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Finn Fun Day staged

MARQUETTE — Finns from around the Upper Peninsula gathered at Negaunee Township Hall on Saturday to enjoy traditional Finnish food and entertainment at the ninth annual Finn Fun Day. The event is hosted by the U.P. Chapter of the League of Finnish American Societies whose goal is to ...

Econ Club speakers announced

MARQUETTE — Speakers for the 2018-19 season of the Economic Club of Marquette County were announced at a special breakfast meeting of the club Thursday at the Ramada Inn. The speakers will be: • Kyle Melinn, Sept. 17. Melinn is editor and vice president of the Michigan Information & ...

Gwinn High School gets new tennis courts

GWINN — The sports facilities outside Gwinn High/Middle School are a little more green and blue. That’s because work has just been completed on reconstructing the tennis courts, with the actual playing area blue and the surrounding area green. It wasn’t just about the colors, though. ...

McCain to be buried near best friend at US Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — It will be a fitting final resting place for a man who prized military service, cherished friendship and had little patience for formalities. Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who died Saturday of brain cancer, will be buried on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval ...

… AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — In light of the recently secured funding for indigent defense in the state budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, Marquette County is currently in the process of developing a public defender’s office, which will provide legal counsel for ...

Future of Founders Landing pier to be discussed

MARQUETTE — Marquette city officials will consider the future of the Founders Landing pier near the ore dock adjacent to Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park Monday night at a city commission meeting. In June, community services staff issued a request for qualifications for the Founders ...

War hero and presidential candidate John McCain has died

By NANCY BENAC Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, ...

Bomb threat at UPHS-Marquette hospital construction site deemed false

MARQUETTE — A bomb threat investigated by police at the construction site of the new UP Health System-Marquette hospital this morning was found to be false, according to officials from the Marquette City Police Department. “We evacuated the building, we went through with a bomb dog, ...

Marquette Township residents weigh in on survey

MARQUETTE — Marquette Township residents were recently given an opportunity to weigh in on multiple aspects of living in the municipality via the township’s 2018 Community Survey. During its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Marquette Township Board heard the results of the survey, which ...

University rolling out new mobile app

MARQUETTE — On Monday, smartphone users will have the opportunity to download a new app that will make it easier to connect to the Northern Michigan University community. The new NMU mobile app with expanded functional options will be available for download beginning Monday from the App ...

Boiler bid approved

MARQUETTE — At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Marquette County Board of Commissioners approved a bid for a boiler system at the Negaunee Service Center, which is located along U.S. 41 and houses the Marquette County Health Department. The commission voted 5-1, with Commissioner Bill Nordeen ...

‘North of the 45th’ opens

MARQUETTE—The 11th “North of the 45th Parallel” juried exhibition at the DeVos Art Museum opens today with a juror talk at 6 p.m. followed by an artist reception. Pieces made of various materials, shapes and sizes will be on display. The show represents work from artists living in the ...

Tailgate party kicks off MSHS football season

Above, Marquette Senior High School hosted their third annual Tailgate Party Friday evening to kick off the start of their 2018 football season. The free event included music, food and games for community members before the Marquette Redmen varsity team took the field at 7 p.m. against Traverse ...

City to discuss costs of 231 West Patisserie shop

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission at its Monday meeting will decide whether to establish a public hearing to approve a combined brownfield plan for an upcoming pastry shop located in the downtown district. According to city documents, the proposed plan would help cover redevelopment ...

Bennett retires from Bay Cliff

BIG BAY — In early August Tim Bennett, longtime executive director of the Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, retired from his position. “It was a very thoughtful and intentional decision to come here and that was almost 30 years ago,” Bennett said during an interview prior to his ...

Area physician charged with criminal sexual assault

MARQUETTE — A physician with offices in Marquette and Traverse City was arraigned Wednesday on eight counts of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly assaulting two female patients. Jonathan Robertson, 43, appeared in Marquette County District Court and was ordered to be held on a $2 million ...

Body found in Alger County

MARQUETTE — A woman’s body was found floating in Munising Bay on Wednesday after personnel from the Alger County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue responded to a 911 call that came in at around 12:35 p.m. Officials located the woman’s body near the the west side of the bay, ...

Erickson addresses gathering

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson addressed recent achievements and upcoming projects during the Fall Convocation held Wednesday at Jamrich Hall. “I have been spending quite a bit of time in the last couple of weeks reading the Strategic Resource Allocation ...