Over $45k raised for first responders at the Marquette Police and Firemen’s ball

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – The 2023 Marquette Police and Firefighters ball took place Saturday (1/28) night at the Northern Center on Northern Michigan University’s campus. First responders from all over the county came together alongside community members to support the Police and Firefighters fund. Drinks and food were served and guests were able to enjoy […]

Suicide Prevention advocate speaks to Ishpeming students

ISHPEMING, Mich. (WZMQ) – A nationally renowned suicide prevention advocate is in town tonight and tomorrow to share his story with community members. Kevin Hines was just 19 years old when he attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000. He survived the attempt. and has spent the last two decades traveling […]

2 Calumet men sentenced to jail for breaking and entering at Copper Falls mine

EAGLE RIVER, Mich. (WZMQ) – On Thursday, January 12, 2023, Brent Hiltunen (39) and Ike Kinsinger (40), both from Calumet, were both sentenced to 30 days in jail for one count each of Breaking and Entering – Illegal Entry. They were previously found guilty by a jury of their peers on November 3, 2022. A […]

136th Ishpeming Ski Jump tournament kicks off

ISHPEMING, Mich. (WZMQ) – For the last 136 years, thousands of spectators have gathered for the Ishpeming ski clubs annual ski jumping tournament. This year was no different, and if you ask Peter Copenhaver, the vice president of the club, this year’s tournament has gotten off to a great start. Copenhavor says “It’s beyond our […]

Roller Derby team in Marquette looking for new members

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Marquette is known for its talented hockey teams, but another sport on blades is skating into the spotlight. Roller derby is a team sport that allows women of all ages to compete in a fast-paced, and physical game. “Pepper” who plays roller derby, says “it’s fun because it’s full contact, but it’s safe […]

NMU’s MLK day of service

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) — Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day is always celebrated on the third Monday of January, as his birthday is January 15th. Students gathered together on Northern Michigan University’s campus to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service. Students, faculty and visitors gathered inside the Woods […]

Northern Michigan University introduces next head football coach

MARQUETTE, MICH. (WZMQ) – It’s a new era for Wildcat football. Earlier today, incoming football coach Shane Richardson held his introductory press conference on Northerns campus. Coach Richardson is no stranger to the Marquette area, having spent his college years playing for the Wildcats in the late 90s. he says while he expressed his happiness […]

U.P. filmmakers host panel in Marquette

MARQUETTE, MICH. (WZMQ) – Adventure filmmakers around the upper peninsula came together on Wednesday in Marquette to share tips and tricks about filmmaking. The panel discussion, which was hosted by Connect Marquette, was free and open to the public. Panelists shared clips from their films and answered questions about the process of filmmaking, and ways […]