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Upper Peninsula Fishing Report for the Week of July 1, 2020

Keweenaw Bay: Those targeting salmon and lake trout had some success, though most of the fish caught were lake trout. The action off Baraga was slow, but anglers are marking fish. Lake trout have been caught out of Traverse Bay and Huron Bay, but no limit catches were reported. Marquette:…

Whitmer Extends the Expiration of Driver’s Licenses, State ID Cards, Vehicle Registrations to September 30, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bills 876-878, which codify her previous Executive Orders, further extending the renewal dates for driver’s licenses, CDLs, state ID cards and vehicle registrations. Among the extensions outlined in the legislation, those with driver’s licenses or vehicle registrations expiring after March 1 have…

Michigan Fall turkey application period open now through August 1, 2020

The fall turkey season plays an important role in managing turkeys. This hunt stabilizes and reduces wild turkey numbers in certain areas of the state to meet local goals. Help us reach these goals by applying for a license and stepping into the field this fall. Apply online ► To…

UP Children’s Museum Reopens July 1, 2020

Hello Everyone!  We have missed the sound of laughter at the museum and we are so excited the time has come for us to open our doors to the public.  However, opening is going to be a little different than how we operated pre-pandemic. We have put a lot of…

2020 UP State Fair Postponed Until 2021 July 1, 2020

Planning will not continue for the 2020 U.P. State Fair scheduled for August 17-23 in Escanaba, MI. The decision to postpone the current fair program until 2021 was made by the U.P. State Fair Authority on Tuesday, June 30. At the heart of the decision was the State of Michigan’s…

Marquette Attorney Dominic F. Andriacchi Jr. appointed to the Michigan Association for Justice executive board June 30, 2020

MARQUETTE, Mich., June 30, 2020 – Dominic F. Andriacchi Jr. of Andriacchi Law was recently appointed to the Michigan Association for Justice executive board. Andriacchi serves on the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan board of directors as well. This makes him the only attorney in Michigan to serve on both…

MDHHS Expands Visitation at Residential Facilities June 30, 2020

LANSING, MICH. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon has signed two epidemic orders that provide for expanded visitations at group facilities while also requiring precautions that protect public health. The orders allow expanded visitation in long-term care facilities including nursing homes, and in facilities for…

NMU Faculty Ratify One-Year Contract Agreement June 30, 2020

(Marquette, MI) The NMU Faculty Union has voted in support of a one-year contract for the 2020-21 academic year. The ratified contract now awaits approval from the NMU Board of Trustees. According to Union President Dwight Brady, the union gave back up to 1.5 million in concessions to the university….

Governor Whitmer Releases MI Safe Schools Roadmap, Directs School Districts to Develop Return to School Plans June 30, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the MI Safe Schools Return to School Roadmap, a comprehensive document to help districts create local plans for in-person learning in the fall. The Roadmap outlines a number of safety protocols for schools to implement in each phase of the governor’s MI…

Governor Whitmer Releases MI Safe Schools Roadmap, Directs School Districts to Develop Return to School Plans June 30, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the MI Safe Schools Return to School Roadmap, a comprehensive document to help districts create local plans for in-person learning in the fall. The Roadmap outlines a number of safety protocols for schools to implement in each phase of the governor’s MI…

Michigan UIA Adds to Leadership Team to Enhance Services, Prevent Imposter Fraud June 30, 2020

LANSING, MICH. As Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency continues to process a record number of claims, today it announced additions to its leadership team adding capacity to improve customer service, data analytics, fraud, and systems. Jeffrey Frost has been appointed as a Special Fraud Advisor to the Department of Labor and…

Gwinn Area Community Schools Announces Summer Food Program June 30, 2020

Gwinn Area Community Schools announces it will run the Summer Food Service Program for children. Free meals will be available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized…

Gwinn Area Community Schools Announces Summer Food Program June 30, 2020

Gwinn Area Community Schools announces it will run the Summer Food Service Program for children. Free meals will be available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized…

NMU Alumni Karavas Receives AAUW Griffiths Award June 30, 2020

Crissa Karavas, who earned her NMU degree in hospitality and tourism management with a minor in entrepreneurship in May, recently received the Martha Griffiths Award from the American Association of University Women Marquette Branch. The award is presented annually to a “high-achieving graduating female senior at NMU with high involvement…

NMU Professor Thompson Co-edits National Parks Learning Book June 30, 2020

NMU public relations professor and alumna Jes Thompson co-edited the recently published America’s Largest Classroom: What We Learn From Our National Parks, which has been nominated for the National Nonfiction Book Award. Thompson recruited NMU art and design alumna Abigail Cook to create graphics and help with the final layout and…

NMU Board Approves Grants to Lower Tuition Increase June 30, 2020

Northern Michigan University is using a strategic combination of investments, university and federal aid, and cost-saving efforts to address tuition rates, coronavirus safety concerns and uncertain fiscal year 2021 state funding. The strategy could amount to a zero net increase for many students for the fall semester. It also keeps…

Fresh Express Issues a Precautionary Recall of a Variety of Products June 30, 2020

Fresh Express, out of an abundance of caution, has issued a voluntary recall of branded and private label salad products produced at its Streamwood, IL facility that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and/or carrot ingredients due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora. According to the Centers for Disease Control…

Marquette City Fire Department rescue person stuck in a cave at Presque Isle June 29, 2020

The Marquette City Fire Department responded to Presque Isle near the observation deck for a victim who was stuck in a cave near the water. A rescuer was lowered down on a rope to the victim. The victim was uninjured and was put into a rescue harness. Victim was tethered…