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Baraga Days celebration going virtual this year

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Venerable Bishop Frederic Baraga was known as the snowshoe priest for traveling across the snow to his flock throughout the Upper Great Lakes, even in the worst conditions. While the Baraga Association isn’t expecting a snowstorm to stop its annual Baraga Days celebration this ...

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

Front Page News

SEATTLE — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was ...

Study: UP200 races have huge economic benefits

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The UP200, Midnight Run and Jack Pine 30 sled dog races attract many tourists to the Marquette area in the middle of winter — not always an easy feat. Although people flock to the region to watch the dogs run the races, they also patronize area businesses before, during and ...

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 ...

Ghost stories told virtually

Local

MARQUETTE — Marquette Maritime Museum and expert ghost storyteller Orion Couling present Spectral Stories of the Inland Seas, an easy-to-access Zoom broadcast at 8 p.m. Saturday. Join Orion as he brings his thrilling tales of shadowy Great Lakes legends right to your living room. Orion ...

Crop swap to be held Saturday

Local

MARQUETTE — All gardeners are invited to Marquette’s second annual Community COVID-compliant Crop Swap to be held at Harlow Park, along West Bluff Street, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The event is sponsored by Transition Marquette and the Queen City Seed Library. This year’s Community Crop ...

Fishing museum holds raffle

Local

MENOMINEE — West Shore Fishing Museum in Menominee is holding its annual raffle. Prizes include: Handmade Quilt donated by Northwoods Quilters; $150 donated by Anderson Diehm; $150 donated by First National Bank and Trust; five $100 prizes and two $50 prizes donated by members of the ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference desk staff at Peter White Public Library. 30 years ago ISHPEMING — The NICE school board ended more than 14 months of negotiations when it approved a three-year contract with teachers Monday. NICE Superintendent William ...

Gwinn Community Schools’ food program extended to offer free meals

Local

MARQUETTE — Gwinn Area Community Schools announced that the summer food service program for children has been extended. Free meals will be available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled ...

Superior Health Foundation virtual gala raises funds

Spotlight

­The Superior Health Foundation held its Ninth Annual Gala on Saturday at the Northern Center in Marquette. The gala, with COVID-19 restrictions in place, was a 1.5-hour virtual event. During the program, mental health partners Great Lakes Recovery Centers and the Healthy Youth Coalition of ...

NMU Alumni Association board has new members

Spotlight

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association announces four new members of its Board of Directors effective on Sept. 25: Jeri Hosang (BS ’92, BSN ’99) of Marquette; Amalea Karavias Vega (BS ’02) of Denver, Colorado; Kurt VanWormer (BS ’77) of Houston, Texas; and ...

Convicts will continue to pay costs for courts

Michigan News

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — People convicted of crimes will continue to pay millions of dollars a year to keep the lights on in Michigan courts, along with other operating costs, under a law signed Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Whitmer signed a two-year extension ...

UM strike ends

Michigan News

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Graduate students who teach at the University of Michigan returned to classes Thursday after voting to end a strike. The Graduate Employees’ Organization, which represents about 2,000 students who teach or assist, said it achieved “critical progress” on child ...

Police identify victims

Michigan News

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — A Michigan couple and an Indiana man have been identified as the three people killed in a seven-vehicle pileup on a northeastern Indiana highway, police said Thursday. Dale Eugene Lowe, 81, and his wife, Jean Elsie Lowe, 72, of Charlotte, Michigan, both died from their ...

Man arrested for allegedly possessing abusive material

Michigan News

SAULT STE. MARIE — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post on Thursday arrested a man for allegedly possessing child sexually abusive material. The post reported that on Wednesday, troopers received a request to assist the South Dakota Criminal Investigations Division ...

Under lockdown, Israel faces bitter start of Jewish New Year

Coronavirus

JERUSALEM (AP) — Eating apples dipped in honey on Rosh Hashana is a Jewish tradition to symbolize a sweet start of the New Year. But in Israel, bitterness prevails on the eve of the holiday as the country faces a second nationwide lockdown to stem a raging coronavirus outbreak. Israeli ...

French prime minister targeted by lawsuit

Coronavirus

PARIS (AP) — A group of COVID-19 survivors and patients' families is suing French Prime Minister Jean Castex, accusing him of potentially dangerous and contradictory management of the virus crisis even as infections have multiplied in recent weeks. Castex and the government have pushed to ...

India’s gov’t criticized over handling of virus

Coronavirus

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another record daily increase in coronavirus infections Thursday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government faced scathing opposition criticism in Parliament over its handling of the pandemic and a contracting economy that has left millions jobless. ...

Infection rates soar in college towns

Coronavirus

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana’s coronavirus epicenter. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus, more than half have been positive. Dozens of infections have been ...

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. The Labor ...