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Shining a LIGHT

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The Marquette Maritime Museum held a sunset lighthouse tour on Thursday in Marquette. The maritime musuem is celebrating its 35th anniversary. The museum has been hosting lighthouse tours for years with good turnouts. The lighthouse is the second lighthouse at the current location and was ...

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 ...

HarborFest kicks off at Lower Harbor

Local

Above, The Wayouts perform at the Marquette West Rotary’s HarborFest in Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park Friday evening. Every year the free festival brings together musical acts from across Michigan. Other festivities include bounce houses, food vendors, a car show, luge demonstrations ...

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; ...

Candidate:  Michigan city should be as white ‘as possible’

Michigan News

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A city council candidate in Michigan shocked a public forum when she said she wants to keep her community white “as much as possible.” Jean Cramer made the comment Thursday in response to a question about diversity in Marysville, a city in St. Clair County, 55 ...

Surface explorations to cease at Eagle Mine sites

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HUMBOLDT — Surface exploration for mineral deposits in southern Houghton and Baraga counties will cease in the coming days. Eagle Mine, a subsidiary of Canadian-based Lundin Mining, issued a release Wednesday that it would conclude its regional exploration program in those areas. The ...

5K event to support Michigan species

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Nature Association is hosting the Race for Michigan Nature, a series of family fun runs and 5-kilometer events that each spotlight a rare Michigan species. The races span from Belle Isle, Detroit all the way to Marquette with the Moose on the Loose Run taking place ...

New at Peter White Public Library

Community

If you are a history buff and running out of inspiration on what to read next, visit the website: “This Month in History” at http://www.historyplace.com for some timely inspiration. Chances are the Peter White Public Library has a book or two to read more about that certain point in time. ...

Marquette teachers to undergo special training

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HARVEY — Marquette Area Public Schools teachers will undergo special training in social and emotional learning on Tuesday at Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan. Zack Sedgwick, principal at Superior Hills Elementary School in Marquette, said in an email, “Our intention is to help ...

Board approves Sawyer fire truck test equipment

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MARQUETTE —The Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in support of a recommendation from Sawyer International Airport staff to purchase mobile foam test system equipment from E-ONE at a cost of $30,662. Polyfluoroalkyl, or PFAS, is an active ingredient in the foam used ...

Hogging the piggy bank

Community

Dear Annie: I have a 40-year-old son who seems to think I am his personal piggy bank. He did a short time in prison. We have supported him through that and all of the other bad times he has experienced in his life. However, he only contacts us when he needs money. After years of helping him, ...

3 Michigan boys convicted of rape

Michigan News

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Three boys who were 11, 12 and 13 at the time they were charged have been convicted of raping two young brothers, ages 6 and 8. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports a jury of four men and two women found two of the older boys guilty late Thursday of three counts of ...

Plan allows drilling, grazing near national monument in Utah

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By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — A new U.S. government management plan unveiled Friday clears the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on land that used to be off limits as part of a sprawling national monument in Utah before President Donald Trump downsized the ...

Bulletin Board

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‘Oklahoma!’ at Calumet Theatre CALUMET — The Calumet Players celebrate 40 years of performing live theater with the fall production of “Oklahoma!,” a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. It was the pair’s first musical. It’s a love story set in a time of feuding between farmers and ...

Judges block court appearance

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A court says University of Michigan’s president doesn’t have to become personally involved in a sexual misconduct case against a student. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked an order Friday by federal Judge Arthur Tarnow to have school President Mark Schlissel ...

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

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By PAUL WISEMAN, JILL COLVIN and JOE McDONALD The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Escalating his trade war with China, President Donald Trump bumped up his tariffs on Chinese imports Friday, lashing back after Beijing raised taxes on U.S. products. In a tweet, Trump said he would be ...

Other side of the creek

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MARQUETTE — The South Marquette area is defined by its history, and on Wednesday evening over 150 people gathered to learn more about Marquette’s first neighborhood. The South Marquette Walking Tour hosted by the Marquette Regional History Center outlined notable individuals from South ...

Recount complete

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MARQUETTE — After the recount of the Marquette City Commission primary election ballots requested by candidate Margaret Brumm, candidates Evan Bonsall, Andrew Lorinser, Sally R. Davis and Nina van den Ende remain the top four vote-getters in the Aug. 6 election. Results remained largely ...

Arrest made after armed robbery at Sawyer

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MARQUETTE — A K.I. Sawyer man is being held in the Marquette County Jail after an attempted armed robbery Thursday at the Sawyer Village Shoppette in West Branch Township. Around 6:10 p.m. Thursday, a 20-year-old man entered the shoppette, stole merchandise and attempted to leave the store. ...

Mining Journal to debut weekend edition

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MARQUETTE — Saturday, Sept. 7, will mark the next chapter for The Mining Journal, as readers will experience our weekend edition Morning U.P. featuring the best of Superiorland and beyond. Since its first edition more than 150 years ago, The Mining Journal has been telling the story of ...