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Boat tales:

February 27, 2015 MARQUETTE — Life on a Great Lakes freighter isn’t exactly like a vacation on a cruise ship, but it’s a life that appears to suit Keith Baker. more »»

Board OKs ballot language for May state vote

February 27, 2015 By ALISHA GREEN Associated Press LANSING — The Michigan Board of State Canvassers set the wording Thursday of a ballot proposal that will ask voters whether they want to increase the state sales tax... more »»

MPSC cancels conference; FERC orders new MISO study

February 27, 2015 MARQUETTE — Given the recent agreement returning Cliffs Natural Resources as a customer to We Energies, the Michigan Public Service Commission canceled a prehearing conference order which required W... more »»

U.P. power provider: End of Presque Isle plant subsidy ‘very promising’

February 27, 2015 NEGAUNEE — Negaunee’s electric power supplier, WPPI Energy, said the recent request from We Energies to terminate subsidy payments for its Presque Isle Power Plant was a very promising development... more »»

US House OKs bill to step up fight against algae

February 27, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY — Members of Congress have called for more aggressive federal action to prevent toxic algae from contaminating the Great Lakes and other waterways around the nation, such as an outbrea... more »»

Hospital project gets state approval

February 26, 2015 MARQUETTE — State-level approval was given recently for the brownfield and Tax Increment Finance plans related to the new hospital and relocation of Marquette’s Municipal Service Center. more »»

Veridea brownfield project gets state loan

February 26, 2015 MARQUETTE — Real estate development firm Veridea Group recently received state approval for a Community Revitalization Program loan to assist with financing the second phase of its Liberty Way... more »»

Former Ishpeming city manager facing issues in Traverse City

February 26, 2015 Editor’s note: Story is reprinted with permission from The Traverse City Record-Eagle TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Manager Jered Ottenwess allegedly was four days into an alcohol-fueled bender when... more »»

UPDATE: Ottenwess likely to keep position

February 26, 2015 Editor’s note: Story is reprinted with permission from The Traverse City Record-Eagle. more »»

House OKs bills changing gun permit process

February 26, 2015 LANSING — The House voted Wednesday in support of several proposed changes to how Michigan regulates firearms, including giving state officials rather than counties the authority to approve conceale... more »»

Police: Alger County man arrested after high-speed chase

February 26, 2015 MARQUETTE — A 44-year-old Trenary man was arrested Thursday after an high-speed chase with Michigan State Police on U.S. 41. more »»

Minnesota man hurt seriously in sled crash

February 26, 2015 MARQUETTE — Police said a Minnesota man suffered serious injuries Thursday afternoon when he lost control of the snowmobile he was riding and struck a tree in Ely Township. more »»

Advocates urge Congress to maintain lakes funds

February 26, 2015 Advocates for the Great Lakes are meeting in Washington, D.C., this week to push for continued funding of cleanup programs and discuss water quality issues such as algae blooms and oil transportation. more »»

Nationals bound

February 25, 2015 MARQUETTE — Below-zero temperatures didn’t slow down the competition during the U14 and U16 Junior Championship Qualifiers last weekend at Marquette Mountain Ski Area. more »»

Hospital project gets state approval

February 25, 2015 MARQUETTE — State-level approval was given recently for the brownfield and Tax Increment Finance plans related to the new hospital and relocation of Marquette’s Municipal Service Center. more »»

Spellers battle the English language for a chance at finals

February 25, 2015 MARQUETTE — Notoriety, modicum, fluctuation, guffaw, veracity, albeit, ancillary, firmament: Stand on a stage with a microphone and say and spell each word perfectly out loud. Now imagine you are 12. more »»

Local real estate market stable

February 25, 2015 MARQUETTE — Area real estate agents learned the local real estate market is in stable shape, with the median sale price holding steady and near record sales last year. more »»

Local ‘stars’ dance for hospice foundation

February 25, 2015 MARQUETTE — The stage is set for the U.P. Hospice Foundation’s third annual “Dancing with the Stars Marquette County Style” event to be held May 2. more »»

Mighty Mac closed due to poor conditions

February 24, 2015 The Mackinac Bridge has been closed to traffic according to the Michigan State Police due to near zero visibility conditions from blowing snow in the Straits of Mackinac. more »»

Orphanage overtures

February 24, 2015 MARQUETTE — A downstate developer has expressed interest in turning the former Holy Family Orphanage into a complex with affordable housing. more »»

 
 
 

 

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