Planned Parenthood to offer gender-affirming care in Lansing, Marquette with plans to expand statewide
Planned Parenthood of Michigan is going to offer gender-affirming hormone therapy to transgender and nonbinary adults in Lansing and Marquette health centers. They plan to expand to the rest of the state by the end of 2022.
AAA Michigan gas report March 29, 2021: Prices decline 4 cents
Gas prices in Michigan dropped 4 cents compared to a week ago, AAA Michigan reports Monday. This price is 5 cents less than this time last month but still 97 cents more than this time last year. The national average decreased despite rising gas demand, which increased from 8.44 million b/d to 8.62 million b/d. Crude prices have decreased due to continuing market concern that crude demand will drop as Europe increases restrictions to curb growing coronavirus infection rates. The decrease in crude prices has also been supported by EIA reporting that total domestic crude inventories increased by 1.9 million bbl to 502.7 million bbl.
Northern Michigan University students will get a day off this week for ‘wellness’
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University is giving students a day off Wednesday. President Fritz Erickson responded to a request from students for a “wellness day,” which means there will be no classes, though regular services will be available at the Marquette campus. Erickson noted that NMU students did not have a spring break in an effort to reduce travel and the risk for COVID-19. “I know students are really missing spring break, and I’ve been waiting all winter to be able to call a snow day but no snow," Erickson said. Erickson said a second day off in April will be considered if students believe it would be helpful.
Shaka Smart leaves Texas to take over Marquette's program
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)MILWAUKEE – Shaka Smart is leaving Texas to coach Marquette. Texas went 19-8 this season and won the Big 12 Tournament before its early NCAA exit. Texas hired him to replace Rick Barnes, who was fired after making the NCAA Tournament 16 times in 17 seasons. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 and were ninth heading into the NCAA Tournament. AdThis season, Texas had two players, Greg Brown and Kai Jones, who project as likely first-round picks.
UConn finishes No. 1 in women's AP Top 25 for 16th time
It's the 16th time that the Huskies have completed the regular season as the top team in the poll. 1 seed in the women's NCAA Tournament when the field is announced Monday night. AdCONSISTENT WOLVERINESMichigan finished the season ranked 16th, marking only the second time in program history that the Wolverines were in the final poll. CONFERENCE SUPREMECYThe Southeastern Conference had six teams in the final poll with No. UNBEATEN LANCERSCal Baptist earned its first vote ever in the women's AP Top 25 after winning the WAC Tournament.
Michigan business has liquor license suspended for violating COVID mask, capacity, curfew rules
MARQUETTE, Mich. – A Michigan business has had its liquor licenses and permits suspended because it didn’t require masks, exceeded the capacity limit and stayed open past curfew, according to the state. The maximum capacity allowed for indoor dining is 25%, and a 10 p.m. curfew was installed. Michigan officials accuse the Wooden Nickel, at 1751 Presque Isle Avenue in Marquette, of violating several COVID-19 indoor dining rules. According to the state, the company allowed non-residential indoor gatherings, failed to require cave coverings for staff members and patrons, exceeded the 25% capacity limit and allowed indoor dining after 10 p.m. Since September, the state has suspended the liquor licenses of 40 businesses for alleged violations of COVID-19 emergency orders.
Grant will help Michigan groups preserve UP history in a digital way
heritage groups to preserve collections and offer public access, The Mining Journal reported. has struggled to identify, collect and preserve its documentary heritage,” said Marcus Robyns, archivist at Northern Michigan University. Robyns reached out to more than 20 heritage groups in the U.P. and found that only the Delta County Historical Society in Escanaba provides online public access to digital material. UPLINK will be managed by representatives from NMU, Michigan Technological University, Lake Superior State University and some heritage groups.
LeBron, Marquette, Bucks react to ruling in Kenosha shooting
Jacob Blake, who is Black, was left paralyzed after being shot in the back on Aug. 23 by Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey, who is white. The Bucks — who share Fiserv Forum with Marquette about 40 miles north of Kenosha — sat out an August first-round playoff game to protest the shooting. That led the NBA to postpone all games that day, and player-driven protests also led to postponements in the WNBA and Major League Baseball. “The Bucks organization remains firmly against excessive use of force by law enforcement,” the Bucks said. “We’ve got to continue to stay strong continue to believe in each other and continue to push for the greater change and the greater good,” James said.
The Latest: Duke-Florida State basketball game postponed
18 Florida State on Saturday after coming into close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. ___Marquette women’s basketball has paused activities because of a positive COVID-19 test. The Browns did not have any new positive COVID-19 tests on Friday, and after getting league approval, practiced indoors. It’s the second straight postponement for the Sun Devils after their game scheduled for Thursday at Washington State was also called off. Every player on the active roster practiced Thursday and Friday, an indication none was identified as a high-risk close contact with Fitzpatrick.
