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County’s jobless rate at 4.4%

December 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — While unemployment rates for most of Michigan dropped slightly from October to November, jobless rates in the Upper Peninsula increased by .5 percent. The U.P. more »»

Late winter helps road commission

December 30, 2015 ISHPEMING — Despite the lack of significant snowfall this year, the Marquette County Road Commission is keeping busy. more »»

Storms wreak havoc in Midwest, Northeast

December 30, 2015 SUMMIT TOWNSHIP (AP) — Cleanup efforts continued across Michigan Tuesday following a storm that brought high winds, freezing rain and snow. more »»

Northeast gets snow, ice during first storm

December 30, 2015 PORTLAND, Maine— A storm brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the Northeast, but reassured wary residents that winter had actually begun. more »»

Drills prep police agencies for worst-case scenarios

December 29, 2015 MARQUETTE — In an active violence situation, preparedness can lead to reduced response times, smoother operations and saved lives. more »»

Elections board weighs petition

December 29, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Supporters of amending Michigan’s constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity are hoping to clear an initial procedural step. more »»

Cleanup begins after winter storm

December 29, 2015 MARQUETTE — Though only a few inches of snow were reported in Marquette County overnight, clean-up and restoration efforts are underway across other parts of Michigan following a winter storm that... more »»

Music cuts strike chord in Mich.

December 29, 2015 LANSING — Budget struggles have forced many K-12 public school districts to make sacrifices over the last decade — and the steady disappearance of music programs has hit a sour note among some... more »»

Rubio in Iowa as questions grow about early-state efforts

December 29, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa — With a nationally focused campaign that leans on strong debate performances and television advertising, Marco Rubio isn’t going all out in any one of the early voting states. more »»

Weather woes

December 28, 2015 MARQUETTE — A relatively snowless winter season is expected to end tonight as up to a foot of snow is predicted to blanket the area. more »»

State officials promote tech fields in U.P.

December 28, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget is developing partnerships with Upper Peninsula schools and businesses to promote expanding opportunities in the fields of... more »»

Storm system that spawned tornadoes heads northeast

December 28, 2015 GARLAND, Texas — As residents of North Texas surveyed the destruction from deadly weekend tornadoes, the storm system that spawned the twisters brought winter storm woes to the Midwest this morning... more »»

Port Huron set to ‘drop anchor’ once again

December 28, 2015 PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Downtown Port Huron will continue its New Year’s Eve tradition of dropping anchor as it has since 2013. more »»

Waterfront safety

December 27, 2015 MARQUETTE — Zero fatalities and a drop in the number of unsafe activities along Marquette’s shoreline over the past few years signifies a change in the culture of waterfront safety, which is what a... more »»

NMU board approves land sale to city for its new Municipal Service Center

December 27, 2015 By MARY WARDELL Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees approved a land sale to the city of Marquette at its December board meeting. more »»

Supreme Court shoots down court collections

December 27, 2015 DETROIT — Without a comma of dissent, the Michigan Supreme Court struck down an enduring practice that had brought millions of dollars to local courts from people convicted of crimes. more »»

Snowy owl rests along US 2

December 26, 2015 Several motorists stopped along U.S. 2 near Brevort Friday afternoon to get a look at this snowy owl, which was perched on a stump watching traffic go. more »»

Pushing change

December 26, 2015 MARQUETTE — Students concerned with the self-destructive behavior policy at Northern Michigan University spoke to the board of trustees at its meeting this month to demand changes outlined in an... more »»



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