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Study: Kids take 100-plus required tests through 12th grade

October 26, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core academic standards. more »»

Allman sentenced on armed robbery charge

October 26, 2015 NEGAUNEE — A 33-year-old Negaunee man was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison with credit for 120 days served in the Marquette County Circuit Court Friday after being found guilty on one count of... more »»

Grabbin’ some air at skate plaza

October 26, 2015 Alex Davids, 22, of Marquette, takes advantage of the pleasant autumn weather Sunday afternoon at the Marquette skate plaza, standing his skateboard up nearly vertical as part of a maneuver known as... more »»

Health overhaul case heads to Supreme Court

October 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are taking yet another challenge to the law to the Supreme Court, and say they will be back with more if this one fails. more »»


October 25, 2015 It was all smiles, laughter and song with the Northern Lights A Cappella group of volunteers who participated in the Northern Michigan University Make a Difference Day Saturday in Marqette. more »»

BLP, city to meet on electric rate increase

October 25, 2015 MARQUETTE — A joint work session has been scheduled Monday for the Marquette Board of Light and Power and the Marquette City Commission to discuss raising electric rates for BLP customers by 30... more »»

Design ordinance in the works for township

October 25, 2015 MARQUETTE — In light of recent development, the Marquette Township Board on Tuesday directed its planning commission to draft an ordinance to address building design standards in the township’s... more »»

Bill lets retirees teach, get pension

October 25, 2015 By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan lawmakers are under pressure to let retired teachers return to the classroom because of a shortage of substitutes and not enough full-time teacher... more »»

State super addresses education issues

October 24, 2015 MARQUETTE — Michigan’s recently-appointed State Superintendent of Schools Brian Whiston visited the Upper Peninsula this week and spoke on issues ranging from public funding and poverty to... more »»


October 24, 2015 It was all smiles, laughter and song with the Northern Lights A Cappella group of volunteers who participated in the Northern Michigan University Make a Difference Day Saturday in Marqette. more »»

Teaching the TEACHERS

October 24, 2015 MARQUETTE — The successful Music For All Kids program, dedicated to helping youths through music, probably wouldn’t be as well received without its instructors. more »»

Study highlights Asian carp threat

October 24, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Michigan’s U.S. senators say a recent discovery about small fish and electric barriers shows the need for quick action to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The U. more »»

Pedestrian hit, injured near NMU

October 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — A vehicle-pedestrian accident shortly before 8 this morning in the intersection of Fair and Norway avenues in Marquette injured the female pedestrian. more »»

Investigation into vehicle-pedestrian accident continues

October 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Police Department continues to investigate a vehicle-pedestrian accident that occurred this morning and sent a 30-year-old Marquette woman to the hospital. more »»

Superior Health Foundation awards $275K in grants to local, regional organizations

October 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation awarded more than $275,000 in health-centered grants to 12 nonprofit organizations at its Fall Grants Awards Celebration on Thursday evening at the Holiday... more »»

Uncertain future for road bill

October 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — Passage of $1. more »»

West-end students get dose of economic reality

October 23, 2015 ISHPEMING — Area business owners and their employees volunteered Thursday to give area high school students a dose of reality at the initial Financial Reality Fai. more »»

UPHP Paints the Peninsula Pink for breast cancer awareness

October 23, 2015 UP Health Plan employees are pictured on the steps of Old City Hall in downtown Marquette Thursday, after participating in a company-wide fundraiser which generated $1,703 for the Superior Health... more »»

Marquette family gets ready for Halloween

October 22, 2015 MARQUETTE — At any other time of year, having a basement turned into a dungeon of ominous sounds, fog and a flashing skull might be a little disturbing. more »»

Decision on fate of plant delayed

October 22, 2015 ISHPEMING — Concerns about costs and requests for more information mean the former steam plant at the brownstone site in Ishpeming will remain standing — for now. more »»



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