MARQUETTE, MI-- Peter White Public Library officials are thinking of closing the building Fridays and reopening Sundays due to budget cuts. The Library Board met Thursday to discuss the 2015-2016 operating budget. Library Director Pam Christensen says Fridays are typically less busy than other days, and the move would save about $30,000. The library is currently liable for refunding more than $216,000 if all property tax appeals in the area are awarded by the Michigan Tax Tribunal. If the...
MARQUETTE, MI-- A paddle boarder had to be rescued from Lake Superior near Picnic Rocks in Marquette Wednesday. The City Fire Department was called out around 6 p.m. in response to a distress call. Two lifeguards on a jet ski were deployed and stayed with the person until the Coast Guard arrived and brought the paddle boarder to shore. The Marquette Fire Department is reminding kayakers and paddle boarders to know their skill level and limitations before going out onto Lake Superior.