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Grandma shut out

Community

Dear Annie: I am a 68-year-old widow with two grown children, both married, both living nearby. I dearly love babies and baby-sit as much as possible. My son and wife had my first grandson over the summer. My son called me the morning after to invite me to see him, so I did for a few minutes. ...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago NEGAUNEE — Officials suspect arson in a fire that ravaged the landmark 106-year-old Breitung Hotel in Negaunee early today. While they aren’t certain, ...

Lottery

Records

DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Sunday: Poker Lotto:  7C-8C-8H-10H-5S Midday Daily 3: 6-0-6 Midday Daily 4: 6-2-8-6 Daily 3: 7-2-3 Daily 4: 6-2-5-9 Fantasy 5:  05-23-29-31-33 Estimated jackpot: ...

Local briefing

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Committee meeting canceled MARQUETTE — The Harbor Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled due to lack of agenda items. Finance Authority Board to meet MARQUETTE — The Local Development Finance Authority Board will hold a regular meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday at ...

Police Log

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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 ...

Weather

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Marquette and vicinity: Winter weather advisory in effect from 7 this evening to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Tonight, snow showers. Snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches near marquette and over the higher terrain, of 1 to 3 inches near Skandia. Lows around 10 above inland to around 17 at the shore. East ...

Pact with sheriff’s office to be revisited

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MARQUETTE —The Marquette Township Board will consider additional information provided by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office about its law enforcement contract during its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Marquette Township Hall. The board had asked for clarifications about ...

Pound

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No strays are lodged at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Negaunee Township. Call 475-6661 or visit upaws.org to find out about animals waiting for adoption. Found and lodged at the Alger County Animal Shelter in Munising were a tiger-striped female cat who is 15 years old; a gray ...

Taxes, driver debt, prevailing wages atop legislative agenda

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By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — At the onset of 2018, Michigan lawmakers have a growing to-do list — led by talk of cutting taxes, wiping clean driver fee debt and improving mental health services. Also top of mind, at least for Republicans, is repealing a law that mandates ...

Request for public input

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ISHPEMING —The Ishpeming Public Schools Board of Education and administration is seeking public input on its three- to five-year strategic plan at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Ishpeming High School Library. The purpose of the initiative is to “enable the development of new goals and strategies ...

Michigan Tech engineer to lead underwater oil pipeline study

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ST. IGNACE (AP) — State officials have hired a Michigan Tech University professor to lead a risk analysis of twin pipelines carrying crude oil beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Guy Meadows and a team of researchers will focus on the underwater segment of Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5, which ...

NMU students gain free NTN access

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MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University students will receive free access to all of the bike, ski and snowshoe trails that comprise the Noquemanon Trail Network. They can also check out snowbikes, snowshoes and cross-country skis for use on the NTN at no charge. To celebrate the new ...

Jammin’ at the library

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The Peter White Public Library hosted a traditional music jam Saturday afternoon where community members gathered to play and listen to acoustic folk music. At left, from left, Jim Janofski sings and plays ukelele and Ken Arseneau plays acoustic guitar. Below, Carolyn McManis, PWPL program ...

Swick makes donations to UPAWS

Spotlight

Swick Home Services recently support the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter’s Imagine the PAWSibilities Capital Campaign. With this gift, Swick Home Services has become an Imagine the PAWSibilties Business PAWtner. To date, UPAWS has raised over $2.85 million of the $3.7 million project ...

Bulletin Board

Community

‘Fish On!’ presentation Thursday MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Fish On! at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kaufman Auditorium. This will be an entertaining program of area fishing history. Includes vintage photos, great fishing stories (some true) on record fish, fish ...

The calendar

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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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‘The Big Sick’ screening Jan. 23 MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites film fans to enjoy a bring your own dinner movie event at 6 p.m. Jan. 23, for a screening of the 2017 film “The Big Sick” in the library’s community room. When Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and ...

Volunteer opportunities

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Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by contacting Julie Shaw at 315-2607 at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should ...

The Lodge unveiled at NMU open house

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By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — There was at least one place on the Northern Michigan University campus to warm up Friday during the cold and windy weather. NMU President Fritz Erickson spoke to the crowd at an open house held at The Lodge, a new gathering spot on ...

DNR awards more than $1.4M in Recreation Passport grants

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LANSING —The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that 22 communities will share $1,468,900 in Recreation Passport grants — funding that will help those communities complete critical outdoor recreation facility renovations and improvements. This year, Recreation Passport ...