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Marquette gets 1,000 feet of Great Lakes beach from utility

Jun. 07, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The largest city in the Upper Peninsula is getting 1,000 feet of valuable shoreline along Lake Superior. The Marquette City Commission recently voted to accept the land at no cost from We Energies, a utility, the Mining Journal reported. ...

Conservation corridor planned for Michigan's western UP

Jun. 05, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MICHIGAMME TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A conservation corridor with links to existing protected areas is planned for a remote region in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula. The nonprofit Nature Conservancy said the 6,172-acre (2,497-hectare) Wilderness Lakes Reserve in the...

Michigan regulators approve sale of UP's largest utility

May. 27, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators approved the sale of the Upper Peninsula's largest electric utility to another private owner. Upper Peninsula Power Co. will join the energy portfolio of Axium Infrastructure, which has offices in New York and Canada. The...

Upper Michigan residents annoyed about being forgotten

May. 23, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — They’re amused. They’re annoyed. Or they just don’t care. These are pretty much how folks in the Upper Peninsula react to being ignored. Everyone knows the Mitten is Michigan. Everyone jokes you can tell who hails from Michigan...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 17, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

Detroit Free Press. May 14, 2021. Editorial: Detroit City Council should adopt this surveillance technology ordinance The Detroit City Council will soon vote on an ordinance that would offer a template for the adoption of surveillance technology by...

Ex-priest priest pleads guilty in Upper Peninsula to abuse

May. 16, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) — A former Upper Peninsula priest who left Michigan years ago has pleaded guilty to a remaining sexual abuse case against him. Gary Jacobs, 75, is accused of sexually abuse teenagers in the 1980s while serving as a priest under the Catholic...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Apr. 26, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

Detroit News. April 22, 2021. Editorial: Lockdowns come with high costs We are pleased that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is not choosing to close down the state in response to the latest wave of the coronavirus — a response she’s opted for during past...

Ex-priest pleads guilty to abuse in Upper Peninsula in '80s

Apr. 22, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

ONTONAGON, Mich. (AP) — A former priest who left Michigan decades ago pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing teens in the Upper Peninsula in the 1980s, the attorney general's office said. Gary Jacobs, 75, pleaded guilty to four counts of criminal sexual conduct in...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Apr. 19, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

Detroit News. April 14, 2021. Editorial: Rev up U.S. automotive supply chains Technology has become increasingly intertwined with the auto industry, as the recent semiconductor shortage has brought to light. The Detroit Three have had to halt...

NMU faculty want raises after a one-year pay freeze

Apr. 18, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Professors at Northern Michigan University are looking for a better contract after they say they took “one for the team” during the pandemic and agreed to a one-year pay freeze. Faculty held signs during a rally last week at the Marquette...