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Grenade found in Gogebic County

Region

BESSEMER — Areas in Bessemer were closed Wednesday to traffic after the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad responded to a report of a possible hand grenade in the area, according to the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies who responded to the area “did find what appeared to be an ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Writing workshop set for NPL NEGAUNEE — Local talent Troy Graham will be at the Negaunee Public Library on Monday. He will hold a creative writing workshop at 5 p.m., and a family-friendly musical performance with harmonica player Colton Ort at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend ...

The calendar

Community

sEDITOR’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 ...

Dear Annie: Shark on hunt

Community

Dear Annie: My husband has a friend, “Ralph,” who is half his age and was recently married. Ralph’s wife, “Katherine,” is always texting my husband, and not me, to make plans to go out to eat. I have asked my husband several times to text Ralph back instead of his wife, but he has ...

Bulletin Board 4/17/19

Community

Little Lake Legion fish fry Friday LITTLE LAKE — American Legion Post 349 in Little Lake will have a fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday. It will be the last fish fry until fall. The choices on the menu are walleye, whitefish (baked or fried), perch, cod (baked or fried), 21-piece shrimp, fantail ...

Differing perspectives on college admissions scandal

Community

Dear Annie: My best friend and I agree on almost everything, but something has come up that has caused us to argue, and we decided to turn to you for advice. We both have children who are in their first year of high school, and when they graduate they want to go to college. Our argument has ...

Whitmer forms task force to review jail, pretrial detention

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday ordered a bipartisan review of Michigan’s jail and pretrial detention system, saying the inmate population has nearly tripled over 35 years while the crime rate is the lowest in a half-century. The Democrat signed an executive order ...

Former Michigan trooper convicted in teen’s Taser death

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A former Michigan state trooper was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in his second trial in the death of a Detroit teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died when he was shot with a Taser. Mark Bessner, who had a history of misconduct allegations ...

Flint school locked down

Michigan News

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Police in Flint have arrested four people after a gunshot was fired outside a public charter high school. Deputy police Chief Devon Bernritter says the shot was fired about 10 a.m. Wednesday on the grounds of Flex High School of Michigan following “an altercation” ...

Whitmer open to allowing Great Lakes oil tunnel

Michigan News

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she’s open to allowing construction of an oil transport tunnel beneath the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, despite previously halting work on a tunnel plan developed by her predecessor. Whitmer told reporters she ...

Roadblock hit

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners decided at Tuesday’s meeting that the county board does not have the legal authority to place the proposed recycling millage requested by the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority on the Aug. 6 ballot. The vote was ...

Police chief resigns

Front Page News

GWINN — After only about four months on the job, Forsyth Township Police Chief Joe Fitzgerald resigned from the position during a closed session of a special meeting of the Forsyth Township Board Tuesday, according to officials. Fitzgerald’s resignation became effective today, Forsyth ...

NAMI offers free, confidential support, resources

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Navigating the complexities of mental illness on your own can feel defeating. The National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential support groups for individuals living with mental illnesses, and for friends or families living with an individual who ...

Cambensy: Mining bill clears committee

Front Page News

LANSING — A bill to guide a long-term mining policy in Michigan introduced earlier this year by state Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, has moved to the next level. On Tuesday, the House Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation voted unanimously to refer the bill to the next ...

Co-op grocery truck coming to K.I. Sawyer

Local

K.I. SAWYER — Starting May 22, a grocery truck will come to K.I. Sawyer on a weekly basis. The Marquette Food Co-op will deliver and sell fresh food and groceries as part of a project to combat food insecurities at K.I. Sawyer, improve community health outcomes and reduce health inequity. ...

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 ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — Terrance Heldreth plans to see and do as much as he possibly can during a year-long trip to West Germany that starts in July. I’m looking ...

Missing fisherman’s body found

Local

MARQUETTE — The body of a missing fisherman was found around 7 a.m. Tuesday in Chippewa County after authorities began searching late Monday night, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post were initially dispatched to an area near ...

Public art commission meets today

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Public Art Commission has scheduled an additional meeting today. This meeting will include agenda items not addressed at the previous meeting April 10. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the ...

NMU flag at half-staff for Bullen

Local

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University flag is lowered to half-staff today in honor of the passing of NMU student Keara Bullen who passed away Sunday as a result of an auto accident in downstate Bingham Township. Bullen, 19, of downstate Mason, was a freshman majoring in marketing. ...