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Dropping enrollment a reason to reopen Gilbert Elementary?

February 24, 2015 MARQUETTE — Many reasons to reopen Gilbert Elementary School — including decreased enrollment, a less-than-expected reduction in maintenance costs and overcrowding in the current building — emerged... more »»

DDA discusses food truck concerns

February 24, 2015 MARQUETTE — Members of the Downtown Development Authority hosted the first of two community discussions this morning to gather public input on an ordinance to regulate the operation of mobile food... more »»

New report: Michigan PACs raise $68 million

February 24, 2015 LANSING — A new report says the top 150 political action committees in Michigan raised $68.1 million in the 2014 election cycle, shattering a previous record by 31 percent. more »»

Trenary Outhouse Classic promises good times, fun for whole family

February 24, 2015 TRENARY — At the 22nd annual Trenary Outhouse Classic, spectators could be “seeing double,” which is the theme for this year’s event to be held Saturda. more »»

Lake Superior State glad of Snyder support for water center

February 24, 2015 SAULT STE MARIE (AP) — Officials at Lake Superior State University say they’re excited about the prospect of opening a planned Center for Freshwater Research and Education now that they have backing... more »»

Spelling bee rescheduled for tomorrow

February 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Alger-Marquette Regional Spelling Bee will be hosted by Marquette Area Public Schools on Tuesday. more »»

Freezing temps, snow pile up closings for schools

February 23, 2015 LANSING — This winter’s icy grip has some in the Michigan Legislature arguing once again that the state should allow schools more than six days for closures before they must make up the tim. more »»

Negaunee police look for hit-and-run driver

February 23, 2015 NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Police Department is looking for a vehicle which struck a utility pole on County Road at approximately 8 a.m. this morning and is asking for the public’s help. more »»

New fees boost DNR resources

February 23, 2015 LANSING — Michigan got more boots on the ground, waders in the water and eyes in the field thanks to an extra $8 million earned from restructuring sales of hunting and fishing licenses. more »»

SmartZone looks at life sciences

February 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — Development of the life sciences industry is where Marquette could rise as the “cream of the crop,” according to officials involved with the creation of the city’s Satellite SmartZone. more »»

Public invited to discuss future of Gilbert Elementary at special board meeting

February 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — Gilbert Elementary School in Gwinn has been empty for almost two years. Its future remains a topic of debate among community members and administrators. more »»

MAPS to consider construction bid on Sandy Knoll school

February 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education will request letters of support from the City of Marquette and consider a construction bid at its regular meeting this evening. more »»

Inaugural Polar Roll Fat Tire Bike Race a success

February 22, 2015 From left, Lisa Labar of Marquette, Scott Berry of White Lake, Wisconsin, and Margaret Twichell of Negaunee take part in the inaugural Polar Roll Fat Tire Bike Race. more »»

Back to the grind

February 22, 2015 MARQUETTE — The bitterly cold weather loosened its grip just slightly on the City of Marquette Saturday, just in time for the third annual Downtown Showdown Ski & Snowboard Rail Jam. more »»

County seeks candidates for airport boards

February 22, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board is looking for candidates to fill two vacancies on the Airport Zoning Board of Appeals and one vacancy on the Airport Advisory Board. more »»

Federal funding of Michigan roads down 8 percent in 5 years

February 22, 2015 LANSING — As Michigan readies for a vote on raising state taxes to smooth a deteriorating network of roads and bridges, one reason is because it’s contending with the reality that a significant... more »»

Most of the Great Lakes surface frozen for second straight year

February 21, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — For the second consecutive winter, bitter weather threatens to turn the surface of the Great Lakes into a vast frozen plain. more »»

Fighting child poverty in the U.P.

February 21, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. Read The Mining Journal Saturday for a response to this report from local experts. more »»

No one injured in early morning Hancock fire Friday

February 21, 2015 Firefighters from the Hancock Volunteer Fire Department worked to put out a house fire early this morning. The call for the fire on Scallon Street in Hancock came in at around 1:15 a.. more »»

 
 
 

 

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