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Water meter work to continue

MARQUETTE — Johnson Controls & Itron will be continuing to conduct exterior endpoint replacements at various residential and business locations throughout Marquette, and this is related to the water meter replacement project and is a final set of steps necessary to finalize the project. ...

AAUW concerned about pandemic’s effect on women

MARQUETTE — The American Association of University Women is concerned about the effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on women. Judith Puncochar, president of AAUW of Marquette, issued a statement on the issue. “The COVID-19 virus is predicted to have a disproportionately negative ...

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 ...

Commission applications available

MARQUETTE — Applications are now available for city residents who seek appointment to the vacant seat on the Marquette City Commission and are available at marquettemi.gov/commissionapplication. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Thursday. “Vacancies in elective offices shall, ...

Eagle Mine air quality

MARQUETTE — Permit requests for the Eagle Mine and Humboldt Mill were the subject of a virtual public meeting held by the Michigan Department of Environment and Great Lakes on Monday. Eagle Mine officials have proposed adding an on-site aggregate and sand storage area immediately north of ...

Sugarloaf Mountain closed through April 13

MARQUETTE — Area closures keep coming. The Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area in Marquette Township will be closed through at least April 13 to minimize the unintentional spread of COVID-19 since maintaining at least 6 feet between individuals from other households on stair structures and ...

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 ...

UPPCO sharing safety tips amid outbreak

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Power Company officials are suggesting tips to help keep the public and its workers safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. “(UPPCO’s) top priority is the health and safety of its customers, employees and the community we serve,” a Friday press release states. ...

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 ...

Nature’s Gifts by Scot Stewart: Melting snow makes way for greenery below

At length the sun's rays have attained the right angle, and warm winds blow up mist and rain and melt the snow banks, and the sun dispersing the mist smiles on a checkered landscape of russet and white...” - Henry David Thoreau in “Life in the Woods” “Melt, snow, melt! Gardeners know ...

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 ...

Upcoming meeting canceled

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Planning Commission April 7 meeting has been canceled and the following cases will be moved to the April 21 regular meeting. ≤ 04-SUP-04-20 — 1009 W. Bluff St. (PIN: 0260790): PTA Properties and Verizon Wireless are seeking a Special Land Use permit for a ...

Small business relief applications

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has begun accepting applications for the Michigan Small Business Relief Program and it is time sensitive, as it will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The process is being handled through Lake Superior Community Partnership. ...

Group makes face shields during crisis

MARQUETTE — MAPS Makerspace, a section at Marquette Senior High School, has a multi-dimensional bent, with students using 3D printers to keep up with the latest technology. Now, 3D printing has a charitable component. Becky LaBrecque, a science teacher with Marquette Area Public Schools ...

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 ...

Nature’s Gifts by Scot Stewart: Walks open windows

The first care of a man settling in the country should be to open face of the earth to himself by a little knowledge of Nature, or a great deal, if he can; of birds, plant, rocks, astronomy: in short, the art of taking a walk. This will draw the sting out of the frost, dreariness out of ...

Remote work guru shares tips at local webinar

MARQUETTE — Working remotely is a necessity for many people during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced some employees to work at home instead of their usual offices. Although the situation might be temporary, it involves acclimating to a new work environment — and it even might lead ...

DNR reducing park amenities during COVID-19 outbreak

MARQUETTE — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order continues to have its effects. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reducing many amenities offered in state parks and recreation areas effective through at least April 13. State parks and recreation areas ...

Protecting those who protect the community

MARQUETTE — Residents of the Marquette County community have rallied around its health care workers in the wake of a predicted shortage of personal protective equipment to create cotton masks that can be worn by the people on the front lines of the COVID-19 virus epidemic. Residents and ...