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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Lake Superior Press and Stacey Masters, RE/MAX of Superiorland

Lake Superior Press and Stacey Masters of RE/MAX Superiorland are new members of the Alger County Chamber of Commerce. Lake Superior Press, the Upper Peninsula’s largest commercial printer, has provided clients a full range of award-winning services from creative conceptual ideas to art ...

Kohl’s shareholders reject board nominees pushed by activist

NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl’s shareholders rejected all 10 board nominees pushed by activist investor Macellum Advisors and instead voted in support of the existing board. The department store said Wednesday that shareholders have voted to re-elect all 13 of its director nominees, according to a ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Health Matters: The global consequences of the pandemic

Everything is back to normal, isn’t it? More and more, it seems that way. During a recent day of shopping (more than one store), I noticed mask use was rare. Social distancing is clearly a thing of the past. Did we survive the pandemic? Did you know that is a Greek term, pan meaning “all” ...

Testing urged during Hepatitis Awareness Month

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed May as Hepatitis Awareness Month and this Thursday as Hepatitis Testing Day in Michigan. In recognition, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is urging Michiganders to get tested for hepatitis B and C and highlighting one year ...

Urology Pearls: Should we all just go Twinkie?

On a sunny day in May with only slivers of snow still on the ground, I stopped at the grocery store and bought a pack of two Twinkies. It wasn’t a particularly brave act, I admit, but still an unusual one for me. I didn’t do it because of a sudden craving for a Twinkie, but rather as a part ...

Antibiotics and your microbiome: Damage control and treatment

There is no question that ever since penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928, that antibiotics have been used to save countless lives combating infectious diseases. In fact, most persons reading this have experienced the power of thoughtful and responsible use of physician ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

University board honors students

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees presented its annual Student Achievement Awards just before the April 30 commencement at the Superior Dome, honoring four individuals for their significant contributions to the quality of life at NMU through extracurricular ...

Michigan universities lag behind on number of Black graduates

LANSING — Michigan universities are far behind many other U.S. universities in the number of Black students who graduate, according to new research published in the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Factors, including location, population and college interest, play a role in ...

How the Constitution teaches students to disagree civilly

The motto for Great Valley High School and its 1,400 students in the Pennsylvania borough of Malvern, about 25 miles west of Philadelphia, is “Creating a new age of learning.” It may be helping create a new age of conversation, too. By all accounts, political polarization is growing in ...

A notable read

MARQUETTE — Copper and mining are an integral part of Upper Peninsula history, and they figure greatly in the U.P. Notable Book Club’s latest author event. The Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association and the Crystal Falls Community District Library have scheduled a new author ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Fishing heritage gets preservation boost

LANSING — Each day in Fishtown, a small fishing district in Leland, Amanda Holmes, the executive director of the Fishtown Preservation Society, receives a visit from a local elderly man who grew up in the area and likes to check preservation efforts. “He said to me, ‘It’s so easy for ...

Bob Lanier, NBA force, dies at 73

DETROIT — Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said Lanier died after a short illness. The Hall of Famer had worked for the league as a global ambassador. ...

Legacy letters to pass on to loved ones

MARQUETTE — A survey by Oxford University found that 81% of U.S. respondents want their heirs to inherit their personal values. How do your heirs know what your personal values are? That’s where a legacy letter comes in. “I truly believe that it (legacy letter) provides an inheritance ...

Recognizing the signs

MARQUETTE — Migraines and concussions are painful experiences. If you’ve had either of them, you know how terrible they can be. Both were topics of discussion during a presentation held on April 20 at Northern Michigan University. The presentation, hosted by the Northern Center for ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

DNR Weekly Fishing Report

Little Bay de Noc: Yellow perch anglers reported fair to good success. Anglers were mostly targeting deep water areas in the upper bay using worms and minnows. St. Ignace: A few lake trout were caught in Lake Huron. Anglers should try trolling artificial baits adjacent to river mouths as the ...

DNR seeks aid with reporting of marked splake

MARQUETTE — Fishing in Lake Superior? You can help the Michigan Department of Natural Resources evaluate the Lake Superior splake fishery by reporting marked splake. Splake, which are a hybrid cross between lake trout and brook trout, have been stocked in Lake Superior most years since 1971, ...

Outdoors North: It’s due time to ramble and explore

“And I was born a rambling,’ gamblin’ man.” – Bob Seger The recent nights, though still chilly by sleeping outside measures, have been increasingly warmer, like the days. Therefore, stepping outside the front or back door after dark has gone from hearing virtually nothing to ...

‘Marquette City Wildflowers’

MARQUETTE — Mowed green grass in street medians are the norm in many cities, but do they have to be? Marquette resident Tony Boyle wants to change that. Marquette City Wildflowers is the name of his burgeoning effort to make the area more environmentally friendly. “It’s an initiative ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Theater Review: Local production of ‘Rent’ very much worth seeing

By BOBBY GLENN BROWN Special to Journal MARQUETTE — Happy Anniversary, “Rent” and thank you Masonic Arts Theatre Fellowship and Masonic Arts, Theatre & Innovation for allowing Marquette audiences to celebrate with you. Producer Sarah Balding Engle entrusted a stellar production ...

Taking note: Looking back

My unease grew as I scrolled through the news notifications on my phone on the evening of March 11, 2020, the lit-up screen a bright contrast to the surrounding darkness. “Tom Hanks tests positive for COVID-19.” “NBA suspends season.” “Restrictions announced on travel from ...

Taking note: ‘In like a lion…’

The first day of March seemed to completely fulfill the beginning of that well-known cliche about the month: “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” Writing the first half of this old saying in my journal last Sunday was a bit trite, but completely irresistible as winds howled, clouds filled the ...