Two October snowfall records broken as Marquette records 8 inches of snow Sunday
Snow in October is not entirely surprising in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula -- but this much snow is record breaking. The National Weather Service reported two broken snowfall records at their Marquette office on Sunday. “We recorded 8.3 inches yesterday, which breaks the old record of 3.1 inches set in 1976! This recent snowfall also established a new monthly snowfall record for the month of October at our office. Weather records for the National Weather Service office located in Negaunee Township date back to 1961.”We haven’t seen any snow in the Metro Detroit region yet.
A fall trip to Northern Michigan: 5 fun recommendations from a recent trip
The farm (Michelle Ganley/GMG photo)We had the place to ourselves on a weekday afternoon. Wagner Falls (Michelle Ganley/GMG photo)Foodie tip: Duck Pond Eatery and Beer Garden is right on the border between Christmas and Munising, and it’s great. We didn’t tackle the trip with much of a game plan, so I was really happy to fall into this recommendation. OK, one last shot of the black rocks:Presque Isle (Michelle Ganley/GMG photo)4.) Two tiny people (Michelle Ganley/GMG photo)More foodie specifics: Breakfast at Bodega, brunch at Lagniappe (get the Ya Ka Mein, which is like morning ramen), treats from Donckers.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula sees first snow showers of the season
The National Weather Service reported the first snow of the season in Marquette early this morning, as temps dipped below freezing. It was mostly just a dusting, and obviously not an issue for anyone in the Upper Peninsula. More rain and snow showers are expected on Friday night, as temps drop to 26 degrees in some spots. Our Urban Heat Island has the lowest risk, as temps there will only drop into the upper 30s (4 degrees Celsius). Highs in the low to mid 50s (11 to 12 degrees Celsius).
Judge dismisses lawsuit over fatal shooting of man by Marquette County deputy
MARQUETTE, Mich. A judge has ruled in favor of an Upper Peninsula police officer and dismissed a lawsuit over the fatal shooting of a man who had threatened to kill himself. Marquette County sheriffs deputy Keith Romback said he went to Clifford Tucker's home in Ishpeming Township in 2016 because the former logger was despondent over chronic pain and threatening to end his life. Romback told Tucker he was there to help him. The deputy followed Tucker to a bedroom where the 68-year-old veteran picked up a shotgun. The deputy reasonably concluded that Tucker posed a credible threat of serious harm, U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney said on Aug. 28.
Looking back on the Watts Riots, 55 years later: In photos
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Catholics in Upper Peninsula required to wear masks at Mass
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Face masks are mandatory for people who attend indoor Mass in the Upper Peninsula, starting Saturday, the region's Roman Catholic bishop said. “Though the scientific evidence on the effectiveness of face masks in limiting the spread of COVID‐19 is still inconclusive, there is sufficient evidence to judge prudently that we should wear face masks to limit the spread of the disease,” Marquette Bishop John Doerfler said. A mask may be uncomfortable, he said, “but it is a sacrifice that we can make out of love for each other.”Doerfler oversees all Catholic churches in the Upper Peninsula. The Marquette Diocese had recommended masks when Masses resumed in May. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 81,621 as of Saturday morning, including 6,199 deaths, state officials report.
Michigan National Guard expands no-cost community COVID-19 testing at eight new sites this weekend
LANSING, Mich. The Michigan National Guard will continue its partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan State Police, and local health departments to offer COVID-19 testing this weekend in Branch, Chippewa, Gratiot, Marquette, Muskegon, Newago, Schoolcraft, and Wayne counties. The Michigan National Guard has more than 45 trained testing teams ready to assist, of which 21 are currently assigned to support the community testing mission. All team members from the Michigan National Guard have tested negative for COVID-19 and have been following strict medical protocols to ensure health and safety and to protect Michigan communities. These drive-through testing sites will feature additional resources, such as information for those interested in joining the Michigan National Guard and resources for veterans. Whitmers request to extend use of Michigan National Guard
Michigan counties in line for $1.3 million in emergency aid for veterans
LANSING, Mich. From Muskegon to Midland to Marquette, Michigan counties are securing and distributing COVID-19 emergency funding to veterans through the states new County Veteran Service Fund Emergency Relief (CVSF-ER) program. To date, 12 counties have been approved for a total of nearly $1.1 million in CVSF-ER funding, while eight other counties are close to securing another $253,819 in the emergency relief assistance for a working total of $1.3 million. In addition, at least 16 counties so far are either participating or plan to participate in a CVSF-ER grocery voucher program for veterans through the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) and Meijer. As the central coordinating agency for Michigans 550,000-plus veterans and their families, the MVAA facilitates the CVSF-ER program. The CVSF-ER program is another premier benefit that makes Michigan an ideal place for serving veterans and their families.Related headlines: