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Marquette gets 5 stars for entrepreneurial climate

November 2, 2015 MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette was recognized recently for fostering entrepreneurial growth and economic development in an annual study conducted by iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Cente... more »»

Michigan insurance prices up slightly under health care law

November 2, 2015 DETROIT — Many Michigan consumers will pay modestly more for health insurance — with an average increase well below the national average — entering the third year of President Barack Obama’s health... more »»

Rain can’t stop trick-or-treaters; spectacle tonight

November 1, 2015 At left, Emma Williams, 2, is sporting a colorful scarecrow outfit as she trick-or-treats downtown Marquette on Saturday. more »»

Rate hike stress

November 1, 2015 MARQUETTE — While a 30 percent electric rate increase for Marquette Board of Light and Power customers was approved Monday by the Marquette City Commission, it remains somewhat unclear how that... more »»

Higher electric costs could hurt local economy

November 1, 2015 MARQUETTE — Higher electric rates scheduled to go into effect next October could have a significant impact on the local economy, according to business owners and a local economist. more »»

Obama’s Syria move questioned

November 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — Even as President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops back to Iraq and ordered the military to stay in Afghanistan, he insisted Syria would remain off limits for American ground forces. more »»

Edmund Fitzgerald among sunken vessels officials fear could leak oil

November 1, 2015 TOLEDO, Ohio — Dozens of shipwrecks scattered along America’s coasts are thought to be holding oil and certainly will start leaking someday as corrosion eats away at their tank. more »»

China pressured over control of sea

November 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — Pressure on China over its claims to most of the strategic South China Sea went up a couple of notches this week. First the U.S. more »»

Fall Festival Fundraiser held

October 31, 2015 Above, Youngsters get some additions to their halloween get-ups at the North Star Academy Fall Festival Fundraiser on Frida. more »»

Power struggle

October 31, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power says it has weighed all the options and believes construction of a new generation facility is the best approach to providing reliable electric... more »»

Minnesota governor tours Eagle Mine

October 31, 2015 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. more »»

Nothing new on Cliffs, USW talks; contract extension ends

October 31, 2015 NEGAUNEE — Another deadline expired Friday in contract negotiations between Cliffs Natural Resources and United Steel Workers, with no new negotiations scheduled, according to the USW. more »»

Widely used pesticide could be banned

October 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — A common pesticide used on citrus fruits, almonds and other crops would be banned under a proposal announced Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

California fining water use violators

October 31, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — State officials for the first time are fining California water suppliers for failing to meet a mandated 25 percent reduction in water use in the battle against a widespread drought. more »»

Settlement reached in Medicare case

October 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Friday that it had reached settlements totaling more than $250 million with hundreds of hospitals where doctors implanted cardiac devices in violation of... more »»


October 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — As darkness creeps over the city and the soft and eerie light of the moon shows through the trees Saturday, creatures of the night will emerge for the fourth annual Halloween Spectacle. more »»

Candidates square off in forum

October 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — The four candidates running for two open seats on the Marquette City Commission gathered Thursday for a forum hosted by the Marquette Chamber of Commerce. more »»

BLP candidates address major construction project

October 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — Candidates running for two open seats on the Marquette Board of Light and Power’s Board of Directors discussed a few challenges the utility faces during a forum Thursday hosted by the... more »»

Rural areas lack mental health professionals

October 30, 2015 LANSING — Amid a national shortage of psychiatrists, Michigan is among the states that lack enough mental health professionals and facilities, according to a new report by the U.S. more »»

MAPS teachers wearing extra security measure

October 29, 2015 MARQUETTE — For students and staff in the Marquette Area Public Schools district, solace has arrived in the form of a pendant. more »»



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