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When friends fill void left by family

Community

Dear Annie: My husband and I moved to another state following our retirements a few years ago. We moved to a resort town six hours away from my brother “Billy” and his wife, “Patty.” We encouraged them to visit, but they gave one excuse after another. Billy eventually told me that they ...

Schiff: Amash criticism not enough to push Trump impeachment

Michigan News

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Democrat said Sunday that Republican Rep. Justin Amash’s sharp criticism of what he called President Donald Trump’s “impeachable conduct” in the Russia investigation isn’t enough to count as bipartisan support to launch impeachment proceedings. But House ...

Detroit dispensary opens first licensed pot delivery service

Michigan News

By BREANA NOBLE The Detroit News AP Member Exchange DETROIT — One Detroit dispensary has made buying pot almost as easy as ordering a pizza. “This is amazing,” said 34-year-old Rashon Massey after Utopia Gardens LLC manager Donnell Cravens rolled up to his Detroit residence with ...

Woman fatally shot

Michigan News

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan police say a woman was fatally shot hours after she and her husband were involved in a domestic dispute. Muskegon Heights Police Chief Joseph Thomas tells MLive.com that officers are searching for the woman’s husband, and that he’s ...

9-year-old boy shot

Michigan News

SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 9-year-old boy was accidentally shot at an apartment complex in Superior Township. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s spokesman Derrick Jackson tells MLive.com the boy was struck in the neck Saturday morning with a small-caliber bullet. Jackson says ...

Women entrepreneurs

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Four prominent area businesswomen came together on Wednesday at Barrel + Beam in Marquette Township for a Women in Entrepreneurship panel discussion held by Innovate Marquette SmartZone. Ruth Solinski, human resources manager at RTI Surgical, moderated the panel, which ...

Chamber hosts game night in Marquette

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Matt Eisele, center, and other attendees play the game Just One at the Family Game Night event hosted by the Marquette Chamber of Commerce at Ampersand Coworking Saturday. The event was an opportunity for businesses and community members to establish a relationship with each other, said ...

Michigan agency aims to reduce stress among prison guards

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Corrections is trying to address concerns about stress and suicide among corrections officers. Department Director Heidi Washington recently told the Senate Oversight Committee and a subcommittee on justice and public safety that the agency ...

Michigan agency aims to reduce stress among prison guards

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Corrections is trying to address concerns about stress and suicide among corrections officers. Department Director Heidi Washington recently told the Senate Oversight Committee and a subcommittee on justice and public safety that the agency ...

State awards grants for Marquette County projects

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MARQUETTE — Several Marquette County land acquisition projects have been signed into legislation through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed the legislation, which authorizes $26 million in ...

Negaunee changes compost site rules due to facility misuse

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NEGAUNEE — Negaunee’s compost site hours of operation have been reduced due to misuse of the facility, city officials say. The site will now only be open four day per week, according to a press release from City Manager Nate Heffron. “Several individuals have illegally dumped trash, ...

Priest abuse claim found credible

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — The Archdiocese of Detroit says an allegation that a priest who died in 1984 sexually abused a child has been found to be credible. The archdiocese said in a news release Friday that the complaint against the Rev. Jan Tyminski was brought forward to the Archdiocesan Review ...

Crews undergo training at Presque Isle

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MARQUETTE — The Great Lakes Conservation Corps continued its seasonal employee training on Friday at the Presque Isle Park Pavilion in Marquette. GLCC Program Manager Emily Leach said 22 employees comprising six crews will be part of the GLCC this summer, working across the Upper ...

MDOT repairing part of M-95

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing about $660,000 to chip seal 6.3 miles of M-95 from south of Marquette County Road LLK to U.S. 41 in the Republic area of Marquette County. According to an MDOT release, the work includes crack sealing, gravel shoulder ...

Bulletin Board

Community

‘New Growth’ exhibit to premiere MARQUETTE —The Marquette Artist Collective Gallery Committee’s next show is titled “New Growth.” Spring is the perfect time to feature new growth of all types. The juried exhibit called for entries exploring new growth to celebrate the arrival of ...

Fate of historic building in Negaunee unknown

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NEGAUNEE — A historic building in downtown Negaunee is surrounded by barricades after a portion of the roof gave way on Thursday. City officials are “taking emergency measures and looking at all options” after receiving reports of the collapse at the three-story Kirkwood Block ...

Make new friends but keep the old

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Dear Annie: I’m having a hard time trying to keep in touch with my boarding school friends. We went our separate ways after graduating high school and were adamant about keeping in touch. Lately, I feel like we are drifting apart because I’m always the one having to reach out. And whenever ...

Constant UTIs are affecting antibiotic effectiveness

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a paraplegic due to a spinal cord injury back in 1979. I battle one UTI after another, and I am becoming immune to most antibiotics. Why the constant infections? My urologist just ordered a CT scan but seems uninterested in me as a patient. I am sick of being sick. I ...

Mom is put out by stepdad who tattles on her daughter

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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been together for 12 years. I have a daughter from a previous relationship who is now 16. They have had their ups and downs. What irritates me to no end is, my husband tattles on my daughter. Today she wanted to come home from school because she felt ...

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; ...