Front Page News

Kids kick off Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon

Top: Annika Elliot and Sam Elliot, center, are pictured getting excited before the start of the 5-kilometer Kids’ Race during the ninth edition of the Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon at the NTN Forestville Trailhead on Friday evening. At right: Evelyn Grille and her mother, Jen Grille, ...

City to reconsider adopting fire codes

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission will again consider implementing a national fire code that was postponed until December after local developers spoke out against it in June. Commissioners this week unanimously agreed to hold a work session in September on the National Fire ...

Asian carp found near Lake Michigan got past barriers

By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY — An adult Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway near Lake Michigan this summer began its life far downstream and apparently got around a series of electric barriers intended to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes, ...

Trump pushes out Bannon

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump’s conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months that now has ...

Car show to benefit Women’s Center

MARQUETTE — Almost two years after an apparent Thanksgiving double-murder-suicide that shocked the region, the family of Jessica Drummond — who police believe was slain, along with her best friend and unborn child, by her boyfriend — is still struggling with the loss. “It’s still ...

MSHDA director promotes program for home buyers

MARQUETTE — While the Grandview Marquette development on Fisher Street is unique due to its historic aspect, it’s an example of the kind of project the Michigan State Housing Development Authority makes possible, according to MSHDA Executive Director Earl Poleski. Poleski visited ...

Larry Lee Dillman is U.P. Veteran of Year

ESCANABA — The threat of rain didn’t stop area veterans and government officials from coming together to honor Larry Lee Dillman — 2017 U.P. Veteran of the Year. A ceremony in Dillman’s honor was held at the U.P. State Fair Thursday, which was Honored Citizens Day at the ...

Saario testifies in his Iron County murder trial

By Iron Mountain Daily News Staff CRYSTAL FALLS — Alfred Saario said in court Thursday he did not plan to kill his stepdaughter in June 2016 but got a gun because he feared for his safety when confronting her over a cellphone she’d taken from his room. Saario, 66, took the stand in his ...

Snyder dedicates multi-use trail

HERMANSVILLE — Gov. Rick Snyder did the honors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a recently-completed multi-use trail connecting Hermansville to Escanaba Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony was held at the Thomas St. Onge Vietnam Veterans Museum in Hermansville. The event began with some ...

Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymandering

MEDFORD, Mass. — Some of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades. They came from colleges across the country for a weeklong conference on gerrymandering, the practice of ...

Exclusive: Snyder talks CTE, jobs, weighs in on controversial issues

MARQUETTE — Gov. Rick Snyder made career technical education a focal point during an exclusive interview Wednesday with The Mining Journal, but declined to offer an opinion on more controversial issues like aging pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac or comments made by fellow Republican ...

Snyder, state officials tour Grandview Marquette, former orphanage

MARQUETTE — Gov. Rick Snyder and other state officials Wednesday morning toured the affordable housing development Grandview Marquette, which is set to open later this fall. In a press conference, Snyder said the formerly blighted Holy Family Orphanage has an incredible legacy and history, ...

Wisconsin Assembly set to approve $3 billion for Foxconn

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Assembly planned to approve a $3 billion tax break Thursday for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy. Democratic ...

Charlottesville woman’s family: Fight injustice like she did

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Family members of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville used her funeral as a rallying cry, telling mourners the best way to honor Heather Heyer is to continue her fight against injustice. “Let’s find that spark of ...

City buys last properties, amends scope of work

MARQUETTE — As construction on the hospital transportation project progresses, the city is wrapping up property acquisitions and increasing the budget to accommodate permit requirements from the state, city officials say. The Marquette City Commission in three split votes Monday amended the ...

Snyder kayaks Grand Island to promote tourism

MUNISING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has kayaked around Grand Island in Lake Superior to promote tourism. Snyder began a tour of the Upper Peninsula on Tuesday by paddling near Munising and later visiting the Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center. He says he and other officials went under an arch ...

Board agrees to wastewater capacity sale

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township board at its regular meeting Tuesday approved the sale of 1 percent of township-owned wastewater treatment plant capacity to Chocolay Township. Chocolay Township requested 2 percent additional capacity in order to accommodate wastewater flows from the ...

Lions leader to make stop in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Marquette and Chocolay Lions Clubs will welcome past District Gov. William Michl from Fort Francis, Ontario, Canada, when he visits Marquette on Aug. 23 as he makes his way around Lake Superior accompanied only by his bright red van and the spirit of Lionism. At 9 a.m. that ...

Sen. Gary Peters kicks off motorcycle tour in Marquette

Kicking off day one of his #RideMI Motorcycle Tour, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, an avid motorcycle rider, started his ride through the Upper Peninsula in Marquette. Peters presented commemorative lapel pins to U.P. Vietnam veterans in honor of their service in the war at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for ...

Father Marquette Park improvements getting underway

MARQUETTE — After years of planning, fundraising and gradual improvements, the Father Marquette Park overlooking Lake Superior on South Front Street in Marquette will get a significant makeover this fall. The project getting underway will improve accessibility, lighting, security, ...