PR Newswire

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 2 cents per gallon in the past week.
   The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.53 per gallon. That's about 35 cents more than it was at the same point last year.
   AAA says the lowest average price was about $2.41 per gallon in the Marquette area. The highest average was about $2.58 per gallon in the Jackson area.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Eight years into Michigan's economic recovery, the fiscal outlook is still unnerving for municipalities seen as ill-equipped to withstand the next recession.
   Despite continued job growth and record auto sales, the state's per-capita personal income lags the national average after a long-lasting downturn. Taxable values of property are below peak levels in 85 percent of municipalities. And their state aid is down 20 percent from 15 years ago.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Community mental health groups fear that their funding and management could be transferred to private insurers.
    The state House and Senate subcommittees on Health and Human Services passed their budget plans for the department this past week. Mental health groups say the Senate subcommittee's plan intends to privatize by 2020. Similarly, Gov. Rick Snyder last year called for moving the $2.5 billion of community mental health money and management to private insurers. The House's proposal did not call for moving the money or management to private insurers.

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Many of the roadside parks in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are opening for the season Monday.
The state Department of Transportation owns and maintains 32 of the U.P. parks, which usually close in late October and reopen in mid- to late April.
Drinking water systems won't be turned on until testing is completed in early May.
Officials say weather conditions and maintenance issues will delay the opening of all roadside parks in Mackinac County.

Keweenaw Report

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has issued a violation notice to a mining company conducting exploratory drilling in the western U-P. The D-E-Q says the notice against the Highland Copper Company Incorporated was for soil erosion and wetlands impacts at sites on road commission property along County Road 519 in Gogebic County.

Iron Mountain Daily News

The body of a Norway man missing since January has been found. According to ABC-10, the Marinette County Sheriff’s Deputies found the body of 78-year old Andrew Bray Friday evening in the Menominee River near the Bomber’s Golf Course.

   In early January Bray was reported missing and was considered to be suicidal. Officers found his car on January 3rd near the river. Footprints leading from Bray’s car to the river bank and onto a piece of ice were found at the scene.

   His death has been ruled a suicide, and no foul play is suspected.

Marquette Choral Society - "Sure on this Shining Night"

Apr 20, 2017

The Marquette Choral Society will perform Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:00pm in Reynolds Recital Hall on the campus of Northern Michigan University.  Tickets are $10 and available at the door, the Berry Events Center, and NMU Ticket Outlets.

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A Traverse City Democrat has announced his candidacy for Michigan's 1st Congressional District. Forty-five year old Morgan most recently served in the Marine Corps. Public Radio 90 News Director Nicole Walton recently spoke to him about his platform.

Team USA Hockey

Northern Michigan University has announced the hiring of a new men’s hockey coach. University of Minnesota Golden Gophers assistant coach Grant Potulny Tuesday morning was named the third head coach of the Wildcats in NMU history. During his eight seasons as assistant coach at the University of Minnesota, the Gophers won six regular-season conference titles and qualified for five NCAA tournaments. As a player, Potulny is a two-time NC-double-A and WCHA tournament champion at Minnesota.

Marquette, MI - A Marquette City Commissioner has thrown her hat in the ring for the 109th State House of Representatives seat. Sara Cambensy made her announcement yesterday (Tuesday at the Peter White Library in Marquette. Cambensy says she chose the date of her announcement to coincide with ‘Tax Day’ because – quote - the most important issues our state needs to address revolve around our tax dollars and how they are being spent in Lansing – end quote.