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11th annual Run for Recovery held

Local

MARQUETTE — The Run for Recovery is an awareness and fundraising event that will be held on July 25. In its eleventh year, this community event includes a five-kilometer run/walk, a 10K run, and the Heroes Challenge, with registration starting at 5 p.m. and the race starting at 6 p.m. The ...

Love is the best present to give grandson with Down syndrome

Community

DEAR ABBY: We have three grandchildren and are due to make our annual visit. Two of the children are easy to plan for, and we have good relationships with them. The third is a 12-year-old boy with Down syndrome, and we struggle with how to deal with him — what to do and what to buy him. Any ...

The Motley Fool

Community

ASK THE FOOL How Stock Ownership Works Q: Can you explain how stock investing works? If I own 2 percent of a company’s stock and the company earns $100 million, do I get 2 percent of that — or $2 million? — C.H., Honolulu A: If you own a company’s stock, you are indeed a part ...

Dems seek to flip Michigan US House districts

Front Page News

By ALICE YIN Associated Press LANSING — For Democrats hoping to seize back the U.S. House amid a purported “blue wave” of liberal enthusiasm against President Donald Trump, Michigan could deliver a key victory or two — but it won’t come easily. Two years ago, the battleground ...

Keep your pets out of vehicles on warm days

Community

Dear Readers: Cars and dogs and HOT SUMMER DAYS is a combination that will never add up. On a typical 85-degree summer day, the temperature inside a parked car can skyrocket to over 100 degrees in 10 minutes, and to over 120 degrees in 30 minutes. Shade and cracked windows offer no relief ...

Avoid spending temptation when going shopping with your kids

Community

jim daly Q: As a busy mother with young children, I don’t have much choice but to take them with me when I go shopping. But sometimes they drive me crazy in the stores! Help! Jim: I love seeing families shop together; they’re experiencing the value of spending time with each other in ...

Unwelcome snooping

Community

Dear Annie: I have a friend who I think is a snoop, though she’s otherwise a very nice person. She has admitted to looking in her sister-in-law’s closet when said sister-in-law was not home. I haven’t actually seen her looking through my stuff, but I once found her with her hand on the ...

What’s the dawn phenomenon in diabetes control?

Community

DEAR DR. ROACH: I hope you can shed some light on an issue that I have not seen you address: the dawn phenomenon. I am having trouble controlling my diabetes. I am 67 years old, and my mother was a “brittle” Type 2 diabetic who ultimately needed insulin twice a day. I have been on glipizide ...

SUPERIOR above average

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Lake levels are above average this summer — but not as much as was initially predicted. Earlier this year, water level forecasts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers indicated there was possibility Lake Superior could reach record highs this summer. While the lake levels ...

FORESTVILLE KICKS OFF

Local

The fourth annual Forestville Music Festival kicked off Friday night at the Noquemanon Trail Network’s Trailhead off Marquette County Road HT in Marquette Township. The event runs through today, and features live music, food trucks and craft beer and ciders. Above, the crowd looks on as ...

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; ...

Stabenow, Peters oppose Trump’s high court nominee Kavanaugh

Michigan News

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Democratic U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan announced Friday their opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, saying Brett Kavanaugh’s judicial record clearly shows that he would limit access to health ...

Ordinance updates

Front Page News

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the second reading and adoption of three ordinance amendments related to the feeding of wild animals, owning of exotic animals, and the establishment of a water and sewer utility. ...

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser held

Local

MARQUETTE —The community is invited to attend a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Marquette American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St., Marquette. All proceeds from the event will be donated to The Salvation Army in Hancock to assist Copper Country Flood ...

New at Peter White Public Library

Community

The Peter White Public Library offers these recently published nonfiction books: “Sailing into History: Great Lakes Bulk Carriers of the Twentieth Century and the Crews Who Sailed Them” by Frank Boles The systems and technology that enable the flow of goods and raw materials by water ...

McDonald’s halt salads after illness

Michigan News

CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald’s is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness. The Chicago-based fast-food chain said Friday it’s acting “out of an abundance of caution” until switching to another supplier. Health ...

Blue Cross offers grants to U.P. health care providers

Front Page News

By JEFF MAKI Journal Intern GWINN — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has made over $800,000 available in grants to Upper Peninsula health care providers as part of its Investing in Upper Peninsula Health campaign. Among the recipients was the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, ...

A friend and her issues

Community

Dear Annie: “Nicole” and I have been friends since the time she started at my school. She can be a good friend, but what she does outside of being a friend is questionable, and I think being around her is becoming toxic. Nicole’s ex-boyfriend, “Matt,” told me that Nicole’s mom is ...

2 bodies found near Flint River

Michigan News

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man-size hole has been discovered in a wooded area near a Michigan river where two bodies were found. WJRT-TV reports Friday that police in Flint on Thursday found the hole which is more than knee-deep and about six feet long after officers saw three ...