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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 »»

Dems did better locally

November 12, 2014 MARQUETTE — Final election results for Marquette County indicate that despite a dismal showing by Democrats in vote tallies across the country and statewide, the county remained a stronghold for the... more »»

Commission holds organizational session

November 12, 2014 MARQUETTE — There’s been a change in leadership for the Marquette City Commission following last week’s election and the commission meeting Monda. more »»

Associated Press interview Sen. Meekhof hails union, abortion laws

November 12, 2014 LANSING — Two years ago, Sen. Arlan Meekhof helped usher in Michigan’s landmark law making union fees voluntary for workers, a feat he’d thought was probably impossible until at least 2015. more »»

Ishpeming’s Carnegie Library to get LED lighting upgrades

November 12, 2014 ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library will soon have new fluorescent lights in its reading and staff areas and LED tubes lighting its book stacks. more »»

City DPW hard at work moving snow before dawn

November 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — It’s early in the morning when Bridget Holm hits the road in the 23,000-pound snow-plow truck. more »»

BLP crews working to restore power in Chocolay Township

November 11, 2014 HARVEY — Five crews from the Marquette Board of Light and Power are working to restore power to about 50 customers after a tree fell on a power line at about 9 this morning on U.S. more »»

Up to 3 feet of snow predicted by Wednesday

November 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — Forecasters predict a howling winter storm that blew into the Upper Peninsula Monday afternoon will dump up to 35 inches of snow in some higher elevation parts of the region by midday... more »»

World War II veteran remembers longest winter

November 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — In the blustery, subarctic Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska, the season of biting snow and ice never ended for U.S. and Canadian troops stationed there between 1942 and 1945. more »»

Names released in Marquette stabbing incident

November 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Police Department has released the names of two 19-year-old K.I. Sawyer residents involved in an altercation early Sunday, which led to a stabbing. more »»



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