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Hans Ahlstrom speaks with April Lindala about the anthology "And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017" 

Nov 18, 6pm, Pages Bookshop, Detroit, with Sally Brunk, Margaret Noodin, and April Lindala, hosted by M.L. Liebler. This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers

future readings include:

Dec 5, 7pm, Bookbug, Kalamazoo, with Michael Delp, M. Bartley Seigel, Keith Taylor, and Jeff Vande Zande

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette City Police say a body has been found in Lake Superior.

Friday around 9 a.m. officers received a call that a body was in the water approximately 200 yards south of the Lower Harbor ore dock. Upon arrival police located the body of an unidentified man near shore.

Officers and personnel from the Marquette Fire Department recovered the body.

Investigation into the incident continues.

No other information is available at this time.

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA projects that more than 1.6 million people from Michigan will travel this month for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

The auto club released its annual forecast on Thursday for people traveling 50 miles or more, saying that's up 3.5 percent from last year. AAA says it would be the eighth consecutive year of growth for Thanksgiving travel in Michigan.

MADISON, WI (AP)--   Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season could look a lot different this year. 

The season begins Saturday and runs through Nov. 26. The biggest potential wrinkle could be a bill Gov. Scott Walker signed eliminating the minimum hunting age. The measure allows anyone of any age to hunt with a mentor. It's unclear how many young hunters the new law will push into the woods.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University is partnering with Subaru to become the first Subaru-U in the Upper Peninsula. 

NMU will infuse the corporation’s web-based training into its two-year automotive service technology curriculum. Officials say it will also enhance hands-on learning with the donation of three vehicles by Subaru of America. Students will graduate with an industry credential that qualifies them to work at any Subaru dealership.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two Marquette County school board members are leaving their posts. 

The Gwinn Area Community Schools Board has accepted the resignation of President Ronald Lauren, effective November 13. It now has 30 days to fill the vacancy. The person appointed to the seat will serve until December 31, 2018.

Anyone interested in applying should submit a letter of interest to Ashley Jenema, 50 West M-35, Gwinn, Michigan, 49841. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Friday, December 1.

LANSING, MI--   Michigan’s 109th House District now has a Representative.

Democrat Sara Cambensy took the oath of office in Lansing Thursday. She won a special election and is serving out the term left vacant by the late John Kivela. That term runs through 2018.

Cambensy previously served as Marquette City Commissioner from 2012 until this month.

The 109th House District serves Alger, Luce, Schoolcraft, and most of Marquette counties. 

MARQUETTE, MI--  Public Radio 90 News Director Nicole Walton sits down with Glenn Sarka and Natasha 

Lantz, this year's campaign co-chairs for the United Way of Marquette County. They talk about what the United Way does and how residents can help in that mission.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan's unemployment rate rose by two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.5 percent in October as the number of people in the state's workforce saw a slight decline of about 2,000.

Figures released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget show Michigan's October unemployment rate was four-tenths of a percentage point above the national rate but a half percentage point below the state's October 2016 rate of 5.0 percent.

FLINT, MI (AP)--   A university professor says conditions in the Flint River were a "recipe" for the bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease. 

Civil engineering professor Shawn McElmurry testified Wednesday at a court hearing for Nick Lyon, the Michigan health director who is charged with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in the Flint water crisis.

McElmurry says the Flint River had organic matter and iron, which can contribute to legionella. Flint used the river for water in 2014 and 2015.

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