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Triple A Road closed due to flooding

The Marquette County Road Commission has closed County Road IAA, also known as Triple A Road, in Michigamme Township 3.9 miles West of the Eagle Mine until further notice due to flooding conditions. For more information, call the road commission at 906-486-4491.

Power to the pedal: Fundraiser held for Start The Cycle biking program

MARQUETTE — Start The Cycle, a youth mountain biking program, hosted its seventh annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party fundraiser at the Elks Lodge 405 in Marquette Saturday evening. The non-profit organization helps at-risk youth build confidence and self-esteem by training for the Ore to ...

Brian Sinotte to Step Down as Leader of UP Health System

MARQUETTE – UP Health System today announced that Brian Sinotte, market president of UPHS and CEO of UPHS-Marquette, will step down from his role, effective June 21. Sinotte, who has been with UPHS since 2016, will be relocating with his wife, Dr. Jessica Haloskie, to Chicago, where he has ...

STATE PARKS CENTENNIAL

As the DNR celebrates the 100th anniversary of Michigan state parks system, a natural question arises — what was Michigan’s first state park? Well, the answer depends on how you interpret the question and isn’t simple. The 2019 state parks centennial celebration is centered around the ...

STATE PARKS CENTENNIAL

Michiganders have always loved their parks. Initially, the state was dependent on gifts of lands by donors. However, by the 1920s, if expansion was to continue, there was a realization that the state would need a long-term funding source to purchase more land. Financing these lands was not ...

STATE PARKS CENTENNIAL

Michigan’s state parks system started out small. Between 1919 and 1921, the Michigan State Park Commission established 23 state parks. Initially, many of these parks had been wilderness areas or old industrial land — like Hartwick Pines — that were converted to park land. In many cases, ...

Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the ‘Star Wars’ films, dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Mayhew, the towering actor who donned a huge, furry costume to give life to the rugged-and-beloved character of Chewbacca in the original “Star Wars” trilogy and two other films, has died, his family said Thursday. Mayhew died at his home in north Texas on ...

Visualizing cancer

MARQUETTE — When a trained researcher looks at a cancer cell under the microscope, they can learn more about cancer — and how it may be treated — by looking at clues provided by the cell’s shape, size, and any markers that might be present on the cell. A new microscope recently ...

Leisenring joins SmartZone

MARQUETTE — Innovate Marquette SmartZone recently announced an expansion of its marketing team with the hire of Chad Leisenring as event coordinator. Leisenring, an Escanaba native, graduates from Northern Michigan University in May with a degree in mathematics and computer science. With a ...

Trump blasts ex-advisers who say he tried to stop Mueller

By Associated Press Staff WASHINGTON — A day after celebrating the release of the Mueller report as “a good day,” President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone Friday, unleashing tweets saying claims in the report by former administration officials that he tried numerous times to stop or ...

Police arrest Marquette Commissioner Pete Frazier

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Commissioner Pete Frazier was arrested Wednesday for violating a personal protection order, the Marquette City Police Department confirmed today. According to information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Peter White Frazier was arrested around ...

NMU scours world for 8 new men’s swimmers, divers

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University head coach Heidi Voigt and the men’s swimming and diving team have signed eight athletes to join the Wildcats starting this fall, four swimmers and four divers. The swimmers are Roberto Camera, Erikas Kapocius, Adrian Curbelo-Tejera and Bence Dort, ...

Prince Charles, Camilla tour Old Havana on royal visit

HAVANA — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla began their first full day in Cuba Monday with a visit to Old Havana, touring churches, shops and cafes in the narrow cobblestoned streets of the historic center before other events around the capital city. The heir to the British throne ...

NASA nixes 1st all-female spacewalk due to suit-sizing issue

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has nixed the first all-female spacewalk over a spacesuit sizing issue. Astronaut Anne McClain was supposed to float out of the International Space Station this Friday with newly arrived Christina Koch, to replace old batteries. But McClain pulled herself from ...

Pot legalization politics isn’t just red vs. blue

NEW YORK (AP) — To anyone who figured the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use ran along blue state-red state lines, a sudden setback for pot advocates in New Jersey may show the issue isn’t so black-and-white. Leaders in solidly-blue New Jersey are vowing it will still become ...

Detroit Pistons assign pair of players to Grand Rapids of G League

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have assigned Khyri Thomas and Svi Mykhailiuk to Grand Rapids, the team’s G League affiliate. Mykhailiuk was acquired from the Lakers on Feb. 6 in the deal that sent Reggie Bullock to Los Angeles. He has played in three games with the Pistons and ...

Musher’s journey from feeding sled dogs to winning Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A young Pete Kaiser had the drive to learn about racing sled dogs and the family and community to support his passion. Years later, he won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Growing up, Kaiser had plenty of sled dogs to choose from at his parents’ kennel in Bethel, a ...