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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Marquette parks closed to public

MARQUETTE — Effective immediately, all city of Marquette parks are closed to the public, according to an announcement issued this afternoon by city officials. This measure includes the closure of all city parks, playgrounds, park parking lots, the skate plaza and Tourist Park. These ...

Work session events are canceled

MARQUETTE —The Marquette City Commission work sessions regarding the Strategic Plan for May 18 at 4:30 p.m. and June 10 at 5:15 p.m. at City Hall have been canceled and the meetings have not been rescheduled at this time.

Nature’s Gifts: Emerging from hibernation

“Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action” - Ralph Ellison MARQUETTE — Spring is the time to wrap up hibernation for another season and get back to living. Now as some people are spending more time outside around their home or on walks to get outside, they have the ...

Jilbert Dairy legal developments

DALLAS — Dean Foods on Saturday announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas has approved the sale of a substantial portion of Dean Foods’ business operations to Dairy Farmers of America for $433 million. Dean Foods acquired Jilbert Dairy, located in ...

Board to hold public hearing

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming Public Schools Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Title VI – American Indian Education Program and application at 6 p.m. April 20 at the Ishpeming High School Library, 319 E. Division St.

Police Log

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Nomination petitions available

MARQUETTE —The Marquette City Clerk’s office is accepting nominating petitions for the city elective offices to be filled this year which include two vacancies on the Marquette Board of Light and Power and three vacancies on the Marquette City Commission. Due to the cautionary public ...

Marquette Township purchases Richmond Township ambulance

MARQUETTE — Richmond Township’s loss is Marquette Township’s gain. The Marquette Township Board voted unanimously to approve a $25,000 purchase of a 2000 Wheel Coach ambulance from Richmond Township. The vehicle will serve as the township’s main ambulance and the current ambulance ...

NMU pre-med program named among best affordable in country

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University ranks 16th among the 40 Best Affordable Pre-Med Degree Programs in the United States, according to 2020 rankings released by Affordable Schools. The listing factored in the average cost of attendance, student-to-faculty ratio and graduation ...

Employee health: Buses are ‘petri dishes,’ some drivers say

LANSING — Bus systems are taking extra precautions to increase the safety of their personnel during the coronavirus pandemic, as many transit employees say they are at high risk. According to Clark Harder, the executive director of the Michigan Public Transit Association, bus drivers and ...

Friends find ways to continue their weekly coffee meetings

GLADSTONE — Mary Strom drives from her home on Minneapolis Avenue to visit her friend, Bernardino “Bernie” Harris, at least once a week for coffee and conversation. As a result of practicing social distancing, Strom and Harris continue to meet face-to-face — looking through a ...

Police Log

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

COVID-19 mini grants announced

MARQUETTE — The West End Health Foundation is providing $30,000 in COVID-19 response mini grants to non-profit organizations that provide health and wellness related services to residents of Marquette County’s west end. The COVID-19 mini grants will be used to deploy resources to ...

Honor Flight event postponed

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Honor Flight event that was scheduled for May 20 has been postponed to Sept. 23 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. All veterans scheduled for the May event will be moved to the September event. For more information, call 906-280-2871.

COVID-19 impact survey issued

MARQUETTE — State Rep. Jack Bergman has issued a survey to gauge the impact of coronavirus for First District residents. The survey can be found at https://bergman.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=8. This especially applies to residents who have had to begin the process of collecting unemployment ...

Jacobetti Complex project put on hold

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s transformational renovation of the Jacobetti Complex into a Career Tech and Engineering Technology Facility was put on hold by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s actions this week to reprioritize and bolster state funding to combat COVID-19. Whitmer ...

Police Log

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

No injuries in K.I. Sawyer structure fire

MARQUETTE — All occupants were safely evacuated from a structure fire that occurred in K.I. Sawyer Saturday night. Around midnight, the Forsyth Township Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a structure fire located at 142 Banshee St., officials said. It was reported that ...