News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • Marquette Selected as Finalist in Innovation Challenge
  • The City of Marquette has been named a finalist in the second Amazon Web Services (AWS) City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge.

    With the challenge, AWS recognizes local and regional governments and developers that are innovating for the benefit of citizens using the cloud. The City submitted an entry based on the proposed mobile website called CemeteryHost, which would provide an application for users to quickly and easily locate graves in Marquette’s historic Park Cemetery. Users have the ability to access the application by PC or smartphone, search by name and easily identify the location of the grave they are seeking. Once the grave is found, users may save further details on Marquette County’s Localwiki webpage ( and improve the database of locations for future users of the site.

    If the City of Marquette wins, they would qualify for an award of $25,000 in AWS credits.

    For more informaiton on the announcement, click here.
  • BLP to hold community gatherings about plans
  • The Marquette Board of Light and Power has scheduled a series of community forums and open house gatherings for the month of October. The meetings are intended as an opportunity for the public to learn about and discuss the BLP's plans for the Marquette Energy Center.

    For more information, click here and here.
  • Acting City Manager to hold office hours
  • Marquette Acting City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
  • Road closure scheduled for Harvest Fest
  • Beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, Baraga Avenue will be closed to motor vehicles between Front and Third streets for the Baraga Harvest Festival.

    The detour will be via Front, Main, and Third streets, and also via Front, Rock, and Third streets.
  • Sugarloaf Avenue closed
  • Starting Monday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. Sugarloaf Avenue will be closed to through traffic for road repairs at the intersection of Sugarloaf Avenue and Hawley Street. Additionally, there will be a lane shift on Wright Street. Traffic traveling between Wright Street and Hawley Street will be detoured onto Presque Isle Avenue. Repairs are expected to be completed by Friday, Oct. 9. Users of the Tourist Park Campground, Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Center and Northern Michigan University’s Services and Public Safety will have access from Hawley Street only.
  • City receives certificate for excellence in financial reporting
  • The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Marquette by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

    For more on this achievement, click here.
  • City Holds Hospital Transportation Planning Meeting
  • The City held a public information meeting on September 17th at the Citizen’s Forum in Lakeview Arena. The meeting included an open house and presentation on the forthcoming planning process. For a video of the meeting please click the link above.
  • Climate Walk, Festival Set for Saturday
  • On Saturday, Sept. 26, there will be an organized walk on the multi-use path between noon and 2 p.m. from the South Beach parking lot to the Moosewood Nature Center parking lot.

    Participants will follow the rules of the road, however the motoring public is asked to be alert to walkers crossing all the streets along the route.
  • Hockey on Third Parade Thursday
  • Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority will be sponsoring the annual “Hockey on Third” parade.

    The parade will start at Pine Street behind the NMU Superior Dome, then proceed south on Pine to Fair Avenue, then west on Fair to Third Street, then south on Third to Arch Street, then east on Arch to Front Street, then north on Front to Fair, then east on Fair to Pine, then north on Pine, returning to the parking lot behind the dome.

    The parade is expected to finish by approximately 6:45 p.m.
  • 100-Mile Bike Race to Pass Through Marquette
  • On Saturday, Sept. 26, there will be a 100-mile mountain bike race starting north of Marquette, passing through Marquette and finishing in Ishpeming.

    The first participant is expected to enter the City limits at Tourist Park at approximately 9 a.m. and the last participant is expected to exit the City limits at Grove Street at approximately 3 p.m.

    Event participants will use the City’s multi-use path beginning at the Dead River Bridge, proceeding through town on the path along Hawley Street, Lakeshore Boulevard and Lake Street, then exiting the path at the Carp River Bridge.

    Participants will follow the rules of the road, however the motoring public is asked to be alert to bikers crossing all the streets along the route.
  • Lakeview Public Skating Hours Announced
  • The City of Marquette announces Lakeview Arena’s Public Skating Hours:

    Drop-In Figure Skating: Monday-Friday from 9 to 9:50 a.m.
    Preschool/Parent & Senior Citizens: Monday-Friday from 10 to 11:20 a.m.
    Drop-In Hockey: Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
    Public Skate (all ages): Monday-Sunday from 1 to 2:50 p.m.
    Senior/Adult Skate (18 & older): Monday from 7:30 to 9:20 p.m.
    (Free to Marquette City Senior Residents with ID)

    This schedule may be affected by tournaments and holidays. Please see the City website or call the Lakeview Arena office (228-0460) for additional information.
  • Public Meeting Set to Discuss New Hospital Transportation Access
  • The City of Marquette has hired DLZ, Inc., a transportation planning firm, to conduct preliminary planning and analysis for a requested new transportation access point to US-41/M-28 in the City of Marquette to accommodate the construction of a new hospital.

    The first step in the process is an opportunity for area property owners, interested parties, and the community to attend a public information meeting that will include an open house and presentation on the planning process. This public information meeting will provide the community with an overview of the study area, project goals, State and National processes, and general timelines for the project planning, as well as provide an opportunity for community input into the project.

    The public information meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – with a presentation scheduled for 7 p.m. – on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Citizen’s Forum in Lakeview Arena.
  • Washington Street Traffic Shift Scheduled
  • A traffic shift will occur on Washington Street on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in order to perform the underground placement of a water line.

    The shift will occur between Fourth and Fifth streets, with parking removed on both sides of the street near the work zone at 335 W. Washington and traffic lanes will be shifted to the north.

    Motorists are asked to proceed through this work zone carefully.
  • Conclusion of Summer Drop-in Pickle Ball and Floor Hockey at Lakeview Arena
  • Drop-in sessions for Pickle Ball and Floor Hockey will conclude September 11th, 2015 for the season. Sessions for the 2016 season of drop-in Pickle Ball and Floor Hockey will be announced in March 2016. For more information, contact City of Marquette Parks and Recreation department at Lakeview Arena, (906) 229-0460 or (906) 228-0490
  • The September meeting of the Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees has been rescheduled to Monday, September 28, 2015. The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees meets in the Shiras Room of the library at 5:00 PM