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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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It’s a busy time at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.  Groundbreaking for the new renewable energy facility was held earlier today.  The NMU Board of Trustees, University President Les Wong along with members of the campus community gathered late this morning next to the Ripley Heating Plant at the corner of Wright Street and Sugarloaf […]

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The investigation into the cause of a wildfire that burned over 60 acres in southern Marquette County is continuing.  The fire started late yesterday afternoon near county road 581 in Ely Township near Ishpeming and spread quickly…bolstered by a strong north wind.  A Department of Natural Resources airplane kept a close watch on the direction […]

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The Gwinn Community Schools Board of Education has voted to terminate a total of 15 staff and teaching positions. The board accepted the recommendations of District Superintendent Kim VanDrese to eliminate 9 teaching positions and 6 staff positions last night. The staffing cuts were identified at a special District budget work session held last week. […]

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