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All university board sessions would be open under bill

May 11, 2015 LANSING — A bill making its way through the Michigan House would change the state constitution to require all meetings of public university boards to be open to the public. more »»

No release for mentally ill man in Detroit bomb case

May 11, 2015 DETROIT (AP)—î An Upper Peninsula man charged with leaving a bomb outside a Detroit federal building in 2011 will remain in custody indefinitely for psychiatric care. more »»

Dozens injured, 2 dead after tornadoes hit Texas, Arkansas

May 11, 2015 VAN, Texas (AP) — Emergency responders searched the wreckage of communities in northeast Texas and southwest Arkansas early today, after a rash of tornadoes slammed the area, killing at least two... more »»

State briefing

May 11, 2015 Gas prices fall 3 cents in past week DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 3 cents in the past week. It’s the first such decline in four weeks. more »»

National briefing

May 11, 2015 Mississippi city mourns 2 officers HATTIESBURG, Miss. more »»

World briefing

May 11, 2015 Moroccan fighter jet goes missing SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Moroccan F-16 fighter jet taking part in a Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen has gone missing, the North African nation’s... more »»

A Mother’s Day essay

May 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — In honor of Mother’s Day, the Birthed in Joy, Doula Services of Marquette held an essay contest. Desiree Lauritsen of the Upper Peninsula was declared the overall winner. more »»

Birdwatchers keying on spring migration

May 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — For birdwatchers in the central Upper Peninsula, Christmas comes in May. more »»

New park planning progresses

May 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a conditional use permit for the construction of a restroom facility and parking lot for a new park to be developed along the... more »»

Career Day Exploration

May 9, 2015 MARQUETTE — Marquette’s ninth annual “Pathways to Your Future” career event Friday brought 752 high school students from Marquette and Alger counties together with more than 100 presenters for a day... more »»

Township discusses LED/night sky issue

May 9, 2015 MARQUETTE — The dilemma between providing energy-efficient light-emitting diode lights versus following the “night-sky friendly” concept is being addressed by Marquette Township officials. more »»

Suspect arraigned in triple-murder case

May 8, 2015 MANISTIQUE — Kenneth D. Brunke, 45, of Manistique, was arraigned this morning in 93rd District Court on three charges of open murder. more »»

Three suspects arraigned in triple murder

May 8, 2015 MANISTIQUE — Three suspects were arraigned in the 93rd District Court Friday in connection to a triple murder in Manistique last month. more »»

Flight pattern scrutinized

May 8, 2015 MARQUETTE — The medical helicopters serving UP Health System-Marquette may not be adhering to a previously agreed upon flight path through Marquette, according to city planning commissioners. more »»

Benishek opposes nuclear waste storage plan

May 8, 2015 MARQUETTE — U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, reaffirmed his opposition Thursday to Canadian storage of nuclear waste from power plants underground, less than a half-mile from Lake Huro. more »»

NRC panel: Canceling U.P. deer hunt not a feasible option

May 8, 2015 By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press EAST LANSING — Michigan wildlife policymakers don’t plan to cancel this year’s deer season in the Upper Peninsula — a place where hunting is embraced economically and... more »»

U.P. high school locked down over false threat

May 8, 2015 MANISTIQUE — Manistique High School was locked down Thursday afternoon after police received a phone call from an anonymous person who claimed to be inside the building with a handgu. more »»

Canadian nuclear waste storage plan endorsed

May 8, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY — A Canadian advisory panel Wednesday endorsed a fiercely debated plan to bury waste from nuclear power plants less than a mile from Lake Huron, saying it had concluded the project... more »»

‘No fast track’

May 7, 2015 MARQUETTE — Members and supporters of the Upper Peninsula Regional Labor Federation rallied outside the Marquette office of U.S. Rep. more »»

YMCA closed part of Friday

May 7, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette YMCA will be closed from 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday due to power poles being moved by the Marquette Board of Light and Power. more »»



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