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Closure draws near

April 16, 2016 ISHPEMING — The closure of the Empire Mine is becoming a reality, with Cliffs Natural Resources confirming that 318 positions will be eliminated over the next five months and Worker Adjustment and... more »»

Children’s coalition presents awards

April 16, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Coalition honored Paddy Fitch of Escanaba and the YMCA of Marquette County’s Reach and Rise Program at the coalition’s annual conference Friday. more »»

Officials: Global economy stabilizing, but world turbulence causing fears

April 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — The global recovery has regained most of the ground lost from the market turbulence at the beginning of the year, finance officials of the world’s largest economies said Frida. more »»

Contaminated medical scopes cause infections

April 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — At least 300 patients have been sickened by life-threatening infections linked to contaminated medical scopes — more than previously estimated by federal regulators, according to figure... more »»

Obama’s income drops in 2015

April 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s income fell to just over $436,000 in 2015, the lowest of his presidency, and he and first lady Michelle Obama paid nearly $81,500 in taxes, according to tax... more »»

Readying longboat for ride on harbor

April 16, 2016 From left, Marc Smith and Carol Hultquist help put the Cornish Pilot Gig in the water at the Cinder Pond Marina before taking the row boat out on Marquette’s Lower Harbor Friday evening. more »»

Man arrested in UPSET bust

April 15, 2016 MARQUETTE — A 38-year-old male was taken into custody Thursday after detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team discovered drugs and cash in a Marquette residenc. more »»

Negaunee’s road rage

April 15, 2016 NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council at its regular meeting Thursday night agreed to ask for residents’ help to fund street reconstruction and restoration in the city. more »»

State Senate panel votes to close 2 prisons

April 15, 2016 LANSING (AP) — A Senate budget subcommittee has voted to close two unspecified Michigan prisons and to house some inmates in a privately owned prison instead. more »»

Domestic violence laws to be overhauled

April 15, 2016 LANSING — The Michigan Senate overwhelmingly approved a seven-bill package on Thursday that would overhaul the state’s domestic violence law. more »»

Retired Marine general running for 1st Congressional District

April 15, 2016 WATERSMEET — Jack Bergman has announced he has turned in 2,000 petition signatures to run for the Republican nomination for the 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. more »»

City commission approves tax abatement plan for hospital

April 15, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission on Monday agreed to a 12-year tax break with Duke LifePoint for the property set to become the site of UP Health System-Marquette’s new hospital. more »»

City crew takes down tree along Baraga Avenue

April 15, 2016 MARQUETTE — Marquette city crews carefully remove limbs from a tree along Baraga Avenue near the intersection with Seventh Street earlier this week. The work required a cherry picker and chain saw. more »»

Walk for women

April 14, 2016 Students take off at the start of this year’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at Northern Michigan University. The walk helps students raise awareness in the community of sexual assault. more »»

Sands Township approves Silver Creek Road project

April 14, 2016 MARQUETTE — The project to build a gravel road connecting M-553 to Silver Creek Road in Sands Township is moving forward. more »»

House education budget differs from Snyder on university aid

April 14, 2016 LANSING— A legislative committee approved a $16.2 billion education spending plan Wednesday with a modest boost in K-12 aid but less for universities than proposed by Gov. more »»

City council OKs construction dump site

April 14, 2016 ISHPEMING — One of the remaining details of the city of Ishpeming’s roundabout project was finalized Wednesday. The Ishpeming City Council approved developing a dump site agreement with A. more »»

Gwinn superintendent: enrollment drop may outweigh proposed funding increase

April 14, 2016 GWINN — In his update to the Gwinn school board on Monday, Gwinn Area Community Schools Superintendent Tom Jayne discussed the upcoming bond proposal, funding changes and the district’s latest head... more »»

Jury awards $325,000 to prisoner in health care dispute

April 14, 2016 DETROIT — A prisoner serving a life sentence has been awarded $325,000 after a jury found state Corrections Department staff were “deliberately indifferent” to helping him with chronic joint pain. more »»

Native plant site threatened

April 13, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University’s Native Plants and Outdoor Learning Area would be reduced in size if a dormitory replacement project proceeds. more »»



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