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Holly jolly library

ISHPEMING — It’s a jolly time of year at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library. The library hosted a Holly Jolly Jubilee event that included various holiday activities and the Friends of the Library’s used book sale fundraiser on Saturday. Kathie Chapman, Friends of the Library ...

Residents, board talk sewer rates

HARVEY — Residents were given the opportunity to weigh in on an upcoming sewer lift station project and corresponding 64 percent rate increase during a Chocolay Township Board meeting on Monday. Several people voiced concerns over how residents on fixed incomes will be impacted by the ...

Not guilty plea in city poaching case

MARQUETTE — A man who allegedly shot a white-tailed deer with a bow and arrow while trespassing on private property within Marquette city limits earlier this week has pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges after being arraigned and arrested Wednesday, according to the Marquette City ...

Commemorative Bucks steps up

MARQUETTE — The Commemorative Bucks of Michigan dropped off hundreds of gifts for the Cheer Club at The Mining Journal’s office in Marquette Wednesday afternoon, helping to ensure local children who are in need will receive presents this holiday season. “They are the single largest ...

Gift of connection

MARQUETTE — A local puppy-in-training to be a therapy dog was recently diagnosed with a rare liver condition that will require a costly surgery, and many community members are banding together in an effort to raise funds for the procedure in hopes the service animal will be able to fulfill ...

Personnel change announced at Cleveland-Cliffs

CLEVELAND — Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has announced that it has named its current executive vice president, business development, Clifford T. Smith, as the company’s executive vice president, chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1. In his new role, Smith will have oversight for the ...

State Legislature passes Line 5 bill

LANSING — The Michigan Legislature approved a bill Tuesday that would allow the replacement of a 65-year-old oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes waterway, voting to create a state authority that would oversee the construction of a tunnel to encase a new segment of pipe. Most Republicans in ...

Panel discusses MEC noise issue; Tourville re-elected chairman

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power Board of Directors elected a new chairman and vice chairman Tuesday before addressing sound and vibration issues that have been linked to the Marquette Energy Center. As the result of two 5-0 votes, BLP board members re-elected Tom ...

Cuppa’ Joe?

MARQUETTE— Students and staff at Marquette Senior High School may seem a little perkier in the morning thanks to the recent opening of the student-run coffee shop Wake U.P. The shop operates in conjunction with Christine Columb’s marketing class and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday for ...

Panel briefed on Veridea hospital project

MARQUETTE — Veridea Group and UP Health System representatives updated the Marquette City Commission Monday on their recent decision to enter into an agreement allowing the Marquette-based developer to purchase the hospital’s current complex along College Avenue. The property to be ...

Father, son perish in blaze

MARQUETTE — A father and son died in a house fire Sunday on Drummond Island in Chippewa County. Chippewa County Sheriff Michael Bitnar said in a press release that 911 calls indicated 30-year-old Kyle Ray Messenger and his 5-year-old son were inside the house when emergency responders were ...

Buck poached in city limits

MARQUETTE — Charges are being sought against a 37-year-old Marquette man for shooting a white-tailed deer using a bow and arrow within Marquette city limits while trespassing on private property, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Conservation officers had received a ...

2 percent gaming money distributed

MARQUETTE — Chocolay Township will be the largest recipient in the latest round of Keweenaw Bay Indian Community 2 percent payments. About 84 percent, or roughly $138,460, of the total $164,460 allocation from the Marquette Ojibwa Casino will be distributed to Chocolay Township for fire, ...

4 journalists and a newspaper are Time’s Person of the Year

NEW YORK — Time magazine named four journalists and a newspaper on Tuesday as its 2018 Person of the Year for standing up for the truth in the face of persecution and violence. The group, which Time calls the “guardians,” includes slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Capital ...

Focus on kids

MARQUETTE — The youngsters are sprawled on classroom floors on mats, working on activities such as coloring the Vietnamese flag and using beads to learn basic mathematics skills. Such is the scenario at North Star Montessori Academy. North Star, located at 3030 Wright St. in Marquette ...

NMU students explore industrial hemp uses

MARQUETTE — Many are unaware of the environmental benefits of using industrial hemp to produce fibers, fuels, plastics and medicines, according to a recent survey conducted by students in Northern Michigan University communications course taught by professor Jessica Thompson. The students, ...