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Michigan mushers train

November 13, 2015 AUGUSTA, Mich. (AP) — Katie Fritzler holds onto her wheeled rig as it is pulled through the leaves of the Fort Custer Recreation Area. more »»

Merit pay expansion

November 12, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette school board approved a more inclusive merit pay system for teachers and support staff and updated the district’s weapons policy at its meeting this wee. more »»

Christensen departing Peter White

November 12, 2015 MARQUETTE — Pam Christensen is expected to resign from her role as director of the Peter White Public Library next month as she recently accepted an offer for a new job. more »»

GM, government actions questioned in car fire recalls

November 12, 2015 DETROIT — Shortly after Elizabeth Berry parked her bright yellow 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS on the street in front of her family’s home in May 2014, flames engulfed the engine, destroying the car... more »»

State has 2,100 fewer rules today than 4 years ago

November 12, 2015 LANSING — An office created by Gov. more »»

Iwo Jima vet goes on Honor Flight

November 11, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: A version of this story was written in September for the Escanaba Daily Press. WASHINGTON, D.C. more »»

Sawyer water pumping to continue

November 11, 2015 MARQUETTE — Conversations regarding the low water levels in Martin Lake continued at the Marquette County Board meeting Tuesday night, with commissioners voting 4-1 in favor of continuing to pump... more »»

Kivela arrested for drunk driving, pledges to seek treatment

November 11, 2015 LANSING — State Rep. John Kivela, D-Marquette, was arrested Monday night for operating under the influence just outside Lansing. more »»

Photographers capture landmarks, skylines for US Navy’s Blue Angels

November 11, 2015 PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. — U.S. Navy fighter jet pilot Lt. more »»

Senate votes to end straight-ticket voting, union leave time

November 11, 2015 LANSING — The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate flexed its political muscle Tuesday, voting to end straight-ticket voting and paid union leave for public workers and to switch the date for... more »»

Ship’s loss an open wound

November 10, 2015 Memories of fateful day remain fresh in minds of family members MARQUETTE — Similar to weather enjoyed throughout the Upper Peninsula this fall, it was 70 degrees and sunny the day before the... more »»

Rep. Kivela arrested for drunk driving

November 10, 2015 LANSING — State Rep. John Kivela, D-Marquette, was arrested late Monday night for operating under the influence just outside Lansing. more »»

Great Lakes wrecks pose enviro hazard

November 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Edmund Fitzgerald is one of five Great Lakes shipwrecks included in a federal registry that identifies the most serious pollution threats to U.S. waters. more »»

New city commission seated

November 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — During an organizational meeting Monday, the Marquette City Commission chose a new mayor and mayor pro-tem from its members and said goodbye to former Mayor Mike Coyne. more »»

School project

November 9, 2015 ISHPEMING — Construction projects at Ishpeming schools are on time and on budget, according to school officials. Business Manager and Interim Superintendent Anthony Bertucci said the $9. more »»

Casperson to seek US rep job

November 9, 2015 ESCANABA — State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, has confirmed he will enter the race for U.S. Congress. Casperson will be running for the U.S. more »»

New tax, regulations proposed for medical marijuana

November 9, 2015 By BROOKE KANSIER Special to the Journal LANSING — Medical marijuana patients might have a bit harder time paying for their pot if tax legislation that recently passed the state House becomes law. more »»

Study: Outdoor activities can boost tourism economy, influence Great Lakes restoration

November 9, 2015 LANSING — Ecosystem assets in the Great Lakes region, such as sport fishing, boating, beach use, park visits and birding, contribute significantly to the tourism economy of shoreline communities and... more »»

Education key for homeless students

November 8, 2015 MARQUETTE — Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the worl. more »»

Road-fix plan a campaign issue?

November 8, 2015 By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — No-new-tax Republicans banded together to narrowly pass Michigan’s first fuel tax and vehicle registration fee increases in decades, a move Democrats... more »»



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