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Ishpeming school district prepares for new year

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming Public Schools is looking at a balanced budget for the 2018-19 school year. In June, the board of education approved revenues of nearly $8.52 million and expenditures of slightly more than $8.57 million for a deficit of roughly $55,800. That was to be taken out of the ...

DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rules

By COLLIN BINKLEY The Associated Press The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department on Friday. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the ...

City rally speaks against sex assault

MARQUETTE — Many people gathered on the steps of the Marquette County Courthouse Thursday night to break the silence surrounding sexual assault at a rally held by local organization We Are The Marquette Movement. Some came alone. Some came with their families, friends and loved ...

County OKs Little Trout Lake Park additions

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously authorized the Gwinn Lions, Disc Da U.P. and Club (906) to add playground equipment, a parking lot, a pit toilet and disc golf course at Little Trout Lake Park in K.I. Sawyer. “Dale Vincent of Gwinn Lions ...

Residents file for board seats

MARQUETTE — A number of local residents’ names will be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot for spots on local boards of education. According to the Marquette County Clerk’s Office, the following people will run for office: ≤ Marquette Area Public Schools — Keith Glendon and ...

Bikes & barberry

MARQUETTE— Noquemanon Trail Network and Marquette County Conservation District staff members and community volunteers spent Thursday evening removing a large patch of thorny, invasive barberry from the Marquette Board of Light and Power Rocks Trail. Japanese barberry, a popular landscaping ...

Training center work underway

NEGAUNEE — Officials broke ground Wednesday in Negaunee Township for a facility that will allow carpenters and millwrights to learn a variety of trades, ranging from building a house to improving skills like welding. About 100 community leaders, union officials, contractors and ...

Alger County house fire victim identified

By Journal staff NEGAUNEE — Detectives from the Michigan State Police post in Negaunee Township have positively identified the remains of a victim of a July 14 fatal house fire in Rock River Township as Joseph Ray Roop, 61, of Eben Junction. Police said identification was made by DNA. The ...

Write-in candidate expects to be on ballot

MARQUETTE — After being disqualified from being placed on the ballot for the primary election due to listing a P.O. box instead of an address, Democrat Matt Morgan’s name was written in by more than 4,000 people in Marquette County as a candidate Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. ...

Dems hoping for pink and blue wave in November

LANSING — Call it Michigan’s pink and blue wave. Gretchen Whitmer’s victory in the gubernatorial primary on Tuesday means the Democrats will field an all-female statewide ticket this fall if she picks a woman to be her running mate. It would be a first for either party in Michigan and ...

Ocasio-Cortez stumps, fundraises across the nation

NEW YORK — Is it possible to leverage 17,000 votes into a national political movement? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying. The 28-year-old liberal activist, who was nearly unknown outside of Queens and the Bronx until a surprise June victory over a 10-term incumbent in New York’s ...

Whitmer, Schuette to face off in November

LANSING — Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer won the Democrats’ nomination for Michigan governor on Tuesday, leading what could be an all-female Democratic statewide ticket into her fall showdown against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an ally of President Donald ...

Four candidates advance to general election

MARQUETTE — Four candidates running for two open seats on the Marquette City Commission will advance to the Nov. 6 general election after Tuesday’s primary. The top four vote-getters are Margaret Brumm, Jenn Hill, Mike Plourde and Jenna Smith. Plourde and Smith currently serve on the ...

Fewer residents vote

MARQUETTE — Statistics show the voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election in Marquette County was slightly lower than last year’s primary. As ballots finished rolling in from the city of Marquette early this morning, results provided by the Marquette County Clerk’s Office state ...

Marquette County millage renewals pass

MARQUETTE — Marquette County voters overwhelmingly decided to support several county-wide millages at the polls Tuesday. The millage to fund services for senior citizens passed with 11,473 votes, or 90 percent of votes cast; the millage for the Marquette County Search and Rescue and ...

Sewer expansion

MARQUETTE — Preliminary work to install a 5-mile sanitary sewer expansion for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s casino in Chocolay Township was expected to begin today, despite some residents’ concerns about the project. The Chocolay Township Board on Monday approved two measures that ...

Primary election day arrives

MARQUETTE — Registered voters in the city of Marquette may find themselves in one of three polling places for the Michigan primary election that takes place today. Polling stations within Marquette include: Baraga Gym, which is located in the lower level of city hall at 300 W. Baraga Ave., ...

87th FIS reunion held

MARQUETTE — Members of the United States Air Force 87th Fighter Interceptor Squadron returned to the former K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base this weekend for a reunion and to celebrate the squadron’s 101st year. The members traveled from as far as Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona, to ...

Council to consider bids for proposed Baldwin Avenue paving project

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council during its regular meeting on Thursday will consider bids for the paving of two blocks of North Baldwin Avenue on either side of Croix Street. Two bids were received for the work. Superior Paving came in at $50,850 and Hebert Construction bid the job at ...