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City commission meets tonight

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission will meet in the commission chambers at City Hall at 6 tonight for its regular meeting during which Marquette City Police Chief Blake Rieboldt will give a presentation on an on-site accreditation assessment. The commission is expected to vote on ...

Small fire reported in city

MARQUETTE — No injuries were reported after a porch fire that left “very minimal damage” at a residence along the 100 block of Blemhuber Avenue in Marquette around 5:30 p.m. Sunday according to the Marquette City Fire Department. “It was very small in nature,” said Marquette City ...

CHEMISTRY MEETS BIOLOGY

MARQUETTE — A science-based program at Northern Michigan University has grown from having no students three semesters ago to 230 students this fall. And more are expected. The Medicinal Plant Chemistry Program, which has gained national and international attention, was the subject of a ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago HANCOCK—D&N Financial Corporation announced Tuesday that it will buy all the outstanding stock of Houghton Financial Corp. for a total of ...

Housing commission meeting set

MARQUETTE — The monthly board meeting for the Marquette Housing Commission has been moved to noon Tuesday in the conference room at the Pine Ridge Apartments, located at 316 Pine St., Marquette.

‘Scrooge!’ hits the stage at Forest Roberts

MARQUETTE — A fresh, lively, clever staging of “Scrooge!” hits the stage at Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theater this week. Director Susan Candey has successfully blended performers of all ages-young children and those well into adulthood-into a fresh, innovative ...

Negaunee City Council to consider ordinance

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council will hold a public hearing at during its meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Negaunee Senior Center to answer questions and receive comments about the city’s proposed property maintenance code and ordinance. Following the public hearing, the council will ...

Tickets on sale for dock talk

MARQUETTE — Tickets are on sale now for the Marquette Regional History Center presents: What’s Up Dock? A History of the Harbor, which will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Sit back and enjoy this popular walking tour in the warm comfort of Kaufman Auditorium. Jim Koski and Jack Deo pair up to tell ...

RVB hosts cookie decorating party Thursday

MARQUETTE — River Valley Bank will be hosting its annual Christmas Cookie decorating party at its 1140 W. Washington St. Marquette branch from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Huron Mountain Bakery will be providing delicious cookies and decorations for kids and adults. Enjoy cookies, coffee and ...

Get ready for a wingding

MARQUETTE — Nine bands will gather over the weekend for the Scene & Reheard Winter Wingding — three days of local music and holiday festivities to benefit Special Olympic athletes across the Upper Peninsula. Funds raised during the event, to take place Thursday through Saturday at ...

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 ...

Woman jailed for stolen medicine

MARQUETTE — One woman was arrested and arraigned on multiple felony charges last week after police investigated a report of missing medication at UP Health System-Marquette. The 26-year-old woman, Emily Margaret Barker, allegedly stole medication while employed at the hospital, according ...

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 ...

Cheer Club

Recent contributors to The Mining Journal Cheer Club include: Carolyn and John McDonald, Negaunee Beverly and Richard Zorza, Marquette John and Janice Rebers, Marquette Jillian from Yooper Shirts, Marquette Ray Kuczwara, Marquette Sevrin Swanson, Marquette Patti and Marie ...

DNR auctioning off land parcels

LANSING — Eighty-one individual land parcels in Michigan — ranging in size from less than an acre to 160 acres — will be available for sale by sealed-bid auction starting today. The auction is part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' overall strategy to efficiently manage ...

City hall elevator closed today

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Hall elevator will be closed for floor renovation today from noon until close. Handicap access to the Marquette Police Department and Baraga Gym will be unavailable during this time.

Culver’s sales to support Lakeview

MARQUETTE — Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee will be teaming up with Culver’s Restaurant in Marquette from 4:30-7:30 p.m. today. Lakeview school will receive a percentage of all sales during this three-hour time. For more information, call 475-7803 ext. 127.