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‘The Office’ star Angela Kinsey visits NMU

By COREY KELLY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE— “Get ready, buckle in guys, I overshare,” Angela Kinsey, who is best known for playing the judgemental, cat-loving Angela Martin on the beloved NBC show “The Office,” warned a crowded Jamrich Hall auditorium during her appearance at ...

BLP board approves paperless billing, hears energy center update

MARQUETTE — Customers of the Marquette Board of Light and Power could soon be able to view and pay their bills online. The BLP Board of Directors on March 26 unanimously approved the outsourcing of its bill printing and mail services to Utilitec of downstate Troy. A time frame hasn’t ...

Walk 4 Shelter to be held Saturday

MARQUETTE — Walk 4 Shelter, a fundraising event for Room At The Inn and the Warming Center of Marquette, will take place Saturday at Mattson Park Lower Harbor. The public is invited to attend and walk around the park anywhere between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to raise awareness of regional ...

NMU Wildcat teams take top three spots in programming event

MARQUETTE — Teams from Northern Michigan University swept the top three spots at the 20th annual NMU Invitational Programming Contest on Saturday at NMU. “This is the first time in the history of the event that NMU has swept the awards,” said Andrew Poe, Ph.D., a professor in the ...

Marquette Township forum to focus on U.S. 41 roundabouts, underpass

MARQUETTE — Marquette County residents and business owners will have the opportunity on Thursday to learn more about a major road project set to begin this spring on U.S. 41 in Marquette Township. The Michigan Department of Transportation and Marquette Township officials as well as Hebert ...

Council to seek road funding, talk manager position

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming is seeking up to $250,000 to help resurface portions of several local city roads. The Ishpeming City Council will consider a resolution during its meeting at 7 p.m. today to establish a request for funding from the Michigan Department of Transportation — ...

1 dead after fatal tractor incident

COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — One man was pronounced dead at the scene of a fatal tractor incident Monday in Covington Township, according to officers at the Michigan State Police post in Calumet. Thomas Disney, 84, had been attempting to use the tractor to pull a vehicle that was stuck on his ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago NEGAUNEE — A “weather-head” is someone who lives and breathes the discipline of meteorology, the science that deals with the atmosphere, especially ...

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 ...

Renovations planned at Baraga State Park

BARAGA — Baraga State Park will make major renovations and service improvements throughout the upcoming summer, which will require temporary camping closures to portions of the 56-acre park, situated along the Lake Superior shoreline on Keweenaw Bay. “The project will be completed in two ...

McBroom, Cambensy host public

MARQUETTE — State Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, and Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, will co-host an office hour on Thursday in Marquette. The event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Lions Room on the main floor of the Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St. The legislators ...

Health care clinics planned

MARQUETTE — U.P. Home Health & Hospice announces its free health care screenings for the month of April throughout Marquette County. Included in the free screenings are blood pressure, pulse and glucose checks and a $5 charge to have cholesterol level checked. Call for more information: ...

Forum on Faith set for Wednesday

MARQUETTE — Messiah Lutheran Church is hosting a forum on faith and climate change at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Participants will explore the connections between faith and care for creation and how faith communities can work to prevent climate damage. The event will include information about the ...

Marquette City Commission to discuss Presque Isle Park, Lakeshore Boulevard

MARQUETTE — Marquette-area residents have the opportunity to learn about separate proposals for Presque Isle Park and Lakeshore Boulevard this week as two meetings are scheduled. The Marquette City Commission and Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee will hold a joint work session at 5:15 ...

Evolve MQT introduces latest class

MARQUETTE — The three people who will spend three months in a creative residency in Marquette courtesy of Evolve MQT range from a photographer to a writer to an artist. Evolve MQT hosted the “Seat At The Table” event on Wednesday evening at Ampersand Coworking, located at 132 W. ...

Local briefing

Presque Isle work session Monday MARQUETE — The Marquette City Commission and Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee will hold a joint work session in Commission Chambers at Marquette City Hall at 5:15 p.m. Monday. The panels will discuss the Presque Isle Park Use Policy. No planning ...

Vista to host Princess Production Cabaret

NEGAUNEE — Have you ever wanted to be in a room full of princesses right here in the Upper Peninsula? Well, the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council can make all your royal wishes come true with two performances of its Princess Production Cabaret on Sunday at the Historic Vista Theater in ...

Local briefing

Tahquamenon Falls incident ends MARQUETTE — An armed man at Tahquamenon Falls State Park who was contemplating suicide was taken into custody and transported to the hospital around noon Friday after the park and portions of M-123 were closed for several hours due to the situation, Michigan ...

Chocolay Township accident

The Chocolay Township Fire Department and other first responders are at the scene of a two-vehicle accident that took place at about 6 p.m. Friday on Marquette County Road 545. Marquette County Central Dispatch reported one subject was unresponsive when the call went out. No further details ...