Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

LSCP has new board members

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership has announced the induction of four new board members, Steve Adamini, Kate Havel, Scott Knaffla and Brian Sinotte. Adamini is retired from Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Greenlee & Keefe, PC and of counsel to the firm on real estate, ...

Ambassadors made important trip to Lansing

Spring is in the air! That also means it is time for the Marquette County Ambassadors to invade Lansing for a couple days. This privately funded group consists of business, education and government leaders from the Marquette County region. This group is under the Lake Superior Community ...

Group: China backtracking on market opening

SHANGHAI — An American business group says China’s push to develop its own technology and other industries has “narrowed the space” for foreign companies to compete in its market. In a report released Tuesday, the American Chamber of Commerce in China urged Beijing to move faster on ...

Citigroup’s profits rise, helped by trading business

NEW YORK — Citigroup reported a first quarter profit that beat analysts’ expectation Thursday. Like its competitors, Citi benefited from higher trading revenue and interest rates. The New York-based bank said it earned $4.1 billion, or $1.35 a share, compared with $3.5 billion, or $1.10 a ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Three train tales

A good train-ride story is always a tale of transformation. A passenger may find comfort in the pre-determined course, the well-grounded tracks, the rumbling sound and the monotonous vibration. He may open a conversation with a fellow passenger, or just fall asleep. “It feels as if I have ...

Short leg treatment is no mystery

Most people obtain much of their medical knowledge from advertisements, gossip, and a host of unreliable sources. For example, it can be seen as amusing how often people don’t know that a problem can occur on only one side of the body. Most know that some internal organs are found on only one ...

State responds

MARQUETTE — It’s going to take a multi-faceted effort by the state of Michigan to deal with the opioid crisis. “Michigan’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Response,” the fourth in a series of public forums on “The Cost of Addiction,” took place Wednesday at the ...

Smoking and cancer just go together

It is a very well-established medical fact that smoking causes at least 90 percent of all lung cancer. As you would expect, this very high risk for lung cancer increases with the number of cigarettes smoked and also increases over time as a person continues to choose to smoke. The bad news ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

DeVos tours military school in Virginia

MANASSAS, Virginia (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday highlighted the need to help the children of military families transition into new schools as their parents are moving from one assignment to the next. DeVos visited Ashland Elementary School in Manassas, Virginia, to mark ...

Product idea: NMU students help U.P. sheet metal worker develop concepts

MARQUETTE — Sheet metal worker Ron Aho walked into Invent@NMU on the Northern Michigan University campus with a product idea that would save time and effort on the job. He had spent years manually hammering in drive cleats for air ducts. The repetitive motion of pounding upward put a lot ...

Helping to prevent dog bites to children

There are about 78 million dogs in the United States. Chances are children either have dogs or will meet them often. The CDC records 4.5 million bites each year and 60 percent are to children under the age of 15 months. Each day about 1,000 people require ER care. Pet experts have ...

Young archers aim high

MARQUETTE — At first glance, the errant flight of an arrow poorly aimed, falling to the grass, might not seem like much to see. That is, of course, unless that arrow is followed by a child. Then, as she reaches to pick it up, there’s a whole world to look at all at once — promise, ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Township Hall, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair ...

Wonderful wide world of multiple ribbons

In our modern public school system it seems everybody gets a ribbon or trophy for participating in sports and just about everything else. Merit often takes a backseat to diplomacy. We don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. We hand out ribbons to competition losers so they won’t feel bad. I ...

Beanies for babies

MARQUETTE — What Upper Peninsula parent wouldn’t want soft, hand-knit beanies for their infants or toddlers? Keeping area youngsters swaddled in blankets and dressed for the weather was the purpose of a Friday get-together of the Snowberry Heights Knitters. The group met in the ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Township Hall, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula Western Upper Peninsula streams and rivers will have high water levels for the Saturday trout opener. The Type-A inland trout lakes will open on Saturday and should provide good fishing opportunities. Look for light smelt runs in the western rivers that access Lake Superior, ...

Silent rockhounding

ISHPEMING — Not everyone has easy access to a mine or quarry, and rocks like iridescent pyrite speckled with quartz and hematite might be hard to find in your backyard. That’s when the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club can come in handy. The club held its annual silent auction Sunday at the ...

