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Laase-Derouin

Community

BARK RIVER — Eden Laase and Bryce Derouin exchanged wedding vows Aug. 31 in Bark River with Justin Bloniarz as officiant. Eden is the daughter of Al and Kileen Laase of Grand Junction, Colorado. Bryce is the son of Joe and Sandy Derouin of Bark River. Maids of honor were Emily and Ellen ...

Budget impasse remains due to dispute over shifting funds

Michigan News

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers said Thursday that they were very close to agreeing to restore some funding she vetoed during a budget impasse, but a deal remained elusive due to their clash over limiting the governor’s power to shift funds within individual ...

Michigan Supreme Court takes case of foreclosure windfalls

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer on Thursday warned the Michigan Supreme Court that local governments could face a financial calamity if forced to repay surplus cash from the sale of tax-foreclosed properties. There is no dispute that state law allows county treasurers to keep money left over after ...

Officers cleared in shooting

Michigan News

WALLOON LAKE (AP) — The fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man by two police officers in northern Michigan has been ruled justified. Charlevoix County Prosecutor Allen Telgenhof says in a letter Thursday that the Boyne City officer and county sheriff’s deputy have been cleared of wrongdoing ...

Making the grade

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette has received a “B” grade in a report released today by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that biannually grades over 2,600 U.S. general acute-care hospitals in an aim to improve health care quality and safety for ...

Retired MPD detective, chief Sarvello dies at 73

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Marquette-area resident and longtime member of local law enforcement Salvatore “Sal” Dominic Sarvello Jr. passed away Friday. In his 73 years of life, he took on many roles such as son, father, husband, veteran, student, board and volunteer member, coach, officer and more. ...

ORV route through Heartwood Forestland to move forward

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A proposed off-road vehicle route through the westernmost portion of Marquette’s Heartwood Forestland will move forward with the Oct. 28 approval of the Marquette City Commission. The trail will be “completely separate from silent sport trails” and would allow ORVs to ...

Michigan budget cuts felt locally

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A message to the state Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to “Go back to the table and solve all financial issues regarding funding for local government entities including all 83 counties in Michigan” was approved by the Marquette County Board of Commissioners at its ...

Chicago’s top cop retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

Front Page News

CHICAGO — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson will announce on Thursday that he will retire after more than three years as the city’s top cop, a post he took over during one of the most violent chapters in the city’s history and amid public outcry over the release of a video ...

Veterans Day events slated

Local

Jacobetti hosts ceremony MARQUETTE — On Monday at 11 a.m., the D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony in the Chapel. This year’s program host is the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 22. Refreshments will be served in the Jacobetti Home’s Recreation Room ...

West end manager mix

Local

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will interview three candidates on Friday in the hopes of finally filling the city manager position. Candidates are former Gladstone City Manager Darcy Long, former Playdata LLC Operations Manager Richard Lock and Deputy to the Garrison Commander ...

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 ...

Troopers collect food in Calumet

Local

CALUMET — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Post-Calumet teamed up with Louie’s Fresh Market in Lake Linden, Pat’s IGA in Calumet, Pat’s IGA in L’Anse, Econo Foods in Houghton and Larry’s Market in Baraga to collect 10,355 pounds of goods in the “Stuff a Blue Goose” ...

Funds presented to battle invasives

Local

MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger on Tuesday confirmed the commitment of $8 million in state funds for the preconstruction, engineering and design phase of a multifaceted barrier system to prevent invasive Asian carp from entering the Great ...

1st to Finish program announced

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation, with area fiscal partners, is celebrating a newly established children’s savings account program called 1st to Finish. To combat the increasing student loan debt in Michigan, 1st to Finish is a universal, automatic, ...

Charboneau pre-trial set for March 27

Local

MARQUETTE — The probable cause conference scheduled yesterday for Edward James Charboneau, the Forsyth man charged with 74 felony counts, was adjourned to allow additional time for discovery purposes, according to the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office. Charboneau’s final pre-trial is ...

Vinyl show begins today

Community

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday until Sunday at 11 p.m., a four-day, pop-up vinyl record show will be held at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. at 114 W. Spring St. in downtown Marquette. This event will take place in the second floor community room and is co-presented by the Northern ...

Winter wear being distributed

Community

MARQUETTE — Operation Winter Wear Eian’s Closet, an outreach of Silver Creek Thrift, provides new and like-new adult and child-sized jackets, snow pants, hats, gloves, and mittens to families and individuals in need. Distribution will take place today and Friday between 1-6 p.m. No ...