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Planning Commission meets tonight

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Planning Commission will be discussing the Lighthouse Park Public Improvements project at 6 tonight in the commission chambers at city hall. City Engineer Keith Whittington has requested that the planning commission examine draft plans that have been made for ...

Angeli to host office hours

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Dandelion Cottage Room, located on the first floor off of the Huron Mountain Gallery of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago ISHPEMING — Mark Dryer of Ishpeming has built hundreds of airplanes, tanks and automobiles — all in his basement. Dryer and his 8-year-old son, Matt, ...

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 ...

Fat-ish

At left, racer Aaron Roecker, climbs the last hill after crossing the finish line of the Fat-Ish Snowbike Race, which is part of the Wisconsin Snow Crown Series, at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming Saturday morning. Roecker took third place in the intermediate 8-10 miles race. Above, ...

Michigan State Police to convert Manistique detachment office to outpost

MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police will be opening its Manistique outpost in Schoolcraft County on or around Jan. 27, officials said. The Manistique outpost, which had been a detachment office of the Michigan State Police post in St. Ignace, will now be an outpost overseen by the ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.09 $2.34 Munising (Holiday) $2.22 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.19 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.19 Hancock (Holiday) $2.15 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.10 Marquette (University BP) $2.09 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.07 Marquette (Krist) $2.05 Baraga (Pines) $1.98 ...

FUN AND FITNESS

NEGAUNEE — To kick off the new year, families gathered at the West End YMCA in Negaunee Saturday morning for a party focused on fun and health. The free, family-friendly event open to the community featured crafts, a dance party, games and other activities to engage both parents and ...

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 ...

Barker bound over to circuit court

MARQUETTE — Emily Margaret Barker, the woman who was arrested on multiple felony charges after police investigated a report of missing medication at UP Health System-Marquette, has been bound over to circuit court. The felony charges stem from Barker allegedly stealing medication while ...

Marquette teens arrested for B&E

MARQUETTE — Two teenagers were arrested by the Marquette City Police Department after allegedly breaking into vehicles along the 400 block of Blemhuber Avenue in Marquette Sunday. When police were dispatched to the area around 3:45 a.m. Sunday, they found Marquette residents William ...

Elementary Ball: U.P. Children’s Museum hosts event for young revelers

A crowd waits in anticipation at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, located at 123 W. Baraga St. in Marquette, during its Elementary Ball on Monday night, which featured a DJ, party hats, cookies from Super One Foods, and its very own ball drop. (Journal photo by Justin Marietti)

Correction: Jack Deo contributed NYE photo

MARQUETTE — A picture used in Monday’s edition of the Mining Journal was not properly credited. Jack Deo of Superior View Photography is the photographer of: “Marquette’s downtown area is shown.

Cheer Club

Recent contributors to The Mining Journal Cheer Club include: Dan and Carrie Hongisto, Ishpeming Pat Kroon and Lauren Michaud The Bowling True North Team Raynor Johnson, Ishpeming Lone Oaks Ponies, Ishpeming Mike and Margaret Beauchamp, Leah Robinson, Ishpeming Sue and Dave ...

Audubon Society program set

MARQUETTE — On Jan. 9, the Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will present a program called “Travels with Max and Gizmo: In Search of the U.P.” by Steve Lindberg. The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Peter White Public Library. In a tongue-in-cheek photo ...

Yeet! List says ban ‘optics,’ ‘thought leader,’ ‘collusion’

DETROIT — No collusion! (Or at least a lot less of it.) That’s according to a Michigan school’s latest “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.” The politically charged term at the center of special prosecutor Robert ...

LSSU’s 44th list of words it would like to banish

Lake Superior State University’s 44th annual list of words nominated for banishment by members of the public: — Wheelhouse — In the books — Wrap my head around — Platform — Collusion — OTUS family of acronyms (such as POTUS, FLOTUS, SCOTUS) — Ghosting — Yeet — ...

DNR set to hold public meetings

MARQUETTE — The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan citizens the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, programs and other aspects of natural resource management and outdoor recreation opportunities. The following boards, commissions, ...