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Panel mulling two positions; may create 3rd

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council set a special meeting at the end of April to discuss the details of filling two job postings as well as a new position proposed by the city manager during Thursday’s regular meeting. The positions discussed at the meeting, which is slated for 6 p.m. ...

County road commission ‘banking’ on wetlands

MARQUETTE — The board of Marquette County Road Commission at a special meeting Wednesday voted to move forward with the wetland banking grant application approval process for two sites. The two grants were awarded to the road commission by the Michigan Wetland Board for Local ...

Marquette County Jail moves to video visitation system

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Jail is the first jail in the Upper Peninsula to make the move to a video visitation system, with the system officially coming online in March. Visitors can use the video visitation remotely on a webcam-equipped computer, cellphone or tablet, or come to the ...

Meijer announces opening date for Marquette Supercenter

GRAND RAPIDS — Meijer confirmed May 24 is the opening date for a new 195,000-square-foot supercenter in Marquette, Regional Vice President Gerald Melville announced in a news release Thursday. Melville said company leadership and local dignitaries will dedicate the store’s first day of ...

State lawmakers discuss financial options for higher education

MARQUETTE — Saving for college, which can run close to $70,000 a year or much more, depending on the school, requires more than putting loose change in a piggy bank. State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba; State Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette; and Robin Lott, executive director of the ...

Questioning everything

MARQUETTE — It was a night of trivia and treats at the Marquette Regional History Center Wednesday when it hosted “100 Years, 100 Questions.” More than 15 groups of four to six people gathered to participate in the competition. The event was held in celebration of National Library Week ...

PWPL board selects construction company for estimated $4.2M project

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees recently hired Closner Construction of Marquette to complete the library’s estimated $4.2 million renovation project slated to begin in May. The building restoration project will include major repairs of the 1904 facade, roof ...

Negaunee seeks residents interested in downtown historic preservation

NEGAUNEE — City of Negaunee officials are seeking input from residents regarding a historic preservation project expected to start this summer. City Manager Nate Heffron issued a directive to establish a special committee to research and “present advice on issues concerning the ...

Taxable property values up slightly in Marquette County for 2018

MARQUETTE — Taxable values of property in Marquette County increased from last year, but not as much as officials had hoped. The Marquette County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Tuesday night and unanimously approved equalization valuations presented by the Marquette County ...

Gov. Snyder: Vessel damaged underwater oil pipelines

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday that twin oil pipelines in a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes appear to have sustained minor damage from a vessel that may also have caused a recent leak of coolant fluid from electric cables. Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 runs ...

‘Hate Hurts but Love Heals’

MARQUETTE — When Adolf Hilter came to power in Germany, Martin Lowenberg was just 5 years old. Even though his family tried to flee, most of them were eventually captured by the Nazis. Lowenberg survived as a slave laborer in the concentration camps, but his family, aside from his sister, ...

House Speaker Ryan won’t run for re-election

WASHINGTON — Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election, his office announced today, injecting another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall. Ryan’s plans have been the source of much speculation and will set off a ...

Board receives mine inspector annual report

MARQUETTE — The annual mine inspector’s report was given at the Marquette County Board of Commissioners’ meeting April 3. John Carlson, Marquette County mine inspector, presented an inactive mine inspection report from RGGS, Land & Minerals LTD LP. RGGS personnel had performed ...

Construction begins on new YMCA Youth Center

MARQUETTE — It should be business as usual, at least for the next few months, at the YMCA of Marquette County — except for one section of the building. Construction has begun on the new youth center, located at the YMCA’s Marquette facility at 1420 Pine St. “It’s a long time in ...

Utility rebate

MARQUETTE — Customers of the Upper Peninsula Power Company, SEMCO and the Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp. will soon see the benefit of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on their monthly utility bills. President Donald Trump on Dec. 22 signed into law the TCJA, which lowered the federal ...

College Avenue work postponed

MARQUETTE — The $1.5 million reconstruction of College Avenue in Marquette, originally scheduled for this year, has been delayed until the future of UP Health System-Marquette’s current facility can be determined. Since the city has several construction projects slated for the future, the ...

Panel declines to pay LSCP dues

MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming City Council heard an update from the Lake Superior Community Partnership Wednesday, but could not support a budget amendment that would help to fund the organization, officials said. Councilman Stu Skauge made a motion to amend the 2018 budget and contribute ...

Statewide test of tornado warning system planned

LANSING — The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division reminds Michiganders that outdoor warning siren use will be limited during the 2018 Statewide Tornado Drill at 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to an MSP press release. Outdoor warning sirens are ...

Trump cancels overseas trip to address Syria threat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday canceled plans to travel to South America later this week, choosing to stay in the United States to manage the U.S. response to Syria's apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday ...