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Library group to gather

Community

ISHPEMING — The Friends of the Ishpeming Public Library will hold its first meeting of 2019 on Thursday. Meetings are open to all who are interested in supporting the library and its programs. They are held monthly from March through June and from September through December on the second ...

Official, husband, dispute Detroit police account

Michigan News

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An elected official from western Pennsylvania and her husband are disputing the account of Detroit police about a confrontation in that city last week. Detroit police allege that Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner interfered with officers as they were preparing to ...

Residence hall offers homeless students unique ‘safe haven’

Michigan News

By JUSTINE LOFTON MLive.com AP Member Exchange MUSKEGON— Going to school could have become an afterthought when Shakuur Collins became homeless last summer. Fortunately, he was attending one of few schools in Michigan that offers a residence hall for its homeless students. He moved ...

Man arrested in dog fighting case

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A 29-year-old Detroit man has been arrested after authorities found about 30 dogs and equipment used for dog fighting. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says Sunday that the man is expected to be arraigned today in 36th District Court on animal fighting, cruelty to ...

Census grants provided

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-based philanthropy is providing grants to organizations seeking to promote and support a fair and accurate count in the 2020 U.S. Census. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan says the funding is available for groups in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties ...

Singing for the trees

Local

GWINN — It was appropriate the women who turned out at Peter Nordeen Park on Friday ate muffins made with walnuts and other tree-related ingredients and drank chaga tea, made from a mushroom that often grows on birches in cold climates. They were celebrating the “Sing for the Trees” ...

NMU announces fall dean’s list

Spotlight

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University recently announced its Dean's List for the fall 2018 semester. The following is a list of students in our area who qualified with a grade point average of 4.00. Baraga — Donna Fredrickson Bark River — Madisen Derouin Bessemer — Nicholas ...

Michigan man receives telegram 50 years later

Michigan News

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A man who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1969 has finally received a congratulatory telegram from family friends that was sent more than 50 years ago. Robert Fink received the Western Union telegram this year. Western Union ended its telegram business ...

UPAWS celebrates new facility with ribbon cutting

Front Page News

Above, elected officials, volunteers, board members and staff of the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter gather with community members for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new UPAWS facility on Saturday. The non-profit organization’s new facility is ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Iron Bell Trail grant funding apps LANSING — The application period is open for the fifth round of grant funding for work along Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail. Proposals are due Friday, with selected grant recipients announced in May. The trail offers two distinct routes for hiking and ...

Lakes see ‘superior’ ice coverage

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — As ice coverage goes, it’s Superior. The Detroit Free Press reports Lake Superior was 94 percent ice covered as of Friday, marking first time the largest of the Great Lakes had more than 90 percent coverage in four years. At this time last year, Superior was about half ...

Benson wants election changes after approval of voting law

Front Page News

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — New Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is urging lawmakers to let absentee ballots be counted before Election Day and to make other changes following the passage of a ballot initiative that expanded voting options in Michigan. The Democrat said ...

Bulletin Board con’t

Community

‘Architectural Beauty’ presented MARQUETTE — Architectural Beauty: The Churches Of Corrado Parducci will be presented from 7:30-9 p.m. Friday at St. Peter Cathedral. This special concert features a history talk by Marquette Regional History Center member Russ Magnaghi. ...

Dozens rescued from ice floe

Michigan News

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say nearly four dozen fishermen trapped on an ice floe in Lake Erie have been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and local emergency personnel in northern Ohio. The Coast Guard and Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office began receiving reports around 8:30 a.m. ...

As budget deficit balloons, few in Washington seem to care

Front Page News

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — The federal budget deficit is ballooning on President Donald Trump’s watch and few in Washington seem to care. And even if they did, the political dynamics that enabled bipartisan deficit-cutting deals decades ago has disappeared, ...

Volunteer opportunities

Community

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

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; ...

Scent-sitive to perfumes

Community

Dear Annie: I work in the service department office at a car dealership. I have asthma and find that most of the time, the ventilation system in the mechanics’ area is enough to keep fumes from being a problem. But there are several customers who wear a great deal of perfume or cologne, and ...

Dad insists boy stop seeing mom’s ex following divorce

Community

DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband raised my son as his own from the time he was an infant. Now my son’s biological father is saying he wants our son to stay away from my ex-husband. However, my ex-husband and my son have a very strong bond. I believe the bond is even stronger than what he has with his ...