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Chasing a dream: Family searches area for relatives

June 23, 2014 Editor’s note: The Olsen family recently visited Ishpeming in search of ancestors. They hope that someone reading this story can help with information regarding their great-grandparents. more »»

Group treats kids to a day on the water

June 22, 2014 MARQUETTE— The South Shore Fishing Association drew a big crowd of young anglers at its annual Big Brothers/ Big Sisters and Families Fishing Day Saturday afternoon at Lakenenland in Chocolay... more »»

Natural gas-fueled power plant eyed

June 22, 2014 MARQUETTE — An Illinois company is working on a land deal with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to build a new natural gas-fired power plant in southern Marquette County. more »»

Cliffs fears decision by FERC could hike region’s electric rates

June 22, 2014 MARQUETTE — Cliffs Natural Resources officials are concerned the ruling in a dispute between Michigan and Wisconsin’s public service commissions — centered on the Presque Isle Power Plant — could... more »»

Western groups push for nonlethal controls of problem wolves

June 22, 2014 SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Eight conservation groups are complaining that it is too easy to kill wolves that attack livestock in Washington state. more »»

Summer solstice welcomed at Northwest stonehenge

June 22, 2014 MARYHILL, Wash. — As their sons returned wounded, dead or not at all from heavy fighting across the Atlantic in 1918, people in this small Columbia Gorge town sought to commemorate their sacrifice. more »»

Future power production

June 21, 2014 MARQUETTE — In an order issued Thursday, the Michigan Public Service Commission canceled a pre-hearing conference for We Energies after the utility provided adequate specifics on how it plans to... more »»

Walker appointed to new state commission

June 21, 2014 MARQUETTE — Chocolay Township Supervisor Gary Walker has been appointed to a four-year term on a new 15-member state Indigent Defense Commission. Gov. more »»

Ishpeming facade program receives final approvals

June 21, 2014 ISHPEMING — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has granted final approvals necessary for a $600,000 building facade improvement program affecting four properties in the city of Ishpeming. more »»

VA execs receive bonuses despite agency woes

June 21, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP)— About 65 percent of senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals... more »»

Move on to ban drones from national parks

June 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is taking steps to ban drones from 84 million acres of public lands and waterways, saying the unmanned aircraft annoy visitors, harass wildlife and threaten... more »»

Music on Third Street

June 20, 2014 MARQUETTE — Live music by talented locals is intended to draw community members together on the sidewalks of Third Street this summer for Music on Third, a 4-year-old tradition that is free to the... more »»

MAEA co-presidents resign jobs

June 20, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Education Association will be without its co-leaders next school year after both teachers made the decision to resign from the profession. more »»

Region’s freeze damages near $20M

June 20, 2014 MARQUETTE — The damage costs produced by this past winter’s deep freeze conditions have now reached nearly $20 million for the region, with $6. more »»

Exhibit, cruise brings neighbors together in Marquette Township

June 20, 2014 MARQUETTE — Marquette Township’s third annual “Catch the Vision” car show and cruise will welcome a variety of new and classic cars to participate starting at 10 a.m. more »»

Signs placed in city right-of-way being removed

June 20, 2014 MARQUETTE — Signs that have been placed in the City of Marquette’s right of way are being removed, in accordance with the city’s zoning policies. more »»

Congress probes how IRS emails could go missing

June 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — Eight federal employees connected to the tea party investigation experienced hard drive crashes, resulting in an unknown number of lost emails, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner... more »»

Gwinn man has plans for orphanage

June 19, 2014 MARQUETTE — A Gwinn man wants to turn the abandoned Holy Family Orphanage into a transitional facility for homeless veterans. more »»

Crosswalk safety

June 19, 2014 MARQUETTE — Locals may have noticed an increased number of pedestrian yield signs in the middle of the street beside crosswalks along Front and Third streets, Lakeshore Boulevard and others as part... more »»

County to spend $57,000 on properties

June 19, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board agreed Tuesday to purchase 15 foreclosed properties for $57,000, transferring ownership of those parcels to the county’s land bank authority for resale or... more »»



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