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One-to-One: Grant buys computers for Lakeview students

September 2, 2016 NEGAUNEE — Students and teachers at Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee will start the school year with modern tools in their classrooms thanks to almost $120,000 in grant funding through the... more »»

State straight-party voting ban blocked

September 2, 2016 LANSING — Michigan residents still will be allowed to use the state’s long-standing option of voting for an entire slate of one party’s candidates with a single mark in the November election, barrin... more »»

State lists worst schools; no Detroit closures until 2019

September 2, 2016 By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Half of the schools on Michigan’s new list of low-performing public schools are in Detroit but cannot be closed by the state until 2019 at the earliest, Gov. more »»

Irrigation decision

September 1, 2016 ISHPEMING — Foliage that will be planted in the center of two roundabouts and at the right-of-way between U.S. 41 and the U.S. more »»

Commissioners set goals for new lobbyist

September 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — The role of the city’s new lobbyist will be to call Lansing’s attention to Marquette’s concerns around the closure of the Presque Isle Power Plant, potential changes to Brownfield... more »»

Water spouts, funnel clouds spotted over Superior

September 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — At least five waterspouts formed over Lake Superior near Marquette Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Negaunee Township said. Meteorologist Justin Titus said at about 11:30 a.m. more »»

Celebrating a life

September 1, 2016 ZEBA — Saddened and shocked by the loss of two young men, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community gathered to celebrate the life of 23-year-old James Frederick “Jimmy” Shelifoe Jr. more »»


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Flags ordered at half staff

August 31, 2016 MARQUETTE — To honor the lives of James Shelifoe, Jr. and Alan Swartz — the Beartown Firefighters killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday — Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. more »»

City OKs contract with public works union

August 31, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission Monday adopted a new four-year agreement with its unionized public works employees that includes 2 percent annual wage increases. more »»

CR 595 suit: County road commission announces new partnership with Pacific Legal Foundation, Stand U.P.

August 31, 2016 MARQUETTE — While refusing to back down, the Marquette County Road Commission is holding true to a promise to not expend taxpayer funds on a legal battle against the Environmental Protection Agency... more »»

Nonprofit group surprises Flint kids with free backpacks

August 31, 2016 FLINT — A nonprofit group is giving backpacks filled with school supplies to all 5,500 students in Flint’s public school district, the latest philanthropic effort aimed at helping the city dealing... more »»

Tough CALL

August 30, 2016 ISHPEMING — Water rates in the city of Ishpeming will go up in 2017, with customers who use the highest volume of water bearing the largest rate increases. more »»

Governor lowers flags in honor of Beartown Firefighters

August 30, 2016 MARQUETTE — To honor the lives of James Shelifoe, Jr. and Alan Swartz — the Beartown Firefighters killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday — Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. more »»

City may move compost site

August 30, 2016 MARQUETTE — Following months of negotiations, the Marquette City Commission on Monday authorized a $70,000 payment to the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority for improvements made to a... more »»

Details emerge in fatal fire truck crash

August 30, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Baraga man charged Monday with two felony counts of vehicular homicide following the crash that killed two firefighters Saturday in Minnesota told authorities he believed he had... more »»

Locomotive to be renovated at Quincy Mine site

August 30, 2016 HANCOCK — It’s been moved around the country in the last 41 years, but a locomotive, which is part of the Quincy Mine Hoist Association property, was moved out of the weather Thursday so further wor... more »»

Vets appreciation day set

August 30, 2016 MARQUETTE — To honor U.S. military veterans for their service, the South Shore Fishing Association Saturday will sponsor the third annual U.P. Veteran’s Appreciation Fishing Day. more »»

Jammin' at the Junction

August 29, 2016 Junction 95 Tavern & Grill's "Junction Jam" took place in Champion Friday night featuring several different bands. The two-day festival took place at 11522 on U.S. more »»

Firefighters killed in vehicle crash

August 29, 2016 MARQUETTE — Two Baraga firefighters were killed in a rollover accident Saturday afternoon in Minnesota while en route to a wildfire in Utah. more »»



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