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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 ...

Second positive COVID-19 case confirmed in Marquette County

The Marquette County Health Department announced the county's second confirmed positive case for COVID-19. Today the health department became aware of a positive case through commercial laboratory testing. It will notify people who have been identified as close contacts. They will be assessed ...

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 ...

Virtual events still possible via Marquette365

MARQUETTE — The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Division invites people to use the Marquette365 community calendar to upload and share virtual and online events going on as a way to adhere to the stay-at-home executive order in the state. The division also added an “Online 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 ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission voted to make major changes in the direction of traffic along North Front Street and South Third Street, turning ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $1.76 $2.07 Houghton (Holiday) $1.99 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $1.99 Munising (Holiday) $1.95 Ishpeming (Holiday) $1.95 Negaunee (Holiday) $1.94 Marquette Twp. (Meijer) $1.94 Marquette (Admiral) $1.68 St. Ignace (Marathon) $1.67 Gladstone ...

Lions pancake breakfast canceled

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Lions Annual Pancake Breakfast, which was originally scheduled to be held at the American Legion Hall on Sunday, March 29, has been canceled. Those who purchased tickets already should note the following: 1. Those of whom already purchased a ticket for themselves ...

City commission meeting virtually

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Commission will host its Monday meeting virtually and city commissioners and staff will attend remotely through Zoom video conferencing to adhere to Executive Order 2020-21. The meeting will be broadcast on Channel 191 and at youtube.com/user/cityofmarquettegov. The ...

Soo Locks now open

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Soo Locks opened Wednesday to mark the beginning of the Great Lakes shipping season, announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. The upbound motor vessel H. Lee White, a 704-foot-long freighter, was the first ship to enter the Poe Lock, coming from ...

PWPL board meeting virtually

MARQUETTE — The Board of Trustees of the Peter White Public Library will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Friday to discuss the library’s COVID-19 response. Because of social distancing guidelines, this meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. This meeting is open to the public. Log in ...

Scholarship applications accepted

MARQUETTE — Francine Malindzak Memorial Scholarship Fund applications are now being accepted. Qualifying Marquette Mountain Racing Team racers are invited to apply for the $1,500 Francine Malindzak Scholarship. Applicants must be graduating from high school, have been an active member ...

County clerk operations change

MARQUETTE — Operations at the Marquette County Clerk’s office have changed in response to COVID-19. “Due to the state of emergency related to COVID-19, the intent of the Marquette County Clerk is to consider the needs of the community while ensuring best practices are in place for the ...

Whitmer signs executive orders on unemployment benefits

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-24 Wednesday, clarifying how the expansion of eligibility for unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 will work. According to a press release from Whitmer’s office, the order: ≤ Suspends the requirement for an ...

Virtual storytelling: PWPL offers programming through YouTube videos

MARQUETTE — When the news broke that Peter White Public Library’s doors would temporarily close to the public due to the pandemic, PWPL Youth Services Librarian Sarah Rehborg began brainstorming ideas so the library could continue its storytelling for children in the community. The idea ...

COVID-19 business resource website

MARQUETTE — A new website has been developed to share key resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19. The collaborative effort, which was developed by InvestUP in partnership with economic development partners from across the Upper Peninsula, is intended to be a trusted and dedicated ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE —Testing their knowledge of scientific fact and theory was the order of the day Saturday for 170 middle and senior high school students at ...