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Dam discussion

REPUBLIC — A group of government officials and stakeholders met Friday to discuss long- and short-term solutions for issues surrounding the condition and operation of the Republic Dam. The central issues discussed were the condition of the dam itself and the adverse affect of closing the ...

Manager pact to be mulled

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council will consider a proposed employment agreement with a candidate for its city manager position during its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Negaunee Senior Center. During a special meeting on Nov. 17, the council voted unanimously to offer the ...

Ballot drive set to keep law

LANSING — Construction trade groups launched a 2018 ballot drive Tuesday to keep intact Michigan’s 52-year-old law that requires “prevailing” wages and benefits for workers on state-financed building projects, calling it a backup plan in case the Republican-led Legislature repeals the ...

Increase of families in need noted this holiday season

MARQUETTE — Cheer Club donations are highly encouraged as local organizations note an increase of families in need this holiday season. The Cheer Club is a joint effort between The Mining Journal, the Salvation Army and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul that provides gifts to local ...

Alabama Democrat Jones wins red-state stunner

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct ...

Fatal crash investigated in Chippewa County

PICKFORD — The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office investigated the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident Friday in Pickford Township. The sheriff’s office said it was dispatched at about 11:30 p.m. to the accident, which occurred at Pea Line Road near 23 Mile Road. Upon arrival, ...

Michigan panel urges temporary shutdown of Mackinac pipeline

LANSING — A government safety panel on Monday urged the temporary shutdown of twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac until their operator can finish inspections and repair coating gaps, after some members expressed concerns over a recent deal between the state and Enbridge Inc. The ...

Newest member sworn in

MARQUETTE — At its regular meeting Monday night, the Marquette City Commission voted to fill a commission seat left vacant by Sara Cambensy, who was elected in November to represent the 109th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. Marquette Area Public Schools Human Resources ...

Public support: Marquette Township hears from concerned residents, trail users

MARQUETTE — About 30 area residents and members of recreational groups came out Dec. 5 during a Marquette Township Board meeting to show their support for a proposed $2.5 million non-motorized underpass tunnel on U.S. 41. Those who spoke during public comment said the underpass, which would ...

Projects enhance outdoor recreation

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund board has recommended $40.3 million in grant recommendations for outdoor recreation development and land acquisition projects to the state Legislature, which include a variety of local projects. This funding will support a variety of ...

New information on roundabout projects

MARQUETTE — Two roundabouts and an underpass for non-motorized traffic appear to be on the horizon on the U.S. 41 corridor in Marquette Township as long as the remaining funding can get ironed out. The key takeaways were safety and economic drivers during a joint meeting on Wednesday at ...

Stabbing investigated

NEGAUNEE — Two people were transported to UP Health System-Marquette Sunday evening to be treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained following an altercation involving a knife. At approximately 9:12 p.m., an officer was dispatched to 317 N. Brown Ave., in Negaunee, for an assault ...

Journal launches new job board with revolutionary job matching technology

MARQUETTE — The Mining Journal, the leading publication for Upper Peninsula professionals, has launched jobs.miningjournal.net, now with cutting edge job-matching technology and targeted network distribution powered by RealMatch. Employers who post jobs on the Journal’s new job board, ...

Cheer club community

Cindy Heino of Ishpeming donates toys to 39th annual Cheer Club on Tuesday. The Cheer Club is a joint effort between The Mining Journal, the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul to provide gifts to local children and families for Christmas. Unwrapped toys and other items for children up ...

UPAWS granted $50,000

MARQUETTE — Anticipation was high at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter Thursday night during its annual Holiday Open House. A small but devoted group of supporters gathered to learn just how much was being awarded to the shelter from the Petco Foundation. In November, UPAWS was ...

NMU gets accreditation for excellence in educator prep

MARQUETTE —Northern Michigan University is one of 43 institutions nationwide whose teacher preparation programs have been accredited this fall by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. NMU was among four state universities that partnered with the Michigan Department of ...

More work ahead on Enbridge pipeline review

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials need to do more work on the environmental review of Enbridge Energy’s proposed replacement for its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline, which has drawn strong opposition from environmental and tribal groups. The Public Utilities Commission voted 4-1 ...