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Marquette’s Waterfront Safety Task Force warns ‘no ice is safe ice’

January 30, 2016 MARQUETTE — Tragedy was averted recently along Marquette’s shoreline when two passersby rescued a man who had fallen through thin ice on Lake Superior, underscoring the importance of ice safety... more »»

Drug, property crime suspect bound over

January 30, 2016 By KELSIE THOMPSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — A 26-year-old Champion man waived his preliminary hearing and was bound over to the Marquette County Circuit Court on four felony charges connecte... more »»

Warning: Lead above filter grade

January 30, 2016 By JEFF KAROUB and DAVID EGGERT Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS — Flint residents were warned Friday that water samples from more than two dozen city locations have higher lead levels than filters can... more »»

Funds available for west end housing repairs

January 30, 2016 ISHPEMING — Homeowners with residences in need of repair in Ishpeming and Negaunee may be able to get some immediate help. more »»

Alaskan Adventure

January 29, 2016 MARQUETTE — A thousand miles, 14 dogs and the drive to accomplish her dream. At just 19 years old, Laura Neese is preparing to take on her biggest challenge yet as a sled dog racer — the Yukon Quest. more »»

Marquette Township to install surveillance system at Lions Field

January 29, 2016 MARQUETTE — Marquette Township officials are hoping a new surveillance system at the Lions Field Recreation Area will curb destructive acts of vandalism at the recently revitalized par. more »»

Gun sales boom in region, state

January 29, 2016 LANSING — Statewide some retailers see a substantial spike in sales of guns and ammunition resulting from recent executive orders handed down by the Obama Administration. more »»

Legionnaires’ disease hits western U.P.

January 29, 2016 WATERSMEET (AP) — The hotel at a western Upper Peninsula Indian casino remains closed after the discovery of the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease. more »»

State lawmakers OK $28M more for Flint water

January 29, 2016 LANSING — Michigan lawmakers directed another $28 million on Thursday to address Flint’s lead-contaminated water supply, allocating money for bottled water, medical assessments and other costs for... more »»

Man, 37, dies in Alger County snowmobile accident

January 28, 2016 AuTRAIN — A 37-year-old Saginaw man was killed Wednesday night after the snowmobile he was operating in Alger County struck a tree. Sg. more »»

2 people killed in Ishpeming accident

January 28, 2016 ISHPEMING — Two Ishpeming residents died following a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 41 at Lakeshore Drive in Ishpeming shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday. more »»

Michigan FOIA receives ‘F’ grade

January 28, 2016 LANSING — The Flint water crisis could give a boost to proposed changes to Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act by adding the legislative branch and governor’s office to governmental bodies that... more »»

Sled accident kills 1 in Alger County

January 28, 2016 AuTRAIN — A 37-year-old man was killed Wednesday night after the snowmobile he was operating in Alger County struck a tree. Sgt. more »»

BLP chooses bond underwriter for Marquette Energy Center project

January 28, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power on Wednesday chose Bank of America Merrill Lynch as bond underwriter for the BLP’s Marquette Energy Center project. more »»

Local officials sue to block law prohibiting ballot info

January 28, 2016 LANSING — Local officials filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a new Michigan law they say unconstitutionally restricts their free-speech rights, urging a judge to immediately block it so they can... more »»

Cliffs weathering tough national, international product markets

January 28, 2016 ISHPEMING — In what a Cliffs Natural Resources official calls “the worst market . .. more »»

Residents unhappy with PWPL pact vote

January 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — During the Marquette Township Board meeting Tuesday, several township residents spoke out against the board’s recent decision to terminate its contract for services with the Peter White... more »»

Alleged marijuana operation from U.P. to Wisconsin uncovered

January 27, 2016 MANISTIQUE — A Manistique man has been arraigned on a drug charge after he allegedly tried to deliver 15 pounds of marijuana to a Wisconsin ma. more »»

City hosts forum on service center relocation

January 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — A small group of people gathered at the Marquette Municipal Service Center on Baraga Avenue for a public forum Tuesday that was held to discuss the city’s ongoing project to relocate the... more »»

Operation Action U.P. holds annual gathering

January 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — Federal regulations have more than doubled in number over the last 40 years, according to Michael Van Beek, director of research at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. more »»



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