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MSP Negaunee post assigned 3 new troopers

MARQUETTE — Earlier this month, the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post assigned three new troopers after 127 recruits were sworn in after graduating on Nov. 30. The 133rd Trooper Recruit School began June 4 and for 26 weeks, recruits received training in firearms, water safety, defensive ...

IDI donates $20K to UPAWS

NEGAUNEE — The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter has announced Integrated Design Incorporated’s support of the Imagine the PAWSibilities Capital Campaign. Integrated Design donated $20,000 to the construction of the new animal shelter by sponsoring an adoption counsel room. ...

Hunger is the enemy

K.I. SAWYER — Over a thousand items are going home with local children and their families today as Ending Hunger Alliance of Marquette ensures children in need have meals over the upcoming holiday break. Since its initial kickoff in 2015, Ending Hunger has provided more than 20,000 meals ...

Positive fund balance

GWINN — Building a healthy fund balance continues to be a focus with Gwinn Area Community Schools. Newly appointed Superintendent Sandy Petrovich said the GACS Board of Education Monday decided not to cut teachers or more services at this time. Still, she acknowledged more work needs to ...

NMU receives grant to address sexual assault

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has received more than $19,000 through the state’s Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program. The funding will support Empowering the Confidant, an initiative that will train peers to respond appropriately when friends, roommates or fellow students ...

Michigan teachers get win in Supreme court

LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the state to return $554 million to nearly 275,000 school employees and retirees who saw a portion of their pay illegally deducted for retiree health care for about two years, ending a lengthy legal battle that stretched across two ...

Tunnel talk: 2 projects given green light

MARQUETTE — Two proposed transportation projects in Marquette Township have been given the green light. The Marquette Township Board approved a Michigan Department of Transportation resolution committing the township to own, operate and fund the lighting for two roundabouts on U.S. 41, as ...

WORKING OUT THE DETAILS

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee may have a new city manager at the helm by Jan. 15. The Negaunee City Council clarified aspects of a proposed city manager employment agreement at a special meeting on Tuesday. The relatively minor changes to the agreement will be presented to city manager candidate ...

Changes ahead for Noquemanon Ski Marathon’s 20th year

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Health System Noquemanon Ski Marathon will be celebrating its 20th anniversary Jan. 26-28, and there are a number of course changes that will both improve the skier experience and prepare the race for future growth, according to a press release from ...

Highland Clan supports Cheer Club for 16 years

ISHPEMING — Every year the Highland Clan Motorcycle Club is one of the largest contributors to The Mining Journal Ishpeming office for Cheer Club. Last week members brought big bags full of toys for children of all ages. This marks the 16th year the Highland Clan has contributed to the ...

Housing commission seeks board member

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Housing Commission is looking to fill a seat that was left vacant after Jenna Smith accepted a city commission position on Dec. 11., according to MHC Executive Director Sharon Maki. At the Marquette City Commission’s regular meeting Monday, Maki presented ...

Signatures submitted for Michigan redistricting initiative

LANSING — A group opposed to political gerrymandering submitted more than 425,000 signatures Monday for a ballot drive that would empower an independent commission to draw Michigan’s congressional and legislative districts, which backers said would make the once-a-decade process less ...

Total loss

ISHPEMING —A structure on Division Street in Ishpeming is considered a total loss as the result of a structure fire Monday evening, but the quick action of an Ishpeming firefighter helped keep the blaze from spreading. According to an Ishpeming Fire Department news release, an IFD ...

MAPS amends budget: Spending package balanced

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a budget amendment Monday that will balance the budget for the 2017-18 school year. “The budget amendment increased our revenues because we had a larger than expected enrollment,” MAPS Assistant ...

Sled crash kills man in Alger County

SHINGLETON — The Alger County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fatal snowmobile crash that took place Sunday near Shingleton. At approximately 1:20 p.m. the Alger County dispatch received a report of a snowmobile accident on Trail No. 8 about a mile west of M-94. The investigation ...

Trump says he isn’t considering firing Mueller

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, but that didn’t stop him from adding to the growing conservative criticism of Mueller’s acquisition of thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his ...

Panel approves 3 capital projects

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees Friday approved three capital projects. It authorized $20.5 million for the Don H. Bottum University Center renovation. The two-year project will be completed in phases, with construction scheduled to begin in May, according to ...

Seal of approval

LANSING — A group of people are trying to establish a prize program for Michigan high school graduates who are proficient in two or more languages. The program is called the Seal of Biliteracy. It is a diploma seal awarded by a school, school district or county office of education to ...