City of Ishpeming Special Council Meeting March 26th

March 23, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The City of Ishpeming will hold a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 26th at 4:00 pm. Please see the agenda pictured below.

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Michigan Cottage Food Law Training

March 23, 2019

Escanaba, MI – Michigan Cottage Food Law Training will take place on Tuesday, April 2nd from 6-8 pm at the MSU Extension Office in Escanaba, MI.

Learn how to prepare and sell foods to the public under Michigan’s Cottage Food Law. This two-hour workshop combines the business and food safety aspects of preparing and selling cottage foods safely and successfully. Michigan Cottage Food Law allows residents to manufacture foods in home kitchens and store those products at home. MSU Extension will be working with the MSU Product Center to cover the business aspects of the Cottage Food Law. Topics include preparing, packaging, labeling, storing, marketing, financial processes and transporting of cottage foods.

For more information and to register, contact Parker Jones (614-893- 6191 / or Stephanie Ostrenga (906-786-3032 / Please register by Monday, April 1st, 2019.

Cost of the workshop is $20.00 and includes a certificate that states participant has taken food safety training related to Michigan Cottage Foods.… Read the rest

NMU Pow Wow March 30th

March 23, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Native American Student Association at Northern Michigan University will present the “Learning to Walk Together” traditional pow wow. The event will be held on Saturday, March 30th in the Marquette National Guard Armory. General admission is $5; NMU students are admitted free with ID. Elders and children under 10 are free.

Doors open at 11 am EST, with grand entries at noon and 6 pm. The pow wow feast will take place from 4-6 pm at the NMU Jacobetti Complex.

The pow wow will begin with the grand entry and the flag song, followed by the veterans’ honor song. All veterans–male and female and Native and non-Native–are honored this way.

The emcee will provide information on the following dances: male and female traditional dances; jingle dress and grass dance; and male and female fancy dance.… Read the rest

Reduced Shakespeare Company to Perform at Rozsa Center

March 23, 2019

Houghton, MI – The Reduced Shakespeare Company will perform at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, March 30th at 7:30 pm. Learn more about this comedic Shakespearean romp, visit the event website. … Read the rest

NMU Launches New Ticketing System

March 23, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University will launch a new online ticketing system for athletic, theater, music and community events on Monday, April 1. The shift to University Tickets software will simplify and enhance the user experience through upgraded technology. It includes the following features: electronic ticket delivery; a “handoff” feature for texting a ticket to someone else if the purchaser can’t attend; views from seating sections in each venue; and options to add events to personal calendars and share on social media. The hope is that this modernized system will reduce paper tickets and box office traffic, particularly for high-demand events such as hockey playoffs.

“The landing page has a very appealing look to it,” said Robin Burke, associate director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Rec Sports. “One of our main goals was to simplify the process and offer a frictionless online experience with fewer clicks to complete a purchase.… Read the rest

Traffic Alert in City of Negaunee

March 23, 2019

Negaunee, MI – Traffic alert: Extensive pothole damage to Brown Ave. & Teal Lake Ave. Drivers traveling through those areas should expect narrow lanes with potholes, the work is weather dependent as ice, frost and water are the main issue which makes patching unfeasible at this time. It may take up to two weeks to complete until the extensive pothole damage can be patched. We will be checking daily and repair what we can at that time.

The City asks motorists to drive cautiously in the areas and use an alternate route if possible.… Read the rest

Negaunee Rental Ordinance 2019

March 23, 2019

Negaunee, MI – The City of Negaunee is announcing the adoption of the 2019 Negaunee Rental Ordinance at their March meeting. According to City Manager Nate Heffron, “The ordinance is aimed at establishing standards that provide for the maintenance of sanitary and safe residential rental structures and for improving rental properties within the city.”

This code will be used as a tool that effectively sets maintenance standards for residential rentals based on health, safety, and welfare. According to Heffron, the full code will not go into effect for one year, with the exception a provision that allows for landlords to waive their registration fee of their properties after adoption within the first six months, if registered.

The Planning and Zoning Department estimates he number of units around 270 units city-wide. According to David Nelson the Negaunee Planning and Zoning Administrator “The code calls for a three-year cycle that will inspect one-third of rentals each year (Approx.… Read the rest

Upper Peninsula Beekeeping Conference March 30th

March 23, 2019

Marquette, MI – The 2nd Annual Upper Peninsula Beekeeping Conference is dedicated to the special challenges of keeping bees in Northern climates. Designed specifically for fellow beekeepers, this educationally packed day includes practical beekeeping information from keynote speaker, Mike Conner, as well as various breakout sessions. Vendors will also be on site to meet the beekeeping equipment needs of attendees. A complimentary lunch will be provided by Simply Superior at Northern Michigan University.

The conference will take place at the Seaborg Center at Northern Michigan University on Saturday, March 30th beginning at 8:00 am. Registration is open now.

For more information, please visit Facebook or Upper Peninsula Beekeeping Conference.… Read the rest

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