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Editorial Roundup:

Apr. 6, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

The Detroit News. April 2, 2020. Start new school year as soon as it’s safe. Thanks to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan’s K-12 schools finally have some certainty about the remainder of the school year. After weeks of wondering how long the shutdown would continue and whether their work to reach...

Teenager allegedly threatened with jail over COVID-19 posts

Apr. 3, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 16-year-old Wisconsin high school sophomore who had symptoms of the coronavirus and posted about it on social media was ordered by a sheriff’s deputy to delete the posts and threatened with being taken to jail, her attorney said Friday. The teenager is a student in the...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2019, file photo, Kansas' Udoka Azubuike celebrates after making a basket during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against UNC Greensboro in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas finished the season No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll, receiving 63 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Toppin, Howard, Powell among finalists for Wooden Award

Apr. 1, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Udoka Azubuike of Kansas, Luka Garza of Iowa, Markus Howard of Marquette, Myles Powell of Seton Hall and Obi Toppin of Dayton are the five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's top college basketball player. The 44th annual award will be presented on April 7 during...

Gardening at home with a basic set-up during the pandemic

Mar. 30, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Soil, water, nutrients, sunlight and seeds are the basic items one person needs to grow food from scratch in the comfort of their own home. Gardening begins with good soil, NMU Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Sustainability Sarah Mittlefehldt told The Mining...

UP firefighter dies in fire at former Air Force base

Mar. 14, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

FORSYTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A third-generation volunteer firefighter died while working a fire at a duplex at a former Air Force base in the Upper Peninsula, authorities said. The fire occurred Friday night at a residence at the former K.I. Sawyer base, south of Marquette. WLUC-TV reported that a mother...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 9, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

The Detroit News. March 5, 2020 Lawmakers, budget for coronavirus. Now that the coronavirus has become a real threat to the U.S., Michigan has to be ready for an outbreak. To help prepare for the inevitable, the state should reserve some funds in the budget to deal with the virus, should it come here. House...

Locomotive on display in western Michigan target of vandals

Feb. 28, 2020 12:48 PM EST

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Vandals have damaged a steam locomotive on permanent display in western Michigan. The Pere Marquette 1223 in Grand Haven has been spray-painted several times, according to Matthew Braginton, who works with the train’s preservation committee. A caboose door also was kicked...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 photo, community members attend a monthly supper in the gym at Endeavor Elementary School in Endeavor, Wis. The intent of the gatherings on the last Wednesday of each month is about civility, community and togetherness. And, for the past six years, organizers of what is billed as the Sharing Supper believe their efforts have gone a long way in making this Marquette County village just north of Portage a better place to live. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Free meal connects community, promotes civility in Endeavor

Feb. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EST

ENDEAVOR, Wis. (AP) — The draw can be spaghetti, brats, chicken-and-dumplings soup, ham and scalloped potatoes. On this night it was 200 Salisbury steaks, 60 pounds of mashed potatoes, “a big ole pot” of gravy, 13 pounds of corn and dozens of dinner rolls with cake for dessert. Young and old...

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Feb. 10, 2020 11:06 AM EST

The Detroit News. February 4, 2020 City Council, don’t scare off Detroit development The Detroit City Council is looking to expand the city's Community Benefits Ordinance, which forces businesses to meet unrealistic standards — or pay large fines. As the city seeks to attract new economic...