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UP Blood Center needs blood

MARQUETTE — The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for all blood types. The center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie and supplies 12 Upper Peninsula hospitals. Visit www.mgh.org/blood for center details. Currently, ...

Woman injured at Picnic Rocks

MARQUETTE — One woman was transported to UP Health System-Marquette after falling at Picnic Rocks in Marquette’s Shiras Park Wednesday, according to the Marquette City Police Department. The woman slipped while walking on the rocks along the parking lot, hitting her head and falling into ...

Heritage Trail bike tours set

NEGAUNEE — Registration is now open for the Michigan Iron Industry Museum’s popular Iron Ore Heritage Trail bike tours. Offered Friday as well as July 19 and July 26, the tours take cyclists on an approximately five-hour, 16-mile journey to explore historic sites and discover stories of the ...

Anatomy of a letter

MARQUETTE — The filming of the classic movie “Anatomy of a Murder” in Marquette County in 1959 has not left the area’s psyche, not by a long shot. For example, two showings of the movie took place at the county courthouse earlier this month. The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center on the ...

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 NEGAUNEE — Jeff Juntti and Darla Baumgarten of Marquette rode to glory here Monday night. The two took top honors in the Second annual Tour de Negaunee ...

State to host drinking water talks

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy will host virtual town halls focused on safe drinking water. The town halls will provide information to residents on sampling that is being done in communities throughout Michigan to test for lead in drinking water. ...

GINCC searches for 50/50 winner

ISHPEMING — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is in search of the winner of Thursday’s 50/50 raffle. The winning ticket number is 344030 with a prize worth $720, which was announced during the Ishpeming 4th of July Parade on Thursday. The person with the winning ...

No winner yet in July Fourth raffle

MARQUETTE — A winner has yet to be found in Marquette Rotary Club’s Fourth of July fireworks raffle. The winning number drawn in the 50/50 raffle is 1774. Call Russ Magnaghi at 906-361-7877 if you believe you are the winner. Tickets were sold during the Marquette Fourth of July Parade, ...

U.P. Energy Task Force to host inaugural meeting today

MARQUETTE — The first meeting of the Upper Peninsula Energy Task Force established by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Northern Center’s Ballroom III on the campus of Northern Michigan University. The meeting will be open to the public. The task force has ...

LWV reminds voters of primary

MARQUETTE — The League of Women Voters of Michigan Marquette County Member-at-Large State Unit urges voters to learn about the ballot issues and the candidates running for the Marquette City Commission in the August election. People can visit the League of Women Voters’ online voting ...

Superheroes on the run

Above, a group of children get ready to participate in the one mile kids run during Superior Arts Youth Theater’s first annual Superheroes on the Run fun run and fundraising event at the YMCA in Marquette Saturday morning. Runners were encouraged to dress in superhero apparel during the ...

1 seriously injured in Thursday crash

MARQUETTE — A 22-year-old Ohio man was seriously injured as the result of a single vehicle crash in Marquette on Thursday. The man was a passenger in a vehicle traveling southbound on Third Street, according to a Marquette Police Department press release. The vehicle ran off the end of the ...

126th Army Band performs for veterans

At right, the 126th Army Band of the Michigan National Guard, the “Governor's Own” as of 2013, performs at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans Friday evening. The Belmont-based band is one of the nation’s premier military music ensembles. The group has played throughout the Upper ...

Army Band to perform in Munising

MARQUETTE — The 126th Army Band of the Michigan National Guard, the “Governor’s Own” as of 2013, has entertained thousands for over 100 years and will continue the tradition Monday at Munising’s Binsfeld Bayshore Park, located at 355 Elm Ave. The fun, free event begins at 6:30 p.m. ...

Mike Angeli to hold office hours

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and ...

New banners placed along Third Street

MARQUETTE — Locals may have noticed some new colorful banners that have found their way to Third Street in Marquette. The Marquette Downtown Development Authority in collaboration with the Marquette Board of Light and Power began to hang the banners along North Third Street Tuesday ...

Superheroes on the Run event set

MARQUETTE — On Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 1 p.m., the Superior Arts Youth Theater will be hosting “Superheroes on the Run.” Events will include a kids 1-mile run, a 5K run and a 10K run on the multi-use path. The runs begin at Lakeview Arena and head north ...

Third Street mural celebrates Marquette Art Week

Pictured is a garage, located next door to Northern Lights Glass at 415 N. Third St. in Marquette, painted by local artist Taryn Okesson of the Marquette Artist Collective as part of last week’s Marquette Art Week festivities. The door features a red-winged blackbird, a postmodern addition to ...

City to hear audit presentation

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission will listen to a presentation regarding the city’s fiscal 2018 audit by Mike Grentz of Anderson Tackman and Co. at 5:15 p.m. Monday in Commission Chambers at city hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave. There will be designated times for the public to address ...