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Marquette City Police report the arrest of an unidentified 19-year-old Marquette man this weekend.  The man was arrested early Saturday morning on the east side of Marquette after police saw him attempt to break in to two cars to steal items from them.  The man was in possession of several stolen items when he was […]

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The Michigan Department of Transportation has awarded of state transportation economic development grant to Marquette County to develop a pair of roadways to be used by a planned mining operation. Kennecott Eagle Minerals Co. says ore produced at the Eagle Mine and processed at the Humboldt Mill will require routes built to carry heavy commercial […]

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A public hearing is scheduled at 6 p.m. this evening in the Marquette City Hall Commission Chambers. This hearing is intended to provide residents of Marquette with an opportunity to comment on the contents of the proposed new charter before it is sent to the State for review. The state will have 90 days to […]

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Warm, drier weather throughout Upper Michigan continues to increase the risk of wildfires.  The National Weather Service has issued a “red flag warning” between 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. today meaning conditions will be greatly enhanced for wildfire situations.  No open burning is allowed and burn permits are not being issued across most of the […]

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The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department is reporting a fatal weekend off-road-vehicle accident that claimed the life of one person and injured another.  The accident occurred early Sunday morning when the o-r-v, operated by 19-year-old Jordon Roberts went out of control and crashed into several trees on Lake Shore Road near the Tamarack Waterworks.  Roberts was […]

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David Haynes has been appointed the 14-th president of Northern Michigan University by the NMU Board of Trustees, effective this Monday. He will replace Les Wong, who has accepted the presidency at San Francisco State University.  Haynes, a graduate of NMU, has been professionally affiliated with the university for 27 years in various capacities. In […]

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A Lansing-based group of association executives is calling for changes to Michigan’s term limit restrictions on legislators.  State lawmakers are currently prohibited from serving more than six years in the House and eight years in the Senate.  But the Michigan Society of Association Executives has completed a study that says term limits have led to […]

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The City Of Ishpeming proposal for the recall of three city council members was defeated last night.  The recall of Claudia Demarest was defeated 620-442, Elaine Racine 645-416, and Michael Tall 648-413. In Forsyth Township, residents voted to strike down three of the four recent proposals.  The Forsyth Township Library Bond Proposal to have the […]

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It is election day across the state and voters have a series of ballot proposals to decide today.  Voters in Forsyth Township in Marquette County have millage issues to vote on while voters in the City of Ishpeming are deciding whether or not to recall certain members of the Ishpeming City Council.  Millage issues are […]

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A measure sponsored by an Upper Michigan lawmaker clearing up state regulations that limit shoreline owners’ ability to groom their beaches passed out of committee yesterday in Lansing.  Senate Bill 10-52, sponsored by Senator Tom Casperson, proposes dropping restrictions by the Department of Environmental Quality on how beach maintenance can be done. Under the legislation, […]

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