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Program offers youth enrichment

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A youth enrichment program that offers free classes on life skills, academics and physical activity is coming to Detroit. The city says Saturdays in The D will start March 2. It is open to any kindergarten through 12th grade student who lives in Detroit. Classes will be ...

Lawmakers block Whitmer order

Front Page News

LANSING — Republican lawmakers on Thursday blocked Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s bid to restructure the state environmental agency — the first time the Legislature has rejected a gubernatorial executive order since 1977. The GOP-led Senate voted 22-16 against the order along party ...

Body of missing sledder found

Michigan News

SPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Divers have recovered the body of a snowmobiler who drove into open water on a lake in western Michigan. Sgt. Joel Roon of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 29-year-old Joseph Brown was found Thursday afternoon in water 50-60 feet (15-18 ...

Groups back Asian carp plan

Michigan News

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Hunting and fishing groups have teamed up to support a plan for preventing Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. They have formed the Great Lakes Conservation Coalition, which will push for funding of a strategy proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of ...

Michigan Ice Fest marks 28-year anniversary

Front Page News

By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer MUNISING — The Michigan Ice Fest broke its attendance record this week, with over 1,000 participants flooding the city of Munising to engage in ice climbing activities for the country’s longest running festival of its kind. The festival, which is ...

Creating economic prosperity

Local

MARQUETTE — Challenges facing business was one of the topics addressed on Thursday at the 55th annual meeting of Operation Action U.P. at the University Center on the Northern Michigan University campus. One of the speakers was Tom Casperson, a former representative in the Michigan House of ...

Local briefing

Local

Kiln transport set for Monday MARQUETTE — Drivers traveling between Escanaba and the Tilden Mine area in National Mine beginning Monday can expect delays. Four large kiln components will be transported to the Tilden Mine, temporarily blocking traffic. This had been scheduled previously but ...

Regional briefing

Region

3-car accident in Dickinson County NORWAY — A three vehicle crash in Dickinson County left a woman with minor injuries on Thursday. Around 12:40 p.m., a vehicle driven by 65-year-old Loretto Township resident Dennis Saint Vincent turned onto U.S. 2 from Summit Road in Norway Township into ...

Aspen Ridge Middle School announces honor roll

Spotlight

6th grade All As: Michael Allen, Ellen Balzarini, Addison Burton, Nolia Dawson, Kaya Etelamaki, Kaitlyn Gregorich, Madisyn Gregorich, Isabelle Grochowski, Gabriel Grondz, Alexis Hallum, Abby Hinze, Abigail Johnson, Lana Maki, Isabelle Marta, Hannah Niemi, Libby Ollanketo, Christopher ...

Bulletin Board

Community

MRHC annual meeting Wednesday MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center invites the public to its annual meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. The Marquette Regional History Center began an awards program in 1984. The Helen Longyear Paul Award is given to recognize individuals and ...

Not the right gift

Community

Dear Annie: With Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day coming soon, I would like to make a suggestion to children who send gift cards to their mothers or fathers. For Christmas, I received almost $400 in gift cards to clothing stores. I am very thankful and appreciative of these gifts, but I ...

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

Community

You’re never too young or too old to read a picture book. Even when children learn to read on their own, there are many great benefits to reading a picture book together. When you read a new one, you are on the same footing … neither of you know what will happen next. Picture books are fun, ...

New law expands protections for pets of abuse survivors

Michigan News

By NATALIE BRODA The Oakland Press AP Member Exchange PONTIAC, Mich. — A new bipartisan legislation signed into law last month is expanding existing federal protections for the pets of domestic violence survivors. U.S. Senator Gary Peters made a stop at Pontiac’s Haven women’s ...

Crafted in love

Front Page News

MARQUETTE— Have you mastered the art of love? The Heart & Hops Pop-Up Art Show gave romantics across Marquette the opportunity to get those last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. Wednesday evening. Madeline Goodman, owner and operator of Madgoodies Studios in ...

Options for historic pier considered

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission was joined by representatives from GEI Consultants and city staff during a work session Wednesday to discuss a conceptual redevelopment plan of the aged wooden pier near the historic Lower Harbor ore dock at Founders Landing, which is anticipated to ...

Council OKs Park Street lift station contingency

Front Page News

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council took steps to avert a potential wastewater emergency at its Park Street lift station during a special meeting Tuesday. The council approved a motion to use A. Lindberg & Sons as an emergency backup, after Department of Public Works Director Carl ...

Nessel asked to review how wage, sick day laws were gutted

Front Page News

LANSING — Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel was asked Wednesday to review the constitutionality of Michigan Republicans’ unprecedented maneuver to significantly scale back minimum wage increases and paid sick leave requirements, which are due to take effect in six weeks. To prevent ...