MTU Students Present Design Project to Lawmakers

May 16, 2018

Lansing, MI – Hundreds of 2018 Michigan Technological University graduates started new jobs this week. Four took a detour to the state capitol, to share their Senior Design project—an underwater utility corridor spanning the Straits of Mackinac—with Michigan lawmakers.

The corridor, a 21-foot-diameter, 4.5-mile tunnel that would house utility lines that cross the Straits, was this year’s senior capstone project for 13 civil engineering and three construction management graduates. The four students representing the group presented the project to the state’s 15-member Pipeline Advisory Safety Board at its quarterly meeting on Monday morning. They made a second presentation, to the joint meeting of the Senate Committee on Transportation and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on Tuesday morning. Officials were impressed by both the concept and the students.

“I thought it important the Legislature hear that there are real alternatives for spanning the Straits with the utilities that are critical to the well-being of the Upper Peninsula—alternatives that are environmentally safe and may be economically viable,” said Senate Transportation Chair Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba.… Read the rest

NMU Temporary Building Closures

May 16, 2018

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University is closing three campus buildings as a precautionary measure to facilitate additional water testing after inconsistent lead level readings from limited test areas in each facility. The PEIF, Thomas Fine Arts and the Learning Resources Center will remain closed until NMU receives expedited independent laboratory results—potentially over the weekend—and makes a determination of whether additional investigation and testing is required. Employees in the three impacted buildings should contact their supervisors about working arrangements for the remainder of this week. Updated information will be available at

NMU followed through on its pledge to test the water in more than 50 campus facilities to establish baseline measures. The move followed the two-day cautionary closure of the Jacobetti Complex in response to elevated lead readings. Later tests confirmed the Jacobetti levels are safe, falling below the EPA action level of 15 parts per billion.… Read the rest

Munising Trout and Salmon Classic – May 19 & 20

May 16, 2018

Munising, Mi.– The Munising City Volunteer Fire Department to present the 4th Annual Trout and Salmon Classic Fishing Tournament.

Fishermen will troll Lake Superior’s Big Reef & Stannard Rock, which are the world’s premier Lake Trout Fisheries.

Guaranteed $2,000 cash prize to the winners of the trout and salmon divisions along with over $10,000 in additional cash and prizes. There will also be a guaranteed door prize for every registered angler, a Captain’s Meeting on Friday night, complimentary dinner at the end of the first fishing day, and live music at Shooters Brewpub on Friday and Saturday nights.


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Menominee Spring Farmers’ Market – May 19

May 16, 2018

Menominee, Mich.– The Menominee Spring Farmers’ Market will be at the Menominee Senior Center this Saturday, May 19 from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Come see what the Spring Farmers’ Market has to offer!

  • Duck & Chicken non-soy, Non-GMO pasture fed eggs
  • onions, carrots
  • Sugar-free Jams & Jellies
  • Fresh roasted, no chemicals added KIS Coffee
  • Fresh White Fish, pasture raised Highlander Beef
  • Handmade items… and so much more!

EBT cards from all states are accepted. Credit/Debit card users may purchase market money.

Menominee Farmers’ Market is a Distributor for Kids Cash for the Great Start Initiative: Menominee County and participates in Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks program, Hoophouse for Health, & WISE Women, in addition with FRESH & WIC Project FRESH program.… Read the rest

Rock & Roll Dance Party – May 19

May 16, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– The Elks Lodge is hosting the 6th Annual Rock & Roll Dance Party this Saturday, May 19 from 7:00- 11:00 p.m.

  • Live music by The Maynards & Friends
  • 2 Bike Raffles
  • 50/50
  • Door Prizes
  • Burgers!

$10 entry fee. Tickets sold at the door.

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