HOUGHTON – The Michigan Technological University Athletics Department has announced that they have not renewed the contract of their former Football Head Coach Steve Olson. Effective immediately, Associate Coach and Offensive Coordinator Dan Mettlach has been named as the new Head Coach. Steve Olson had been the Head Coach of MTU Football for six seasons, […]
MARQUETTE COUNTY – The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office have released the identity of a man arrested on November 2nd for CSC charges. Bruce Lee Ilves of Ely Township was arrested on two felony counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 2nd Degree after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office found him to have had sexual contact with a minor under the age of 13 two times in the past year. The 73 year old is being held on a $10,000 bond. Ilves was formerly convicted of the same offense back in 2002.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – At the Ore Dock Brewing Company, chefs from the American Culinary Federation paired up with the Brewery for ‘BrewFeast’ this Monday. Culinary artists set up six stations, serving savory and sweet dishes that paired with specific Ore Dock classic beverages. This is the 2nd annual BrewFeast, and this year, they have […]
The City of Marquette’s Zoning and Planning Commision voted 5 – 2 against granting a special use permit to a proposed hotel development on Lakeshore Boulevard last night. The 5 and a half hour hearing drew a monumental crowd and volume of mail correspondence, the vast majority of whom spoke against the project. The developers were looking to be granted a special use permit to build the hotel on Lakeshore Boulevard, between Stuga North Veterinary Clinic and the Nestledown Bed & Breakfast.
NEGAUNEE – At a city commission meeting at the Negaunee Senior Citizen’s Center, City Manager Nate Heffron’s agenda included a request from the city of Ishpeming. In recent storms, Negaunee has suffered a very minimal amount of damages; in state funding, a total of thirty thousand. Yet just down US41, the city of Ishpeming has […]
The Marquette Beacon House provides a place to stay for patients and families getting extended treatment, as well as providing them with necessities during the length of their stay, a service that has helped many families get through the ordeal of extended treatment at the local hospital.
The Green Bay Packers head into this year with following a successful season, albeit with a disappointing finish. After topping their division and becoming the first team to record 13+ wins in a season, the Wisconsin team went out of the playoffs in the 2nd round against San Francisco. Now, heading into their fourth year under head coach Matt LeFleur, a former Northern Michigan University coach back in 2006, the team looks to finish the regular season just as strong, and finish with the Vince Lombardi trophy back in Green Bay.
Along the St. Mary’s River, the Soo Locks, often noted as the “Lynchpin of the Great Lakes”, have been the only route for freighters moving ore and raw material from mines on Lake Superior to the refineries of the Lower Great Lakes. A century has passed since the construction of the earliest Davis and Sabin Locks, which now sit empty and abandoned on the North Channel. The two active locks, the MacArthur and Poe Locks, were built in the 1930s and 1960s respectively
From blueberry pizza, to blueberry brats, Downtown Marquette’s Annual Blueberry Festival has everything from lemonade to ale, shirts, to hats, and earrings to socks. Vendors from across the region set up their tents to sell their art, photography, apparel, or food to the thousands of people who made the trip downtown all day. But not every tent on the street was selling a product.
On the corner of Washington and Front Street, Tara Laase-McKinney spraypaints the number 48, where the vendors from Flagstar Bank will set up shop tomorrow morning alongside 85 other vendors for the annual Blueberry Festival. Laase-McKinney, who is the Executive Director for the Marquette Downtown Development Authority, will be up bright and early “putting the finishing touches on our preparations” for the festival that will run from 10AM to 7PM on Friday, July 28th.