Outdoors North: Memories of childhood, U.P. wilderness delight

“Whispers of the North, soon I will return again to those endless afternoons in sunshine and in rain.” — Gordon Lightfoot Many of us can recall halcyon days, often early in our lives, when we were taken into the woods by caring adults who sought to instill a sense of the wild, the wonder ...

Coming of spring means outdoors fun begins

“Randy looked like a tick about to pop.” — A Christmas Story With spring springing all around, the opening of the inland trout season just around the corner, and the warming days of May just a moment or two away, a great many people will be heading into the Outdoors North to pursue a ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Diners may have to wait longer for restaurant calorie counts

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — Consumers hoping to find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait — again. New government rules to help people find out how many calories are in their restaurant meals are set to go into effect ...

Try reading Luke if struggling with one’s faith

“And so it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him. He asked them, “What were you discussing as you walk along?” They stopped, looking downcast. One of then, named Cleopas, said ...

May the Fourth Be With You

MARQUETTE — If you want to support a good cause while dressed up as your favorite “Star Wars” character, then DIGS in Marquette is the place you’ll want to be on Thursday. The gastropub, located at 154 W. Washington St., will host a fundraiser called “May the Fourth Be With You” ...

Worshipping This Week

Marquette Marquette Hope a multi-site united methodist community Reverend Kristi Hintz Reverend Christopher Hintz 906.225.1344 office@mqthope.com www.mqthope.com First Campus 111 E. Ridge Street (Corner of Front and Ridge) 9:00am Worship Child care available. 10:15am ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Voices of youth

What is your favorite day or holiday and why?

Spacecraft survives unprecedented trip between Saturn, rings

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has survived an unprecedented trip between Saturn and its rings, and has amazing pictures to show for it. Flight controllers regained contact with Cassini on Thursday, a day after it became the first ...

Distracted parenting

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Today’s parenting is not the same as it was even a decade ago. Cell phones come in handy when parents need to reach someone in the case of an emergency, for instance, but their overuse also can keep them from making meaningful ...

ADORAble reading

K.I. SAWYER — How much more fun is it for kids — or anyone, for that matter — to read aloud while a pair of big brown eyes are giving them a loving gaze? Especially if those eyes are from a big, friendly lug of a dog? Kelly December, of Marquette, brought Dora the Explorer — not the ...

Home and Garden | VIEW ALL

4 simple steps to a lawn mower tune-up

Article provided by FAMILY FEATURES You rely on your lawnmower to run all season long, and a little bit of time spent tuning your mower engine in spring can help keep it running at its peak performance. A simple tune-up on a walk-behind mower can be done in 20 minutes or less and, if you ...

Shine Bright, add light with DIY decor

When your home decor needs an upgrade, but expensive, ready-made items aren't in your budget, DIY projects can be an easy and affordable solution for revitalizing rooms in your home. One simple way to enhance the character of a room is with lighted elements. Add a glistening, on-trend look ...

How families can go green together

Interest in eco-friendly lifestyles has long since spread beyond environmentalists and activists and has become a goal for people from all walks of life. Going green can even be done as a family. Families have multiple incentives to embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle. Going green can protect ...

Tips for novice composters

The United States Environmental Protection Agency notes that food scraps and yard waste account for between 20 and 30 percent of what we throw away. But thanks to composting, such waste can be put to work rather than discarded. Compost is organic material that helps plants grow when added to ...

Scene | VIEW ALL

the big PICTURE

A lonely lifeguard chair is noticeable against a backdrop of magnificent color on the Lake Superior shoreline. (Photo by Gloria Clocklin) Readers who want to submit photos for publication in the Big Picture should send them as large format jpgs to mheath@miningjournal.net, photos@ ...

MSO celebrates 20th anniversary with concert full of crowd favorites

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 20th anniversary by presenting a full concert of favorites selected by its audience. MSO’s principal conductor, Dr. Jacob Chi, will conduct audience favorites, including “Fanfare for the Common Man,” “American in Paris,” ...

Bookstore on wheels turns heads in Baghdad

BAGHDAD — The Iraqis guarding Baghdad’s many checkpoints, on the lookout for car bombs and convoys, don’t know what to make of Ali al-Moussawi when he pulls up in a truck displaying shelves of glossy books. The mobile bookstore is the latest in a series of efforts by the 25-year-old to ...

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 ...