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Couple gifts 44 acres of land to Chippewa Valley Schools

Michigan News

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Chippewa Valley Schools is close to acquiring a 44-acre farm in suburban Detroit. The Chippewa Valley Board of Education agreed to grant administrators the authority to purchase William and Dorothy Manthey's property during a closed session with district ...

Michigan college invests in downtown to improve recruitment

Michigan News

ALBION, Mich. (AP) — A small liberal arts college and its alumni have become more involved in development projects in the southern Michigan city where the school is based to boost school recruitment. The city has struggled for years with population loss following the departure of industry ...

Mush!

Front Page News

Hundreds of spectators lined Washington Street Friday in Marquette to watch 15 competing sled dog teams kick off the U.P. 200, a 238-mile roundtrip race that takes 12-dog teams and mushers from Marquette to Grand Marais and back. Joining the enthusiastic group was several local leaders, over ...

NMU OKs room and board rates

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By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees on Friday approved 2019-20 room and board rates that are less than 1 percent higher than last school year, despite inflationary cost adjustments and maintenance needs. “The fact ...

NMU mourns trustee

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MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University administrators say they are deeply saddened by the news that a recent NMU Board of Trustees appointee has died. Travis Weber of Detroit was appointed in October by former Gov. Rick Snyder to an eight-year term beginning Jan. 1. He had completed his ...

Joint meeting to address 2019, 2020 commission projects

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HARVEY — The Chocolay Township Planning Commission will hold a joint meeting with the township board at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the township hall to discuss proposed 2019-2020 planning commission priorities. The board unanimously approved a motion recommending the list be published as written ...

U.P. veteran places 2nd in national arts festival

Local

IRON MOUNTAIN — U.S. Army veteran Daniel Huffman served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968, receiving Purple Heart medals for wounds received in combat on the Fourth of July and again the day before Christmas. This past summer he received another award, but this time it was for something he ...

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; ...

Dressed for success?

Michigan News

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday criticized a Detroit TV station’s decision to air a story about the reaction to the dress she wore during her State of the State speech, which featured numerous unflattering or sexist comments about her physical appearance from social ...

NMU accused of gender discrimination in federal suit

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MARQUETTE — A lawsuit filed Feb. 8 against Northern Michigan University by four female professors alleges NMU violated federal equal pay and gender discrimination laws. In the lawsuit — filed with the U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, Northern Division — the ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: Can hoarding be cured? If not, I’ve reached the end of my rope. My dear wife of more than 30 years, who does not work outside the home, has filled up our attic, two rented storage spaces and one bedroom with so much useless stuff that you cannot walk into any of them. Our own ...

Help sought after dogs rescued

Michigan News

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit animal control agency is asking the public for help after rescuing 53 dogs from being hoarded. Macomb County Animal Control says the dogs were seized Wednesday while a Sterling Heights man was loading them into a moving van to take them to a ...

Pre-race banquet an annual highlight

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MARQUETTE — Mushers will take off from the starting line this evening to begin their 230-mile run for the annual U.P. 200 dog sled races. The order in which mushers will leave the gate was decided Thursday night at the Pre-Race Banquet and Bib Draw. Fifty mushers, their families, U.P. 200 ...

IHS Class of 1958 to meet

Community

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School Class of 1958 will meet for lunch at 12:30 pm. Feb. 21 at Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming. Spouses are welcome. The class meets at Jasper Ridge the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call 228-3066.

Program offers youth enrichment

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A youth enrichment program that offers free classes on life skills, academics and physical activity is coming to Detroit. The city says Saturdays in The D will start March 2. It is open to any kindergarten through 12th grade student who lives in Detroit. Classes will be ...

Lawmakers block Whitmer order

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LANSING — Republican lawmakers on Thursday blocked Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s bid to restructure the state environmental agency — the first time the Legislature has rejected a gubernatorial executive order since 1977. The GOP-led Senate voted 22-16 against the order along party ...

Body of missing sledder found

Michigan News

SPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Divers have recovered the body of a snowmobiler who drove into open water on a lake in western Michigan. Sgt. Joel Roon of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 29-year-old Joseph Brown was found Thursday afternoon in water 50-60 feet (15-18 ...

Groups back Asian carp plan

Michigan News

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Hunting and fishing groups have teamed up to support a plan for preventing Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. They have formed the Great Lakes Conservation Coalition, which will push for funding of a strategy proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of ...

Michigan Ice Fest marks 28-year anniversary

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By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer MUNISING — The Michigan Ice Fest broke its attendance record this week, with over 1,000 participants flooding the city of Munising to engage in ice climbing activities for the country’s longest running festival of its kind. The festival, which is ...