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Board meeting to be held virtually

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment Advisory Board will host its meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday virtually with board members and staff attending remotely via Zoom video conferencing. The public will have three opportunities to participate through video conferencing, phone ...

Michigan attorney general proposes changes to policing

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s top law enforcement official unveiled several changes she hopes to make to policing in the state, including a public registry of verified police misconduct claims meant to increase transparency and prevent problem officers from getting rehired in law enforcement ...

Michigan group is short signatures to ban abortion method

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — A ballot group failed to collect enough petition signatures to put veto-proof legislation before the Republican-led Michigan Legislature that would prohibit a common second-trimester abortion procedure, the state elections bureau said. Monday’s report was a blow to the ...

Mother’s ashes found after flood

Michigan News

SANFORD, Mich. (AP) — With a friend’s help, a woman has discovered her mother’s ashes in the flood-ravaged remains of her Midland County home. Kathy Parsch said she had made eight trips to the home in Sanford, which was destroyed by a flood nearly a month ago, but couldn’t find the ...

William Gwinn Mather: mining chief

Superior History

MARQUETTE — Marquette often honors our county’s most important citizens with very short streets. Consider Mather Street, which runs east just one block from Fourth Street to Third Street between Fisher Street and the U.S. 41 bypass. It is named for William Gwinn Mather (1857-1951). As ...

Flights canceled as Beijing’s new outbreak raises concerns

Coronavirus

BEIJING (AP) — More than 60% of commercial flights in and out of Beijing have been canceled as the Chinese capital raised its alert level today against a new coronavirus outbreak and other nations confront rising numbers of illnesses and deaths. The virus prevention and control situation ...

China says it agrees with India to peacefully solve tensions

Coronavirus

BEIJING (AP) — China said today that it is seeking a peaceful resolution to its Himalayan border dispute with India following the death of 20 Indian soldiers in the most violent confrontation in decades. "Both sides agree to resolve this matter through dialogue and consultation and make ...

North Korea says it’s sending soldiers to joint border sites

Coronavirus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said today that it will send soldiers to now-shuttered inter-Korean cooperation sites in its territory and reinstall guard posts and resume military exercises at front-line areas, nullifying tension-reducing deals reached with South Korea just two years ...

Eiffel Tower to reopen next week

Coronavirus

PARIS (AP) — Workers are preparing the Eiffel Tower for reopening next week, after the coronavirus pandemic led to the iconic Paris landmark’s longest closure since World War II. France’s tourism industry is opening back up, but the 324-meter (1,063-feet) tall wrought-iron tower won’t ...

Recycling bills on way for Michigan

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — In a bipartisan effort, Michigan is one step closer to updating its solid waste and materials management laws that will be tailored to securing more recycling in the state. The House Natural Resources committee met June 2 and June 9 and are continuing testimonial hearings for ...

Activists weigh LGBT ballot drive after Supreme Court ruling

Front Page News

LANSING — Organizers of a Michigan ballot drive to prohibit discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people said Monday they were evaluating whether to continue following a major victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. Fair and Equal Michigan launched the ballot effort in January ...

Marquette-area small businesses receive grants

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Marquette is one of 22 Michigan communities that have been awarded a total of $993,984 in grants aimed at supporting COVID-19 recovery efforts of local small businesses, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced. The grants are given through an expansion of the MEDC’s ...

US retail sales up a record 17.7% in partial rebound

Front Page News

BALTIMORE — U.S. retail sales jumped by a record 17.7% from April to May, with spending partially rebounding after the coronavirus had shut down businesses, flattened the economy and paralyzed consumers during the previous two months. The government’s report today showed that retail sales ...

Controversial plaque on NMU monument removed

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — An online petition is urging the removal or rededication of the Carillon Towers on the campus of Northern Michigan University, a monument that has alleged ties to apartheid. A plaque on the monument already has been removed, NMU said. According to the petition at Change.org, ...

Marquette County Board to consider upgrades entrance to first floor jail

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners will consider bids for improvements to the courtyard leading to the first floor jail and annex of the Marquette County Courthouse entrance during its regular meeting tonight at 6 p.m. According to a memo from facilities manager Aaron ...

Kangas offered township manager position

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board has offered its manager postion to public works supervisor Jon Kangas. The board voted unanimously to offer Kangas a conditional offer of employment for the position of township manager, following a second interview with the candidate during a ...

Police Log

Local

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 ...

Woman rescued after fall at Hidden Beach

Local

MARQUETTE — A 49-year-old Montana woman was rescued on Monday afternoon after a fall at Hidden Beach in Marquette Township. Marquette Township Fire Chief Dan Shanahan said the fire department was dispatched to Hidden Beach on a report of a fall at around 1 p.m. Monday, and not knowing the ...

Vacation Bible School offered online

Local

MARQUETTE — Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette will be offering an online Vacation Bible School July 6-10 on the church website and Facebook page. Compassion Camp will include Bible stories, crafts, movement, and music presented by the pastors and volunteers. These videos are ...

Medicare basics webinar offered

Local

MARQUETTE — Turning 65? New to Medicare? Join an online free webinar to learn more about Medicare basics and the options. There are three upcoming opportunities to attend. Register for Upper Peninsula Health Plan’s educational Medicare event, Medicare 101 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at: ...