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For health’s sake

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — With signs in hand, close to 100 people marched up and down College Avenue Sunday morning chanting “Ho Ho. Hey Hey. The ACA has got to stay,” “Dump Trump” and “U.P. Power.” The local rally, denouncing Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or ...

VA offers new CPAP clinic

Region

IRON MOUNTAIN –The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan, recently established a new CPAP Clinic to offer Veterans who suffer with sleep apnea help in adapting to their continuous positive airway pressure equipment. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder in which ...

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; ...

Little Presque Isle

Superior people

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources expects a final decision this winter on its non-motorized trails designations at Little Presque Isle, a popular recreation site located off Marquette County Road 550 in Marquette Township, according to a Michigan Department of Natural ...

Copper Country patient fears loss of cancer treatment

Front Page News

HOUGHTON — Doreen Gebbia is able to get treatment for cancer because of the Affordable Care Act, and she’s worried if it’s repealed or significantly changed by Congress and President-elect Donald Trump she could lose her coverage. Gebbia, who was with many other people gathered Sunday ...

Bulletin Board

Community

MSU Extension to offer webinars MARQUETTE — There is a convenient new way to access the latest in field crops information from Michigan State University Extension. MSUE will offer a series of seven online programs highlighting field crop production and pest management on ...

KBIC investing in casino staff

Superior people

BARAGA — The Ojibwa casinos manager is focused on making sure the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s $40 million in casino upgrades pays off by investing in one of the tribe’s biggest resources — its staff. “My experiences at the top … have been really good,” a thankful Wren told ...

Project Empire moves forward

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The organizers of Project Empire can place a check mark in the done column for one item on their to-do list. Michigan Economic Development Corp., the Lake Superior Community Partnership and the UPWARD Talent Council through Michigan Works! are offering a job portal to assist ...

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 ...

National park service recognizes employee

Superior people

By KURT HAUGLIE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette CALUMET — For Lynette Webber, helping people remember the copper mining era is an important part of her job at the Keweenaw National Historical Park, and for her efforts she recently received an award from the National Park Service. Webber, ...

Migrants in Belgrade endure week in frigid weather

Front Page News

BELGRADE, Serbia — It was a week in frigid hell for hundreds of migrants squatting in an abandoned warehouse in the Serbian capital of Belgrade while trying to move on toward Western Europe. When the weather suddenly turned nasty before Orthodox Christmas Eve on Jan. 6, temperatures ...

Marquette Senior High School teachers honored

Local

Kris O’connor and Blythe Raikko received Americanism thank you certificates and Proud to be American pins at a meeting in November from the American Legion Auxiliary and American Legion Members. For eight years they have conducted their “interview a veteran” lesson plan and it came to the ...

Weather

Records

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, partly cloudy in the evening then becoming cloudy. Lows 19 to 24. South winds light becoming northeast overnight. Tuesday, cloudy with a 20 percent chance of freezing rain and snow in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs around 34. Northeast ...

Lottery

Records

By The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Sunday: Poker Lotto:  QD-QS-7C-8C-6D Midday Daily 3: 8-7-1 Midday Daily 4: 4-5-8-3 Daily 3: 2-2-0 Daily 4: 0-3-0-2 Fantasy 5:  10-11-16-18-28 Estimated jackpot: ...

Today in History: ‘Ivan the Terrible’ crowned Czar in 1547

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Today is Monday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2017. There are 349 days left in the year. This is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 16, 1942, actress Carole Lombard, 33, her mother, Elizabeth, and 20 other people were killed when their plane crashed near ...

Analysis: Tax cut push comes as budget projected to tighten

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By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — After commanding the legislative agenda for six years, Republicans say now is the time to finally enact a major tax cut for Michigan residents. The problem is it may be too late. GOP lawmakers pushing to gradually repeal the 4.25 ...

Founders landing update

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission unanimously approved an easement for the Founders Landing Development Group II, LLC, to construct building footings on city-owned property on Lakeshore Boulevard as part of their One Marquette Place development, which broke ground this fall. The ...

REBELS WITH MANY CAUSES

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By NANCY BENAC Associated Press WASHINGTON — Call them rebels with a cause. Or two. Or three. Or 10. When throngs of women from around the nation converge on Washington for a march on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, they will arrive driven by a multitude of ...

Man dies from carbon monoxide poisoning

Local

From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources MARQUETTE — A man overcome with carbon monoxide who a Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer tried to rescue last week has died. The incident occurred at 3:43 p.m. Wednesday when CO Mike Evink was dispatched to a ...