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Downstate plight lays bare responsibilities

February 10, 2016 MARQUETTE — The water crisis in Flint has given rise to a renewed interest in water quality, and more specifically the parts per billion of lead in drinking water. more »»

 
 
 
Marquette officials closely monitor system

February 10, 2016 MARQUETTE — According to Marquette Public Works and Utilities Director Curt Goodman, the water source in Marquette is a pipe that extends 3,100 feet out into Lake Superio. more »»

Gov. Snyder plans $36M for Flint, infrastructure

February 10, 2016 LANSING — Michigan Gov. more »»

Retired sign painter turns attention, talent to U.P. 200

February 10, 2016 MARQUETTE — After a long career painting signs for his family business, Dan Cook retired and moved part-time to Florida, only to find that his heart stayed with his art — and with his communit. more »»

Paczki paradise

February 9, 2016 Local grocery store makes paczkis for Fat Tuesday tradition. more »»

MAPS to ask for millage

February 9, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette school board on Monday unanimously approved a bond proposal to go before voters May 3. more »»

Debt for service center addressed

February 9, 2016 MARQUETTE — As the city of Marquette took action Monday to clear its debt related to construction of the existing Municipal Service Center, officials said development of UP Health System-Marquette’s... more »»

Township board approves wage hikes

February 9, 2016 MICHIGAMME — With about 25 residents in attendance, the Michigamme Township Board on Monday approved a resolution for pay raises for local officials. more »»

U.S. 41 crash this morning slows traffic

February 9, 2016 Emergency officials responded to the scene of a collision on U.S. 41 in Marquette Township near Fox Motors this morning. Traffic was delayed and one lane was shut down briefly. more »»

Michigan, seven other states see drop in uninsured

February 9, 2016 By RICARDO ALONSO- ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON — Eight states, including Michigan, saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to ... more »»

Snowshoe EXTRAVAGANZA

February 8, 2016 NEGAUNEE — Saturday’s nice weather brought community members to the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee Township for the Thin Mint Snowshoe Shuffle, an afternoon of snowshoeing and fundraising... more »»

Some tribes in Michigan battle fish farming prop

February 8, 2016 LANSING — A proposal to farm fish in Michigan’s Great Lakes may violate the rights of some Native American tribes in the state, according to representatives from several of Michigan’s five Native... more »»

Company settles litigation

February 8, 2016 ISHPEMING — Cliffs Natural Resources announced Sunday that it has reached agreements to settle a pair of lawsuits totaling $84 million brought against the company in two Ohio courts. more »»

Annual Chocolate Festival draws hundreds to campus

February 8, 2016 Hundreds of people turn out Sunday for the annual Chocolate Festival held on the campus of Northern Michigan University. The event benefitted the Superior Alliance for Independent Living. more »»

Bills would penalize teacher sick-outs

February 8, 2016 LANSING — Teachers who strike illegally — or participate in sick-outs — could lose their teaching certificate or be fined a day’s pay for each day that they didn’t teach, under recently proposed... more »»

Ilyasah Shabazz address at NMU tonight canceled

February 8, 2016 MARQUETTE — Tonight’s presentation at Northern Michigan University by Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, has been canceled. It was scheduled for 7 p.m. more »»

Marina makeover

February 7, 2016 MARQUETTE — Three options to renovate Presque Isle Marina were presented Thursday to the Marquette City Commission, all of which include fewer boat slips than currently available and an initial 15... more »»

Clean energy

February 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 202. more »»

Siblings find their calling serving in Peace Corps

February 7, 2016 MARQUETTE — For siblings Helen and Joseph Amiri, service is in their blood. more »»

‘Pump up the Dome’ a big hit

February 7, 2016 Hundreds of children and their parents filled the Superior Dome Saturday morning for the annual Pump Up the Dome event, as can be seen in photo at top right. more »»

State lags in keeping guns away from domestic abusers

February 7, 2016 LANSING — Michigan lags behind some other states when it comes to laws meant to keep guns from domestic abusers, some advocates for stricter gun control say. more »»

 
 
 

 

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