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Marquette City Commission candidates appear in forum

MARQUETTE — Voters had the opportunity to ask eight candidates running for the Marquette City Commission questions during a forum Wednesday night at Marquette City Hall. The event was hosted and organized by the League of Women Voters of Delta and Marquette counties. Candidates are ...

Art on the Rocks top juried show

MARQUETTE — Art is not just for museums, it’s for everybody, and everybody is invited to check out Art on the Rocks. The 60th annual Art on the Rocks event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. It runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 ...

Outback Art Fair gives alternatives

MARQUETTE — The 25th Outback Art Fair takes place this weekend at Shiras Park along Lakeshore Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. According to the Outback Art Fair website, more than 100 vendors will line the bike path at the park, locally known as Picnic ...

Theatric adventures

MARQUETTE — This week Lake Superior Theatre is celebrating its 20th anniversary of operation with a four-part series called “Superior Adventures” — four unique presentations of Lake Superior history and culture. The first event in the series took place Tuesday evening with the story ...

Body found in Ishpeming field ID’d

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Police Department, with the help of UP Health System-Marquette, have positively identified the woman found last week near the Ishpeming High School football field as Kayla Jean Gilstorff. The body of the 26-year-old Ishpeming woman was discovered early Friday ...

Child loses battle with cancer

MARQUETTE — Ainsley Rose Kargela, a second-grader at Cherry Creek Elementary, has died. The 8-year-old lost her battle with a rare form of cancer on Sunday at Children’s Hospital in Detroit, according to the Ainsley’s Army Facebook page. “I’m writing with the heaviest of hearts ...

Sawyer water quality said to be high

MARQUETTE — The K.I. Sawyer Water Department recently released the 2017 water quality report for the former Air Force base, providing details about where the water comes from, what it contains and how it compares to standards set by the state and the Environmental Protection Agency. With ...

LifePoint Health, RCCH HealthCare Partners enter merger agreement

MARQUETTE — Private-equity firm Apollo Global Management announced Monday that LifePoint Health Inc. and RCCH HealthCare Partners LLC — which is owned by certain funds managed by Apollo affiliates — have entered into a definitive agreement to merge companies. Victor Harrington, ...

Cause of death remains unknown after autopsy

MARQUETTE — Police said nothing suspicious was found during an autopsy performed Monday by UP Health System-Marquette on the body of the female discovered in a field northwest of the Ishpeming High School football field. The cause and manner of death have still not been determined at this ...

Ishpeming council to hold special meeting

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will consider eight agenda items during a special meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The council will consider a resolution to finalize its 2019 goals in order to provide direction to staff as they formulate the city budget for the upcoming year. Some of ...

Water testing in Marquette schools continues

MARQUETTE — The second round of water testing for lead at Marquette Area Public Schools buildings was scheduled to begin this morning. MAPS Superintendent Bill Saunders said in a letter sent earlier this month to parents, students, staff and community members that the ratios of fixtures ...

In a nutshell

MARQUETTE — Three people dead, one person injured — and an array of physical evidence spread throughout the home where the gruesome incident took place. The crime occurred decades ago, but the evidence lives on — and prepares future generations of investigators for real-world scenarios ...

Autopsy set for today

ISHPEMING — An autopsy will be performed this morning on the body of a female who was found in a field northwest of the Ishpeming High School football field early Friday afternoon, officials from the Ishpeming Police Department said. Police say they will not release the name of the victim, ...

DNR biologist talks predators

NEGAUNEE — Is there any mammal more misunderstood than the wolf? Dispelling misconceptions about this animal was the purpose of a Tuesday program at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum entitled “Michigan Wolves: Myths vs. Facts.” Presenting the program was Brian Roell, a wildlife ...

Easement request denied

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners voted 5-1, with commissioner Bill Nordeen opposed, to follow staff recommendation and deny a request for easement through an area covered by the Sawyer International Airport’s airport layout plan at Tuesday’s regular board ...

KEEP ON ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE WORLD

MARQUETTE — When a group of friends shared an idea to bring traditional music to the Upper Peninsula after being inspired by the Wheatland Music Festival, little did they know an event thousands look forward to every year would be the result. Forty years later, the Hiawatha ...

Mining Journal recognized with MPA awards

MARQUETTE — The Mining Journal has been recognized in the 2017 Michigan Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Members of the Missouri Press Association reviewed 2,967 entries submitted by 100 Michigan newspapers and individual members. The Mining Journal competed in the Daily Class ...

Challengers move left of Whitmer in Dem race for governor

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan’s Democratic race for governor may generally be more cordial than the Republican battle, where negative TV ads and candidate attacks have been steady for months. But the stakes are just as high for Democrats eager to put one of ...

Trump may be key in Republican race for Michigan governor

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — The pivotal moment in Michigan’s Republican fight for governor may have occurred long before any of the main contenders had even entered the race. In the fall of 2016, after the release of old footage in which Donald Trump bragged about ...

READY TO RESPOND

By TIMOTHY WEBB Michigan Department of Natural Resources MARQUETTE — Most people in Michigan know the Department of Natural Resources plays a critical role in keeping people, homes, forests, fields and other resources protected when wildfires take off. Throughout the state, DNR ...