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Marquette County Jail inmate tests positive

Coronavirus

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Jail has reported its first confirmed COVID-19 positive inmate, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The individual, who is from out of the area, has been released on bond and is self-isolating, officials said. See Wednesday’s edition of ...

Marquette County Jail reports virus-positive inmate

Coronavirus

MARQUETTE — Officials at the Marquette County Jail have confirmed that an inmate has tested positive for COVID 19, the first such case found. In a Facebook posting today, jail officials said the individual, who is from out of the area, was lodged early Friday morning by the Michigan State ...

Stay-at-home order extended

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order just over two additional weeks, through June 12, also keeping closed theaters, gyms and other places of public accommodation at least until that time. She also extended her emergency declaration through ...

Marijuana retailer permit approved

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The building that formerly housed Beef-a-Roo at 1090 S. Front St. in Marquette could soon be a marijuana retail establishment. The Marquette Planning Commission unanimously approved a special land use permit for applicant Larren Investments LLC of Bloomington Hills on Tuesday ...

Peter White Public Library Board OKs reopening plan

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Peter White Public Library discussed a reopening policy and plan that was approved Tuesday by the Library Board of Trustees. PWPL plans to have staff onsite beginning June 1 to conduct staff training and prepare for reinstalling some onsite services, and then opening its doors ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: My first cousin died two weeks ago, but not one of her siblings called to tell me or any of my sisters the news. Two of the cousin’s siblings have my phone number because I sent them a family Christmas newsletter with my phone number and email in the letter. I finally saw my ...

New Whitmer orders impact residents, businesses in state

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Today, Michigan partially reopens after months of closures. With Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-96 she signed Thursday, retail businesses and auto dealerships will reopen Tuesday by appointment as part of her MI Safe Start Plan. Beginning May 29, the executive ...

Next step in Sugarloaf parking expansion project approved

Coronavirus

MARQUETTE — Sugarloaf Mountain is a must-do for every Marquette visitor and the most popular destination for locals looking to catch a sunset or get outside on a nice day. Last year, over 60,000 people took the short trip to its stunning summit. As the number of visitors to the mountain ...

Governor wins legal fight with lawmakers over virus

Front Page News

DETROIT — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prevailed Thursday in a high-stakes challenge from Republican lawmakers who sued over her authority to declare emergencies and order sweeping restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak. A 1945 law cited by Whitmer, a Democrat, is not limited to regional ...

Restaurants prepare to reopen

Local

ESCANABA — Restaurants, bars and other retail businesses in the Upper Peninsula and parts of the northern Lower Peninsula will be able to reopen starting Friday. Local restaurant and bar owners shared information on how they plan to resume business while keeping their customers and employees ...

City of Ishpeming receives crucial funding for projects

Local

ISHPEMING - It was a very good week for the city of Ishpeming, it was awarded two grants totalling nearly $2.5 million toward toward resident services. It will net $1.9 million in Community Development Block Grant funds to build a new senior center and $250,000 for water meter and radio read ...

Art competition deadline announced

Local

WASHINGTON — Each spring, the Congressional Institute and participating members of Congress sponsor An Artistic Discovery, a nationwide high school visual art competition that recognizes and encourages artistic talent in each congressional district. Since the pilot competition in 1982, more ...

Historical places tour canceled

Local

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Area Historical Society announces that due to the COVID-19 virus and to keep home owners and visitors safe, the Historic Places and Interesting Spaces Tour for 2020 will not take place. A decision on museum hours has yet to be made. Read about Ishpeming ...

Nature’s gifts: spring ephemerals

Local

“Springtime flowers bloom like colorful arrows piercing their way to the sun” — Teri Guillemets By SCOT STEWART Special to the Journal A walk through the woods in early spring just before or during the opening of the tree leaves above always offers surprises. American lady and ...

Presque Isle Marina now open

Local

MARQUETTE — The Presque Isle Marina is now open with no services. Slip rentals will be prorated due to the late start because of marina construction. City officials urge people to follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines when placing boats in slips. Water at individual slips will not ...

Cannabis Lupus Cafe opening

Local

GWINN — The Cannabis Lupus Cafe in Gwinn is hosting its grand opening this weekend, “celebrating final state licensure and much needed access to legal cannabis in the Upper Peninsula,” according to a news release. The cafe, located in Suite 2 at 300 M-553 in Gwinn, will be “adhering ...

City commission meets remotely

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission will meet Tuesday virtually via Zoom video conferencing to comply with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders. The meeting will be streamed at 6 p.m. on Channel 191 and YouTube at youtube.com/user/cityofmarquettegov. The public will have three ...