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Alumni meet at NMU

Front Page News

CHAMPION — Northern Michigan University alumni heard updates on some of the latest projects at NMU as well as an overview of Invent@NMU during a Wednesday night reception at the Wawonowin Country Club. President Fritz Erickson highlighted a number of efforts underway at NMU, including the ...

Researchers look into rare Lake Superior algae bloom

Front Page News

DULUTH, Minn. — Scientists are investigating an unprecedented algae bloom in Lake Superior and have sent samples for lab testing to determine if it is toxic. Kayakers and other visitors to the popular lakeshores along eastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin found green scummy algae ...

Marquette Energy center in focus

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Marquette Board of Light and Power board members on Tuesday unanimously approved renting a 25-megawatt load bank from Aggreko LLC to properly test and tune engines at the Marquette Energy Center, as well as discussed noise and vibrations believed to be coming from the facility ...

Garden tour to be held Saturday

Local

ISHPEMING — The public is invited to a garden tour at the home of Dominic and Linda Andriacchi from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The home is at 1500 Aspen Drive in Ishpeming. It features miniature plantings around a small pond, mason and leafcutter bee houses, a greenhouse, a gazebo, a ...

Pet handler class to be offered

Local

MARQUETTE — SuperiorLand Pet Partners is hosting a handler class Saturday in Marquette. The handler class is the first step in training, testing and registering potential therapy animal teams with the international pet therapy organization, Pet Partners. For information about pet ...

Introductory Tai Chi workshop

Local

MARQUETTE — On Saturday, an introductory workshop to Tai Chi Chuan will be held at the Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Ave. in Marquette from 9:30 a.m.-noon. No prior experience is necessary. Tai Chi is a mind/body practice that uses gentle movement and mental focus to increase levels ...

Women’s Fair to be held in Harvey

Local

MARQUETTE — A Women’s Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Togo’s in Harvey. There will be many vendors inside and outside of the building. Prizes will be part of the event. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Women’s Center.

Historical society celebration to be held

Local

REPUBLIC — The Republic Area Historical Society is celebrating 25 years with RAHS, Past, Present and Future, at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Republic Township Hall. Refreshments and music will be part of the event and everyone is welcome. The celebration kicks off a fund drive for the renovation ...

Parkinson’s Disease Symposium

Region

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Upper Peninsula Parkinson’s Disease Symposium will be held Friday at the Bay College West Campus in Iron Mountain. Registration will be held at 8:30 a.m., and the symposium will begin at 9 a.m. with a talk by Pauline Hill, a Parkinson Society facilitator. The event is ...

Gwinn native graduates from US Naval Academy

Spotlight

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Alexander Redlon of Gwinn successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy May 25 with a bachelor of Science degree in Weapons and Systems Engineering and a commission as a U.S. ...

Iron River native graduates from Air Force basic training

Spotlight

IRON RIVER — U.S. Air Force Airman Mark J. Fittante Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Bean bag brawl set for Saturday ISHPEMING — The fourth annual Hometown Battles Bean Bag Brawl is planned Saturday at the Ishpeming VFW, 310 Bank St. The proceeds of this bean bag toss tournament benefit service men and women. The event is open to 50 two-person teams. Registration is $25 ...

Adult stepdaughter’s presence is a burden

Community

Dear Annie: I am married to a man with two children from a previous marriage. They are adults. My husband is 15 years my senior, and he married early the first time, so long story short, his children are only four and six years younger than I am. The problem is with his daughter. She really ...

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; ...

Charges dismissed in 2003 slaying; man released

Michigan News

DETROIT— A Detroit man who spent about 15 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit was released Wednesday— on his birthday. A review determined that Aaron Salter’s case was primarily based on mistaken identification and the charges against him have been dismissed, Wayne County ...

Old churches, schools used for housing in Michigan

Michigan News

BERKLEY, Mich. — When Berkley resident Eric Wheeler found out Our Lady of La Salette School could be redeveloped into a five-story apartment complex, he was worried. Wheeler’s house shares a lot line with the property. What would happen to his privacy? Traffic? The view out his ...

Schuette picks former state Rep. Lisa Lyons as running mate

Michigan News

DETROIT — Michigan Republican governor candidate Bill Schuette on Wednesday announced former state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate, a key step for the current state attorney general on the road to the November election. Lyons joined Schuette at a morning campaign event in ...