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Marquette store to remain open

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ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Shopko on Wednesday announced that it, along with its subsidiaries, has filed voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Shopko seeks to facilitate the restructuring as a result of excess debt and ...

Parks and Rec plan under review

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MARQUETTE — During a lengthy work session Wednesday evening, the Marquette City Commission reviewed and discussed a draft of its five-year Parks and Recreation Master Plan. With the help of Dick Horton Consulting, Marquette’s Community Services Department crafted a plan after collecting ...

Homicide trial set

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MARQUETTE — Randy James Tuominen, the Gwinn man facing a count of homicide — felony murder, as well as two counts of first-degree child abuse in relation to the September death of his infant son, is set to face a jury trial. Tuominen’s seven-day jury trial will start June 10 in 25th ...

Council mulls budget

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ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council began to grapple with hard questions and even harder answers Tuesday in an effort to stabilize the city’s long-term financial position. During their first Sustainability Workshop, council members and staff discussed revenues, expenses and essential ...

Plastics beset lakes

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LANSING — Out of sight, out of mind. That might once have been the motto when disposing of plastic, but now it’s washing up on Great Lakes shores like a message in a polyethylene terephthalate bottle. It’s not water bottles or plastic bags, but what’s left of them. These tiny ...

Synergy offers free memberships to federal employees

Local

MARQUETTE — Synergy Fitness has announced an offer for a free, three-month membership to federal employees who are furloughed due to the government shutdown. Qualified individuals can present their government-issued ID at Synergy Fitness, located at 181 W. Bluff St. in ...

Locks closed to navigation

Local

DETROIT — The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, are closed to navigation until March 25, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced Wednesday. The Corps will use this time to perform critical maintenance on the lock structures. “The Soo Locks are critical to ...

1 injured, 1 cited following crash

Local

MARQUETTE — One person was injured and one person was cited after a two-vehicle personal injury crash occurred around 7:40 a.m. in Marquette Township, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred on U.S. 41 at County Road HQ when an eastbound 2016 Ford station ...

Ishpeming High School announces honor roll

Spotlight

*Indicates all As 9th grade Abigail Bruhnke* Olivia Corp Gabriel Corradino Dawson Delongchamp Hannah Deloughary* Ella DeMarois Ashton Estes Elisabeth Gracyalny* Amanda Henry Hailey Hytinen Jayce Kipling Abbagail Koski Dylan Larson Dawson Lawry Taylor ...

Ishpeming Middle School announces honor roll

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*Indicates all As 5th grade Noah Barry Tiana Bosworth James DeCaire Lola Dockery Chase Featherstone Grady Gauthier* Anthony Gillen Katelyn Given Skylar Guizzetti Nevaeh Hanson Ava Jo Hares* Sara Harvey* Natalie Heinzelman* Landon Heiskala Caiden Helsel Connor ...

The calendar

Community

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Blues society logo contest starting MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Blues Society is seeking entries for its annual logo contest for the 16th annual Marquette Area Blues Fest, to be held over Labor Day weekend 2019 in Marquette. Area artists, students, and blues enthusiasts are encouraged ...

When depression hits

Community

Dear Annie: I want people to know that depression can happen to someone even if her life appears wonderful. I know from experience. A few years ago, I had just married a wonderful man and moved to a beautiful home in a fun new city. I had been looking forward to these changes for months. ...

Engler out at MSU now, board of trustees says

Michigan News

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University's Board of Trustees said today that interim president John Engler's resignation is effective immediately. The board acted a day after Engler said he'd step down next week amid fallout from remarks he made about some victims of former sports ...

Weather

Records

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Lows around 4 above inland to around 10 above at the shore. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent. Friday, colder. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 7 to 12 above. Inland, ...

Stocks

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AT&T ..................... 30.56 Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. .8.71 DowDuPont..............55.40 Exxon ...................... 71.64 Flagstar.....................28.55 Ford ........................... 8.29 General Electric ........ 8.98 IBM ...................... ...

Lottery

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DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Wednesday: Classic Lotto 47 06-25-28-31-38-42 Est. jackpot: $1.55 million Poker Lotto KH-4C-2D-4D-10H Midday Daily 3 3-6-2 Midday Daily 4 2-3-8-0 Daily 3 8-8-6 Daily 4 8-4-4-9 Fantasy 5 14-22-23-33-37 Est ...

Witchcraft, wizardry

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MARQUETTE — A little wizardry and wand-making took place in the Peter White Public Library’s Youth Services Center Monday evening for the first meeting of Dumbledore’s Army, a Harry Potter-centered library program for second- through fifth-graders. Sarah Rehborg, head of Youth Services, ...