News

Flood soaks western U.P.

Front Page News

HOUGHTION — Heavy rain throughout the Copper Country Sunday morning — totaling up to 7 inches — triggered an epic flash flood that tore up asphalt streets and damaged homes and businesses. There was a temporary lull of rain during the daytime on Sunday, but the National Weather Service ...

Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

Michigan News

DETROIT— Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit’s blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover. The executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and great-grandson of founder Henry ...

Construction at airport begins

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Construction is now underway at Sawyer International Airport. Crews have been working since June 4 on a large-scale runway construction project, which will involve shortening the runway from 12,370 feet to 9,070 feet and fully rehabilitating the surface. Airport Manager Duane ...

Woman kills worker, is charged

Michigan News

DETROIT — A Detroit woman has been faces felony charges after her car struck and killed a construction worker. The Detroit Free Press reports that the charges against 22-year-old Samiya Speed include operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license and careless ...

‘Iron, Steel and the Automobile’

Local

NEGAUNEE — Generations of fathers gathered Sunday for “Iron, Steel and the Automobile,” the 29th annual antique automobile exhibit at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee. The event featured over 40 cars from 1900 to 1969 including Ford Model T’s and Model A’s, Chevrolet ...

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 ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — What started out as a good idea five years ago, the brainchild of John “Curly” Wagner, antique car buff and downtown businessman, has ...

Coast Guard warns boaters

Local

SAULT STE. MARIE — Due to heavy rains and storms near the coastal Lake Superior region, the U.S. Coast Guard is urging boaters in the Keweenaw Waterway and Portage Lake region to avoid recreating on the water due to significant debris in the waterway caused by recent ...

County board meeting canceled

Local

MARQUETTE — The meeting of the Marquette County Board of Commissioners scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items. The board’s next meeting is set for 6 p.m. July 3 in room 231 of the Henry Skewis Courthouse Annex, located along Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

Iron museum board to meet

Local

NEGAUNEE — The Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the museum, located at 73 Forge Road in Negaunee. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan citizens opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, ...

Evening Lighthouse Tour Tuesday

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Maritime Museum’s first Evening Lighthouse Tour of the 2018 season is set for 9 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is required. Tickets are free for museum members and $10 for non-members. Call 906-226-2006 or email mqtmaritimemanager@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

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: It’s the children’s decision

Community

Dear Annie: How does one know whether she wants children? For my whole life, I haven’t been sure, but I figured I’d know eventually. Now I’m in my late 20s and not any closer to making up my mind. I’m afraid I’d regret it if I didn’t have kids, but I’ve never particularly wanted ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Maritime museum to host program MARQUETTE — Join Marquette Maritime Museum from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Lake Superior Yacht Yard for “Savoring the Past: Maritime Menus from the Great Lakes.” This fundraising event features menu items from historical ships and lighthouses. Local ...

Lottery

Records

Sunday DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Sunday: Poker Lotto AC-3D-5D-10D-10S Midday Daily 3 7-8-9 Midday Daily 4 2-7-1-5 Daily 3 8-5-5 Daily 4 1-4-9-2 Fantasy 5 03-04-31-38-39 Est jackpot: ...

Vessels

Records

MARQUETTE — The Honorable James L. Oberstar and the Lee A. Tregurtha were at the Lake Superior & Ishpeming ore dock in Marquette’s Upper Harbor today.

Pound

Records

Found and lodged at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Negaunee Township was an older female grey and white bichon mix found in Skandia. Call 475-6661 or visit upaws.org to find out about animals waiting for adoption. Found and lodged at the Alger County Animal Shelter in Munising ...

Weather

Records

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, mostly clear. Lows around 51. Light winds. Tuesday, mostly sunny. Highs around 75 inland to around 66 at the shore. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night, mostly clear. Lows around 50. Light winds. Extended forecast: Wednesday, mostly sunny. Highs around 77 ...