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Commission tables UP City Fest discussion

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Due to concerns of COVID-19 safety protocols, a request for a special event permit to host an August Christianity-based festival was tabled during Monday’s Marquette City Commission meeting. The Marquette City Commission met during its regular meeting that was closed to the ...

Commission tables UP City Fest discussion

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Due to concerns of COVID-19 safety protocols, a request for a special event permit to host an August Christianity-based festival was tabled during Monday’s Marquette City Commission meeting. The Marquette City Commission met during its regular meeting that was closed to the ...

Whitmer rolls out back-to-school road map

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday released the MI Safe Schools Return to School Roadmap, a comprehensive document to help districts create local plans for in-person learning in the fall. It outlines a number of safety protocols for schools to implement in each phase of the ...

Offices to close for holiday

Local

MARQUETTE — City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave.; Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Ave.; Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 110 Wright St., will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the ...

Constitution Party to tour U.P.

Local

MARQUETTE — Constitution Party (US Taxpayers Party in Michigan) presidential and vice presidential candidates, Don Blankenship from West Virginia and William Mohr, from Michigan will begin a four-day tour through the Upper Peninsula beginning on the Fourth of July. Their Itinerary: ≤ ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: I was reading “Don’t Call Me ‘Dear’” and wanted to give you my two cents’ worth. I am a woman, 72 years old. If someone calls you “dear,” “sweetie,” “sweetheart” or something like this, you should take it as a compliment. This applies whether the person doing ...

Woman dies in freeway shooting

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A 37-year-old woman has been shot to death and a man has been wounded on a freeway in Detroit. The victims were northbound on Interstate 75 at the Eight Mile Road ramp about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday when someone in a second vehicle began shooting at the them, The Detroit News ...

French, Spanish and African leaders meet to combat extremism

Coronavirus

By CARLEY PETESCH Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal — Leaders from the five countries of West Africa’s Sahel region — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger — are meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in Mauritania’s capital ...

Nessel questions coronavirus letter

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Monday sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis in response to its request that she investigate Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order relating to nursing homes. Executive Order ...

History quiz

Superior History

Q: Based in U.S. Census statistics, what year did Marquette County’s population peak at 74,101 people? A) 1910 B) 1950 C) 1980 D) 2000 Answer: C, 1980.

Second underwater cleanup to take place

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Over 4 tons of tires were removed from Mattson Lower Harbor in August in a public underwater cleanup, and this year, the goal is to pick up all the remnant tires still anchoring at the bottom of Lake Superior. The second annual Marquette Lower Harbor Underwater Cleanup will ...

Whitmer calls for end to chokeholds, other police reforms

Front Page News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called Monday for an end to the use of police chokeholds and limiting no-knock warrants. The recommendations come as states have been considering ways to prevent racial bias and address police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The ...

Regulators deny quick approval of new Great Lakes pipeline

Front Page News

TRAVERSE CITY — A Michigan regulatory panel on Tuesday refused to grant quick permission to run a new oil pipeline beneath a channel that connects two of the Great Lakes, deciding instead to conduct a full review. Enbridge filed an application in April with the Michigan Public Service ...

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 ...

Old school Crazy Days in Ishpeming

Local

ISHPEMING — Bringing back the old school Crazy Days Sidewalk Sale to downtown Ishpeming from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is working with downtown businesses to get the day organized. In lieu of the Festival of Treasures, the GINCC is ...

MSHS 1969 gathers Wednesday

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School Class of 1969 will get together at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Weather permitting, the class will gather from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the Marquette boardwalk in front of the Hampton Inn. Organizers encourage everyone to bring their own drinks, a lunch ...

UPCAP seeks participants

Local

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress is seeking older adults to participate in a Health, Wellness, and Technology Survey. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, UPCAP’s programming is going online and virtual. The survey will help determine what future health and wellness ...

Forest Road 2001 work planned

Local

AUTRAIN — Starting in July, road clearing, widening and stump removal will be taking place along Forest Road 2001, also known as Highbanks Road, which leads to a popular day use area and campsites along the AuTrain River, the U.S. Forest Service said. For the safety of the public and ...