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Whole lotta love

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum filled with people of all ages Sunday afternoon to celebrate the fifth annual Marquette Love Show. Suggested monetary and winter clothing donations were accepted at the door, with all proceeds going to Room at the Inn’s Warming Center, ...

Identities of injured persons from weekend crash released

TURIN TOWNSHIP — A serious personal injury accident occurred around 12:40 p.m. Saturday on M-35 near Marquette County Road 444 near the Marquette and Delta county line. The accident involved Kevin Jenkins, 24, of Gwinn, who was northbound on M-35, operating a 2000 Peterbilt tractor and ...

LSCP honors businesses that create jobs

MARQUETTE — Lake Superior Community Partnership honored 58 businesses for adding a total of 211 jobs in the community with the Plus One awards at LSCP’s annual meeting Wednesday. The Plus One Program seeks to recognize small businesses for adding even one person to their staff. “The ...

Superior’s frozen splendor

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Area residents may have noticed that bitterly cold, snowless days with an unusual amount of sunshine have been a common feature of the past week. Strangely enough, the root cause of the sunshine and lack of snow is Lake Superior’s ...

HONORING  THE PAST

ISHPEMING — The city of Ishpeming is hoping to build its future, in part, by cultivating its past. The city is seeking a multiple-property nomination on the National Register of Historic Places for its downtown commercial district. The Ishpeming City Council on Wednesday approved a ...

Well-being incident resolved peacefully

MARQUETTE — A well-being check conducted Friday afternoon by the Marquette Police Department was resolved peacefully, according to an updated MPD press release. Police arrived at an apartment complex at 200 Northland Drive at approximately 3:30 p.m. for a well-being check on a female ...

Reservations now ACCEPTED for U.P. 200 Mush Bus

MARQUETTE — Those looking for a toasty inside scoop on the U.P. 200 can get behind the scenes information through the Mush Bus. The Mush Bus is a tour guided by former Marquette mayor John DePetro which takes sightseers from Marquette to Grand Marais, which is the turnaround point for the ...

PUT IT ON ICE

MARQUETTE — For the beginning climber, attending clases at the Michigan Ice Fest offers a unique opportunity. “With the professional athletes we have coming in, it would be like going to a basketball camp taught by LeBron James, Steph Curry and Michael Jordan,” said Bill Thompson, ...

A festival of fun

The 2018 Michigan Ice Fest takes place Feb. 14-18 in Munising. The complete schedule can be found at michiganicefest.com and at Downwind Sports in Marquette. Here is some info from the Michigan Ice Fest booklet. “Ice climbing can be an intimidating sport. It’s hard to look at a frozen ...

Eric Ruska sentenced to life in prison

MARQUETTE — Eric Scott Ruska, 37, was sentenced to life in prison Friday on charges of kidnapping and aggravated sexual abuse for the July abduction and sexual assault of a 28-year-old Cooks woman. U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Jonker, who ruled on the case after hearing a statement ...

Police respond to incident following well-being check

MARQUETTE — Multiple emergency response agencies were on the scene of a well-being check Friday afternoon. According to a Marquette Police Department press release, the MPD arrived at an apartment complex at 200 Northland Drive at approximately 3:30 p.m. for a well-being check on a female ...

Marquette City Commission to fill vacant seat Monday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission will vote to fill a vacant commission seat that was created on Dec. 26, following the passing of Mayor Tom Baldini, at its regular meeting Monday evening. Under the provisions of the Marquette City Charter, the City Commission has 60 days to fill a ...

Brian Sinotte named market president of UP Health System

MARQUETTE — LifePoint Health and Duke LifePoint Healthcare announced today that Brian Sinotte, chief executive officer of UP Health System–Marquette, has been promoted to market president of UP Health System, effective immediately. In this expanded leadership role, Sinotte will continue ...

Sinotte receives key regional advancement

MARQUETTE — LifePoint Health and Duke LifePoint Healthcare announced today that Brian Sinotte, chief executive officer of UP Health System–Marquette, has been promoted to market president of UP Health System, effective immediately. In this expanded leadership role, Sinotte will continue ...

Marquette Symphony to perform special concert

MARQUETTE — Timed appropriately with Valentine’s Day, the Marquette Symphony Orchestra presents “Music: The Language of Love” on Saturday at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette. This is the symphony’s annual concert with the winner of the young concerto competition. Dr. Alex Jimenez ...

Concerns addressed

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson defended the school’s controversial pick of Gov. Rick Snyder to speak at the May 5 commencement, talking about the topic at a Student University Forum Thursday at the Learning Resource Center. “There are clearly a number ...

Group marks 20 years

MARQUETTE — Marking two decades of operation, the Lake Superior Community Partnership held its 20th annual meeting and Plus One awards recognition Wednesday night in Northern Michigan University’s Jamrich Hall. Brett French was elected as the new chairman of LSCP’s board, taking the ...

Vacant seat to be filled during March meeting

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council meeting on Thursday began on a somber note. “We are all still mourning the passing of council member (Michael) Van Straten,” Mayor Don Gladwell said. “Mike was a great person, a man of his word, a great husband and father. He loved Negaunee truly. ...

Members of Congress want 1-year deadline for Asian carp plan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Some members of Congress want a one-year deadline for completing a federal study on keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes by strengthening defenses on a crucial Illinois waterway. In a letter Thursday to heads of House spending committees, 26 lawmakers from ...

Sound off

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council approved the first reading of a new noise ordinance at its regular meeting Wednesday. The ordinance would prohibit any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise that disturbs the public health, welfare, safety, peace and comfort of others within the city ...