marquette http://michiganradio.org en 2 cameras to monitor Father Marquette statue http://michiganradio.org/post/2-cameras-monitor-father-marquette-statue <p><br />MARQUETTE –&nbsp;Officials in Marquette have installed security cameras in hopes of preventing further vandalism of the Father Marquette statue in the Upper Peninsula city.</p> Sun, 11 May 2014 00:05:00 +0000 The Associated Press 17553 at http://michiganradio.org 2 cameras to monitor Father Marquette statue Marquette's walkability is a model for Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/marquettes-walkability-model-michigan <p></p><p>How do you guide your city or town into the future, without losing those elements from the past that make it special, livable, with a true sense of place?</p><p>That's a challenge many towns in Michigan face. Many small towns have lost their unique look, buried by a profusion of generic shopping strips, lots of gas stations, drug stores and fast food restaurants. And then there are the wide freeways and highways that carve a city up.</p><p>The city of Marquette is an example of how a city can redefine itself, yet make itself something special, livable and walkable. And what they're doing in Marquette can be a model for towns and cities all over Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p>We are joined today by Dennis Stachewicz, the director of planning and community development&nbsp;for Marquette.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:49:04 +0000 Stateside Staff 17040 at http://michiganradio.org Marquette's walkability is a model for Michigan The people working to grow the biking culture in Flint and Marquette http://michiganradio.org/post/people-working-grow-biking-culture-flint-and-marquette <p>Cities like Ann Arbor, Portland, and Seattle are known for promoting biking in their cities, but biking hasn't found much of a foothold in many traditional Rust Belt cities.</p><p>Some people are trying to change that. Issue Media Group has two pieces profiling those people.</p><p>In their publication Mid-Michigan Second Wave, <a href="http://midmichigan.secondwavemedia.com/features/bikingmid21814.aspx">writer Kelli Kavanaugh&nbsp;looks at this trend in Flint</a>. Kavanaugh&nbsp;spoke with Flint native Andy Stamps who founded the Berston Bicycle Club Project.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:13:36 +0000 Mark Brush 16614 at http://michiganradio.org The people working to grow the biking culture in Flint and Marquette The U.P.'s view of Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/ups-view-detroit <p></p><p>Michigan may be, in many ways, the most diverse state in the union. California and Texas are much larger. Alaska is out-of-the world vast, though fewer people live there than in Macomb County.</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:45:02 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 13766 at http://michiganradio.org The U.P.'s view of Detroit Stateside for Monday, May 13th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-may-13th-2013 <p>State officials announced over the weekend that they'll lend money to Pontiac schools to avert a pay-less payday.</p><p>But, there's no resolution in Buena Vista Township where that school system abruptly shut down after running out of money. On today's show: a temperature check on school funding across Michigan - just how many districts are close to the financial edge?<br><br>And Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr joined us today. He released a report on the city's disastrous finances. The State's Emergency Manager law requires this report to be issued&nbsp; 45 days after Orr's appointment.</p><p>We also talk about what Marquette, Michigan is doing right. "Placemaking" is leading to efforts to create more livable, vibrant and creative communities. We wanted to find out where "placemaking" is working and how cities across Michigan could benefit. Arnold Weinfeld, the director of Strategic Initiatives at the Michigan Municipal League, joined us to talk about this effort. Mon, 13 May 2013 21:27:02 +0000 Stateside Staff 12546 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, May 13th, 2013 How Marquette is using 'placemaking' to develop a thriving community http://michiganradio.org/post/how-marquette-using-placemaking-develop-thriving-community <p>We've talked about a <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/freshman-representatives-bill-could-fix-michigans-brain-drain" target="_blank">House Bill that aims to stop Michigan's 'brain drain,'</a> but communities throughout the state need to do more to attract and keep young people in Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p>Arnold Weinfeld, the director of Strategic Initiatives at the Michigan Municipal League , said that 2/3 of college graduates look for a location they want to live in first, and then search for jobs within that city. A generation or two ago, the process was reversed.