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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 »»

University garden an outdoor learning venue

April 13, 2016 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Native Plants and Outdoor Learning Area provides faculty an outdoor site to teach students field-based techniques in environmental analysis, restoration,... more »»

BLP OKs engine purchase

April 13, 2016 MARQUETTE — Rather than purchasing new ones, the Marquette Board of Light and Power on Tuesday unanimously agreed to use previously manufactured engines for its electric generating facility,... more »»

Empire Mine layoffs delayed

April 13, 2016 ISHPEMING — United Steelworkers Local 4950 and Cliffs Natural Resources have reached a tentative verbal agreement to postpone layoffs that were expected to begin next week at the Empire Mine. more »»

Four suspects arraigned following traffic stop that revealed drugs, gun

April 13, 2016 MARQUETTE — Four suspects arrested over the weekend after officers allegedly discovered several drugs and a gun inside their vehicle were arraigned Tuesday in 96th District Court. more »»


April 12, 2016 MARQUETTE — Out of more than 1,000 nominations nationwide, Marquette has been named a top 10 finalist in the running for the “Kraft Hockeyville USA” 2016 title, advancing to the first round of publi... more »»

Celebrating Equal Pay Day

April 12, 2016 MARQUETTE — People around the country are wearing red today to celebrate Equal Pay Day, calling for equal pay for equal work among men and women. Women who work full time, year round in the U.. more »»

Marquette recycling changes eyed

April 12, 2016 MARQUETTE — Banning styrofoam and using wheeled bins were two recommendations Northern Michigan University students made to the Marquette City Commission Monday that could help improve the city’s... more »»

Michigan finds 2 additional Legionnaires deaths in Flint area

April 12, 2016 LANSING — Michigan health authorities reported Monday they have identified two more fatal cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area last year amid an outbreak some outside experts have linked... more »»



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