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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Orders Reopening More Regions, Economic Sectors Under...

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Orders Reopening More Regions, Economic Sectors Under MI Safe Start Plan June 5, 2020
LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Orders 2020-114 and 2020-115 to reopen more regions and economic sectors under the MI Safe Start Plan.   Starting on June 10, Regions 6 and 8 — which include much of northern Michigan and all of the Upper Peninsula — will...

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Orders Reopening More Regions, Economic Sectors Under...

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Orders Reopening More Regions, Economic Sectors Under MI Safe Start Plan June 5, 2020
LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Orders 2020-114 and 2020-115 to reopen more regions and economic sectors under the MI Safe Start Plan.   Starting on June 10, Regions 6 and 8 — which include much of northern Michigan and all of the Upper Peninsula — will...

NMU Donates Computers to Norlite June 4, 2020

NMU Donates Computers to Norlite June 4, 2020
Northern Michigan University today donated 24 refurbished notebook computers to Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette, which has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the Upper Peninsula. All Norlite residents who have been isolated in their rooms since mid-March now have the technology to communicate with friends and family...

NMU Donates Computers to Norlite June 4, 2020

NMU Donates Computers to Norlite June 4, 2020
Northern Michigan University today donated 24 refurbished notebook computers to Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette, which has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the Upper Peninsula. All Norlite residents who have been isolated in their rooms since mid-March now have the technology to communicate with friends and family...

Michigan DNR announces opening dates for campgrounds June 4, 2020

Michigan DNR announces opening dates for campgrounds June 4, 2020
As Michigan moves to Stage 4 of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s MI Safe Start plan, the Department of Natural Resources has determined official opening dates for state park and state forest campgrounds, state harbors and other DNR-managed outdoor spaces – just in time for the summer season. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Senate panel moves bill to rename portion of M-35 as...

Senate panel moves bill to rename portion of M-35  as Ben Lauren and Don Riling Memorial Highway June 3, 2020
LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday approved a bill sponsored by Sen. Ed McBroom that would rename a portion of M-35 in Forsyth Township as the Ben Lauren and Don Riling Memorial Highway.   McBroom was joined at the committee in support of the bill...

Senate panel moves bill to rename portion of M-35 as...

Senate panel moves bill to rename portion of M-35  as Ben Lauren and Don Riling Memorial Highway June 3, 2020
LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday approved a bill sponsored by Sen. Ed McBroom that would rename a portion of M-35 in Forsyth Township as the Ben Lauren and Don Riling Memorial Highway.   McBroom was joined at the committee in support of the bill...

Governor Whitmer Appoints Travis Smith of Marquette to COVID-19 Return to...

Gov. Whitmer Files Brief in Supreme Court Regarding State Funding of Nonpublic Schools
LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced a group of 25 leaders in health care and education to serve on the COVID-19 return to learn advisory council. The group of experts includes educators, parents, and students who will work closely with the governor as she continues to put the...

Ordinations to priesthood, diaconate at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette...

Deacons Romeo G. Cappella and Thomas J. Merkel have received their Call to Orders and will be ordained to the priesthood. Benjamin E. Rivard has received his Call to Orders and will be ordained to the diaconate (transitional). The ordination will be celebrated privately by Bishop John Doerfler on Friday,...

VA moves forward with safe reintroduction of services June 2, 2020

VA moves forward with safe reintroduction of services June 2, 2020
IRON MOUNTAIN, MICH. – Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (OGJVAMC) is working on a plan to reintroduce health care services as VA starts reopening after COVID-19 shutdowns. The facility will begin expanding some services June 2, 2020.   “The safety of Veterans and staff is the highest priority when...