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County loan will assist gas station at Sawyer

August 23, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board recently approved a $32,000 working capital loan request that will help provide a gas station at the Sawyer Service Center at K.I. Sawyer. more »»

Swimmer in distress report turns out false

August 23, 2014 MARQUETTE — A report of a swimmer in distress in Lake Superior off Marquette drew several emergency response agencies Friday morning, but the report turned out to be false. more »»

Feds: Over 1,000 retailers may be at risk of being hacked

August 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — More than 1,000 U.S. more »»

Wis. Guv may have mis-directing donors

August 23, 2014 MADISON, Wis. — Newly released court documents include excerpts from emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. more »»

Private rocket explodes during test flight

August 23, 2014 MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) — An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Central Texas development site, the company said Friday. more »»

Harbor Fest activities continue today

August 23, 2014 A good crowd enjoys the music, food and the atmosphere of the Marquette West Rotary Harbor Fest Friday evening at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. more »»

State unemployment rate jumps in July

August 22, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Michigan authorities say the state’s unemployment rate rose 0.7 percentage points in the latest month, calling it a reflection of normal seasonal changes in the job market. more »»

Missing swimmer a false alarm

August 22, 2014 MARQUETTE — The U.S. more »»

BLP turns 125

August 22, 2014 MARQUETTE — Turning on a lamp or plugging in a coffee-maker are run-of-the-mill daily tasks for most people, but the mere fact they can do them at all comes from the efforts of the Marquette Board o... more »»

Anderson will remain at North Star

August 22, 2014 MARQUETTE — North Star Academy will keep its CEO and superintendent a little longer following approval by the school’s board of education Wednesday to move the position to part time. more »»

MAPS will still host open houses despite absence of teachers

August 22, 2014 MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Public Schools Superintendent Bill Saunders has said he wants to reassure parents Wednesday’s open houses will continue as planned, with or without teacher participation. more »»

Rotary West Gala kicks off fest weekend

August 22, 2014 Several hundred people attended the Marquette Rotary West’s Gala in the Mattson Lower Harbor Park Thursday evenin. more »»

Norway, DCHS OK sale of old hospital

August 22, 2014 By NIKKI YOUNK Iron Mountain Daily News NORWAY — The Norway City Council has agreed to waive the city’s reversionary clause on the former Anderson Memorial Hospital building, which will allow the... more »»

Former Marquette priest, Vatican City governor Szoka dies at 86

August 22, 2014 DETROIT — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86. more »»

Lighthouse near Mackinac Island up for auction

August 22, 2014 MACKINAC ISLAND (AP) — A lighthouse near Mackinac Island is available for purchase. The latest bid for the Round Island Passage Lighthouse was $20,000, as of Tuesday. more »»

An unsolved mystery

August 21, 2014 MARQUETTE — Fourteen years ago Wednesday, the body of Erin Rebecca Taylor, 24, was found in the woods off of Marquette County Road 492 in Negaunee Township — nine days after she was reported missin. more »»

Former Marquette priest dies

August 21, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Cardinal Edmund Szoka, the former governor of Vatican City and the head of the Detroit archdiocese, has died. He was 86. more »»

Phone scams plague vulnerable seniors

August 21, 2014 MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula residents, especially the elderly, are being targeted lately in a slew of phone scams in which callers claim to represent Publisher’s Clearinghouse, the IRS or other... more »»

Marquette golf course off table as hospital site

August 21, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Golf Club’s board of directors voted Wednesday to stop negotiations with Duke LifePoint, eliminating the club’s grounds as a location for the new Marquette General Hospita. more »»

Teachers hold town hall session

August 21, 2014 MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Public Schools teachers took their case straight to the public Wednesday evening with a town hall-style meeting meant to showcase their side of a yearlong contract dispute... more »»



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