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Kivela keeps State House seat in landslide win

November 5, 2014 MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula voters supported incumbent John Kivela, D-Marquette, Tuesday to continue serving the 109th District in the Michigan House. more »»

Without millage request, administrator, panel recommend keeping detention center open

November 4, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board is expected to consider proposals today to potentially expand bed space at the aging and crowded downtown county jail. more »»

Voters decide millage proposals, send candidates to office

November 4, 2014 MARQUETTE - In general elections today, voters in Marquette and Alger counties decided several millage proposals, while several candidates running for seats on the Marquette County Board, Marquette... more »»

Snyder wins reelection

November 4, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has won re-election, holding off a strong challenge from Democrat Mark Schauer en route to a second term. As of 11 p.m. more »»

Peters tops Land in Senate race

November 4, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Michigan has selected its new U.S. senator: Democrat Gary Peters has won Tuesday's election, according to The Associated Press. more »»

Benishek defeats Cannon in U.S. House race

November 4, 2014 MARQUETTE - U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek won re-election handily Tuesday, besting Democratic challenger Jerry Cannon and two others. more »»

Area voter turnout said to be average this morning

November 4, 2014 MARQUETTE — Election workers around Marquette County reported early voter turnout today had been about average. “It was pretty busy from 7 to 8 o’clock,” Chocolay Township Clerk Max Engle sai. more »»

Financial concerns have landfill board considering 13 percent fee hike

November 4, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority Board of Trustees is considering raising waste disposal fees by 13 percent beginning Dec. more »»

Township approves freeze project bid

November 4, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board on Monday unanimously approved a bid from Oberstar Inc. more »»

Campaigns push for last-minute votes

November 3, 2014 LANSING — Candidates and their allies are frantically working to get their supporters to vote in the final days before Tuesday’s midterm election brings what could be the closest Michigan governor’s... more »»

Weather not expected to be factor in Tuesday’s election

November 3, 2014 MARQUETTE — Weather forecasters don’t expect conditions Tuesday that would keep voters away from the voting booths in the central Upper Peninsula. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. U.S. more »»

State has increased education spending

November 3, 2014 MARQUETTE — Voters concerned about state education spending should keep a few things in mind as they head to the polls Tuesday. Has Gov. more »»

No injuries in fire that razes Champion Township home

November 3, 2014 CHAMPION — No one was injured in a structure fire that broke out in Champion Township Sunday night. Champion Volunteer Fire Chief Christopher Peltola said at about 10 p.m. more »»

U.S. wilderness areas study includes 16 in Michigan

November 3, 2014 LANSING — The federal government has launched a five-year study of the National Wilderness Preservation System, but public land agencies say they have no plans for major changes in Michigan’s 16... more »»

DCHS sees financial turnaround

November 3, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System is showing operating income of nearly $2. more »»

Indigenous foods reveal a culture connected to the Earth

November 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — November is Native American Heritage Month, and an ideal way to connect with our region’s deep Native history is through the annual First Nations Food Taster, a celebration of local... more »»

Haunted Theatre: thrilling scare

November 2, 2014 Forest Roberts Theater presented its Haunted Theater Saturday evening in Marquette. Participants walked through a frightening maze while actors jumped out, screamed, and played different spooky roles. more »»

Project homeless

November 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — Homelessness, though a problem faced by thousands of U.P. residents, is not one that people up here hear too much about. more »»

Bells toll across Marquette County

November 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — Standing in a semi-circle outside the Marquette Regional History Center at just after noon on Saturday, more than a dozen people ring handbells — tolling in a cascading melody, notes... more »»

Time change: ‘Fall back’ at 2 a.m. Sunday

November 1, 2014 MARQUETTE — Spring ahead and fall behind — it’s the latter half of that helpful phrase about daylight saving time that we’re headed into starting early Sunday morning. more »»



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