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LSSU list bans ‘fake news,’ ‘covfefe’ and ‘let me ask you this’

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT — Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could it just be fake news? Northern Michigan’s Lake Superior State University on Sunday released its 43rd annual List ...

Michigan scrambles to address chemical contaminants in water

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — While the city of Flint still recovers from a lead-tainted water crisis, Michigan is scrambling to combat potential health risks in other tap water that stem from chemicals long used in firefighting, waterproofing, carpeting and other ...

RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR

MARQUETTE — This weekend calls for a celebration. On Sunday, Double Trouble Entertainment will host the 29th annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Bash in Marquette. This will be the second year Double Trouble, owned by the Digneit brothers of Marquette, has hosted the popular downtown ...

Enduring cold snap creates headaches at home, on highways

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio — Already winter-weary parts of the Midwest and East Coast are dealing with a mounting number of weather-related headaches, from highway pileups to frozen pipes and a rash of car thefts. And there’s more to come. Bitter temperatures and ...

SNOW PLACE LIKE HOME

With the temperature back up into the teens on Friday, local families and children braved a sledding hill off of West Fair and Norway avenues in Marquette. At right, Geena Erdmann-Lipp, 10, spins her way down the hill atop a saucer. Above, Adia Holm, 10, slides belly-down on an inflatable ...

County moves forward with MERS amortization extension

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board unanimously voted to move forward with pursuing a Municipal Employees’ Retirement System amortization extension, which would allow more time to adjust its unfunded liability for employee pensions. Commissioners Bill Nordeen and Johnny DePetro were ...

Ishpeming structure damaged by fire

ISHPEMING —A two-story structure in Ishpeming was damaged as the result of a fire early this morning. In response to a 12:39 a.m. call from Marquette County Central Dispatch, the Ishpeming Fire Department responded to a fire in a two-apartment structure at 343 S. Main St., an IFD press ...

New manager named

MARQUETTE — Chocolay Township will be under new management to start the new year. Jon Kangas, who has been the director of the Ishpeming Department of Public Works and the city’s engineer for around eight years, will assume the positon being vacated by Steve Lawry. Lawry, who acted as ...

Nate Heffron’s employment as city manager authorized

NEGAUNEE — The t’s have been crossed, the i’s dotted and after a couple of signatures Negaunee will have a new city manager. The Negaunee City Council voted unanimously to authorize Mayor Don Gladwell to sign a two-year employment agreement with Nate Heffron. Councilman David Kangas ...

Trump, GOP congressional leaders to meet at Camp David

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Eager for more legislative achievements before Washington’s focus shifts to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump plans to open the new year by meeting with Republican congressional leaders to map out the 2018 legislative agenda, the White House said. After ...

Becoming an Outdoors Woman

On an early summer day, in front of a white gazebo overlooking Lake Independence, spirited women who had taken on the challenge of improving their outdoor skills assembled on the lawn for a group photograph. These pink-shirted ladies, some who were here for the first time, and others who had ...

‘Mine-effect’ snow makes appearance

NEGAUNEE — “Mine-effect snow” recently was featured on The Weather Channel. Not lake-effect snow. Mine-effect snow. TWC noted a small blip on Doppler radar revealed an unusual sight the evening of Dec. 20: localized snowfall produced from the Tilden Mine. The National Weather ...

Bold initiative proposed

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has proposed replacing all lead water pipes in the state within the next 20 years. “The new rules would require (municipalities) to start removing lead service lines at an average rate of 5 percent per year, which would get us ...

DNR shooting range construction funding gets nod from trust fund board

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund board recently recommended funding a Department of Natural Resources project to develop a public shooting range in Sands Township in Marquette County. DNR staffers have been working with local units of government, residents and ...

2018 logo contest winner announced

MARQUETTE — The Hiawatha Traditional Music Co-op recently announced the winner of its 2018 festival logo contest. Mark Rizzardi from St. Paul, Minnesota, won the contest with his theme of “reflection” for the design. As Hiawatha’s 40th anniversary approaches, Rizzardi relays that ...

Marquette Mayor Tom Baldini dies unexpectedly

MARQUETTE — Marquette Mayor Tom Baldini, 74, passed away Tuesday afternoon after sustaining a stroke over the weekend, Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Campana confirmed to The Mining Journal today. “We lost a really good man that was completely devoted to his community,” Campana said. “Although ...

Midwest, Northeast could see bitter New Year’s

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Christmas for much of the Northeast and Midwest has given way to bitter cold until the New Year. Residents should expect colder-than-normal temperatures for the rest of the week, according to Chicago-area National Weather Service meteorologist Amy Seeley. Temperatures ...

Michigan vulnerable to federal budget cuts

LANSING — The money Michigan draws down from the federal government is the second- highest in the country, according to the Michigan League for Public Policy. While Congress wages war on tax reform and health care, the uncertainty over Michigan‘s budget has officials nervously awaiting ...