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Trees felled to avoid bat roosting

May 16, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Several hundred trees have been felled at the future site of a development and park in Lansing to prevent nesting by federally protected bat species. more »»

Bicycling safely

May 15, 2016 MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette this summer is looking into establishing a signed bicycle route system to improve the recreational network within its borders, as well as repainting the designated... more »»

Local group in National Bike Challenge

May 15, 2016 MARQUETTE — With National Bike to Work Week kicking off Monday and National Bike to Work Day on Friday, there’s been a friendly rivalry brewing between bicyclists in the Marquette County area and... more »»

UPPCO flood money to be used for Lambros park boat launch

May 15, 2016 MARQUETTE — Funding set aside by the Upper Peninsula Power Company following the Dead River Flood in May 2003 will be used to purchase a barrier free, non-motorized boat launch at the Clark Lambros... more »»

Mock crash shows students dangers of drunk driving

May 15, 2016 MARQUETTE — A grisly scene unfolded in the Gwinn High School parking lot Friday afternoon as emergency first responders demonstrated the dangers of drunk driving. more »»

Downstate kids’ museum has ‘Mini-Mac’

May 15, 2016 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City now has its own “Mini-Mac,” a smaller version of the Mackinac Bridge connecting Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas. more »»

Climate activists protest at oil refineries

May 15, 2016 SEATTLE — Hundreds of climate activists on Saturday marched to the site of two refineries in northwest Washington state to call for a break from fossil fuels, while a smaller group continued to bloc... more »»

Melanoma warning signs

May 14, 2016 MARQUETTE — After her daughter died of stage four melanoma at just 38 years old, Gwinn resident Delight Hill took it upon herself to teach others about the dangers of sun exposure. more »»

Standoff suspect arraigned on armed robbery charge

May 14, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming man arrested Thursday during a standoff with police at a residence on Prairie Avenue in Ishpeming Township was arraigned in Marquette County District Court Friday morning. more »»

Invent@NMU featured among state’s top innovative programs

May 14, 2016 MARQUETTE — Invent@NMU founding director David Ollila was invited to Detroit recently to participate in a panel presentation delivered to two high-ranking Chinese officials. more »»

BLP bond sale closes

May 14, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power completed its bonding process with Bank of America-Merrill Lynch this week, and recently announced the date of an official groundbreaking for its... more »»

Body of missing fisherman found

May 14, 2016 SAULT STE. MARIE — The discovery of a body Thursday closed a missing person’s case, according to a news release from the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office in Sault Ste. Marie. more »»

Long airport security waits anger fliers

May 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — Facing a growing backlash over extremely long waits at airport security, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asked fliers “to be patient” as the government takes steps to get them... more »»

If the shoe fits

May 13, 2016 ISHPEMING — Middle schoolers in Ishpeming received a soleful boost Thursday during lunch facilitated by a local church — new shoes. more »»

BLP receives facility financing, schedules groundbreaking

May 13, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power completed its bonding process with Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Thursday morning and recently announced the date of an official groundbreaking for... more »»

BLP awards site prep contract

May 13, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power on Tuesday awarded a contract for site preparation work related to the utility’s new electric generating facility that includes clearing about a... more »»

Ishpeming standoff resolved peacefully

May 13, 2016 ISHPEMING — A male suspect allegedly connected to an armed robbery in the city of Marquette was arrested late Thursday afternoon after a three-hour standoff in Ishpeming involving Ishpeming police,... more »»

West end pageant contestants prepare for contests

May 13, 2016 Nineteen girls will be competing for the titles of Independence Princess 2016 and Miss Independence 2016 at 5 pm. Saturday in the Westwood High School Auditorium. more »»

Northern’s MPA program among most affordable

May 13, 2016 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has one of the nation’s most affordable online master’s degree programs in public administration for 2016, according to more »»

Young ‘Cats

May 12, 2016 MARQUETTE — Hundreds of sixth-grade students from Northern Michigan University’s charter schools around the state are visiting campus today as part of the Young Wildcat Scholars program. more »»



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