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Work session set virtually for today

MARQUETTE — Today’s Marquette City Commission work session will be held virtually via Zoom video conferencing beginning at 4:30 p.m. with a regular meeting following at 6 p.m. The work session will be streamed on the City of Marquette YouTube channel and the regular meeting will be also ...

Library to host teleconference

NEGAUNEE —The Friends of the Negaunee Public Library will meet to discuss Pioneer Days and other fundraising/library-supporting activities via Zoom teleconference at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The public is invited to attend. Call in via telephone, or use a computer, laptop, or tablet with audio and ...

Empty the Shelters running now

MARQUETTE — BISSELL Pet Foundation is once again aiming to Empty the Shelters across the country, by appointment only, now through Sunday. People can adopt a pet from one of the 120+ participating organizations for $25 (or less) and BPF will sponsor the remainder of the adoption fee. At the ...

Sault Tribe and Kewadin Casinos extend temporary closure

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians’ government and the Kewadin Casinos have extended the temporary closure of the tribal government and all five casinos until June 1. “The tribe’s highest priority is the safety of its employees and community members ...

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 DEERTON — Students and staff in the AuTrain-Onota school hoisted a banner proclaiming they’re “Proud to be tobacco free” today in anticipation of ...

Teal Lake Melt-Down complete

NEGAUNEE — The mining head frame replica that has been on Teal Lake since February, known as the Teal Lake Melt-Down, went down between 9 p.m. May 1 and 8:30 a.m. May 2. Due to strong south winds and quickly melting ice pack the head frame structure drifted out of camera sight on an ice ...

Ferguson endorsed for Congress

NEGAUNEE — The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights has endorsed Dana Ferguson for U.S. Congress. The council has locals across Michigan as well as several major regional training facilities, including one in Negaunee Township. “The endorsement from the Carpenters ...

LSSU to start new academic year in early August

SAULT STE. MARIE (AP) — A small university in the Upper Peninsula will start the new academic year on Aug. 10, two weeks earlier than planned, and end the term before Thanksgiving. Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie announced plans Thursday to resume in-person classes. ...

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 ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $1.76 $1.89 Marquette (Admiral) $1.89 Ontonagon (Admiral) $1.84 Menominee (Admiral) $1.79 Munising (Holiday) $1.79 Gladstone (Holiday) $1.76 Ishpeming (Holiday) $1.75 Marquette Township (Meijer) $1.69 Houghton (Freedom) $1.65 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $1.61 ...

Culvert on M-35 to be replaced

MARQUETTE —The Michigan Department of Transportation is completing work on the $1.2 million project to remove and replace a deteriorated culvert on M-35 over a tributary of O’Neal Creek in Marquette County’s Palmer-Gwinn area, with work set to start Wednesday, May 13. The culvert was ...

Spring weight restrictions lifted

MARQUETTE — As of 6 a.m. today, the Michigan Department of Transportation will lift remaining spring weight restrictions on all state trunkline highways in the entire state of Michigan. State routes typically carry M, I, or U.S. designations. This spring weight restriction update does ...

MTU places 119 employees on leave

HOUGHTON — About 119 Michigan Tech employees will be put on unpaid temporary leave or have their hours reduced due to the impact on reduced in-person operations on campus, President Rick Koubek said in an email to the campus Friday. The employees will receive university health care ...

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 ...

Facade grant program in L’Anse

L’ANSE — The L’Anse DDA announces the 14th edition of its Facade Grant Program. First introduced in 2007, the Facade Grant Program of the Village of L’Anse Downtown Development Authority has awarded 64 grants to help improve many retail and commercial properties within the DDA district ...

Road around Presque Isle Park opens

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette has opened the seasonal drive around Presque Isle Park to patrons wishing to drive around the island, effective immediately. Due to the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order, all parks remain closed and the public is asked to remain in vehicles while visiting ...

Visioning session for U.S. 41 today

MARQUETTE — Marquette Township officials and Michigan State University are seeking community input for the U.S. 41 Corridor Climate and Health Adaptation vision workshop to be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. Residents can virtually attend this design input workshop session, which is the ...