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Striking a chord

ISHPEMING — Seventy years ago on a cold and overcast April 12, hundreds of women locked arms in solidarity, barring management and non-union workers from entering the H.W. Gossard corset and bra factory. “It was 5 o’clock in the morning, we were supposed to be there between 5 and ...

Sustainable tourism discussed

MARQUETTE — With increasing awareness of the Upper Peninsula’s natural beauty, tourism related to outdoor recreation has been a growing industry in Marquette and Alger counties, along with the U.P. as a whole. While the economic impact of tourism is significant, “one issue is that this ...

GOP states discover a tax hike they have to like: for roads

LANSING — After passing waves of tax cuts in recent years, some lawmakers in several Republican-dominated states have decided it’s time to make a big exception and are pushing for tax increases to fix roads that are crumbling from years of neglect. In the past month alone, the Republican ...

Raising the Stakes

MARQUETTE — Grandview Marquette is now accepting tenants with notably higher incomes as eligibility limits for the 56-unit complex have increased. But that increase, considering the project was adopted to support housing for individuals with lower-level incomes, is raising questions ...

Craft bears

MARQUETTE — “It was a long winter,” said Andrea Pernsteiner, co-founder of the Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette. Bears everywhere were turning over in their dens from all the noise and merriment made Saturday during the annual Festival of the Angry Bear at the Ore Dock on ...

Popular preschool to close its doors

MARQUETTE — The decision to close a long-standing preschool and day care in Marquette Township is fraught with emotion for all involved. St. Christopher’s Preschool, which is on the campus of St. Christopher Catholic Parish along Badger Street, will be closing its doors for good at ...

Officials discuss childcare options

MARQUETTE — Socialization in a preschool or day care program is an important part of a child’s overall education, said Deb Dupras, director of the Great Start to Quality, a regional resource for parents and child care providers. There are 33 facilities that provide early childhood ...

PEEPS be with you

MARQUETTE — Give Peeps a Chance art challenge fundraiser, hosted by the Marquette Unitarian Universalist Congregation, took place Friday afternoon in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room. “We wanted something catchy and we wanted it to be Peeps,” Jamie Kuehnl, ...

BLP contractor files for bankruptcy

MARQUETTE — Innova Global Ltd., an international sound emissions and noise management company that’s been working to assess noises and vibrations emanating from the Marquette Energy Center, filed for bankruptcy and was placed in receivership on April 1. PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. — a ...

UPX Minerals withdraws request

MARQUETTE — A contested mineral lease request involving thousands of acres of land in Marquette County has been withdrawn. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced on Tuesday that UPX Minerals, a subsidiary of Canadian-based Highland Copper, withdrew its request for the ...

Former Michigan conservation director tells ‘spectacular’ tale

By WILL GRIMM Special to the Journal LANSING — It’s hard to imagine the Great Lakes not having any large sport fish – yet it was once that way. Before the introduction of Pacific salmon, the Great Lakes had a small sports fishery with few anglers. While small game fish like ...

Superior Health Foundation launches 2019 Proactive Grant Focus process

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation recently announced the launch of its 2019 Proactive Grant Focus process with the release of a request for information to gather criteria about organizations with the capacity and vision to make an impact on improving medical transportation services ...

Marking student work at NMU

MARQUETTE — Jamrich Hall on Thursday was a place where you could read or hear about a biomarker for glioblastoma, American violent crime in the 1990s and the effect of organic amendments upon soil and plant health in potted beans — all under one roof. The 24th annual Celebration of ...

Plant a tree

MARQUETTE— Coniferous, deciduous and fruit trees as well as shrubs, berries and garden vegetables such as asparagus, horseradish and rhubarb are offered through the Marquette County Conservation District’s annual spring tree sale fundraiser. Those who wish to participate have until Monday ...

Schools cancel, traffic slowed as spring snow blankets area

MARQUETTE — Residents in Marquette County woke up this morning to having to scrape the ice off the cars, but that’s probably to be expected this time of year. A total of 5.4 inches of snow was recorded Thursday by the National Weather Service in Negaunee Township. “I would say in the ...

‘In My Mother’s Voice’

MARQUETTE — “We had to leave our families behind in Nazi Germany, and I didn’t know if I’d ever see my mother or my father or my younger brother again. It was the summer of 1941. I was 29 years old, and I had never been more than a few day’s journey from my hometown, and here I was on ...

Millage detailed

K.I. SAWYER — The necessity of voters passing a sinking fund tax levy for Gwinn Area Community Schools was detailed at a special “Soup with the Superintendent” event on Tuesday at K.I. Sawyer Elementary School. On the ballot in a special May 7 election will be a proposal requesting a ...

Chocolay Township approves first reading of controversial rental ordinance

HARVEY — Officials are taking another crack at governing rentals of all types in Chocolay Township. The first reading of the township’s proposed rental ordinance and a proposed zoning ordinance amendment related to rentals along with a proposed rental property registration form were ...

Fundraising in support of kids who have been abused

MARQUETTE — Those in the city of Marquette this weekend can run, walk or jog along the shore of Lake Superior to benefit the new Superior Child Advocacy Center, which aims to help children who have endured physical and sexual abuse. The Lead the Way 5K event will take place, rain or shine, ...