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Focus on kids

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MARQUETTE — The youngsters are sprawled on classroom floors on mats, working on activities such as coloring the Vietnamese flag and using beads to learn basic mathematics skills. Such is the scenario at North Star Montessori Academy. North Star, located at 3030 Wright St. in Marquette ...

NMU students explore industrial hemp uses

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MARQUETTE — Many are unaware of the environmental benefits of using industrial hemp to produce fibers, fuels, plastics and medicines, according to a recent survey conducted by students in Northern Michigan University communications course taught by professor Jessica Thompson. The students, ...

Pet tale chosen for cash award

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ISHPEMING — One adopted bunny has led to a big windfall for a local animal shelter. A story submitted by Aspen Ridge Elementary School kindergarten teacher Brooke LeClair about her son Will and his pet rabbit — or, as it’s more commonly referred to in this tale, a bunny — was one of ...

Musk suggests Tesla’s new chairwoman won’t rein him in

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NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed the idea that the company's new chairwoman can exert control over his behavior. Robyn Denholm, an Australian telecommunications executive, was appointed chairwoman of Tesla’s board last month, replacing Musk as part of as part of a securities ...

Treasury warns of tax scam

Local

LANSING — Michigan taxpayers with past-due tax debts should be aware of a new scam making the rounds through the U.S. Postal Service, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. In the scheme, taxpayers are sent what appears to be a government-looking letter about an overdue tax bill, ...

NCLL to host trip to Green Bay

Local

MARQUETTE — On Friday, the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is offering a tour of Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers’ Hall of Fame and the Botanical Garden of Lights in Green Bay, Wisconsin. People are invited to go along for the ride as the driver takes participants on this ...

The calendar 12/10/18

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; ...

Bulletin Board 12/10/18

Community

Reading group to meet at PWPL MARQUETTE — The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Dandelion Cottage Room at Peter White Public Library in Marquette. The selection this month is a “reader’s choice”, either of two books, both titled ...

No booze, please

Community

Dear Annie: The adults in our family, all of whom are blessed with the necessities of life, have enjoyed a “shake the dice/give and take” holiday gift exchange for many years. Often gourmet food items and good wines and such are included. My daughter reminded me this year that we have ...

Lakeview Elementary, Culver’s team up

Community

MARQUETTE — Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee will be teaming up with Culver's Restaurant in Marquette from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Lakeview School will receive a percentage of all sales during this three-hour time. For more information, call 475-7803 ext. 127.

Weather

Records

Marquette and vicinity: Tuesday, isolated snow showers in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 28. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of snow 20 percent. Tuesday night, partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 18 to 23. Light winds. ...

Teddy Bear Toss

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Teddy bears and other stuffed animals are retrieved from the ice during the first intermission of the Northern Michigan University versus Michigan Tech University hockey game at the Berry Events Center in Marquette Friday evening. Fans were able to throw stuffed animals onto the ice for the ...

Single-stream recycling explored

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ISHPEMING — The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority invited officials of municipalities and community members to a special meeting Thursday evening at the Ishpeming Township Hall to discuss the results of a feasibility study to change the county’s dual-stream recycling program ...

Holiday fire prevention

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ISHPEMING — It’s that time of year again, when the Christmas decorations have come out of storage, the stockings are hung and kids list their fondest wishes in letters to Santa. But with temperatures dipping to a chilly minus 6 degrees on Thursday at the National Weather Service-Marquette ...

Local briefing

Local

Angeli to host office hours MARQUETTE — Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss ...

Brewery co-op announces new name

Local

Pictured is a beer mug with the Marquette Brewing Cooperative's logo stamped on the front and the co-op's T-shirt is seen in the background. Drifa Brewing Company was unveiled as the new name for the future Marquette Brewing Cooperative brewery. “Drifa” comes from the old Norse term for ...

Hall Contracting helps UPAWS

Spotlight

The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter recently announced Hall Contracting's support of the Imagine the PAWSibilities Capital Campaign. Hall Contracting donated $20,000 to the construction of the new animal shelter. The gift was announced at the annual UPAWS gala, Cause for Paws. Pictured, ...