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CCI expects higher pellet sales in 2018

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CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cliffs Inc. expects to increase U.S. iron ore pellet sales volume to 20.5 million long tons in spite of an $84 million net loss in the first quarter of 2018. In a statement released Friday, company officials announced a U.S. Iron Ore Realized Revenue increase of 32 ...

DNR to host raptor forum in Marquette

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MARQUETTE — For those who may never have been close to a hawk, falcon or an owl, or who want to learn more about these amazing creatures, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is hosting a raptor forum next week in Marquette. “We will have two highly-respected bird ...

Hoop troupe

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MARQUETTE — Marquette Breakfast Rotary Club teamed up with Marquette Senior High School Athletics to host Rebounds for Rotary Thursday night in the high school’s gymnasium. Games, laughs, and raising funds for MSHS Athletics were the goal of the event, which was emceed by Double Trouble ...

Michigan Senate: Medicaid recipients must find work

Michigan News

LANSING— Some Michigan able-bodied Medicaid recipients may soon lose their health insurance if lawmakers approve a proposal requiring them to prove they work or are training to work for at least 29 hours a week. The proposal passed the GOP-controlled Senate passed in a 26-11 vote on ...

Airport concessions agreement renewed

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to continue the concession vendor agreement with Northern Michigan University at the airport terminal snack bar in Sawyer International Airport. As part of this agreement, the board will continue to support ...

Student says Confederate flag theft sparked protests

Michigan News

DETROIT — A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan high school this week said it was in response to the unpunished theft of a Confederate battle flag from his pickup truck. Cameron Myers, an 18-year-old senior at Bay City Western High School, an ...

Record Store Day marked

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MARQUETTE — Chuck Berry once said, “Music is an important part of our culture and record stores play a vital part in keeping the power of music alive.” Gitche Gumee Records, which is located in the lower level of the Masonic Square in Marquette, will celebrate Record Store Day on ...

It’s (another) boy! Family with 13 sons gets No. 14

Michigan News

ROCKFORD, Mich. — There will be no shortage of hand-me-downs for this Michigan kid. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their 14th son on Wednesday, five days before he was due. They have no daughters. WOOD-TV reports that the boy weighs 8 ...

Cardiac cath lab accreditation

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MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette is the first hospital in Michigan and fourth in the nation to be awarded an accreditation for its cardiac catheterization lab that includes percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI, procedures. Based on meticulous data and onsite evaluations, the ...

State approves permits for energy turbines near Detroit

Michigan News

DEARBORN, Mich. — Michigan officials have approved an energy company’s request to build two natural-gas-fired turbines outside Detroit. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved a permit last week for DTE Energy Co. to construct the turbines in Dearborn, The Detroit News ...

Big banks saved $3.6B in taxes last quarter under new law

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NEW YORK — The nation’s six big Wall Street banks posted record, or near record, profits in the first quarter, and they can thank one person in particular: President Donald Trump. While higher interest rates allowed banks to earn more from lending in the first quarter, the main boost to ...

Earthquake felt in Detroit

Michigan News

DETROIT — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 3.6-magnitude earthquake centered in southern Canada that also was felt in suburban Detroit. The quake was recorded late Thursday near Amherstburg, Ontario, a town of about 21,900 people. Jeff Ward of Taylor, Michigan, told the Detroit ...

Man fatally shot by officers named

Michigan News

PAVILION TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities in southwestern Michigan have identified a man who was fatally shot by officers after they say he pointed a gun at them at a mobile home park. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that 48-year-old David Teneyuqu died in the ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

Local

State average: $2.81 $2.92 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.79 Munising (Holiday) $2.76 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.75 Marquette (Ojibwa Express) $2.74 Marquette (Krist) $2.75 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.74 Hancock (Holiday) $2.59 Menominee (Admiral) $2.69 Pines (Baraga) $2.64 Ishpeming ...

May 10 DDA meeting canceled

Local

MARQUETTE — The regular scheduled meeting for the Marquette Downtown Development Authority on May 10 has been canceled due to a lack of quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday at 7:30 a.m. Meetings are held at the DDA Offices, located at 203 S. Front Street, Suite 1-B in Marquette.

Senior Center closed until April 27

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior Center will remain closed to the public until April 27 for scheduled upgrades on the HVAC system, overhead lighting changeout and exterior window replacement. The staff of the Senior Center will be available during normal business hours during that time period.

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; ...