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Marquette Area Blues Fest Cancelled for 2020 May 21, 2020

Marquette Area Blues Fest Cancelled for 2020 May 21, 2020
Citing concerns relating to the coronavirus pandemic, the Marquette Area Blues Society Board of Trustees has voted to cancel the 2020 Marquette Area Blues Fest. The Fest was scheduled to take place over Labor Day weekend at Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Chief among the board’s reasons were concerns for...

Marquette County’s Response to COVID-19 Being Documented May 19, 2020

Marquette County’s Response to COVID-19 Being Documented May 19, 2020
Northern Michigan University, Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Regional History Center are collaborating on a project to document Marquette County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic for future generations. They encourage area residents to submit stories, images and artifacts that represent how the crisis has impacted daily life. “This...

NMU Announces Earlier Start to Fall Semester May 18, 2020

NMU Announces Earlier Start to Fall Semester May 18, 2020
Northern Michigan University has adjusted its fall semester schedule. Classes will begin one week earlier than usual—Monday, Aug. 17—and the semester will end shortly before Thanksgiving on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The decision follows the university’s previously announced plan to return to face-to-face instruction. The NMU Board of Trustees held a...

McBroom reacts to governor’s partial reopening of the U.P. May 18,...

McBroom reacts to governor’s partial reopening of the U.P. May 18, 2020
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township, issued the following statement on Monday, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a partial reopening of the Upper Peninsula, effective Friday, May 22. “Like many residents in the Upper Peninsula, I was pleased to hear the governor announce today that she has decided to...

Governor Whitmer Reopens Retail, Restaurants, and Offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse...

Governor Whitmer Reopens Retail, Restaurants, and Offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse City Regions  May 22, 2020
LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for the reopening, in two regions, of retail businesses, office work that cannot be done remotely, and restaurants and bars with limited seating. The two regions are both in the northern part of the state—specifically, MERC regions 6 and 8,...

Governor Whitmer Announces Process to Chart Path for the Safe and...

Governor Whitmer Announces Process to Chart Path for the Safe and Equitable Reopening of Schools May 15, 2020
LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the creation of the Return to Learning Advisory Council via Executive Order 2020-88, formalizing a process for determining how schools may be able to reopen in the fall. The panel – which will be comprised of students, parents, frontline educators, administrators and public...

Brighten Someone’s Day – Send a Letter to Norlite Nursing Center...

Marquette, MI  -  May 14, 2020  -  Looking for something to do today? Why not brighten up someone's day by taking five minutes to...

DPCC Report: COVID-19’s Impacts on Mental Health May 13, 2020

DPCC Report: COVID-19’s Impacts on Mental Health May 13, 2020
WASHINGTON – Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (MI), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY), Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Vice Chair Joe Manchin (WV), Senator Chris Murphy (CT), Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) and Senator Tina Smith (MN) today released a report detailing the impact that COVID-19 is having on the...

NMU Cancels Campus Activities through July 2020

NMU Cancels Campus Activities through July 2020
Northern Michigan University has announced the cancellation of all on-campus camps, clinics and non-NMU course activities that were scheduled to take place through July 31. Full refunds will be automatically processed for participants who previously registered for these activities. The cancellation impacts Summer College for Kids, Upward Bound Math and Science,...

Gov. Whitmer Executive Order Suspending Youth Work Permit Application Requirements May...

Gov. Whitmer Executive Order Suspending Youth Work Permit Application Requirements May 11, 2020
LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-79, which lifts certain requirements of the application process for young Michiganders to obtain a work permit.   Young Michiganders constitute an important part of the summer workforce, especially because the COVID-19 pandemic requires that many workers stay home when experiencing symptoms or because they...