CEO at ‘Y’ quits
April 5, 2016 MARQUETTE — Lisa Coombs-Gerou has resigned her position as chief executive officer of the YMCA of Marquette County effective Monday. Layoffs also are expected. more »»
First ever SmartPrize underway
April 5, 2016 MARQUETTE — Described as the “Science Fair meets Shark Tank,” Marquette’s first SmartPrize kicked off its 10-day schedule this past weekend. more »»
1,000 feet down
April 5, 2016 MICHIGAMME — In what was deemed a “rare opportunity” for members of the public, several local officials toured the underground operation at Eagle Mine Monday morning. more »»
Community takes part in seed swap
April 5, 2016 MARQUETTE — It may not look like spring is coming when you look out the window, but several community organizations prepared for it by holding a community seed swap and seed saving class at the Pete... more »»
Project Feed a Neighbor launches
April 4, 2016 NEGAUNEE — If you live in the west end of Marquette County, chances are good that a grocery bag with a pink label announcing the seventh annual Project Feed a Neighbor was delivered to your house... more »»
Fewer Cops... less crime.
April 3, 2016 ANSING — The number of police officers in Michigan shrank by 15.4 percent between 2001 and 2014, according to a recently released report by the State House Fiscal Agenc. more »»
Spring Street changes ahead?
April 3, 2016 MARQUETTE — City officials are considering making Spring Street between Fourth and Fifth streets in Marquette a one-way avenue with several new parking spaces to better accommodate visitors to the... more »»
Reading bill hung up in dispute
April 3, 2016 LANSING— An initiative to improve Michigan third-graders’ reading is caught up in a dispute among lawmakers about making students repeat a grade if they lag too far behind. more »»
April 2, 2016 MARQUETTE — Launching a successful startup requires a host of skills, strategies and good advice. more »»
Wage battle in more states?
April 2, 2016 NEW YORK— California and New York — where almost 1 in 5 Americans live — are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now settin... more »»
Success of rural recycling lies with residents
April 2, 2016 REPUBLIC — When you live in a small community, some of the amenities that residents in larger cities and towns might take for granted are difficult to come by, and tasks are sometimes more difficult... more »»
Historic charcoal kiln collapses
April 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — A historic landmark of the city has unexpectedly collapsed, but nobody seems to know who owns it. The Carp River kiln in front of the Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment Plant on U.S. more »»