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Wage, sick time laws gutted

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press and Journal staff LANSING — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Tuesday passed bills that would delay a minimum wage hike and scale back paid sick leave requirements, an unprecedented lame-duck strategy that was endorsed legally by the state’s ...

DNR hears input on mineral lease request

MARQUETTE —Well over 100 concerned citizens and property owners packed the University Center Charcoal Room on Northern Michigan University’s campus on Tuesday to weigh in on lease requests for metallic mineral rights on more than 2,500 acres throughout Marquette County. UPX Minerals, a ...

Master Plan work back on table

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Planning Commission unanimously decided to revisit the Community Master Plan amendment and Land Development Code project at its next meeting rather than sending the documents to the city commission for review and approval. The commission heard concerns from two ...

Cool runnings

MARQUETTE— Winters in the Upper Peninsula can feel limiting, with snowy sidewalks, icy roadways and Arctic temperatures, and getting outside can be unappealing. However, many runners in the community are proving otherwise. Recently the Queen City Running Co. hosted a winter running forum at ...

First toy pickup held

MARQUETTE — The Salvation Army of Marquette County made the very first Cheer Club toy collection of the year Friday afternoon, filling The Mining Journal’s lobby with good cheer as volunteers loaded donated bikes, toys, games and many other gifts for local youth in need into a truck waiting ...

Serious injury reported in 2-vehicle crash in Dickinson County

By Journal staff IRON MOUNTAIN — Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash that took place Sunday evening on M-95 near the Marquette County line in Sagola Township in Dickinson County. Troopers from the Michigan State Police post in Iron Mountain responded to the accident at about ...

Water supply being evaluated

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission approved $15,000 worth of professional engineering services last week to evaluate potential improvements for corrosion control of the city’s water supply. Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr and Huber — a full-service engineering firm that has provided ...

Infant murder case bound over

MARQUETTE — Randy James Tuominen, who was arrested and arraigned in early November on a murder charge and two counts of first-degree child abuse after the death of his infant son, was bound over to 25th Circuit Court Monday after a preliminary examination was held in Marquette County District ...

Open house

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library has been undergoing construction throughout the year and on Dec. 18, the library board will choose a craftsman to complete one more project. On Friday, the PWPL put a Request For Qualifications out to the public to find a bidder to repurpose and ...

PEAK Gymnastics collects shoes while raising funds for teams

MARQUETTE — For those who are looking for a green way to donate this holiday season, PEAK Gymnastics & Fitness in Marquette is collecting shoes to keep them out of landfills while supporting entrepreneurs in developing nations and raising funds for the gym’s competitive ...

Digging out: winter storm dumps more than foot of snow

MARQUETTE — The Marquette region was hit with a record snowfall and precipitation Sunday. According to the National Weather Service-Marquette station in Negaunee Township, the area received 14.2 inches of snow, breaking the 2004 record of 10.2 inches. A total of 1.62 inches of precipitation ...

On track

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — A major transformation is now in full swing at the Ojibwa Casino in Chocolay Township that includes a sizable expansion and rebranding effort. The new casino section of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s project will be twice the ...

George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press HOUSTON — He was the man who sought a “kinder, and gentler nation,“ and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips  he would not raise taxes. He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was ...

Weird weather

NEGAUNEE — Was the weather in the Marquette area a little unusual this year? It was out of the ordinary during several months of the year, but perhaps overall trends should be more of the focus. With the end of 2018 coming up, Matt Zika, a meteorologist based at the National Weather ...

DNR reaches testing goals in CWD surveillance locations

MARQUETTE — With the valuable assistance of hunters, a minimum goal set for chronic wasting disease deer head testing has been surpassed in two surveillance areas set up in the central Upper Peninsula, according to a Michigan Department of Natural Resources press release. The testing will ...

High schoolers learn trade skills at Jacobetti Complex

MARQUETTE — Construction is not always about strength or gender. To help get that point across, high school girls from across the Upper Peninsula took part in Friday’s Women in Construction event hosted by Northern Michigan University’s construction management program at the ...

Happy Holidays!

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — To celebrate the holidays, productions of The Nutcracker Ballet will take place at the Kaufman Auditorium at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. today. The cast of the play, put on by the Kaufman Auditorium and Second Skin Shop, is comprised of ...

Presque Isle Marina plans move forward

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette is now authorized to move forward with plans for constructing a new floating pier system for the Presque Isle Marina at the north end of Lakeshore Boulevard. On Monday, the Marquette City Commission unanimously approved a resolution to amend the 2019 ...