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The greenhouse effect

Front Page News

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The weather finally might be getting warm enough to put plants in the ground without the fear of an overnight frost bringing their young green lives to a premature and withered end. So, since things are greening up in the region, many ...

Battling invasives

Front Page News

By CLAIRE MOORE Special to the Journal LANSING — How a sea lamprey responds to the threat of predators could be another key to keeping their population under control, according to researchers. Using a sharp-toothed, jawless sucker mouth, sea lampreys suck blood and bodily fluids from ...

City moves forward with Presque Isle Marina project

Front Page News

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Construction of a new floating pier system for the Presque Isle Marina at the north end of Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette is anticipated to begin this fall. The Marquette City Commission at its Monday meeting unanimously approved a ...

Sharing nature with kids

Local

Finley Selden, 5, of Trenary searches for specially colored rocks placed along the Bog Walk at the Lakenenland Sculpture Park in Harvey during Friday’s “Sharing Nature with Children,” which was designed to give children and families a chance to experience the outdoors. The Marquette-Alger ...

Local briefing

Local

Men arrested after 2 crashes PALMER — Arrests were made following two separate vehicle accidents that occurred in Richmond Township early Saturday morning. An 18-year-old Gwinn man was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and jailed after striking a tree along M-35 while operating ...

Bike showcase, history talk to be held at PWPL

Local

Journal Staff MARQUETTE — For those looking to learn more about bicycles while meeting others who share their passion, pedal no further than the Peter White Public Library on Monday afternoon. The free “Bicycles, Bicycles, Bicycles” event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at the ...

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

Cemetery walk scheduled MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center presents the: Annual Cemetery Walking Tours at Park Cemetery June 25 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Join in this ever-popular walking tour of a local cemetery, this year’s theme honoring artists. Art Week will be in full ...

Volunteer opportunities

Community

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

Great Lakes leaders to discuss funding Asian carp project

Michigan News

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Great Lakes regional leaders will meet next month to consider a federal strategy for preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan and discuss helping foot the bill for the pricey project, officials said ...

Flint water decision shows legal complexities of disaster

Michigan News

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — A surprise decision by Michigan prosecutors to drop all pending charges in the Flint water crisis and restart a three-year investigation is a reminder of the legal complexities surrounding the disaster. Seven of 15 people had taken plea ...

Grass roots

Front Page News

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Most homeowners mow their grass. The Superior Watershed Partnership wants to add grass. That’s native beach grass, though, and with long roots often reaching 4 to 6 feet deep, beach grass plays an important role in stabilizing coastal ...

Infrastructure, renewables popular topics at annual conference

Front Page News

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Community leaders joined representatives from the energy industry to talk about everything from utility rates to gas and electric infrastructure during the day-long Upper Peninsula Energy Summit on Friday at Northern Michigan University’s ...

Coast Guard hosts change of command ceremony

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By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Chief Boatswain’s Mate Stephen Saflin was named the new chief warrant officer at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Marquette Friday morning at a change of command ceremony. With the new post, Saflin takes on command of the multi-mission ...

In the market

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Fresh lettuce, microgreens, flowers, locally raised beef and other produce and artisanal goods can now all be purchased at the Wednesday evening Marquette Farmers Market in addition to the Saturday market. The evening market will run from 5 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday at the ...

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; ...

Building owner, city discuss fate of damaged structure

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — What should happen to the Kirkwood Building? Building owner Eric Miljour is hoping to rehabilitate at least a portion of the three-story structure after it partially collapsed on May 16. City officials, however, made it clear during a Negaunee City Council meeting Thursday that ...