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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

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Bike Night schedule released GWINN — The Up North Lodge in Gwinn has announced its 2019 Bike Night Tuesday schedule. All events start at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. The schedule by date, agency being helped and sponsor are: ≤ May 28, MI Bikers Helping Veterans, Marquette Powersports and ...

Some bird species a little behind schedule this spring

Community

“Dabbed with the colors of orioles, grosbeaks, indigo buntings and goldfinches, the spring forest looks more like a line of Christmas trees. What great presents after a long winter!” - Anonymous The best of the spring migration has hit the Upper Peninsula. Social media, listserves and ...

Bulletin Board

Community

‘Christmas in June’ event planned MARQUETTE — Range Telecommunications in Marquette wants to make the “season of giving” a year-round event by collecting items from the D.J. Jacobetti wish list during the month of June in their “Christmas in June” event. The local community ...

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; ...

New at Peter White Public Library

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Peter White Public Library has a great selection of detective mysteries on DVD. Many series started years ago, but are still being produced, which means you can find the newest season on our New DVD Shelf. Catch up on the latest episodes or enjoy the whole series from the beginning. ...

Whitmer, lawmakers reach deal on auto insurance

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s Democratic governor and Republican leaders announced this morning that they’ve reached an agreement on legislation to cut the country’s highest insurance premiums. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement that the “agreement in concept” will “will ...

Lawsuit filed to block new Michigan ballot requirements

Michigan News

LANSING — Voting-rights advocates and a campaign-finance ballot drive group sued Michigan’s top election official on Thursday, challenging Republican-enacted requirements that make it harder to qualify proposals for the statewide ballot. The lawsuit came a day after Democratic Attorney ...

Tesla shares bounce on leaked memo

Michigan News

DETROIT — Shares of Tesla, suffering one of the worst stretches in company history, rebounded Thursday after CEO Elon Musk told employees that orders are up. The company’s stock closed up 1.4% to $195.49 on a volatile day that started out with a loss. Tesla stock has shed 16% in the past ...

Searchers find small plane in Lake Michigan; 2 men missing

Michigan News

FRANKFORT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have found the wreckage of a small plane that went missing over Lake Michigan with two men aboard. The Michigan State Police and Benzie County Sheriff’s Office say searchers found the plane Wednesday about 5 miles from the coastal city of Frankfort, in ...

5 former Michigan Catholic priests charged with sex crimes

Michigan News

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT — Michigan prosecutors announced Friday that five former Catholic priests are facing sexual abuse charges as part of the state attorney general’s ongoing investigation into clergy abuse going back decades. Attorney General Dana Nessel said the ...

TRULY AN HONOR

Front Page News

ESCANABA — Honor flights are jam-packed with special moments and highlights. Mission 16 was no different Wednesday as 77 Upper Peninsula veterans spent the day in Washington, D.C., visiting numerous monuments built for their service to this country. A rare Wednesday performance by the ...

Local vets share their stories

Front Page News

ESCANABA — On Wednesday’s 16th mission of Upper Peninsula Honor Flight, several Vietnam veterans shared their stories. Like Casey Maki of Watton, who had more than his share of excitement during his stint in Vietnam. He was a machine door gunner on a Huey helicopter, and twice was shot ...

County board approves MDOT grants for airport

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners at its Tuesday meeting unanimously approved the acceptance of two Michigan Department of Transportation grants awarded to Sawyer International Airport for marketing and security purposes. One of the MDOT grants approved by the board ...

Graduating seniors receive foundation scholarships

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Graduating seniors of Marquette Senior and Marquette Alternative high schools received thousands of dollars in scholarships from the Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation during a Tuesday ceremony at MSHS’s Barb Crill Memorial Gymnasium. A total of 151 graduating ...

Cambensy mining bill clears Senate Committee

Local

LANSING — The Senate Committee on Natural Resources voted unanimously Wednesday to report House Bill 4227 to the full Senate with recommendation that it pass. Introduced by state Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, in February, the bill would create the Committee on Michigan’s Mining ...

A change of space

Local

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula poses an abundance of natural inspiration, especially the Lake Superior shoreline. For 25 years world-renowned artist Kathleen Conover has owned The Studio Gallery located on Island Beach Road, but now she’s in the process of moving her paintings out, and ...

MBLP office closed Monday

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power Office will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. For emergencies, call 228-0300.

Correction: Negaunee Twp. not in contact

Local

MARQUETTE — The Medical Marijuana story published on page 1A of Wednesday’s edition of The Mining Journal contained an error. According to Negaunee Township Supervisor Gary Wommer, “KBIC has not had any contact with Negaunee Township about this subject.”