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CWD found in Dickinson County deer

MARQUETTE — What wildlife officials have feared has taken place, with a white-tailed deer testing positive for chronic wasting disease in Dickinson County. However, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources hopes proactive efforts will curb the potential problem. The DNR announced on ...

Shiras Planetarium kicks off fundraising; digital projection the goal

MARQUETTE — A public crowdfunding campaign has been launched to upgrade the technology at the Shiras Planetarium. The planetarium, located at Marquette Senior High School, was built in 1965, so some of the equipment is aging. To kick off the campaign, MSHS hosted a luncheon/informational ...

AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

WASHINGTON — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans and Democrats holding starkly distinct opinions of his credibility, according to a poll released ...

Come together

MARQUETTE — The 2018 Upper Peninsula Nonprofit Conference, hosted by the group Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development, takes place today at the University Center on Northern Michigan University’s campus. The event features four sessions focused on leadership, best practices, ...

Border security grant approved

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an Operation Stonegarden grant for emergency management at Tuesday’s meeting. The grant will be used to “support enhanced cooperation and coordination among local, tribal, territorial, state and federal law ...

Expert to assess line route fitness

MARQUETTE — In an attempt to reduce a risk of potential outages for nearly 10,000 electric customers, the Marquette Board of Light and Power recently hired a consultant to evaluate the best route for a new internal electric distribution system and connection to the regional grid. The BLP ...

Committee hears testimony on impact of blight

NEGAUNEE — With a public forum on Monday, the city of Negaunee took a preliminary step to combatting blight. Members of the Special Advisory Committee on Blight Resolution heard professional testimony about blight from Ishpeming Police Department Chief Steve Snowaert, Michigan Municipal ...

Turkey pledges accountability in Saudi probe

Under global scrutiny, Turkey vows to get to the bottom of the alleged killing of a Saudi journalist at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. But some observers see a double standard in promises of transparency from a government accused of stifling freedom of expression. Since an attempted ...

Deer tests positive for CWD in Dickinson County

MARQUETTE — A 4-year-old doe killed on a deer damage shooting permit in Dickinson County's Waucedah Township has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, marking the first confirmation of the incurable deer disease within the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources ...

Comment sought on planning projects

MARQUETTE — Marquette city officials are seeking the public’s input on a proposed Community Master Plan amendment and Land Development Code project, which addresses incorporating contemporary zoning, sign and fence ordinances, and allows property owners to legally have chickens, hens, ...

County budget OK’d

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the county’s fiscal year 2019 budget at Tuesday’s meeting following a public hearing about the matter. At around $25.8 million, the county’s general fund budget for 2019 is about $250,000 less than 2018’s ...

‘Career offender’ sentenced to 20 years for drug convictions

MARQUETTE — Derrick “Bam” Samuels has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by Chief Judge Robert J. Jonker of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The sentencing follows multiple federal drug convictions, according to a recent press release from the United ...

Budget amendment approved, future work sessions set up

MARQUETTE—The Marquette Township Board amended its 2018 budget to reflect a $15,000 change in its fire fund. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a $20,000 increase in revenue which was offset by $5,000 in administration intercept fees, Marquette Township Clerk Randy Ritari ...

Negaunee nonprofits

NEGAUNEE — Two nonprofit organizations in Negaunee have been named recipients of a grant program sponsored by the city of Negaunee in partnership with WPPI Energy. Negaunee City Manager Nate Heffron said the Negaunee Little League was awarded $500 and the Vista Theater received $1,000 from ...

Land conservancies protect areas across state

LANSING — Thousands of acres of endless trees and undisturbed waters belong to one of Michigan’s best-kept secrets. The 26 land conservancies spread out in every region of the state protect natural land from development and give residents an escape into nature. Conservancies acquire ...

Online academy approved

ISHPEMING — An internet-based academy is one of the goals that’s come to fruition as part of the strategic planning that’s been underway at Ishpeming Public Schools. The Ishpeming Board of Education on Monday approved Ishpeming’s online academy to allow home-schooled students to take ...

Expert discusses mitigating cyber risks

MARQUETTE — As National Cyber Security Awareness Month is observed this month in the U.S., the Economic Club of Marquette County hosted international attorney and strategic consultant Sean Kanuck during its monthly gathering Monday night to discuss the timely subject of mitigating cyber risks ...

Strong arms to success

ISHPEMING — Students at Aspen Ridge Middle School are getting strong-armed into learning about robotics, but in a good way. The new FIRST Tech Challenge team from the school is named the Robotic Strong ARMS, with ARMS being the acronym for the school. FIRST — For Inspiration and ...

Recording attracts lovestruck birds to woods

LANSING — While Michigan’s efforts to restore a popular but endangered songbird succeeded by doubling its goal, nearby Wisconsin is experimenting with a new way of increasing its population. Every day, the love song of a Kirtland’s warbler calls throughout the Bayfield County Forest in ...