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HAPPY HUNTING

At top, the Easter bunny poses for a photograph with attendees during the kids’ Easter egg hunt hosted by Superiorland Kiwanis at the Presque Isle Bandshell Saturday afternoon. From left, Bodi Reinhart, 1; J.J. Reinhart, 6; the Easter bunny; Aria Petrouske, 4, and Willow Petrouske, 4, are ...

Kaufman Auditorium going through changes

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette has many cultural jewels, but none like Kaufman Auditorium. The facility, built in 1927 and located in the same building as Graveraet Elementary School, is the site of many community events and concerts, although ...

Whitmer nets GOP, business support for tuition-free programs

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is netting key support from the business community and some Republican lawmakers for her large-scale plans to provide debt-free tuition to high school graduates and older adults who want to learn new job ...

Talk outlines actions taken in city of Marquette, NMU to address impacts

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Students, professors, community members and local officials gathered together Friday afternoon to hear about concrete, tangible local climate solutions developed for the city of Marquette and Northern Michigan University during a Northern ...

Cross carried

MARQUETTE — Community members of varying denominations of Christianity gathered this morning at the First Presbyterian Church for the third-annual Good Friday Cross Walk event. Attendees carried a large wooden cross throughout downtown Marquette to draw attention to three important social ...

Marquette city commissioner arrested, jailed

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Commissioner Pete Frazier was arrested Wednesday for violating a personal protection order. Frazier entered a guilty plea Thursday afternoon when he appeared in Marquette County Probate Court. Judge Thomas D. Slagle of Dickinson County, who presided over the case ...

‘Dark store’ hearing ahead for Esky

ESCANABA — Representatives of the city of Escanaba will be heading to Lansing for a Michigan Tax Tribunal hearing on a dispute between the city and Menards next month. Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan gave community leaders an update on the dispute during a Delta County Joint ...

GLOBETROTTERS visit Marquette

Hammer from the Harlem Globetrotters passes the ball with enthusiasm. The Harlem Globetrotters visited Marquette at the Berry Events Center Friday evening. A portion of online sales go towards the breast cancer fund for the Superior Health Foundation. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)

Heaven is a place on Earth

By COREY KELLY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE—Under colorful lights and surrounded by elegant decor, the fifth annual Marquette County Mom Prom took place at the Masonic Center Friday evening. The event, which invites women over 21 to dress in their black-tie attire, is a fundraiser that ...

Forests for Fish

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Have you ever wondered what lies at the deepest point of Lake Superior? This was the topic of a talk entitled “Fishes in the abyss - the offshore ecosystem of Lake Superior,” presented by Shawn Sitar, a Lake Superior fisheries ...

Future of recycling discussed by board

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority Board of Trustees went back to the drawing board at Wednesday’s meeting to find a way to fund the authority’s proposed single-stream and glass recycling program. The board unanimously passed a motion to table the decision ...

Officials discuss city brownfield projects

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and Marquette City Commission held a joint work session Tuesday to discuss past and present brownfield projects, including UP Health System-Marquette’s new hospital, Founders Landing and the former Cliffs-Dow property. The ...

Roadblock hit

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners decided at Tuesday’s meeting that the county board does not have the legal authority to place the proposed recycling millage requested by the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority on the Aug. 6 ballot. The vote was ...

Police chief resigns

GWINN — After only about four months on the job, Forsyth Township Police Chief Joe Fitzgerald resigned from the position during a closed session of a special meeting of the Forsyth Township Board Tuesday, according to officials. Fitzgerald’s resignation became effective today, Forsyth ...

NAMI offers free, confidential support, resources

MARQUETTE — Navigating the complexities of mental illness on your own can feel defeating. The National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential support groups for individuals living with mental illnesses, and for friends or families living with an individual who ...

Cambensy: Mining bill clears committee

LANSING — A bill to guide a long-term mining policy in Michigan introduced earlier this year by state Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, has moved to the next level. On Tuesday, the House Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation voted unanimously to refer the bill to the next ...

NMU student dies in multi-vehicle crash

MARQUETTE — Police have released the name of the Mason woman killed in a crash Sunday on U.S. 127 downstate. The Lansing State Journal reported that Keara Ann Bullen, 19, died in a multi-vehicle crash early Sunday afternoon on U.S. 127 near Taft Road in Bingham Township, according to the ...

PRESERVING THE PLAINS

MICHIGAMME — The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve has become the permanent caretaker and owner of 1,000 acres of land on the Yellow Dog Plains in Michigamme Township. The Mudjekewis Wildlife Refuge will be protected as a place to inspire the community to interact with nature in a quiet and ...

Summit Lake Wind Project subject of class discussion

MARQUETTE — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is concerned about what it believes will be negative environmental impacts from the proposed Summit Lake Wind Project in the Huron Mountains, and those concerns were expressed Monday during a presentation at Northern Michigan University. The talk ...