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Chocolay Township Board to consider GAD contract extension

MARQUETTE —The Chocolay Township Board will consider extending an existing solid waste collection contract with Great American Disposal during its regular meeting on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Chocolay Township Hall. According to a memorandum from Public Works Foreman Brad Johnson to the ...

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Accident closes portion of M-35 MARQUETTE — Traffic on M-35 in McFarland had to be rerouted on Saturday as the result of an accident between a semi and a passenger vehicle, police say. The personal injury accident occurred during the late afternoon, near County Road 444, no information ...

Love is in the air at Children’s Museum

Above, Addison Bellingar, 2, of Gladstone, makes a “You are dino-mite” Valentine on Saturday at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. The Bothwell Middle School Art Club helped young visitors make a variety of Valentine’s Day cards. At right, Anthony Miller, an eighth-grader at ...

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Angeli holds community 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 ...

Medical Marihuana 101

MARQUETTE — How will medical cannabis be regulated? Shelly Edgerton, director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, presented “Michigan Medical Marihuana101” at Northern Michigan University Wednesday, although she prefers the term cannabis. “We shouldn’t ...

Tech professor wants MUB renamed for veterans

HANCOCK — One local veteran is looking to ensure people remember why Michigan Technological University’s Memorial Union Building has its name. Paul Nelson, chaplain of the American Legion post in Hancock, is circulating a petition to ask the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees to formally ...

NMU issues ‘date rape’ drugs alert as precautionary measure

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University recently sent out an alert about the possible use of “date rape” drugs on and near campus. The alert was sent as a warning and a precaution because of two separate conversations that came to the attention of the NMU Police Department, said Derek ...

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Yelle bound over to circuit court MARQUETTE — Tyler Scott Yelle, 32, of Marquette, was bound over to Marquette County Circuit Court following his preliminary examination in the 96th District Court Wednesday. Yelle has been charged with one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm ...

Horton named warden of Chippewa Correctional Facility

KINCHELOE — Former Marquette resident Connie Horton has been named Warden of Chippewa Correctional Facility. Horton is the seventh warden of the facility and has spent 29 years of her career with the Michigan Department of Corrections. She was appointed to the position following 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 MARQUETTE — Motorists responded to the first operation of a downtown traffic signal with a bang Monday morning, but soon got into the new flow of things. ...

Zephyr Wine Bar and Cafe fulfills demand in U.P.

MARQUETTE — Since Daniel and Betsy Rutz first opened Everyday Wines seven years ago in Marquette, the couple has shared their knowledge and taste of worldwide, fairly priced wines with the local community. “We work hard to know the wines that we sell and we love to share that knowledge ...

Historic question

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will consider a resolution in support of a project that could land downtown on the National Register of Historic Places, which could make federal tax breaks and grant funding available to local developers. “This project will formally recognize and ...

Pathways board applicants sought

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board is encouraging interested and qualified individuals to apply for available positions on the board overseeing Pathways Community Mental Health. An application must be filed by March 2 with the Marquette County Clerk’s Office to be eligible for any of ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago ISHPEMING — “Good Man in the Woods” will be shown in Ishpeming Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Butler Theatre. Produced and directed by NMU sociology ...

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 ...

DDA expansion considered

MARQUETTE—The Marquette Township Board will consider a Downtown Development Authority request to expand its current boundaries during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Marquette Township Community Center. With approval of the proposed resolution, the DDA will be able to expand its ...

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Wilson Street closed for repairs MARQUETTE — Beginning at 8 a.m. today Wilson Street in Marquette will be closed to through traffic between Osprey Court and O’Dovero Drive due to a water line repair. The work is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. Residents along Daybreak Drive will be ...

Personal injury accident near M-28

SHINGLETON — A single-snowmobile personal injury accident was reported around 11:30 p.m. Sunday to the Alger County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred on Trail No. 8, near the intersection of M-28 and Shingleton road, according to a press release issued by the Alger County Sheriff’s ...

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 ...