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Negaunee City Council questions T-Mobile pact

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NEGAUNEE — Members of the Negaunee City Council are seeking clarifications on contract language before they will consider allowing wireless carrier T-Mobile to place cellular transmission equipment on the Negaunee water tower. During its regular meeting on Thursday the council opted to ...

Students with pricier possessions may need insurance

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LANSING — As college students across the state move into new campus homes in recent weeks, they’re increasingly bringing with them flat screen televisions, smartphones, laptops and other valuables. “We do see students bringing more items of significant value to campus,” said Kathleen ...

Manafort expected to plead guilty, avoid new trial

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WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was expected to plead guilty Friday to reduced federal charges in a deal with prosecutors that will allow him to avoid a second trial scheduled to begin next week, a new court filing shows. The charges are related to Manafort's ...

Praying for pavement

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MARQUETTE — The governor’s office is weighing in as the standoff between the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association and Operating Engineers Local 324 continued Thursday. In a statement issued Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder called on MITA and OE 324 representatives to meet and ...

Board to consider indigent defense lawsuit

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners will consider several action items at its meeting Tuesday, including potentially joining litigation related to indigent defense. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Annex, located along Baraga Avenue. ...

BachFest celebrates famous composer

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By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Marquette music scene is celebrating its first ever BachFest, a season-long celebration of the life of composer Johann Sebastian Bach, with 10 musical events from now until December. The festival, which has been in the works for two ...

Wagner to compete for 109th District seat

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MARQUETTE — Melody Wagner of Forsyth Township is competing for the 109th District State Representative seat. She says she is determined to give Upper Peninsula residents a voice in Lansing. “I’m a conservative individual with a facts-based, common sense plan for ‘We the People First ...

Weekend gas gauge

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State average: $2.85 $3.12 Munising (Holiday) $2.99 Harvey (Holiday) $2.99 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.99 Hancock (Holiday) $2.99 Houghton (Mobil) $2.92 Iron Mountain/Kingsford (Murphy USA) $2.92 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.85 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.85 Marquette (Citgo) $2.77 ...

Listen and Learn session Tuesday

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MARQUETTE —The Marquette-Alger RESA will host a Michigan Department of Education Listen and Learn session to accept public comment on the latest proposed K-12 Social Studies Standards. The session is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in Conference Rooms A and B at MARESA, which is located at ...

Tai Chi intro workshop to be held

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MARQUETTE — From 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, an introductory workshop to the mind/body practice of Tai Chi Chuan will be held at the Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Ave. in Marquette. Tai Chi, first developed in China by Buddhist monks, is a series of gentle, focused movements that ...

Traffic signal to begin operation

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation has installed a traffic signal at the M-553 (McClellan Avenue)/Grove Street intersection in Marquette. Drivers in the area need to be aware of this upcoming traffic change which is set to begin operation Monday. The intersection is ...

MCACA announces local arts and culture grant recipients

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MARQUETTE — Several arts and culture organizations in the city of Marquette were awarded grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. On Tuesday, the council announced that a total of nearly $225,000 was awarded to organizations in Marquette County. The grant recipients ...

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; ...

MEA Retired group set to meet

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ISHPEMING — The Marquette County Chapter of the Michigan Education Association Retired group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the MEA office in Ishpeming. Speakers will be Matt Morgan, a candidate for the U.S. House 1st Congressional District post, and Scott Dianda, who is running for ...

The Country Wheels to perform

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TRENARY — The Country Wheels will provide the music for a dance at the Trenary Community Building from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 per person. A donation of $3 for lunch is requested. Members are asked to bring desserts and other items to pass. Call Loretta Hoy at 446-3211 for more ...

Strut Your Mutt set for Saturday

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MARQUETTE — The 13th anniversary edition of Strut Your Mutt Charity Walk will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. This Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter event supports the local no-kill shelter with this event for four- and two-legged ...

Pie social to be held in Skandia

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SKANDIA — Skandia Lioness Group will be having its 14th annual Pie Social Saturday. The event will be held at the Skandia Township Community Center, 224 Kreiger Drive, Skandia, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will be a wide assortment of homemade pies. Visit with friends and family ...