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Where's the cheapest gas in Marquette?

(MARQUETTE, MI) Gas prices vary across in the Marquette area, but if you’re willing to head for the cheapest station, you could be saving up to $0.07 per gallon. On Saturday the cheapest gallon of unleaded regular in the area was at Krist at 338 W Washington St. Regular there was listed at $3.22 per gallon Wednesday, compared to $3.29 at Holiday at 2000 Us-41 W, which GasBuddy clocked as the most expensive station in the area.
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Blueberry Fest draws big crowd

MARQUETTE — After a year off in 2020 due to — what else? — the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blueberry Festival returned to downtown Marquette on Friday. The event had been nicknamed Blueberry Festival Lite since the downtown Downtown Development Authority scaled back the number of vendors and activities a little as precautionary measures.
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Salvation Army’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ event returns to Marquette Walmart in August

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - As life returns to normal for many, millions of American families and individuals continue to experience daily challenges that threaten their wellbeing. The back-to-school season can place a tremendous burden on families experiencing lost wages and looming evictions, as they are forced to choose between putting food on the table or making sure their kids have the tools needed for educational success.
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MARQUETTE — Not every person with a successful career had a successful start. One of the most iconic and well-known authors of the century, Stephen King, started his writing career with dismissal. His first novel, “Carrie,” was rejected 30 times. In his sophomore year, Michael Jordan was cut from his...
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Many U.P. swimmers compete in 18th Annual ‘Swim Teal Lake’

NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WLUC) - Swimmers from all over the U.P. met at Teal Lake in Negaunee Saturday morning for the 18th annual Swim Teal Lake. The swim raises money for the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network, funding programs that help those who live with diabetes. According to the race director Kristen...
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Registration for Becoming an Outdoors-Woman now open

The Michigan DNR is helping women hone their outdoor skills. Becoming an Outdoorswoman (BOW) is a non-competitive program for women who want to improve their outdoor abilities. The program is coming to Marquette County September 10th-12th and registration is now open. “This definitely fits under the broader mission [of the...
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Same lake, new name

ISHPEMING — What’s in a name? A lot of fun. The 20-acre lake formerly known as Johnson Lake in Ely Township now goes by the name Lake Pork Chop. The lake really doesn’t look like a pork chop, but maybe it could, depending on the cut. Anyway, it’s probably a more interesting moniker than Johnson Lake.
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First Annual Little Lake Community Festival kicks off this weekend

LITTLE LAKE, Mich. (WLUC) - This weekend is the first-ever community festival at Little Lake, and they’re hoping you can come and make this a big event for years to come. Vendors lined up Friday, both from town and surrounding Forsyth Township communities. They offered antiques, jewelry, art, books and household items, along with some live music by Escanaba’s “Sadie Grove.”
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Winter heating challenges foremost in minds of many

While home heating might be the last thing many area residents are thinking of in the middle of the summer season, the cooler months and associated heating needs are fast approaching. Many people may take for granted a warm, cozy home as the cold weather descends upon the area, but that’s not the case for all Upper Peninsula residents, especially some of area’s the most vulnerable community members.

Northern Strike 21-2 operations planned in Western Upper Peninsula

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - Several Northern Strike (NS) 21-2 military training events are scheduled to take place in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula August 2-4, 2021. Flying operations are expected on and above Ontonagon-Schuster Field in Ontonagon and Sawyer International Airport in Gwinn. Ground training operations are planned in the Baraga State Forest.
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Searching for recovery in the U.P.

MARQUETTE — Over a fifth of Marquette County residents report alcohol consumption rates that can be defined as excessive drinking by health professionals, statistics show. These numbers become a timely concern in a season dominated by alcohol-centric holidays and festivals. Yet, at the same time, local people and organizations are working to raise awareness, funds — and hope — for addiction treatment and recovery in the central Upper Peninsula.

Erickson updates NMU community on COVID-19 protocols

Marquette, MI - Northern Michigan University will not need to change its masking requirements following the CDC’s announcement of revised recommendations. In an email to the campus community, NMY President Fritz Erickson says Marquette and the Upper Peninsula are not at the level the CDC considers high risk, but the university will continue to monitor the situation.

Negaunee Public Schools to host first hall of fame induction

Hall of famers in Negaunee are getting the recognition they deserve. The Negaunee Public Schools system is hosting their first hall of fame induction dinner and ceremony on August 6th. Due to COVID-19 there was no induction ceremony last year. The ceremony on the 6th will include both last year’s...