</p><p>Because of this shift, Weinfeld&nbsp;said, Michigan communities need to start 'placemaking.'</p><p>"Placemaking&nbsp;are the actual actions that a local government, non profit, or neighborhood groups take to create the kind of place that people want to be in."</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 21:25:27 +0000 Stateside Staff 12544 at http://michiganradio.org How Marquette is using 'placemaking' to develop a thriving community You have to see this stunning video of Michigan's Northern Lights http://michiganradio.org/post/you-have-see-stunning-video-michigans-northern-lights <p>The wonders of our night sky often escape us.</p><p>The rainbows of the fleeting Northern Lights or the bright streak of a comet frequently slip behind cloud cover or crowded city skylines, leaving stargazers unrewarded.</p><p>But Shawn Malone, of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/LakeSuperiorPhoto" target="_blank">Lake Superior Photo</a>, was luckier than most.</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 15:10:16 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12449 at http://michiganradio.org You have to see this stunning video of Michigan's Northern Lights Mining resurgence in Michigan's UP gains some national attention http://michiganradio.org/post/mining-resurgence-michigans-gains-some-national-attention <p>The boom and bust nature of the mining industry is nothing new to residents of Michigan&#39;s Upper Peninsula. And while recent decades have seen the region&#39;s once-prosperous iron and copper mines falling further and further into &quot;bust&quot; territory, the last few years have seen a resurgence of interest from companies hoping to pull valuable ore from this remote part of the state.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 19:57:05 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7627 at http://michiganradio.org Mining resurgence in Michigan's UP gains some national attention It's Monday, here is something beautiful http://michiganradio.org/post/its-monday-here-something-beautiful <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="300" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/38108000?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="400"></iframe></p><p>Here&rsquo;s what you do: Click on the video, and pop it out to full screen.</p><p>As you watch, remind yourself that this is the place they call the Rust Belt.</p><p>Remind yourself that this is the place that cannot keep its talented young people, because they say it&rsquo;s too cold.</p><p>Too uninspiring.</p><p>Too boring.</p><p>Remind yourself that they say those things.</p><p>Remind yourself that none of it is true.</p><p>Then, get back to work. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:57:43 +0000 Dustin Dwyer 6601 at http://michiganradio.org President Obama's "Win the Future" speech in Marquette http://michiganradio.org/post/president-obamas-win-future-speech-marquette <p><em>Here's a copy of the President's "Win the Future" speech at Northern Michigan University tod</em>ay:</p><p>Hello, Marquette!&nbsp; It is good to be in the U.P.&nbsp; It is good to be at Northern Michigan University!&nbsp;</p><p>So, I have to say, I think some folks on my staff have it out for me.&nbsp; Not because it’s 10 degrees here – I can handle that.&nbsp; It’s because for the second time in two weeks, not long after my Bears went down, they’ve sent me to a town with a bunch of Green Bay Packer fans, even if we are in Michigan.&nbsp; But I congratulate all the fans here, and we’ll see the Packers at the White House.</p><p>Of course, I haven’t come to Marquette to talk about winning the Super Bowl.&nbsp; I’ve come here because it’s towns like this where the jobs and businesses of tomorrow will take root.&nbsp; It’s towns like this where our economic future will be won. Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:15:01 +0000 Mark Brush 1243 at http://michiganradio.org President Obama's "Win the Future" speech in Marquette President Obama visits U.P. today http://michiganradio.org/post/president-obama-visits-today <p><strong>Update 12:40 p.m.:</strong></p><p><strong>We will carry the live feed of President Obama's speech in Marquette on our website at 1pm.</strong></p><p><strong>Update</strong><strong> 12:01 p.m.:</strong></p><p>Governor Snyder has released the following statement about President Obama's trip to Marquette:</p><blockquote><p>“All Michiganders can take great pride in the national recognition earned by Northern Michigan University and the communities of Marquette County.&nbsp; Their partnership to expand high-speed wireless internet services through NMU’s WiMAX network wisely recognizes the critical need to enhance online availability in the 21<sup>st</sup> century.&nbsp; This cutting-edge approach benefits students and families while providing an essential tool that drives business development.</p><p>“At the state level, we are working aggressively to provide additional online and self-service alternatives for Michigan residents.