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Cliffs, USW reach accord on new pact

September 30, 2016 MARQUETTE — More than a year after negotiations began, a contract has been struck between Cliffs Natural Resources and the United Steelworkers at the Tilden and Empire mines in Michigan and the... more »»

Lawmakers could stop locals from taxing plastic bags

September 30, 2016 LANSING — Environmental and recycling groups fear the passage of a state bill that would restrict how local governments manage plastic waste and litter. The bill, sponsored by Sen. more »»

Calumet man killed in ATV crash Thursday

September 30, 2016 MARQUETTE — A 54-year-old man is dead following an ATV accident Thursday night in Calumet Townshi. more »»

House OKs plan for $170M to repair Flint water system

September 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — The House this week easily approved an election-year plan to provide $170 million to help Flint rebuild its lead-poisoned water system, as Congress moved toward addressing a public... more »»


September 29, 2016 MARQUETTE — The future of the historic Marquette Harbor Lighthouse that sits above McCarty’s Cove is expected to be decided by next sprin. more »»

Township planners rule on design standards

September 29, 2016 MARQUETTE — After a directive by the Marquette Township Board to revisit proposed regulations for building design standards and consider provisions aimed at improving pedestrian pathway networks in... more »»

NMU sustainability committee makes strides

September 29, 2016 MARQUETTE — A newly formed committee at Northern Michigan University is looking to promote sustainability — working to meet the needs of the current generation without compromising future generations. more »»

Assault suspect enters plea

September 29, 2016 MARQUETTE — The 21-year-old man charged with aggravated assault in connection to a Jan. 30 incident at Coco’s Restaurant entered a plea this week. more »»

Helping the HOMELESS

September 28, 2016 MARQUETTE — A warm, safe, nonjudgmental place to call home for the night. Now entering its 10th year serving the area’s homeless, the Room at the Inn is able to offer that, and much more. more »»

Commission OKs firefighter contract

September 28, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Firefighters Association has a new four-year contract with the city that includes a 2 percent raise per year and covers paramedic certification and training. more »»

Inmates get job training in ‘vocational village’

September 28, 2016 IONIA — Few states have been more aggressive in releasing inmates and diverting offenders than Michigan, where a decade ago, 1 out of every 200 people was in prison, and penal costs were beginning t... more »»

KBIC provides lifesaving equipment to Marquette

September 28, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is providing more than $20,000 worth of robotic lifesaving equipment and training to enhance the water rescue capabilities of first responders in... more »»

NMU board OKs budget, capital outlay request

September 28, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees set its budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year — including a raise for its president — and approved a master plan and capital outlay projec... more »»

Debate clash

September 27, 2016 HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. more »»

Utility rate hikes OK’d

September 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — Utility rates will rise again on Oct. 1 for residents of the city of Marquette, amounting to a total increase of about $100 per year for the average ratepayer, according to city officials. more »»

Angeli given raise, $2,500 bonus

September 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — After one year in the position, City Manager Mike Angeli received a positive evaluation from the Marquette City Commission at its regular meeting Monday evening, along with a 2 percent... more »»

Message delivered: Group formally suggests sitdown with Lowe’s store

September 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — On Saturday, a group of more than 130 local officials and concerned citizens peacefully marched into the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Marquette Township to request a meeting with... more »»

NMU Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee advances

September 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — A new committee has been formed at Northern Michigan University — the Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee — charged with making a strategic plan and assisting the university with... more »»

SAIL receives funding to expand rec, health program

September 26, 2016 MARQUETTE — Superior Alliance for Independent Living, a member of the Disability Network of Michigan, has been awarded $75,000 to expand its Single Point for Activities and Recreation program to fiv... more »»

Bills would add time to driver’s ed

September 26, 2016 LANSING — Bicyclists may be safer when riding on Michigan roads if new driver’s education bills are passed by the Legislature. more »»



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