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Cross carried

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Community members of varying denominations of Christianity gathered this morning at the First Presbyterian Church for the third-annual Good Friday Cross Walk event. Attendees carried a large wooden cross throughout downtown Marquette to draw attention to three important social ...

Marquette city commissioner arrested, jailed

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Commissioner Pete Frazier was arrested Wednesday for violating a personal protection order. Frazier entered a guilty plea Thursday afternoon when he appeared in Marquette County Probate Court. Judge Thomas D. Slagle of Dickinson County, who presided over the case ...

‘Dark store’ hearing ahead for Esky

Front Page News

ESCANABA — Representatives of the city of Escanaba will be heading to Lansing for a Michigan Tax Tribunal hearing on a dispute between the city and Menards next month. Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan gave community leaders an update on the dispute during a Delta County Joint ...

GLOBETROTTERS visit Marquette

Front Page News

Hammer from the Harlem Globetrotters passes the ball with enthusiasm. The Harlem Globetrotters visited Marquette at the Berry Events Center Friday evening. A portion of online sales go towards the breast cancer fund for the Superior Health Foundation. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)

Heaven is a place on Earth

Front Page News

By COREY KELLY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE—Under colorful lights and surrounded by elegant decor, the fifth annual Marquette County Mom Prom took place at the Masonic Center Friday evening. The event, which invites women over 21 to dress in their black-tie attire, is a fundraiser that ...

Forests for Fish

Front Page News

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Have you ever wondered what lies at the deepest point of Lake Superior? This was the topic of a talk entitled “Fishes in the abyss - the offshore ecosystem of Lake Superior,” presented by Shawn Sitar, a Lake Superior fisheries ...

Police Log

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Local briefing

Local

Lakeshore Blvd section now open MARQUETTE — Effective immediately, Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette, from Fair Avenue to Wright Street, is open to through traffic. Lakeshore from Wright to Hawley Street remains closed. A detour is provided, and an announcement from the city will be ...

RES not going forward with Summit Lake Wind Project

Local

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer L’ANSE — Renewable Energy Systems is no longer pursuing the Summit Lake Wind Project, a proposed 130-megawatt wind farm in L’Anse Township. Continued delays in the planning process have ceased to make the project financially and logistically ...

To serve with love

Local

By COREY KELLY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans held its 37th annual Volunteer Banquet at Northern Michigan University’s Vandament Arena Thursday evening. Ryan Engle, the administrator at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, said that this event ...

Attempted murder suspect arrested

Region

MARQUETTE — A suspect was arrested early this morning for an attempted murder in Newberry, according to the Michigan State Police. The suspect allegedly broke into a male subject’s home, firing several shots and striking the homeowner with the firearm. The victim, who was uninjured, was ...

Plus One Program recognizes new jobs in area

Spotlight

Sixty-six Marquette County businesses collectively created 171 new jobs in 2018 and were recognized for their participation in the Plus One Program on March 12 during the Lake Superior Community Partnership’s annual meeting. Michigan Works! and the Lake Superior Community Partnership’s Plus ...

SHF aids Lake Superior Hospice and Life Care

Spotlight

The Superior Health Foundation awarded Lake Superior Hospice and Life Care in Marquette a check for $11,419 to support an in-home respite care program for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The funding, which came out of an Alzheimer’s fund held by the Superior Health Foundation, ...

Spring Fling birding fest around the corner

Community

“We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.” - Barbara Ehrenreich Last week’s winter storm had everyone talking in the Midwest, as snow, rain, freezing rain and ice delivered new complications. Traveling, roosting and ...

The calendar

Community

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Dear Annie: Siblings are split on mother’s health care

Community

Dear Annie: My three siblings and I are in a terrible situation right now over our 88-year-old mother. When she first moved into her seniors residence almost a year ago, one of the papers that we were asked to fill out was a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) form. We didn’t think it was a good time to ...

Storm Spotters presentation held

Community

MARQUETTE — Do you know how to spot a storm coming? At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Matt Zika, Warning Coordinator Meteorologist for the National Weather Service, will give a presentation entitled Storm Spotters in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room on the upper level of the library. ...