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Funding for Pine Mountain approved

Local

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Great Lakes Sports Commission has approved funding assistance for the Pine Mountain Ski Hill in Iron Mountain to promote World Cup ski jumping and for the Traverse City Horse Shows LLC to move the American Gold Cup from New York City to Traverse City. The GLSC entered a ...

Seasonal closure of trail 417

Local

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette has closed the two-track leading to Morgan Falls from County Road 553 to motorized vehicles effective immediately, in which motorized vehicles are prohibited in this area from April 1 through Dec. 31 annually. Motorized vehicles are not permitted off-road ...

Water main flushing begins today

Local

MARQUETTE — Beginning today, the city of Marquette Water Department will be flushing water mains until around June 30. Residents may experience cloudy water and minimal water disruptions during this time, city officials said. Residents are asked to let the water run until clear before using it.

Memorial Day events canceled

Local

MARQUETTE — American Legion Post 44 in Marquette has canceled the 2020 Memorial Day Services at Park and Holy Cross cemeteries due to COVID-19. A press release from the post stated: “Our thoughts right now are with our front line workers providing their invaluable services to keep all of ...

Community office hours canceled

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette city manager’s community office hours scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled. The next community office hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon June 10 in the Dandelion Cottage room, located on the first floor off of the Huron Mountain Gallery of the Peter ...

PWPL board to meet today

Local

MARQUETTE — The Board of Trustees of the Peter White Public Library will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. today. Due to social distancing guidelines, the meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting can be logged in to via Zoom. Meeting login ...

MDOT to begin work on Alger County

Local

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $1.2 million to resurface about 16.6 miles of M-94 from Munising Street in Chatham to M-28 in Alger County. Work started Moday and includes a double-chip seal, crack seal, aggregate shoulders, and pavement markings. This ...

Whitmer: Goal is to test 450,000 residents for virus in May

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday she wants 450,000 Michiganders to be tested for the coronavirus this month, an average of nearly 15,000 a day, a critical goal because she said social-distancing cannot go on indefinitely until a vaccine is developed. Testing is on the ...

Commission delays decision on gun ban at Michigan Capitol

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — A commission that oversees Michigan’s Capitol delayed a decision Monday on banning guns from the building before a planned protest against the governor’s coronavirus restrictions, in a meeting that later ended abruptly due to racist and threatening messages posted in ...

Woman at center of suit in hospice

Michigan News

GARDEN CITY (AP) — A Detroit-area woman at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case about transgender rights is in hospice care while awaiting a decision. Aimee Stephens has kidney disease and was in a wheelchair when the court heard arguments in October, The Detroit News reported ...

Expert warns many countries are driving blind as they reopen

Coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — India’s trains will start rolling again and millions in the Philippines will be able to leave their homes, even as an expert warns that many countries are driving blind as they reopen because they haven’t set up strong systems to track new outbreaks of the coronavirus. In ...

‘Foretaste’ of Brexit: Virus cuts off much of UK farm labor

Coronavirus

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s fruit and vegetable farmers have long dreaded their country’s exit from the European Union, worrying that it would keep out the tens of thousands of Eastern European workers who come every year to pick produce. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has brought that ...

Plexiglass houses: Parliaments adapt to the coronavirus age

Coronavirus

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — “Pfft, pfft...” The sound came through loud and clear on Greece’s parliament TV during a change of speakers: the sound of disinfectant sprayed onto microphones and the new plexiglass box installed around the podium. This is parliament in the time of coronavirus. ...

Fire kills 5 coronavirus patients

Coronavirus

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire this morning at St. George Hospital in St. Petersburg killed five coronavirus patients who were on ventilators, Russian emergency officials said. The unnamed emergency officials spoke to the state Tass news agency. The fire broke out in an intensive care unit and ...

Telethon raises $115M

Coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Fey shed tears after announcing that more than $115 million was raised toward supporting New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19 during a virtual telethon. “Thank you, thank you,” said a tearful Fey, the host of the Rise Up New York! event Monday evening. The Emmy-winning ...

Virus unleashes wave of fraud in US amid fear and scarcity

Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 39-year-old former investment manager in Georgia was already facing federal charges that he robbed hundreds of retirees of their savings through a Ponzi scheme when the rapid spread of COVID-19 presented an opportunity. Christopher A. Parris started pitching himself as a ...

Safe salamanders

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The road around Presque Isle Park appears to be safer for salamanders. The Superior Watershed Partnership, which is located in the vicinity of the salamander crossing area on Peter White Drive, announced that because the city of Marquette Parks and Recreation Department ...

Finding ways to stay positive

Coronavirus

For a couple under quarantine, Daryl and Lydia Cobranchi have found a creative way to get out of the house. The couple from Parkersburg, West Virginia, “travel” to a different country every weekend through meals, games, movies and travel documentaries that pertain to their destination. So ...

Health center getting federal funding

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow have announced that almost $14.5 million in federal funds will be awarded to 39 health centers across Michigan to expand their coronavirus testing operations. Peters and Stabenow secured this funding from the Department of Health and ...