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Michigan behind other states in wood use innovation

November 17, 2014 LANSING — Michigan is lagging far behind states on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts in exploring innovative markets and uses for wood products and wood energy, experts say. more »»

High technology studies Lake Huron shipwrecks

November 17, 2014 LANSING — Diving isn’t the only way to get an in-depth look at the mysteries beneath the surface of the Great Lakes. more »»

‘Chicago’ opens this week at NMU

November 17, 2014 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will present the musical “Chicago” Wednesday through Saturday at Forest Roberts Theatre. Show times are 7:30 p.m., with an additional 1 p.m. more »»

Hunt off to a slow start

November 16, 2014 MARQUETTE — Given last year’s winter-that-wouldn’t-end and the copious amounts of snow still on the ground from the recent snowstorm, it shouldn’t be surprising that opening day of firearm season... more »»

DNR adds 3 streams to 10-brook trout limit waters

November 16, 2014 MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh recently approved adding three more streams to the list of those where a 10-trout daily bag limit will be allowed beginning... more »»

Conservation districts serve many people, purposes

November 16, 2014 MARQUETTE — They’re not the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or other publicly funded agency. more »»

Plant subsidy to rise

November 15, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has accepted a new agreement that provides We Energies with increased subsidy payments to continue operating the Presque Isle Power Plant, while... more »»

Record snow on ground for firearm deer opener

November 15, 2014 MARQUETTE — In the wake of this week’s big dump of early season snowfall, the National Weather Service said a record will be set on today’s opening day of firearm deer hunting season for the most... more »»

Planned Postal Service cuts protested

November 15, 2014 MARQUETTE — A group gathered Friday afternoon at the Marquette Post Office in Marquette as part of the National Day of Action to protest cuts to mail service that they say will result in postal... more »»

Season outlook

November 14, 2014 MARQUETTE — With fewer numbers of deer, Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials Thursday predicted a lower harvest and, given large amounts of snow in some parts of the Upper Peninsula, a... more »»

Landfill tipping fee increased: Will go into effect in Jan. 1

November 14, 2014 GWINN — The Marquette County Solid Waste Landfill Authority on Wednesday unanimously voted to increase the landfill tipping fee by $5 per ton. The new rate of $43.43 per ton, effective Jan. more »»

Ishpeming looks to develop local electric power production

November 14, 2014 ISHPEMING — With the future of energy production and distribution in the Upper Peninsula facing a great many unknowns, the Ishpeming City Council unanimously passed a resolution recently to make cit... more »»

From ‘sewer lagoon’ to ‘trophy fishery’

November 14, 2014 ISHPEMING — Less than 30 years ago, Deer Lake not only had sky-high levels of mercury — deposited there by nearby Partridge Creek, which picked up the toxic metal as it flowed through the mine works... more »»

Smoking crackdown proposed at city park

November 13, 2014 MARQUETTE — An effort to make Presque Isle Park smoke free is in the works. more »»

2 hurt in 4-vehicle chain-reaction crash on U.S. 41

November 13, 2014 MARQUETTE — Two local residents were taken to UP Health System-Marquette today after a multi-car chain-reaction crash along U.S. 41 in Marquette Township. more »»

Department of Natural Resources adds seven invasive species to prohibited list

November 13, 2014 MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh recently signed an order adding seven aquatic invasive species to the state’s list of prohibited species. more »»

Little Lake man arraigned on sex charges

November 13, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Forsyth Township Police Department has arrested a Little Lake resident on four criminal sexual conduct charges. more »»

Arrest made in burglary cases

November 13, 2014 MUNISING — A Grand Marais man has been arraigned in Alger County District Court on several charges related to his alleged involvement in a suspected network of burglars responsible for a series of... more »»

Domestic partner benefits ban overturned

November 13, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a Michigan law that bars public schools and local governments from offering benefits to same-sex partners, calling it unconstitutional and base... more »»

Coal residue storage vaults found near Shiras Steam Plant

November 12, 2014 MARQUETTE — Two concrete vaults used to store tar residue and other impurities from a manufactured gas plant more than 100 years ago were recently found buried underground just north of the Shiras... more »»



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