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New at Peter White Public Library

Community

Summer is here and the new shelf at the Peter White Public Library is stocked full of light reads, laugh-out-loud reads, stellar non-fiction and more for those long summer nights at camp, at home or wherever. “Insta Style: Curate Your Life, Create Stunning Photos, Elevate Your Instagram ...

Assumptions bad for friendship

Community

Dear Annie: I have known one of my friends, “Pam,” for more than 50 years, and at times she has been a very good friend. She and her husband introduced me to my now-ex-husband and were both in my wedding party. Last year, I had a disagreement with a mutual friend, “Sharon.” Quite ...

Prosecutors drop Flint water charges, promise fresh probe

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water crisis and pledged to start from scratch the investigation into one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history. The stunning decision came more than three years — ...

Read me a story

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The start of summer reading blasted off Saturday at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. Local youth gathered for performances by comedian and magician Cameron Zvara and to register for “A Universe of Stories,” the PWPL summer reading program. Children up to age ...

Negaunee armed robbery suspect ID released

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — Police have identified Patrick Earl Fisher as the suspect who was arrested in connection to the alleged armed robbery that took place at a pasty shop in Negaunee Tuesday. Fisher entered Irontown Pasties, located near the intersection of U.S. 41 and Teal Lake Avenue, around 9:48 ...

Negaunee Township hires manager

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — A person who may be familiar to Negaunee Township residents has taken on a new role in municipal government. The township board recently hired Nick Leach, who formerly held the role of township zoning and planning administrator, to fill its newly created township manager ...

‘Berry Happy Puppy’

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Downtown Development Authority announced Sabrina Stanley’s poster “Berry Happy Puppy” is the winner of this year’s Blueberry Festival Poster Contest. Stanley, originally from Marquette, is 19 years old and attends Northern Michigan University, pursuing a ...

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 ...

Great Lakes Rodeo this weekend

Local

MARQUETTE — The 14th annual Great Lakes Rodeo takes place Friday through Sunday at the Marquette County Fairgrounds. In advance, tickets are $10 for adults per day or $20 for the weekend, and $5 for children or $10 for the weekend. At the gate, tickets are $12 for adults and $22 for the ...

Rotary preps for annual Fishboil

Local

MARQUETTE — Marquette Breakfast Rotary has been planning for an entire year for the club’s major fundraiser, the Land and Sea Benefit Dinner & Auction — commonly called the “Fishboil.” The 27th annual Fishboil will start at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Superior Theatre Yacht Yard ...

Marquette band concert tonight

Local

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Band’s “From Far Away Lands” concert is planned from 7:30-8:30 p.m. today at the Presque Isle Band Shell in Marquette. All members of the public are invited to come to the band’s first concert of summer 2019. In case of inclement weather, the concert ...

Semi rollover crash injures 1

Region

IRON MOUNTAIN — The driver of a semi-tractor received non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday as the result of a single-vehicle rollover accident on M-69 near Swan Peterson Road in Dickinson County’s Breen Township. The 61-year-old Ironwood man was traveling eastbound on the highway around ...

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; ...

Dear Annie: Companies often clueless on need for bereavement time

Community

Dear Annie: My daughter was 14 weeks pregnant when the baby died. The nurse midwives, who were wonderful, sent her home to have the miscarriage and told her it could take up to two weeks to “be complete.” I was surprised and extremely saddened by how she was treated by her supervisor at ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Land conservancy seeks volunteers MARQUETTE — Volunteer work days for the Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month starting in June 20. The first one will be at the Vielmetti-Peters Reserve near the end of Brickyard Road in Marquette ...

Michigan House budget bars spending on new Detroit bridge

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s transportation department could be prohibited from doing work related to construction of a new bridge between Detroit and Canada under a spending bill advanced Wednesday by House Republicans, drawing criticism from opposing lawmakers who say Canada already ...

GM spends $150M on factory

Michigan News

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — General Motors says it will spend $150 million so it can make more heavy-duty pickup trucks at its Flint, Michigan, assembly plant. The money will improve the factory’s conveyor system and for other equipment to boost output. The factory builds heavy-duty Chevrolet ...

Gravel pit expansion request delayed

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — After a heated public hearing Tuesday, the Negaunee Township Planning Commission delayed taking action on a request from Kona Ridge Mining LLC to expand operations at its gravel pit near the McClure Basin. After collecting feedback from dozens of residents and property owners ...