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UPPCO warns of telephone scam

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Power Co. is warning customers of a recent telephone scam. Utility officials reported Wednesday that customers have been contacted by suspicious callers claiming to be UPPCO affiliates who demand payment from customers to prevent power disconnection. “We ...

Grandma did not write that

Community

Dear Annie: Over the holidays, my wife’s niece posted a picture of a recipe card on Facebook that was from her grandmother, my wife’s mother. She said it was her favorite Christmas recipe from her grandmother and in her grandmother’s handwriting. She wants to have it printed on a tea ...

Weather

Records

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, mostly cloudy. Lows 18 to 23. West winds 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest overnight. Friday, warmer. Mostly cloudy. Highs 36 to 41. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Friday night, mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 28. West winds 5 ...

Stocks

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AT&T ..................... 36.85 Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. .8.49 DowDuPont............. 75.77 Exxon ...................... 88.00 Ford ......................... 12.18 General Electric ...... 17.35 IBM ...................... 168.65 International Paper ..61.49 Kimberly-Clark ...

Lottery

Records

DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Wednesday: Classic Lotto 47 01-17-32-33-44-46 Est jackpot: $1.95 million Poker Lotto AD-JH-QS-2D-3D Midday Daily 3 5-8-9 Daily 3 0-3-4 Daily 4 1-3-9-5 Fantasy 5 04-06-10-28-34 Est jackpot: ...

Pound

Records

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 ...

Negaunee City Council member dies

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — Mike Van Straten, a member of the Negaunee City Council, has died. Councilman Van Straten, 66, died Wednesday morning at his home, according to a notice in The Mining Journal. His death was confirmed by city officials earlier today. Van Straten served as an officer with the ...

Tai chi chuan a powerful health tool

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — On Wednesday night, the Marquette Hope Connection Center filled with gentle music and a powerful sense of calm as the evening’s tai chi chuan practice commenced. The class, which guides students through the ancient Chinese martial art, is led by Jon and Diana Magnuson of the ...

Correction

Local

297 people employed through market There was misleading information in an article published Monday regarding the 2017 farmers market season wrap. In the article it should have said among the 90 vendors, including themselves, there are 297 people employed. That information came as a result of ...

Police Log

Local

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 ...

Negotiations ongoing after strike

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Officials confirmed Tuesday that UP Health System-Marquette management and its nurses are still negotiating contracts, roughly three months after union nurses held a two-day strike which they say was in response to unsafe staffing levels and having to work 16-hour mandated shifts ...

Iron Mountain librarian competes on ‘Jeopardy!’

Local

IRON MOUNTAIN — The third time did prove to be the charm for Amanda Griggs’ dream of being on “Jeopardy!” The 30-year-old Dickinson County librarian competed on the popular game show Oct. 31, with the episode set to air in the Iron Mountain area at 7 p.m. today on FOX UP. Griggs, a ...

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; ...

Life-saving station did important work

Superior History

MARQUETTE — The first life-saving presence on the Great Lakes began with the Revenue Cutter Service in 1818, but it wasn’t referred to as the Coast Guard until 1846. The Great Lakes didn’t receive funding for life-saving efforts until 1854, and was run by volunteers until 1871. At that ...

Angel Program working at MSP

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police Angel Program, which seeks to help individuals struggling with addiction get treatment, is now operational at all Michigan State Police posts, according to a press release from the MSP. “We are very excited about (having) all 30 posts up and ...

Honoring Artists

Local

Each month Honor Credit Union in Marquette hosts an artist reception for talented Marquette Senior High School students to display their works. This month senior Amelia Cole has her artwork featured, and a reception was held on Tuesday. Cole's mediums of choice are graphite and charcoal, and ...

Bulletin Board

Community

IHS Class of ‘68 planning reunion ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School Class of 1968 will have a planning session for its 50th class reunion at 7 p.m. Monday at Jasper Ridge in Ishpeming. Any classmate that would like to be involved in the planning of this reunion should attend this ...