Family Literacy Night at the Children’s Museum – April 12

April 9, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– A Free Family Literacy Night will be held at the Children’s Museum of Marquette, April 12, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a great family outing with a night of reading and fun centered around the theme of Get to Know the M.S.O. There will be prizes, crafts, refreshments, free books, and more!

This is a free event sponsored and presented by the Literacy Fund of Michigan and the Marquette Symphony Orchestra.

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Legislation Before Senate Transportation Committee would Punish Good Drivers

April 9, 2018

SB 837 would increase insurance rates on good drivers and allow bad drivers to stay behind the wheel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 09, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– The Insurance Alliance of Michigan is urging the Senate Transportation Committee to pump the brakes on legislation that would allow drivers to take a driver improvement course every year – instead of once in their lifetimes – to avoid having points added to their license. The bill is sponsored by state Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba).

“This bill would penalize good drivers by raising their auto insurance rates and it would keep poor drivers on the road longer,” said Pete Kuhnmuench, executive director of the Insurance Alliance of Michigan. “Michigan’s point system serves as a deterrent to unsafe driving and encourages drivers to obey the rules of the road and not break traffic laws.”

Data recently released by the Michigan Secretary of State shows that of the drivers who took a driver improvement course in 2016, only five percent were less likely to have another traffic violation.… Read the rest

‘Annie’ Presented by the Negaunee High School – April 12-14

April 9, 2018

Negaunee, Mi.– Negaunee High School presents ‘Annie’ this Thursday through Saturday, April 12-14, at 7:00 p.m.

Annie was set in the 1930’s and while many things have changed, some of the show’s topics are still relevant today. We have kids right here in Negaunee that don’t have enough healthy food to eat. A donation from this show will be made to the Miner Packs program that provides healthy food to kids in Negaunee over the weekends. Also in the spirit of community partnership, all concession sales will go to the Historic Vista Theater in downtown Negaunee.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students (high school and under)

Tickets are available at Midtown Bakery in Negaunee, Snowbound Books in Marquette, and at the door.

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Auxilary Crockpot Dinner! – April 12

April 9, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– There will be an Auxilary Crockpot Dinner this Thursday, April 12, at the American Legion Post 44, from 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

This Crockpot Dinner will feature Sloppy Joes & Coleslaw! To go with dinner, there will be a bar special on Rail Drinks for $1.25 each. After Dinner, stick around for Bar Bingo, as half of the proceeds will go to the Poppy Fund.

Don’t forget to bring your current membership ID to present to the bartender. Not a member? Come in and ask!

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Gonzo Media Presents ‘Wag the Dog’ – April 12

April 9, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– NMU’s Gonzo Media student organization will screen “Wag the Dog” at 9:00 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in 165 Art and Design.

Two weeks before re-election, the United States president finds himself in the middle of a sex scandal. In an effort to control the situation, an adviser to the president enlists the help of two men, a spin doctor and a Hollywood producer, to fabricate a war in Albania.

The 1997 film stars Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, and Anne Heche. It is 97 minutes and is rated R.

Free for NMU students and $1 for the public.


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Reminder: Do Your Part to Deter Nuisance Bears

April 9, 2018

Marquette, Mi.04/09/2018– DNR customer service centers and field offices in Michigan’s northern Lower and Upper peninsulas report they’re starting to receive phone calls about nuisance bears.

According to wildlife biologists, habits in wild animals can’t be reversed so it’s wise to not let them start in the first place. Bears that find quick, calorie-rich meals (like bird seed) on decks and in backyards tend to return to those spots. Food rewards are the best way to train animals to make repeated visits, invited or not – so it’s best to remove food sources like bird feeders.

Michigan is home to 12,000-plus bears – over 2,000 in the northern Lower Peninsula alone. Bears are omnivores, meaning they’ll eat plants and animals and have no trouble finding natural food such as fruit, nuts, roots, and insects.

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Let’s Chat: Anxiety Series Group to Meet – April 12

April 9, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– Let’s chat: Anxiety Series group to meet at the Pure Body Gym this Thursday, April 12, at 7:00 p.m.

Let’s Chat is a non-intimidating, open to the public, Ted-talks style support series. Each week will bring a new offering, and opportunity to get support and learn about various health issues and concerns. With a wide range of alternative health and healing methods and guest speakers, participants are welcome to join in on the discussion or just come and listen.

All are welcome!

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Celebrating the State’s Historic, Now Stable Elk Population

April 9, 2018

Marquette, Mich. 04/09/2018– It’s not often a 100-year milestone can be celebrated, but 2018 marks one of those times for Michigan wildlife. After unregulated hunting and a drastically changing landscape decimated the state’s elk population by the late 1800s, several individuals and natural resources groups worked to right that situation.

Today’s elk herd dates back to 1918 when seven elk brought from western states were released near Wolverine in Cheyboygan County, Michigan. Learn more about that story in this brief video. From that reintroduction, numbers steadily climbed and reached the point where limited hunting was offered in 1964 and 1965.

Canton resident Bob Preville was just 15 years old when he took down a wild Michigan elk on a snowy December day in 1964.

“It’s just something you never forget,” said Preville, who at the time lived in Detroit and hunted with his grandfather John Gumbetter, owner of Gumbetter Sporting Goods in Troy.… Read the rest

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