News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • Road Closures for Street Reconstruction
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, August 4, Mite Street from Hampton Street to Hogan’s Alley, Hogan’s Alley from U.S. 41 to Mite Street, and Furnace Street from Division Street to the west end will be closed to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. These projects are scheduled to be substantially complete by September 13th. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction and advisory signing. Smith Paving, Inc. is the general contractor for this project. The City of Marquette asks residents for patience during the construction process.
  • Sidewalk Replacement/Extension Project
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, contractor U.P. Concrete Company will be replacing sidewalk at designated sections throughout the City of Marquette. These locations have been prioritized by City of Marquette personnel based on the severity of the elevation difference in the adjoining sidewalk squares. Pedestrian access may be limited in the immediate area of the repair but should be only a few days in duration. It is anticipated that the sidewalk work will be completed by the end of August. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during these needed utility repairs. Work is scheduled to start on the north end of town and proceed to the south. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction and advisory signing. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this construction process.
  • Recognition of Service - Lankinen
  • The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individual for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Jorma Lankinen, Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority, 7/1/08 – 7/1/14.
  • Arts and Culture Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meeting, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 6, has been cancelled due to lack of quorum. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 3, at 5:30 p.m. at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette. Community members are invited to attend, and there is an opportunity for public comment. Please call 906-228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org for more information.
  • Japanese Direct Investment Survey: Summary of Michigan Results
  • Marquette is a sister city to Higashiomi, Japan. Annually, the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit surveys Japanese-owned facilities and Japanese nationals in Michigan. The 2013 results were shared with us recently. As the data indicate, Japanese investment contributes significantly to Michigan's economy. Click here to read the letter and results from Dr. Kazuyuki Katayama, Consul General of Japan in Detroit. The Consulate General of Japan in Detroit can be found online here.
  • Readers of Lake Superior Magazine Name Downtown Marquette The Best Shopping Experience for 2014
  • The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is pleased to announce that Downtown Marquette has been named "The Best Shopping Experience for 2014" in Lake Superior Magazine's Best of the Lake Awards. Downtown Marquette will be featured in the August/September 2014 issue of the magazine which will highlight the winner of each of the eleven categories that were open for voting. The survey let visitors vote for their favorite views, restaurants, lodgings, hikes and a host of other activities. Categories include Best Annual Event, Best Overnight Stay or Lodging, Best Toe-Dipping Beach, Best In-Town Hike, Best Spectacular View, Best Local Fish Dish or Sandwich, Best Restaurant or Lodging Staff, Best Shopping Experience, Best Art Gallery/Museum, Best Family Attraction, Best Waterfall and Best Boat Ride. Lake Superior Magazine will announce the winners on their website on August 1. The magazine has subscribers in all 50 of the U.S. states and most Canadian provinces, along with 20 other countries. More information can be found on their website at www.lakesuperiormagazine.com
  • Halloween Spectacle Coordinator Needed
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is seeking an event coordinator for the 3rd Annual Halloween Spectacle on October 25, 2014. The Spectacle Coordinator will be required to collaborate with participating community groups, performers, artists and volunteers on all aspects of the performance. Highly organized individuals with experience in coordinating community events are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to the MACC at 300 W. Baraga Ave or hand deliver to the center, which is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette. The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 11, 2014. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.
  • City Commission Tour of Marquette Housing Commission
  • The Marquette City Commission will be participating in a facility tour of the Marquette Housing Commission. No official business of the City will be conducted. The tour will begin on Thursday, July 31st, at 3:30 p.m. at the Pine Ridge Apartments, located at 316 Pine Street.
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