&nbsp; Expanding wireless capabilities in the Upper Peninsula complements our efforts and provides welcome conveniences to U.P. customers.&nbsp; The President is right to highlight this initiative as a model of cooperation and innovation.&nbsp; We welcome the President to Michigan and look forward to him sharing this Upper Peninsula success story across America.&nbsp; We also applaud NMU and the Marquette area as they get their well-deserved attention on the national stage.&nbsp; They are outstanding ambassadors for the Upper Peninsula and our entire state.”</p></blockquote><p><strong>Update: 10:58 a.m.:</strong></p><p><em>Marquette, Michigan?? Wish we were going to Hawaii instead....</em></p><p>President Obama and his entourage of staff are flying aboard Air Force 1 to Marquette (Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is making his final flight).</p><p>The White House press corps is traveling along and they're not looking forward to the extreme cold temps.</p><p>Here's a "pool report" from the press:</p><blockquote><p>Marine One touched down at Andrews approx 9:35 am. POTUS, wearing overcoat but no hat or gloves, on AF1 5 minutes later, followed by staff including Jarrett , Sutphen, Mastromonaco, and Gibbs, making his final flight as press secretary.</p><p>AF1 rolling, with a flight time of just over 2 hrs from Andrews to Marquette, where the temp is said to be in single digits with a wind chill of -19. Pool fondly remembering travel pool in Hawaii just over a month ago.</p></blockquote><p><strong>7:12 a.m.</strong></p><p>President <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-obama">Barack Obama</a> will visit the city of <a href="http://www.mqtcty.org/">Marquette</a> in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula today. The President will visit <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/">Northern Michigan University</a> to promote his administration’s <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/04/president-obama-discuss-national-wireless-initiative-marquette-michigan">National Wireless Initiative</a>.</p><p>It’s a program the President first announced during last month’s State of the Union Address.</p><p>The initiative would bring high speed wireless internet access to 98 percent of the nation’s population within five years.</p><p>Some say it’s a lofty goal, considering such technology is only now being built in major cities.</p><p>The initiative is part of the White House’s new focus on innovation and competitiveness as a way to “win the future.” Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:40:07 +0000 Zoe Clark & Mark Brush 1231 at http://michiganradio.org President Obama visits U.P. today President Obama to visit U.P. on Thursday http://michiganradio.org/post/president-obama-visit-thursday <p>President <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/">Barack Obama</a> will be in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on Thursday to discuss the National Wireless Initiative. The president will visit <a href="http://www.mqtcty.org/">Marquette</a> to talk about businesses that have prospered because of broadband access. The White House issued a <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/04/president-obama-discuss-national-wireless-initiative-marquette-michigan">press release</a> detailing the trip:</p><blockquote><p>In his State of the Union Address, the President called for a National Wireless Initiative to help businesses extend the next generation of wireless coverage to 98 percent of the population.&nbsp; The next generation wireless network in Marquette is an effective demonstration of how the President’s proposal to open up airwaves will spark new innovation, put people back to work, grow the economy and help America win the future.</p><p>In his State of the Union, President Obama outlined a plan for America to out-build the competition to win the future. This plan for a 21st century infrastructure is about rebuilding our roads, rails and runways, but it is also about attracting new businesses to our shores and having the resources to ship American goods, products and ideas anywhere in the world.&nbsp; In order to do that, America must have the most reliable ways to move people, goods and information-from roads and airports to high-speed rail and high-speed internet.</p></blockquote><p>As the Detroit News <a href="http://detnews.com/article/20110205/POLITICS02/102050349/Obama-to-promote-WiFi-plan-in-U.P.#ixzz1DN1vjXDO">reports</a>:</p><blockquote><p>It'll be Obama's first trip to the Upper Peninsula as president and comes six months after he visited General Motors Co.'s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and Chrysler's Jefferson North Plant. The last time a president was north of the Mackinac Bridge was in 2004 when George W. Bush made a campaign swing through the region. Tue, 08 Feb 2011 12:42:35 +0000 Zoe Clark 1199 at http://michiganradio.org President Obama to visit U.P. on Thursday