Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

In brief

AJ’s Walleye Lodge unveils new restaurant project LAKE GOGEBIC — AJ’s Walleye Lodge in the Lake Gogebic area announced that they recently broke ground on a new expansion project which will include a lakefront bar and grill scheduled to open late 2019. AJ’s Bar & Grill is going ...

LSCP offers resources for employers, employees

At the LSCP, we do approximately 500 business visits per year to make sure we understand the challenges and opportunities they are facing. The number one challenge we continue to hear, is the difficulty finding and retaining talent. So as an economic development organization, we have had to ...

Businesses find problems, pitfalls in making goods overseas

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Danica Lause manufactured knitted hats in China for four years and struggled the whole time. “I was unable to achieve the level of quality control our brand requires in any of the factories we worked with in China,” says Lause, whose ...

Larsen joins Thrivent Financial

MARQUETTE — Jed Larsen of Marquette has joined Thrivent Financial as a financial associate with the organization’s east Wisconsin and upper Michigan regional office. Larsen supports Thrivent members by helping them develop sound financial strategies so they can prepare for retirement, ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

New treatments for common skin problem

The human body is an amazing thing. By way of an example, might I refer you to a ballerina, twirling through the air, landing like a feather. Or perhaps a football wide receiver, diving for the catch, arm extended fully, a single hand reaching for the ball. There are a thousand other citings of ...

Retrain the brain

MARQUETTE — How is it possible to have long-lasting pain when an injury is long healed? Why do some people with severe injuries experience minimal pain, while others experience excruciating pain from minor injuries, or even non-painful stimuli? While it was thought for hundreds of years ...

Ask right questions, fall madly in love

“Winter is coming,” Ed told me. “It is the middle of July, and not a cloud in the sky,” I reminded him. “It is coming, nevertheless,” Ed said, “This is the Upper Peninsula, and winter is always lurking behind even the brightest days.” “What difference does it make all ...

Abortion arguments at play in limiting veterans’ IVF benefit

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal program to help injured veterans and their spouses conceive children through in vitro fertilization is being hobbled by anti-abortion forces that oppose how the process can lead to embryos being destroyed. Since 2012, ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Seaborg summer

MARQUETTE — You can present a chemical reaction on paper using complicated chemical formulas, or you can drop a Mentos mint into a bottle of pop, already having a pretty good idea — if you’re the teacher — of the explosive reaction that was forthcoming. Which method would impress a ...

Oregon passes new law saying schools must teach Holocaust

By SARAH ZIMMERMAN Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Oregon public school students will be required to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday, a measure that was in response to spikes in anti-Semitic incidents across the ...

Grandparents Teach, too

What’s more fun for young children than playing with their toy cars? Here is an exciting way to incorporate science into playtime. You will need boxes, books, small cars, balls, marbles, thin boards at least 8 inches wide, or a series of tubes, and masking tape. Gravity and ...

Get your sisu on

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula probably is the only place in the world where someone might understand this sentence: “You might be hungry for a slice of cudighi pizza if you pank down the 5 feet of snow on your camp’s front porch wearing your choppers.” Words unique to the U.P. were ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN Charter to Toonerville Trolley/Tah Falls 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal ISHPEMING noon Meal LOST ...

Beating the Heat

MARQUETTE — After a cool spring, a wave of hot temperatures is hitting the Upper Peninsula, with high temperatures in the Marquette area expected to reach the mid-80s today, with a potential for temperatures to reach low 90s Friday. Beyond high temperatures alone, the humidity is expected to ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 3 p.m. GSPAT Mgt 1 p.m. Bridge Club ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA Mtg ...

Retirees are drawn to a college town in South Carolina

By MOLLIE R. SIMON The Greenville News AP Member Exchange CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Shari Jung spent nearly five decades living in Dallas before moving to Clemson 2 1/2 years ago. “I decided to come to Clemson for the love of my life,” said Jung, whose husband, Mac Wood, is a Clemson ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Sawdust and swallows

MARQUETTE — The Adventure Building Camp was where the smell of sawdust and the sounds of power tools mixed with the smell of milkweed flowers and the sounds of baby barn swallows. Kids of various ages have been working in sessions this summer at the Dead River Storage warehouse not far from ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula • Keweenaw Bay: Fishing was sporadic as those coming in with lake trout had anywhere from one to limit catches. A few reports of salmon, steelhead and brown trout however anglers were marking baitfish as well. More anglers were launching from Traverse Bay which was a little ...

