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State nears decision on UMERC plants

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MARQUETTE — As the Michigan Public Service Commission approaches its Friday deadline to decide whether to approve construction of two new power plants in the central Upper Peninsula, several groups have stated their opposition to the utility company’s plan saying it didn’t fully consider ...

ARCHAEOLOGY ROCKS!

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Above, Bev Trynoski, left, of the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club explains specimens to Brenda Albrecht, right, at the Marquette Regional History Center during Saturday’s fifth annual Archaeology Fair, which showcased booths focusing on the unique archaeology of the Upper Peninsula. Below, ...

Salaries approved for elected officials

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MARQUETTE — Commissioners unanimously approved 2018 salaries for elected officials at the Marquette County Board’s regular meeting last week. Commissioner Joe Derocha was absent from the meeting. According to Michigan Legislature, 45.421 annual salaries are fixed by the county board of ...

Budget Business

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ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will hold a special meeting and 2018 budget workshop on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Ishpeming City Hall. Major goals for the city’s 2018 budget, according to City Manager Mark Slown’s Budget Message, are to continue the city’s critical ...

AUTUMN GOLD

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ISHPEMING — “Autumn carries more gold in its pockets than all the other seasons,” American journalist and author Jim Bishop once wrote. The Salvation Army is hoping that some of that gold will be shared on Monday during the organization’s annual Harvest Fest celebration at River Rock ...

HERE COMES THE SUN

Region

The sun rises Tuesday morning on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge in this photo taken from Hancock’s Porvoo Park. (Photo by Carrie Erickson)

VFW makes donation to DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans

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The VFW Post 3165 donated $2,000 towards the purchase of a second NUSTEP machine used for physical therapy at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. The first machine they purchased was so popular they purchased a second for the facility. Pictured are Rollin Johnson, trustee; Bernie Stanaway, ...

Wixstrom wins art contest

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Pictured from left: Thomas Wixstrom, Ellie Martin and Colton Glisson. Wixstrom won first place in an art contest and received a ride to school on Oct. 17 with fire chief Al Koski.

FITWORX welcomed by DDA

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Tom Stone FITWORX, located at 317 S. Front Street in Downtown Marquette, was recently welcomed to the downtown district by Marquette’s Downtown Development Authority. FITWORX specializes in high-quality personal training, partner training and small group training. They offer safe, effective ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Slotterback offers 6-week session MARQUETTE — Beginning Oct. 30, retired Northern Michigan University professor Floyd Slotterback will present a six-session “how-to” in becoming a skilled music listener. Classes run from noon to 1 p.m. in the Peter White Public Library’s Community ...

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

Bluesday Tuesday on Halloween MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Area Blues Society invite music lovers to a concert by WhoDat Brass at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the Peter White Library’s community room, part of the monthly Bluesday Tuesday series. Enjoy the ...

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 contacting Julie Shaw at 315-2607 at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should ...

CULTURAMA

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Kelvin Getuno, left, an English major at Northern Michigan University, answers student questions about the political climate in his home country of Kenya. Students and community members were invited to attend International Culturama to increase cultural awareness and learn about various ...

Union files labor charge

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Nurse’s Association has filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board — making eight allegations against UP Health System-Marquette and it’s parent company Duke Lifepoint. According to the NLRB website, the MNA alleges UPHS-Marquette engaged in ...

Ratepayers overcharged $23M in Presque Isle plant subsidies

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MARQUETTE — A federal oversight committee recently determined We Energies had overcharged ratepayers by nearly $23 million to keep the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette operating to ensure electric reliability in the Upper Peninsula. In the case, the state of Michigan has disputed the ...

Fresh Coast Film Festival kicks off

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Northern Michigan University students Olivia Walcott and Dylan Gonda, center left and right, are two of the makers of the film “Great Lakes, Great Stories,” which was the first film to premiere Thursday night in the 2017 Fresh Coast Film Festival. They and one other student, Ryan Watling, ...

UP Shakes’ ‘Titus Andronicus’ kills

Community

MARQUETTE —Yes, a horrible pun in the title of this review, but a well-intentioned one. For those unaware of Shakespeare’s bloodiest revenge play, “Titus Andronicus,” the body count is high and the acts of violence and depravity abound. There is lust and intrigue and plots and ...