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Two arrested on MDMA drug charges NEGAUNEE— Two Negaunee residents were arrested Tuesday at their Midway Drive home for felony drug charges, a press release issued by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, or UPSET, said. According to Detective Lieutenant Tim Sholander, the ...

Local briefing

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UPSET, police officers join efforts MARQUETTE — On Thursday, detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, or UPSET, along with uniformed officers from Ishpeming Police Department, Marquette County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan State Police joined efforts to increase ...

Groups honored at Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce dinner

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ISHPEMING — Dozens of western Marquette County community leaders and business owners got together at the Ishpeming Armory last night for the seventh annual Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce dinner. “The Great Gatsby” themed event asked participants to dress in their finest ...

Kids learn about fire prevention

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Children from a young fives class at Aspen Ridge Elementary School line up to tour the cab of a fire truck during a fire prevention event on Thursday. Fire departments from Ishpeming, Champion, Humboldt, Michigamee and Spurr townships work with the NICE Community School District annually during ...

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Haunted Theatre to be held at NMU MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will transform into a haunted house for its ninth annual Haunted Theatre. Among the new “scares” added this year is a gothic-themed dungeon. Performances are from 7-11 p.m. ...

New city, new heart

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Dear Annie: My girlfriend, “Lucy,” and I started dating three years ago, during our senior year of college. After graduating, we both got jobs in the same city where we had gone to school, and we ended up moving in together to save money. Living together was surprisingly easy, as we’re ...

New at Peter White Public Library

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Here is a list of books available at Peter White Public Library to help guide, teach, and inspire you for a more understanding and thoughtful tomorrow. “On Tyranny: Twenty Lesson from the Twentieth Century” by Timothy Snyder This short and concise book will only ask for about an hour ...

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; ...

Ability to forgive is powerful asset to be used for good

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“Will you pray that God will take me home to heaven?” asked a depressed grandmother. Upon hearing my refusal to pray as she had requested, this troubled woman poured out a story of bitterness toward her family. She felt unloved and unwanted because those with whom she lived seemed to show ...

Worshipping This Week

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Marquette Marquette Hope a multi-site united methodist community Reverend Kristi Hintz Reverend Christopher Hintz 906.225.1344 office@mqthope.com www.mqthope.com First Campus 111 E. Ridge Street (Corner of Front and Ridge) 10:00am Worship Child care available. The Connection ...

Dear Annie: Please don’t take photos of me!

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Dear Annie: I use Facebook to keep up with relatives and friends, but I hardly post anything — especially not pictures of myself. I am attractive enough, but I’m not photogenic. These days, I find myself having to discreetly ask people at parties and events not to take pictures with me in ...

Questions, questions

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MARQUETTE — U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, answered questions from constituents on everything from climate change and tax reform to veterans issues and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative during a community engagement event at the Marquette Township Community Center Wednesday. The ...

Superior Health Foundation’s grant award celebration held

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MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation hosted its Fall Grants Awards Celebration Wednesday evening at the Holiday Inn of Marquette in tribute to the nearly $375,000 in grants it has given out in the past year. This year, SHF awarded about $27,150 in mini-grants, $64,000 in large ...

Hiawathaland club helps veterans

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The Hiawathaland Snowmobile Club hosted an outing for 12 residents of the Jacobetti Veterans Home at the snowmobile club clubhouse Sept. 29. The veterans were able to spend an afternoon, visiting, playing cards, roasting hot dogs, fishing and riding in UTV’s. All of the veterans had pie and ...

Bulletin Board

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Kromer selling HF caps MARQUETTE — Stormy Kromer is collaborating with the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight for the second year to offer commemorative limited-edition caps with proceeds benefitting the organization. The caps are available in two styles. The traditional men’s Kromer is a ...

Weather

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Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, clear. Lows 43 to 48. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Friday, unseasonably warm. Sunny. Highs around 73. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming south 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Friday night, clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 53. South ...

BLP savings outlined, Shiras future unknown

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MARQUETTE — Cost projections from the Marquette Board of Light and Power show that by taking the coal-fired Shiras Steam Plant offline, the BLP could save more than $100 million over 20 years — likely translating into zero rate hikes until at least 2021. BLP Acting Executive Director Tom ...

Local briefing

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Special meeting tonight in Negaunee NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council will hold a special meeting tonight at 6 at the Negaunee Senior Center. The purpose of the meeting is a budget work session. The council will review staff answers to questions posed at previous work sessions and ...

U.P. Reef makes splash in Marquette

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The Lake Superior Community Partnership recently teamed up with U.P. Reef for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the business’ grand opening. U.P. Reef, located at 118 W. Washington St., is a full-service aquarium store in downtown Marquette. U.P. Reef specializes in helping customers create ...