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‘A Journey of Hope’

Local

MARQUETTE — For journalist Laura Ling, her presentation called “A Journey of Hope” was more than just a title. It represented a harrowing ordeal in her life. Ling, co-author with her sister, Lisa, of “Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to ...

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; ...

Weather

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Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, rain likely, possibly mixed with snow before 8 p.m., then areas of drizzle and snow between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., then a chance of snow after 9 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 31. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of ...

Science Olympiad held Saturday

Local

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center will mark its 30th anniversary hosting a Science Olympiad Saturday. About 325 students from throughout the Upper Peninsula will compete in 46 events facilitated by more than 125 volunteers. The Science Olympiad runs from 9 a.m. to ...

4 arrested in Houghton County heroin bust

Front Page News

HOUGHTON — Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team detectives Thursday arrested four suspects on charges relating to the delivery of heroin and firearm violations, an UPSET press release states. Over the past several weeks, UPSET detectives have investigated individuals for the sale of ...

Newly arrived birds could have few, or many, regrets

Community

“Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.” — Victoria Holt There are some pretty sad looking birds around the Upper Peninsula this week. Driven northward last week with the near hurricane south and southwest winds they needed little energy and made great ...

Republicans join Democrats against Trump’s lakes cuts

Front Page News

TRAVERSE CITY — It sounds like an idea that would warm a conservative Republican’s heart: Kill funding of a regional environmental cleanup that has lasted seven years and cost the federal government more than $2 billion, with no end in sight. If states want to keep the program going, let ...

Pound

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No strays were found and lodged at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Negaunee Township. Call 475-6661 or visit upaws.org to find out about animals waiting for adoption. Found and lodged at the Alger County Animal Shelter in Munising were two orange male tiger-striped cats; a ...

State House members pass FOIA expansion bills

Front Page News

LANSING — Michigan House members on Thursday passed bills that would make the governor, lieutenant governor and the Legislature accountable under the state’s Freedom of Information Act. The package of 10 bills — a bipartisan effort — passed unanimously and now moves to the ...

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser held

Local

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Boy Scout Troop 346 will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Negaunee Township Community Center. The suggested donation is $5 and children 5 and under are free. Take out containers will be available. Those unable to attend who would ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

Local

State average: $2.33 $2.46 Ontonagon (Holiday) $2.35 Sault Ste. Marie (USA Marathon) $2.35 Marquette (Krist) $2.35 Harvey (Holiday) $2.35 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.35 Laurium (Marathon) $2.34 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.33 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.16 Baraga (Pines) $2.16 L’Anse ...

Stocks

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AT&T ..................... 42.44 Cliffs N.Resources......9.34 Dow Chemical Co... 63.86 Exxon ...................... 82.07 Ford ......................... 12.70 General Electric ...... 29.75 IBM ...................... 177.24 International Paper ..51.46 Kimberly-Clark ...

Lottery

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Thursday DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Thursday: Lucky For Life 01-09-25-36-39, Lucky Ball: 15 Poker Lotto QC-KC-4D-6D-9S Midday Daily 3 0-5-0 Midday Daily 4 6-5-8-0 Daily 3 4-4-0 Daily 4 3-2-5-5 Fantasy 5 03-25-28-31-34 Estimated ...

Sadowski testifies in own defense

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Jason David Sadowski took the stand Wednesday afternoon in Marquette County Circuit Court, providing starkly contrasting details to that of an alleged victim of the July 2013 incident. Sadowski — accused of tying up two women in his Ishpeming basement, beating and threatening ...

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; ...

Pigs triumph in hard-fought game

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Local police officers and firefighters took to the ice at Lakeview Arena Wednesday night to face off in the annual Pigs-N-Heat charity hockey game. The Pigs took the title this year, shutting out the firefighters’ Heat team, 8-4. Now in its 34th year, the game raises between ...