August 8, 2017


For Immediate Release
Date July 31, 2017
For More Information:
Marquette City Fire Department / (906) 225-8936




TIME OUT: 0826




SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: APPARATUS ON SCENE: The Marquette Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a fire on the third floor of the West Science Building, Northern Michigan University. On arrival, NMU Public Safety confirmed a small fire in a third-floor storage room. The Fire Department supplemented the building standpipe system that had one sprinkler head activated. The fire suppression team made entry to office and quickly extinguished container involved. A third alarm page was called for manpower, and efforts to minimize water damage in the building started. Scene was stabilized and NMU Public Safety and Maintenance Staff could enter the building to continue the work.… Read the rest

Financial News Website Ranks Michigan Tech as 12th for Earning highest Mid-Career Salaries – August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017

Marquette, MIAugust 8, 2017, a financial news website, ranks Michigan Technological University 12th in the nation for public universities whose graduates earn the highest mid-career salaries.

Michigan Tech grads’ mid-career earnings average $102,000, according to Forbes.

“This is an honor, but no surprise,” said Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz.  “With our focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), our hands-on education, students’ enthusiastic participation in programs like Enterprise, Senior Design and the Advanced Portfolio Management Program, and an average starting salary of $63,400, it is no wonder our graduates’ mid-career earnings top $100,000.”

Michigan Tech ranked highest among Michigan’s public universities. It also ranked higher than several of its peer institutions around the country. Military, maritime and merchant marine academies took the top five rankings.

For the full story, see

Thanks for your interest in Michigan Tech.… Read the rest

National Hospitality House Week – August 9, 2017

August 8, 2017

Join us on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate National Hospitality House Week with a Mini-Tour and a slice!
On Wednesday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers, board members and staff will be giving open-house tours of Beacon House facilities to anyone in the community that stops by! Complimentary stone oven pizza slices will be provided by Copper Crust Co. Thanks for joining us at 1301 N. Third Street.

For more information on Beacon House, visit there Facebok page or Twitter.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Benefit Concert for Mike Davis – Aug. 11

August 8, 2017

Ishpeming – A Benefit Concert for Mike Davis will be held on Friday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the W.C. Peterson Auditorium at Ishpeming High School, 319 E. Division Street in Ishpeming. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The concert will feature the Joshua Davis Trio, May Erlewine, Milo Birch, and Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Scott Doughty, M.D.

This concert will raise much needed funds for Mike to pursue alternative therapies in his journey to free himself from cancer. Advance Tickets are available for purchase at the Marquette Food Co-op, 502 W. Washington Street, Marquette. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets purchased at the door will be $5 higher.

More information about Mike’s Journey and to donate can be found at
More information about the concert can be found at… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Boy Scout Camp Hiawatha Tour – Aug. 11

August 8, 2017

Munising – Boy Scout Camp Hiawatha’s 50 Year Anniversary Celebration will offer a tour of the camp on Friday, August 11 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The camp is at E6350 Doe Lake Road, Munising.

Tours are free, but you must sign in when you get to the camp. Lunch with the camp staff will be offered at noon for $6 and supper with the whole camp will be offered at 5:54 p.m. for $7. … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Community Rummage Sale in Dollar Bay – Aug. 11-12

August 8, 2017

Dollar Bay – A Community Rummage Sale will be held on Friday, August 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, August 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school in Dollar Bay.

There will also be rummage sales throughout the town. Maps will be available at the school. … Read the rest