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Bridge to be closed

Local

GWINN — The bridge over the Escanaba River on Uncle Tom Road located off of M-553 near Gwinn will be closed starting Friday for six weeks. All questions to be directed to Danielle Foertsch at 517-331-5369 or FoertschD@michigan.gov.

NMU academy to host sessions

Local

MARQUETTE —The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host informational meetings via Zoom at 5 p.m. Oct. 6 and Oct. 7. Those who may be interested in attending the next academy are invited to sit in on one of the virtual presentations, which will last about an ...

Author presentation at PWPL

Local

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites the public to attend a virtual presentation by author Maryka Biaggio on her newest novel “Eden Waits” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Eden Waits is an historical fiction novel, set during the late 19th century in the Upper Peninsula. In 1893, ...

Hydrant flushing in Negaunee set

Local

MARQUETTE — The city of Negaunee will begin flushing its water system this month. The Negaunee Department of Public works will begin flushing hydrants on the south end of town on Sept. 28 and progress north of U.S. 41, a city release states. Water service will not be interrupted and no ...

Photo contest has started

Local

MARQUETTE — The MooseWood Nature Center has announced the 2020 amateur “Get Out and Explore!” Photography Contest — the competition aims to promote getting out-of-doors and exploring Michigan’s natural places. Cash prizes and swag will be awarded. The photo contest is free to ...

Road to Paradise now inaccessible

Local

MUNISING — There is no longer public road access to Paradise Point, a popular dispersed recreation location on the shores of Lake Superior west of Munising, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Visitors have historically reached this destination via Forest Road 2491, a portion of which ...

Ishpeming City Council special meeting today

Local

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will hold a special meeting today at 3 p.m. to discuss a 2020 budget amendment related to the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Security Act First Responder Hazard Pay Premiums Program. To attend, visit www.us02web.zoom.us/j/84358615615 on web and ...

American Business Women’s Day celebrated today

Local

MARQUETTE — American Business Women’s Day, which began in 1982, is celebrated annually on Sept. 22 to honor and reflect on the contributions and accomplishments of the millions of women throughout Michigan and across the United States in the workforce and those who run or own their own ...

Teen driver topped 100 mph before crash killed 2, police say

Michigan News

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A SUV carrying six teenagers was traveling at more than 100 mph in suburban Detroit before the vehicle jumped a curb and crashed in a wooded area, killing two, police said Monday. The chief in Southfield offered details about the Friday night crash involving ...

Official: Toilet display mocking mail-in voting is a crime

Michigan News

MASON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan resident’s apparent joke showing disdain for voting by mail is no laughing matter for one election official. The resident put a toilet on their lawn with a sign that says, “Place mail in ballots here.” Barb Byrum, the Democratic clerk of Ingham County, ...

Stocks

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AT&T .....................28.63 Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. ... 6.19 Dow ... 47.91 Exxon .....................36.43 Flagstar.........29.10 Ford ........................6.87 General Electric .....6.35 IBM ......................120.25 International Paper ..41.04 Kimberly-Clark ...

Weather

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Marquette and vicinity: Today: Sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Wednesday ...

Lottery

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DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Monday: Midday Daily 3: 0-6-3 Midday Daily 4: 6-5-2-9 Daily 3: 1-2-9 Daily 4: 9-0-7-4 Fantasy 5: 15-18-21-29-36 Keno: 01-02-09-13-14-25-26-28-29-35-37-38-39-41-42-52-59-67-71-72-75-80 The Mega Millions estimated ...

Today in History

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By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2020. There are 100 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Readers: A great many of you wrote in with wonderful suggestions for the father and stressed-out grandma who are having trouble with his ex-wife because she is making visitation with the kids difficult if not impossible. Thank you for your recommendations. I hope they allow the ...

Ginsburg to be honored with statue

Front Page News

NEW YORK (AP) — A statue of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be built in her native Brooklyn, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday. Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. A legal trailblazer and champion of women’s ...

Consumer advocacy

Community

LANSING — The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed preexisting energy justice crises such as costly utility bills and the dangers of energy pollution, which may not have gained attention otherwise, according to a recent study. The study, “The Energy Crises Revealed by COVID: Intersections of ...