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New phase

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Two new sources of Upper Peninsula energy generation are expected to go into commercial operation in a matter of months. Construction activities at the Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp.’s F.D. Kuester Generating Station in Negaunee Township and the A.J. Mihm Generating ...

Bill aims to strengthen mining

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A state legislator from Marquette is taking a page out of Minnesota’s playbook in order to strengthen and develop sustainable mining practices in Michigan. State Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, introduced a bill Thursday that would create a 15-member Committee of ...

Event encourages respectful discussion of issue

Front Page News

MARQUETTE— Certain subjects may seem too taboo or off limits to discuss in mixed company. They are the sort of issues that can have a polarizing effect. Student group Protect Life Michigan at NMU sought to give students a chance to listen and talk about the complex subject of abortion during ...

Student exchanges successful

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Student exchange programs have been going on for years, which is a good indication they’re successful for both the students and their hosts families. Local resident Julie Ann Thompson, who recently taught in China, is back in town and looking for host families for PAX-Program ...

White House ends California talks on mileage dispute

Front Page News

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry. The White House, which has proposed freezing the standards, said it would now move ...

Outhouse races this weekend

Local

TRENARY — Racers are warming up their toilet seats for another year at the Trenary Outhouse Classic, a competition where participants push homemade outhouses typically affixed to skis down a snow-covered track on the main thoroughfare of Trenary. The Trenary Outhouse Classic “Legend or ...

LSCP announces award winners

Local

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership on Wednesday hosted its Annual Dinner in Northern Michigan University's Great Lakes Room. This event is the LSCP's largest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds going to support the LSCP and its mission of strengthening economic development ...

Health, wellness fair at Lost Creek

Local

MARQUETTE — A health and wellness fair is planned from 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Lost Creek Community Building in Marquette. There will be a free workshop on how to stay healthy all year long. The public is welcome. Contact Amy with any questions: 906-235-9743 or amyr8012@hotmail.com

Repair cafe to reopen Saturday

Local

MARQUETTE — The Transition Marquette County Repair Cafe will reopen on Saturday in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. From noon to 4 p.m. that day, the public is invited to bring in small household items in need of ...

SuperiorLand Pet Partners class set

Local

MARQUETTE — SuperiorLand Pet Partners is holding a Handler Class Saturday in Marquette. The Handler Class is the first step in a process of training, testing and registering handler/animal teams with international pet therapy group, Pet Partners. The registered teams are invited into ...

US 41 accident injures 2 Thursday

Local

MARQUETTE — Two people were transported to UP Health System-Marquette by ambulance after a two-vehicle accident occurred on U.S. 41 South near Tonti Road in Marquette Thursday morning. The accident occurred when a northbound vehicle, driven by Edward Gedewicz, 67, of Skandia, lost control ...

Negaunee High School announces honor roll

Spotlight

Grade 9 With distinction (All As) Natalie Bell, Raquel Carlson, Richard Diercks, Emily Gauthier, Alyssa Hill, Gerald Johnson, Isabella Kantola, Emma Krause, Lillian Nelson, Lauren Ossenheimer, Carter Piziali, Ada Roelke, Zachary Ryynanen, Kaya Schmeltz, Mara Sorensen, Tessa Standerford, ...

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; ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Interview Workshop held March 14 MARQUETTE — The Copper Country ISD is hosting an Interview Workshop on March 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Michigan Tech Memorial Union. This event will provide students the opportunity to participate in multiple activities including mock interviews, to ...

Dear Annie: Readers weigh in on abusive relationship

Community

Dear Readers: The letter from a woman who is thinking about walking out on her 40-year marriage struck a chord, and many of you thought my suggestion of marriage counseling was the wrong advice, even though I said that if the counseling proved fruitless, she would know what to do. My first ...

More and more time to see wildlife

Community

“The snow did not even whisper its way to earth, but seemed to salt the night with silence.” — Dean Koontz It has been hard to find solid ground with the addition of all the new snow. Wildlife and humans alike have had to continue to make accommodations as the snow has continued to ...

New attorney general to investigate priests, Nassar, Flint

Michigan News

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING— Michigan’s new Attorney General Dana Nessel said Thursday that an investigation into sexual abuse by clergy in the Roman Catholic Church will be lengthy and could uncover more than 1,000 victims in Michigan over the course of decades. Nessel, ...