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NMU Postpones Community Walking August 14, 2020

Northern Michigan University will open its Superior Dome to students when classes begin Monday, Aug. 17. Free community access to walk and jog in that facility, as well as the Berry Events Center, will be postponed until Oct. 1. “The October date is tentative, depending on the COVID-19 situation at…

NMU’s ‘North of the 45th’ Art Exhibit Opens Online August 14, 2020

Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum has launched the first virtual edition of its annual “North of the 45th” exhibition because of COVID-19. The juried show features diverse works from artists living in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. “This exhibition, and many other…

GWINN AREA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS GWINN, MICHIGAN 49841 BOARD MEETING SUMMARY AUGUST 4, 2020 Superintendent Petrovich updated the Board on various topics including: the proposed Return to Learn preparedness plan; recent professional development activities for teachers; budget updates and the restoration of the second 5th grade class at KI Sawyer Elementary…

Effective Date: Thursday, August 13th Be advised that the Tourist Park waterfront will be re-opening. As of today at 11:00AM, Lifeguards will resume normal hours. As always beach status updates may also be accessed through the City’s website, https://www.marquettemi.gov/departments/fire/waterfront-safety/

Kader Exports Recalls Frozen Cooked Shrimp Because of Possible Health Risk August 13, 2020

Kader Exports, with an abundance of caution, is recalling certain consignments of various sizes of frozen cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp sold in 1lb, 1.5lb., and 2lb. retail bags. The product has been distributed nationwide from late February 2020 to Mid-May 2020 because it has the potential to be contaminated…

Agricultural employers, employees file legal challenge to MDHHS COVID-19 testing mandate August 12, 2020

Agricultural employers, employees file legal challenge to MDHHS COVID-19 testing mandate An emergency order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Aug. 3 mandating COVID-19 testing by farm employers with 20 or more farmworkers is headed to court. Grand Rapids-based Varnum LLP formally filed motions on…

Fish kill being investigated on Escanaba River in Delta County August 12, 2020

Personnel from the Michigan Departments of Natural Resources and Environment, Great Lakes and Energy are investigating a fish kill incident along the lower reaches of the Middle Branch of the Escanaba River. The fish kill – which was reported Aug. 9 and responded to by state agencies the following day…

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – Aug. 12, 2020

Inland lakes in this region were good for panfish, fair for walleye and very good for pike and bass. Rivers with brook trout had good catch rates. Keweenaw Bay: Anglers had success trolling and jigging for lake trout. A few lucky anglers picked up a couple Chinook and steelhead; however,…

MRHC Presents: Hands On! Art and History Day Camp August 17-18 & 20-21, 2020

The Marquette Regional History Center Presents: Hands On! Art and History Day Camp August 17-18 & 20-21, 2020 10:00-12:00 each day, at the History Center This is the 7th annual day camp collaboration between the Marquette Regional History Center and Liberty Children’s Art Project! Youth enjoy an immersion into local…

Michigan National Guard to assist with no-cost community COVID-19 testing in Ironwood August 12, 2020

LANSING, MICH. The Michigan National Guard will continue its partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and local health departments to offer COVID-19 testing Wednesday, August 12 in Gogebic County. Testing will be held at the Ironwood Public Safety Building, 123 W. McLeod Ave., Ironwood, MI 49938…

Tourist Park waterfront will not be staffed with lifeguards effective August 11, 2020

Be advised that the Tourist Park waterfront will not be staffed with lifeguards during their usually scheduled hours. The City Fire Department will issue a news release later, advising news agencies upon the beaches reopening. Beach status updates may also be accessed through the City’s website, https://www.marquettemi.gov/departments/fire/waterfront-safety/

Peter White Public Library Youth Services: Game Night To-Go Wednesday August 12, 2020

Peter White Public Library Youth Services: Game Night To-Go Tuesday August 11, 4pm-7pm; Wednesday August 12, 10am-1pm & Saturday August 29, 10am-2pm. Peter White Public Library Parking lot, drive up to the pop-up tent. August’s round of take home activities feature ‘Minute To Win It’ challenges great for the whole…

Community Foundation of Marquette Announces 2020 Grant Recipients August 10, 2020

Marquette, Michigan – The Community Foundation of Marquette County, including four affiliate funds – Negaunee, Greater Ishpeming, Marquette, and Gwinn Area – granted a total of $58,334 this year in the annual competitive grant cycle.   Forty-one percent ($24,000) was awarded to programs that involved Youth and Education, including: Forsyth…

Community Foundation of Marquette Announces 2020 Grant Recipients August 10, 2020

Marquette, Michigan – The Community Foundation of Marquette County, including four affiliate funds – Negaunee, Greater Ishpeming, Marquette, and Gwinn Area – granted a total of $58,334 this year in the annual competitive grant cycle.   Forty-one percent ($24,000) was awarded to programs that involved Youth and Education, including: Forsyth…

Hancock Man Arrested for Child Sexually Abusive Material August 10, 2020

HANCOCK, MICH. An investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police (MSP) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has resulted in an arrest and charges of a Houghton County man. Justin Henry-Allen Covert, 32 of Hancock, was arrested on Wednesday, Aug. 5, and arraigned on Friday, Aug. 7. Covert is…

NMU has conducted 3,800 COVID-19 tests as of August 9, 2020

Northern Michigan University is conducting COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff. To date, the University has conducted 3,800 tests and received 900 results, five of which were positive. None of the positives reside on campus. Following established University protocols, contact tracing has been initiated. This communication to the…

Conservation officer rescues two men stranded offshore of Drummond Island August 7, 2020

Two stranded men from Chicago repeatedly expressed their gratitude to Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Todd Sumbera after he rescued them from rough water near Drummond Island Friday afternoon. Sumbera was conducting marine patrol offshore in Chippewa County, north of Drummond Island, west of Harbor Island, at approximately…

CITY OF NEGAUNEE REGULAR MEETING THURSDAY AUGUST 13, 2020

AGENDA CITY OF NEGAUNEE REGULAR MEETING THURSDAY AUGUST 13, 2020 @ 7:00 P.M. THE MEETING WILL BE VIA ZOOM TELECONFERENCE INSTRUCTIONS TO ACCESS THE MEETING ARE AT THE END OF THE AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PLEDGE TO FLAG ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF AGENDA PUBLIC COMMENT (3 min. limit) UNFINISHED BUSINESS…