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Graduation day at NMU

May 3, 2015 MARQUETTE — Almost 900 Northern Michigan University students, out of 991 graduates total, walked across the stage to receive their diplomas at NMU’s spring commencement ceremony Saturday in the... more »»

Benishek re-election chances?

May 3, 2015 MARQUETTE — U.S. Rep. more »»

Q&A on Michigan ballot measure to hike taxes for road, bridge work

May 3, 2015 LANSING — Voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of a constitutional amendment that would raise Michigan’s sales tax by 1 percentage point to trigger more money for a deteriorating network of... more »»

Land purchase would increase public access to St. Marys River

May 3, 2015 MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh is considering whether to approve a purchase of roughly 6 acres of land in Chippewa County which would increase public... more »»

Grad party rocks city’s downtown

May 3, 2015 Marquette resident Meagan Hennekens dances with her hoola-hoop to local jam band Nice. at the Marquette Commons Saturday afternoon for Abby Roche and George Church’s graduation party. more »»

Life’s a bubble when you’re 1

May 2, 2015 Rayna Thompson, 1 plays with bubbles in the sun during the Ishpeming softball doubleheader at the Ishpeming Playgrounds Friday afternoon. more »»

Deer season options

May 2, 2015 MARQUETTE — State officials are considering a range of deer hunting harvest reduction regulations for the Upper Peninsula — from maintaining the status quo to eliminating hunts this year — to comba... more »»

City of Marquette to survey community dog park interest

May 2, 2015 MARQUETTE — Marquette’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is offering a survey to gain community feedback for an off-leash dog area in the city. more »»

Eagle Mine generates $56.1M in operating earnings in first quarter

May 2, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Lundin Mining Corp. released its first quarter earnings report this week, showing the Eagle Mine generated $56. more »»

MDOT, city answer questions, share plans for roundabouts

May 1, 2015 ISHPEMING — At an informational meeting at the Ishpeming Senior Center this week, more than 50 Ishpeming residents gathered to ask questions and hear plans about two roundabouts to be built in the... more »»

Dark store debate

May 1, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Democratic Party unanimously adopted a resolution recently calling on Gov. more »»

Committee continues planning Lions Field project

May 1, 2015 MARQUETTE — Planning for improvements to the Lions Field Recreation Area continu. more »»

Skyrocketing rents squeezing families

May 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — The surging cost of rental housing has squeezed a rising proportion of U.S. families since the Great Recession struck in 2007. more »»

Cliffs tightens operations

April 30, 2015 PALMER — Cliffs Natural Resources announced Wednesday it will be laying off about 350 employees at the end of June as part of its plan to temporarily idle operations at its Empire Mine in Richmond... more »»

Canadian holdings sold; 1st quarter earnings out

April 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — Cliffs Natural Resources officials said Tuesday the mining company has completed the sale of its Canadian chromite assets in northern Ontario for $27.5 million, an increase of $7. more »»

North Wind staff vetoes McCommons as adviser

April 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — Jim McCommons — approved unanimously Tuesday by The North Wind Board of Directors to become the student newspaper’s next journalistic adviser — was vetoed unanimously Wednesday by the... more »»

DNR: Fire danger to remain very high

April 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — Heading into a warm weekend with little recent rainfall, Michigan Department of Natural Resources fire officials said fire danger remains very high across Marquette Count. more »»

City mulling short-term fixes for Lakeshore Boulevard

April 29, 2015 MARQUETTE — Marquette city officials are looking into temporary solutions to allow for the reopening of a portion of Lakeshore Boulevard that has remained closed since early November. more »»

Empire Mine to be temporarily idled in June

April 29, 2015 PALMER — Cliffs Natural Resources announced today it will be laying off about 350 employees at the end of June as part of its plan to idle operations at its Empire Mine in Richmond Township. more »»

North Wind board OKs McCommons as new adviser

April 29, 2015 MARQUETTE — The North Wind Board of Directors voted unanimously to recommend Jim McCommons as the journalistic adviser to The North Wind newspaper after interviewing him Tuesday. more »»



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