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Minor injuries sustained in crash

MARQUETTE — One person sustained minor injuries and was taken to UP Health System-Marquette after a single-vehicle crash occurred around 2:20 p.m. Sunday in Skandia Township, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle, driven by Jacob Lawrence Tarvis of Calumet, left ...

No injuries in Ishpeming house fire

ISHPEMING — An unattended candle is believed to be the cause of a house fire in Ishpeming on Sunday morning. The City of Ishpeming Fire Department, Ishpeming Township Fire Department and Marquette County 131 were dispatched to 2004 Washington Street in Ishpeming after the homeowner and ...

Welcome to Tinseltown

Santa slides through the holiday parade in his sleigh Saturday evening for Negaunee's Irontown turns Tinseltown celebration. Community members lined Iron Street to enjoy the holiday parade followed by music from the Negaunee City Band and to watch the tree lighting. Throughout the day, ...

Local briefing

Lakeshore Blvd. closed till spring MARQUETTE — Lakeshore Boulevard, from Fair Avenue to Hawley Street in Marquette, will remain closed to through traffic until the spring thaw, according to a press release from the city. Officials said an announcement will be made when the closure is ...

New event honors the late Tom Baldini

MARQUETTE — Speaking passionately about gun control, Marquette Senior High School student Lillian Biolo Thompson won the inaugural Tom Baldini Project Soapbox Challenge Friday at MSHS’s Shirley Smith Little Theater. The youth-driven civic engagement event allowed students to speak ...

UPX Minerals meeting on Tuesday

MARQUETTE — A previous article in The Mining Journal incorrectly listed the day of a meeting regarding a metallic minerals lease request by UPX Minerals Inc. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Minerals Management will hold an informational public meeting from 6 to 8 ...

County board meeting canceled

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday has been cancelled to due lack of agenda items, according to Marquette County Clerk Linda Talsma. The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 in room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex, ...

2 injured, 1 cited in 3-car crash

MARQUETTE — Two people were brought to the hospital and one person was cited after a three-car personal injury accident occurred at the intersection of McClellan Avenue and West Washington Street in Marquette at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Marquette City Police Department. The ...

UPX mineral lease to be discussed at meeting

MARQUETTE — Marquette County property owners, concerned citizens and environmental groups will have the opportunity to address the Michigan Department of Resources about UPX Minerals Inc.’s metallic mineral lease request at a public meeting to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the ...

Marquette DDA preps for holiday parade, tree lighting on Friday

MARQUETTE — It’s that time of year when Marquette’s Third Street is transformed into an enchanted scene straight from the North Pole. To celebrate the holiday season, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority is hosting the eighth annual Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade and 43rd ...

Police Log

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Marenisco loses prison lawsuit

MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has turned aside a legal challenge aimed at trying to keep a prison open in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. State law requires the Corrections Department to consider the economic impact on a community when planning to close a prison. Marenisco Township ...

Tapping into leadership

MARQUETTE — How do you become a good leader? Rachel Harris and Dave Bonsall of Simply Superior Consulting explored that idea in Innovate Marquette’s latest Business On Tap program at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. on Wednesday evening. Attendees 21 and older received a complimentary Ore ...

Soapbox challenge to honor late local leader

MARQUETTE — Mikva Challenge has announced that the inaugural Tom Baldini Project Soapbox Challenge will take place at the Marquette Senior High School Shirley Smith Little Theater, 1203 W. Fair Ave., 10:15 a.m. Friday. The youth-driven civic engagement event calls on students to speak out ...

CR 492 speed limit addressed

MARQUETTE —The Marquette Township Board is asking for its road committee’s help to address concerns about the speed limit along Marquette County Road 492. The board at its Nov. 20 meeting voted unanimously to approve the action in response to a resident’s request for a speed study of the ...

Irontown turns Tinseltown

NEGAUNEE — Downtown Negaunee will shine with holiday cheer this Saturday with city’s annual Irontown Turns Tinseltown celebration. The community-wide family-friendly event will run from 4-8 p.m. featuring food and drink specials, sales, entertainment and prizes at 17 downtown businesses ...

Today’s pension meeting canceled

MARQUETTE — The regular meeting of the Fire and Police Pension Board scheduled for today has been canceled due to a lack of quorum.

New Soo Lock project to receive $32 million

DETROIT — The New Soo Lock project in Sault Ste. Marie will receive $32,388,000 in the fiscal year 2019 work plan, announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. The funds appropriated to the new Soo Lock project will be used to initiate deepening of the upstream approach ...