election day

MARQUETTE, MI--   While it’s not called “Super Tuesday,” today is primary election day in Michigan.

Five other states are also holding presidential contests.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders have been stumping downstate in an effort to become the Democratic candidate to take on President Donald Trump in November. 

A few Upper Peninsula counties have millage proposals on today’s ballot.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is urging businesses to give their workers the day off on Election Day by making it a company holiday.

Benson says she’s encouraging Michigan companies to give employees the day off work on Nov. 3, so they can vote and work as poll workers. MLive.com reports that Benson praised Wayne State University for recently announcing such a move.

ALGER COUNTY

City of Munising—City Commissioner—Vote for not more than 2

Vicki Ballas-139

Christine Berry-134

Bob Wilkinson-104

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DELTA COUNTY

Bay de Noc Community College—0.8924 mills over 20 years for operations

Yes: 1,874   No: 5,332

Bay de Noc Township—renewal of 1.5 mills over 5 years for roads

Yes: 63   No: 36

Renewal of 0.5 mills over 5 years for operations

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Some state lawmakers want to swap one holiday for another. Monday is Columbus Day, and a pair of bills would get rid of Columbus Day and make Indigenous Peoples Day a state holiday instead.

“More and more residents are coming around to the idea that rather than celebrate the barbarous history of Columbus, we should instead celebrate the very real and present and positive history of native people here in Michigan,” said bill sponsor, Senator Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor).

Election Day!

Nov 7, 2017

MARQUETTE, MI--   It’s Election Day today. 

Among the few races on Upper Peninsula ballots, voters in the 109th House District will choose a replacement for the late Representative John Kivela. Democrat Sara Cambensy, Republican Rich Rossway and Green Party candidate Wade Roberts are vying for that spot.

And voters in Marquette’s Precinct 4 are being directed to use the eastern entrance to the city’s Municipal Service Center. Due to construction, temporary traffic lights are present, and it will be quickest and simplest to use the lakeside entrance.