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Reason to hope: Community fights to support a local mother in need

March 6, 2015 MARQUETTE — Despite mounting hurdles, friends and family of a Republic dialysis patient are raising money to allow her kidney donor, a rare perfect match, to go through with the much-anticipated... more »»

Marquette man sentenced on firearm charge

March 6, 2015 MARQUETTE — A Marquette man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, stemming from a February 2014 incident in Skandia. more »»

Local union gives back to west end community

March 5, 2015 ISHPEMING — The union that represents hourly employees at UP Health System - Bell knows this time of year can be a rough one for many local families. That’s why it decided to donate to the communit. more »»

Sawyer traffic falls

March 5, 2015 MARQUETTE — While ridership at Michigan airports increased in 2014 by more than a quarter million passengers, overall ridership declined slightly for the Upper Peninsula and at Sawyer International... more »»

Fire damages ALTRAN facility in Munising

March 5, 2015 MUNISING — Fire destroyed some buses and badly damaged the garage and office facility for Alger County Transit in Munising Wednesday, with fire crews battling the blaze throughout the night. more »»

Economist: Lower gas prices pump cash into local economy

March 5, 2015 MARQUETTE — Though gas prices have steadily gone up from about a month ago, the cost of fuel is still roughly a dollar below average prices compared to last year. more »»

DNR proposes new restrictions for heritage trail segment

March 4, 2015 MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials have proposed new restrictions for a section of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail between Ishpeming and Humboldt. more »»

Township road dilemma

March 4, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board is considering ways to deal with an expected $2. more »»

Marquette Township throws support in

March 4, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board Tuesday voted 4-2 in favor of a resolution supporting the Marquette County Road Commission’s action to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

County board votes to back resolution

March 4, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board reversed course Tuesday and voted 3-2 to support state House resolutions backing the Marquette County Road Commission’s effort to sue the U.S. more »»

County OKs millage renewal ballot language

March 4, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board approved ballot language Tuesday for a millage renewal request for the county’s medical care facility, set to go before voters in the Aug. 4 election. more »»

Recuperation a team effort

March 3, 2015 MARQUETTE — There are some folks who simply don’t get into sports; it’s just not their thing and they don’t understand how people can gain inspiration from something that is “just a game. more »»

Liberty Way to expand soon

March 3, 2015 MARQUETTE — Marquette-based real estate developer Veridea Group is preparing for the second phase of its Liberty Way project that includes construction of a two-level below-grade parking structure... more »»

Groups oppose Graymont project

March 3, 2015 MARQUETTE — A group of area environmental organizations, tribal officials, residents and others have sent a joint letter to Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh opposing a... more »»

3 bus drivers file gender discrimination lawsuit

March 3, 2015 ESCANABA (AP) — Three Upper Peninsula school bus drivers say in a gender discrimination lawsuit that their buses showed signs of tampering. more »»


March 3, 2015 MARQUETTE — A 911 alarm was triggered at Superior Hills Elementary School Monday morning, causing staff and students to follow procedural precautionary measures and go into lock-dow. more »»

County reports fewer freezing pipes than last year

March 3, 2015 MARQUETTE — Several Marquette County municipalities and others throughout the Upper Peninsula have issued let-run orders to residents to help keep water pipes from freezing. more »»


March 2, 2015 ISHPEMING — A house in Ishpeming is considered a total loss after a fire broke out in the home’s basement Saturday morning. more »»

Michigan officials seek strategy to encourage voter turnout

March 2, 2015 LANSING — With voter turnout in Michigan steadily declining, some lawmakers and state officials are looking for ways to make voting easier. In the 2014 midterm election, 41. more »»

Transportation officials remind public to heed closure sign

March 2, 2015 MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Transportation officials are reminding motorists to heed all weather-related road closures for their own safety and the safety of road maintenance crews trying to... more »»



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