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Michigan cutting 3 prison stores under new pact

April 8, 2015 LANSING (AP) — About 30 Michigan prison workers are expected to lose their jobs as the state eliminates three regional prison stores, officials said. more »»

Cheryl Reed out as North Wind adviser at NMU

April 7, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Board of Directors for The North Wind newspaper, an independent, student-run publication of Northern Michigan University, voted Friday not to rehire the paper’s adviser and denied it... more »»

Workshops highlight on-farm food production

April 7, 2015 CHATHAM — To educate people about extending the growing season to produce food for their homes and local markets, a series of workshops will take place at the North Farm on Rock River Road. more »»

Strangulation charged in Forsyth Township

April 7, 2015 GWINN — Brandon James Strohm, 29, of Gwinn was arraigned Monday in Marquette County District Court on charge of assault by strangulation, a 10-year felony. At about 12:30 a.m. more »»

Homeowner won’t face charges after killing suspect

April 7, 2015 MENOMINEE — The authorities say a homeowner in the western Upper Peninsula won’t face charges after he fatally shot a 19-year-old man who was among three men breaking into his home in November. more »»

IRS scams increase near tax filing deadline

April 7, 2015 MARQUETTE — As the April 15 tax filing deadline approaches, local police have seen a surge in scam reports involving the Internal Revenue Service. Detective Lt. more »»

Reformers want fewer 17-year-olds in prison

April 7, 2015 LANSING — Michigan’s tough juvenile justice laws pose a safety risk for teens, produce repeat offenders and can actually make crime worse, reform advocates sa. more »»

Chair in which Lincoln was shot center stage on anniversary

April 7, 2015 DEARBORN — Jeff Buczkiewicz stood before the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated 150 years ago. more »»

Most of $1.2B in new money would go to county, city roads

April 6, 2015 LANSING — If voters agree to raise taxes for Michigan’s deteriorating road and bridge system, 61 cents of every dollar would go to local agencies that say the money could gradually restore roads to... more »»

Meth lab bust in Gwinn

April 6, 2015 GWINN —Members of the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team recently uncovered remnants of materials use to make meth in the one-pot cooking method. At about 9:30 a.m. more »»

Assault by strangulation charged

April 6, 2015 GWINN — Brandon James Strohm, 29, of Gwinn was arraigned Monday in Marquette County District Court on charge of assault by strangulation, a 10-year felony. At about 12:30 a.m. more »»

Axe incident charged in Gwinn

April 6, 2015 GWINN — A 46-year-old Gwinn woman is charged with malicious destruction of property to a building $200 or more but less than $1,000 and illegal entry without the owner’s permission after allegedly... more »»

Proposal 1 wording

April 6, 2015 The wording of Proposal 1, which will be decided in a special Michigan election on May 5: A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6 percent to 7 percent to... more »»

Dogs have been humans’ closest companions for millenia

April 6, 2015 ISHPEMING — Thousands of years before slaves hauled the stone slabs that would become the pyramids in Egypt, before the first gladiators stepped foot into the Colosseum in Rome or the first Greeks... more »»

Bill would help counties replace failing snow plows

April 6, 2015 LANSING — Keweenaw County’s 30 road commission vehicles — which include snow plows and salt trucks — average 27 years old and 130,000 mile. more »»

Watchful helper

April 5, 2015 Saylor Elrod, left, writes names on chocolate covered fudge eggs in front of Sayklly's in the Westwood Mall on Saturday afternoon while Ella Pond, granddaughter of the owners, watches. more »»

Life as a diplomat

April 5, 2015 MARQUETTE — Karen Ogle lived in Marquette for 28 years before she started a career with the U.S. Department of State as a foreign service officer, more commonly known as a U.S. diplomat. more »»

AFSP joins ‘Campaign to Change Direction’

April 5, 2015 MARQUETTE — In March, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention officially announced its involvement as a founding member of ‘The Campaign to Change Direction,’ a national initiative to create ... more »»

Lake Erie algae bloom not easy to eradicate

April 5, 2015 TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio’s latest response to the toxic algae in Lake Erie that last year contaminated one of the state’s largest drinking water systems will put a stop to practices that environmentalist... more »»

Iran: If West pulls out of pact, nuclear activities may resume

April 5, 2015 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday that Tehran would be able to return to its nuclear activities if the West withdraws from a pact that is to be finalized in June. more »»



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