Taking Note: Hidden stories

For me, there’s no shortage of things to love about secondhand items. There’s the mysteries, the stories, the joyful coincidence of the perfect object somehow finding its way to you, the chance to give something another use, a new life. And whether an item comes from a thrift store, a yard ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Sailing Superior

HOUGHTON — Sea Change Expeditions stopped in Houghton this week as part of a Lake Superior voyage to raise awareness of environmental issues affecting the lake. Directors Mark and Katya Gordon make the trip each year in their 40-foot steelboat with a fresh crew of young adult volunteers from ...

Long COVID: My experience with an invisible disease

As of April 2022, over 514 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with Covid-19, with over 6.23 million deaths reported, according to the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Many people who are diagnosed with Covid-19 may not become severely ill and will often get better within ...

A ‘smooth’ way to enjoy spring

MARQUETTE — Mixing berries and fruits to make healthy drinks was one way parents and their kids could celebrate spring, even though the weather hasn’t exactly been springlike lately. “Celebrate Spring with Smoothies!” took place on Tuesday at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in ...

Earth Day celebrated at Father Marquette

MARQUETTE — Every spring, we celebrate Earth Day. Pope Francis encourages students to “Laudato Si”: take care of our common home. Although students do this year around, we do special activities during Earth Week and Sustainability Week. Father Marquette students were to fill out ...

House To Home | VIEW ALL

Perk up kitchen with color: Cubbies, connectivity also add spark

As French chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud puts it, “Kitchens should be designed around what’s truly important — fun, food and life.” Kitchens now might not play the center-of-everything roles that they did during the early days of the pandemic. But even if you’re spending more ...

Design choices can be emotional when working with a multigenerational home

ALLISON PARK, Pa. — Should the hanging from Thailand stay on the living-room wall where it has lived since I was born? Should we lay out the family room as it was when I was 8, when I was 17 or in a completely new way? Should we leave my mother’s spice rack on the north wall of the kitchen? ...

Sunflowers popular, native, newly meaningful

The annual sunflower (Helianthus annus) has a long history in North America, with evidence of its cultivation for food, ceremonial and medical use by Native Americans dating back to at least 1000 B.C. Sunflower seeds are said to have been brought to Europe by Spanish explorers around the late ...

Native alternatives to invasive plants

By JESSICA DAMIANO Associated Press When my family moved into a new home in the spring of 2005, the only plants growing in the garden were a rhododendron by the front door and a few scattered daffodils and ferns. I was delighted to see a stunning perennial pop up a month later. Being ...

Gas tank getaways | VIEW ALL

Michigamme & Three Lakes area: Gateways to abundant waters

Serving as gateway communities on either side of the Marquette-Baraga county line, Michigamme and Three Lakes are places tied indelibly to the waters of peaceful and picturesque inland lakes. This is a land of shoreline cottages, pontoon and fishing boats, swimmers, anglers, campers, ...

Copper Country adventure

Houghton and Keweenaw counties exhibit a vast historical mining heritage and unmistakable exquisite beauty fanned out from the west to the northeast over what is commonly referred to as the “Copper Country.” The copper mining tradition here is displayed prominently in the holdings of the ...

Summertime on the southern shoreline

Across southern portions of Schoolcraft and Delta counties, U.S. 2 skirts the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, providing access to a range of places to explore for everyone from campers and birdwatchers to boaters, history buffs and anglers. The city of Manistique, the county seat in ...

Rest, relax & refresh

If you’ve ever pictured yourself riding up a highway along some beautiful windswept coastline, to the top of a mountain with a commanding view, then you may well enjoy the magnificent beauty of the Keweenaw Peninsula. From just outside Mass City in Ontonagon County, M-26 winds north through ...

Saturday: Food & Drink | VIEW ALL

Is every day Mother’s Day?

“Mother’s Day is every day in the U.P.,” reader Ron Mattson wrote of this submitted photo taken Wednesday. Did you take a great shot of the sunset over Teal Lake? Or did you happen to snap a captivating image of wildlife? The Mining Journal is accepting original local photo submissions ...

Fusion at its finest

By CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Peru’s lomo saltado is fusion cooking at its easiest and most approachable, a quick stir-fry of soy-marinated beef, tomatoes and hot peppers that reflects the country’s cultural  and culinary influences, from Incan ...

An elegant, kid-friendly dessert for Mother’s Day

By CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Surprise Mom — if you can — with this elegant but kid-friendly dessert for Mother's Day. This treat, from our book "COOKish," which limits recipes to just six ingredients without sacrificing flavor, takes just 20 minutes and ...

Scene | VIEW ALL

Blues Fest lineup announced

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Blues Society has announced its lineup for the 18th Marquette Area Blues Fest, which will feature three days of “world-class blues on the shores of Lake Superior” from Sept. 2 to Sept. 4 at the Mattson Lower Harbor Park Maruqette, organizers said. This ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Thursday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Tip O the Mitt Songwriters at Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette Friday 5 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Donald Benjamin at Shelly’s Rainbow Bar, Ishpeming 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring DayDreamers (acoustic) at Flanigan’s, ...

‘Doctor Strange 2’ gets weirder, scarier, messier

Once a superhero franchise goes multiverse, it’s hard to go back. No work of fiction ever needs permission to break the rules or push the boundaries of traditional storytelling, but the multiverse, at least as it’s been served up in recent Marvel movies, practically demands it. And for ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Friday 5 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Toni Saari at Shelly’s Rainbow Bar, Ishpeming 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Under the Radar at Flanigan’s, Marquette 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Chris Valenti at Lake Superior Smokehouse and Brewpub, Marquette 6 ...