acid spill, Marquette Fire Department officials said. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident, and 19 individuals were transported to UP Health ...

Matquette Township Board mulls manager contract

MARQUETTE — Marquette Township Board members had until noon Wednesday to review and request clarifications or changes to the contract offer that will be sent to its manager candidate, former Marquette Township Supervisor Dennis Liimatta. The board received a copy of the revised document ...

Superior Child Advocacy Center opens for business

MARQUETTE — An open house was held for the Superior Child Advocacy Center Thursday. The center, which is housed in and works in partnership with Suunta Integrative Health, located at 1209 N. Third St. in Marquette, streamlines the forensic interview process for victims of trauma. “Suunta ...

NMU lawsuit continues in federal court

MARQUETTE — A lawsuit by four Northern Michigan University professors alleging gender discrimination is continuing in federal court. A lawsuit filed Feb. 8 against NMU by the female professors alleges the university violated federal equal pay and gender discrimination laws. In the ...

Talking tall buildings

MARQUETTE — Since the city of Marquette’s Land Development Code was adopted in February, the Marquette City Planning Commission has been working through several rounds of updates and revisions to the code. The Marquette Planning City Commission met on Tuesday at Marquette City Hall for a ...

Attorney terminated

ISHPEMING — The city of Ishpeming will be seeking a new attorney at the same time as it welcomes its long-awaited city manager. In a 4-1 vote at a special meeting on Wednesday, the Ishpeming City Council terminated its contract with city attorney Bonnie Hoff, effective immediately. ...

Marquette County Board rejects proposal, reaffirms support of Constitution

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners, at its regular Tuesday meeting, unanimously passed a resolution reaffirming its support of constitutional rights in response to a public proposed resolution to declare the county a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County.” At the Jan. ...

Super skiers: Competition draws contestants from around the nation, world

Athletes from all around the United States, Finland, Norway and Slovenia competed at the 133rd annual Suicide Hill Ski Jumping Tournament in Negaunee Tuesday night. The event was hosted by the Ishpeming Ski Club at Suicide Hill, which is located off County Road in Negaunee. “We really ...

Former cops in court

MARQUETTE — Legal proceedings for the two former law enforcement officers arrested on drug-related charges are taking place. Richard Joseph Neaves, 31, of Marquette and Todd Andrew Collins, 36, of Negaunee were arraigned in Marquette County’s 96th District Court in early December on ...

Wings over Marquette: Chocolay Raptor Center releases bald eagle

MARQUETTE — The Chocolay Raptor Center released a bald eagle back into the wild on Tuesday, but maybe more importantly, the event served as a lesson on the dangers of lead poisoning in the wild. The release took place near the Superior Dome at Northern Michigan University, an appropriate ...