Book provides inspiration, information

“Just take the green from the grass, and the blue from the sky up above; and if you colour my world, just paint it with your love; just colour my world.” — James Pankow Within the whirling maelstrom of summertime travels and travails, I’ve somehow found a few moments to become ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula • Marquette: Fishing was hit-or-miss with some boats getting four to eight fish while others reported zero to three. The fish were scattered throughout the water column. This trend could continue for the next week or two with the recent bug hatches and water temperatures in ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Breakfast pizza an ideal dish for a brunch crowd

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Although it sounds like a bad Saturday morning commercial (Pizza?! For breakfast?!!), it turns out breakfast pizza is just a creative version of the classic bread-eggs-cheese-meat combo. It makes an ideal dish for a brunch crowd and isn’t difficult if you ...

Hot summer months calls for a mix of pesto, pasta

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN More light and refreshing than a cream-based sauce or a chunky ragu, pesto makes for an excellent accompaniment to pasta during the hot summer months. It couldn’t be simpler to make; just process fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, salty Parmesan cheese, and ...

Updates coming to The Preserve

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Quite a few changes are in the works for the late-night grilled cheese shop along Washington Street in Marquette. The Preserve, located in the former Flying Moose building at 351 W. Washington St., opened just a year ago and is already ...

THE Courtyards

There are many simple pleasures in life, one being putting your feet up in the backyard after a long day of work with a drink in hand. This moment inspired the idea behind the new cocktail bar The Courtyards, which is the first of its kind located in south Marquette. “It’s not just the ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

LearnINg to fly

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer K.I. SAWYER — Youngsters soon will have the opportunity to view Marquette County in a way typically only an experienced aviator — or a very high-flying eagle — could see. In fact, the program involved in such an opportunity is called the Young ...

School launches internship program for at-risk youths

By HENRY J. CORDES Omaha World-Herald OMAHA, Neb. — Audrey Mugisha admits that until two weeks ago, he had barely looked under the hood of a car. Now the 18-year-old knows how to change the oil in your car. He can rotate your tires, too. And he’s learning what it takes to make it as ...

PWPL: Flat Astro’s Final Mission

The Clark Family recently took Flat Astro on his final mission to Black Rocks in Marquette. This is a continuation of Flat Astro, the paper astronaut. He is a part of the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. PWPL officials want to thank Flat ...

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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 ...

Paddle the day away on Lake Gogebic

In the mid to late 19th century, the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway had established a station at Lake Gogebic, the area was known then for its mining, and the small locality boasted a population of 40 souls. The U.S. Postal Service office here was dubbed “Ballentine” in honor of ...

Home and Garden | VIEW ALL

Some midcentury homes in Houston decimated by Harvey floods

By NANCY SARNOFF Houston Chronicle AP Member Exchange HOUSTON (AP) — On a recent Friday morning Sam Scott walked through his house for the last time. The Houston Chronicle reports he grabbed a dust mask from his car and entered through the open garage. The door had buckled during ...

Gear and gadgets for cleaning a dirty dog from home

Those of us with outdoor-loving pets know the downside to all that freewheeling frolic: muddy paws, tangled fur and often much worse. Animal behavior experts have many theories on why some dogs roll in noxious odors. Some researchers posit that getting one’s neck into a smell is an ...

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The big PICTURE

This recent photo by Jody L’Huillier shows a bumble bee about to land on a rhododendron flower in Marquette. Readers who want to submit photos for publication in the Big Picture should send them as large format jpgs to jmarietti@miningjournal.net or photos@miningjournal.net. Readers should ...

‘Lion King’ returns but it’s harder to feel the love

Life moves in a circle, “The Lion King” tells us, and, increasingly, so does studio moviemaking. Close on the heels of “live-action” remakes of “Aladdin” and “Dumbo” and on the precipice of a reborn “The Little Mermaid,” ‘’The Lion King” is back, too. Round and round ...

The local SCENE

A calendar of local arts and entertainment events Ongoing The Iron Mountain Music Jams are held the last Saturday of the month at the Crystal Lake Senior Center from 1-4 p.m. This is an acoustic jam and welcomes players from all levels. There is no fee and listeners are welcome. The upcoming ...