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Flu shot clinic canceled

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior Center will no longer be holding the flu shot clinic scheduled for Thursday provided by the Marquette County Health Department. For more information on when and where you can get a flu shot, contact the Marquette County Health Department at 906-475-7844.

NMU program nationally ranked

Local

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s medical laboratory science bachelor’s degree program, specifically designed for working medical laboratory technicians seeking career advancement, ranks as the 20th best online clinical research degree in the nation by ...

Judge: Michigan must count absentee ballots that arrive late

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — A judge on Friday cleared the way for more absentee ballots to be counted in Michigan, saying envelopes postmarked by the eve of the Nov. 3 election are eligible, even if they show up days later. The decision is significant in a state that is anticipating waves of absentee ...

11 more houses near MSU quarantined due to virus

Michigan News

EAST LANSING (AP) — Ingham County health officials have identified 11 more large houses near Michigan State University's campus where there are known exposures to the COVID-19 virus. The health department has ordered residents in those houses to quarantine for the next two ...

Woman holds suspect at gunpoint

Michigan News

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — An 85-year-old man was stabbed to death inside a southern Michigan supermarket, but his attacker was unable to flee because a witness held him at gunpoint until the police arrived. The victim was stabbed multiple times in the head and neck Wednesday afternoon at a ...

Trump calls Benson ‘hater’

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — President Donald Trump called Michigan's top election official a "Trump Hater" Thursday after the state mistakenly created overseas absentee ballots that didn't list Vice President Mike Pence. The ballots instead paired Trump, a Republican, with Jeremy "Spike" Cohen of the ...

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COVID drug shows promise

Coronavirus

AP) — A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that primarily enrolled Hispanics and Blacks. Switzerland-based Roche reported the results for ...

Virus clusters at French universities give Europe lesson

Coronavirus

PARIS (AP) — Can mandatory masks offer enough protection in lecture halls so packed that late arrivals have to sit on the floor? That's what worries many students at the centuries-old Sorbonne University in Paris as the coronavirus is on the rebound across France. At least a dozen ...

Israel returns to lockdown

Coronavirus

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel went back into a full lockdown on Friday to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has steadily worsened for months as its government has been plagued by indecision and infighting. The three-week lockdown, which began at 2 p.m. (1100 GMT), will require the ...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Front Page News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said. Her death just ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: My husband is in the high-risk category for catching COVID-19, and we have lost family and friends due to the disease. The issue is that we love seeing our grandchildren, but some people in our families view the pandemic as a “hoax” and are lax about following safety ...

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

Local

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 ...