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Walk a Mile in My Shoes Thursday

Local

MARQUETTE — Thursday, there will be a community event and walk, starting at the Marquette Commons, called Walk a Mile in My Shoes, designed to increase awareness of the stigma associated with requesting help with mental illness as well as intellectual and developmental disabilities. The ...

Bulletin board

Community

Legion fish fry Friday MARQUETTE — American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St., Marquette, will have fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday. On the menu, whitefish, shrimp or chicken strips and choice of baked potato or french fries. Salad bar is included with all meals. The public is invited. This ...

TV tug of war

Community

Dear Annie. My husband and I have very different television interests. I tend to prefer prestige shows that require significant time and attention commitment. He tends to enjoy brainless sitcoms. He says he doesn’t have the attention span to sit and watch many of the large-scale prestige ...

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; ...

Man charged in killings

Michigan News

MASON, Mich. (AP) — A man has been charged in the killings of two women who were found fatally beaten after he showed cellphone photos of their bodies to sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop in central Michigan. Kiernan Brown, of Delta Township, was arraigned Tuesday on two counts ...

Flint mayor wins trial

Michigan News

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury has rejected claims by a former Flint official who said she was fired for exposing suspicious activity by the mayor during the city’s water crisis. The verdict on Tuesday was a victory for Mayor Karen Weaver who denied wrongdoing in the dismissal of city ...

Whitmer: Legislature must ‘get off the dime’ on road fixes

Michigan News

LANSING,— With her proposed 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax hike stalled, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday that fixing the roads is still the “No. 1 issue” despite the Republican-led Legislature prioritizing an overhaul of Michigan’s car insurance law. “People want our roads fixed. ...

Michigan lawmakers OK ban on abortion procedure; veto vowed

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature voted Tuesday to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure, pushing ahead with legislation Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she would veto. The bills would prohibit physicians from performing abortion by dilation and ...

World traveler

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Its image could be put on a postcard and nothing else, or it can be sent to sea where it truly can be put to use. Peter McDaniel, formerly of Los Angeles, is the new owner of the Coaster II, which he bought in 2018. However, it’s not just any boat. McDaniel said the ...

Making second attempt

Front Page News

GWINN — The Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved wording of a sinking fund millage request on the Aug. 6 ballot. In the May 7 special election, a sinking fund millage request for the district was defeated by voters there with a count of 686 to ...

Rental rules passed

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — All rentals, including short-term rentals, will be subject to a new ordinance passed by the Chocolay Township Board on Monday. Board trustees voted 5-2 in favor of the ordinance with Judy White and Mark Maki voting against the measure. Several heated exchanges took place ...

Volunteers needed at local greenhouse

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Do you have a green thumb that needs to be put to use? The nonprofit Marquette Growth, which provides free community access and education to organic gardening, is looking for volunteers to join its efforts this summer in the greenhouse located at Graveraet Elementary School in ...

Walmart ups delivery game with next-day shopping

Front Page News

NEW YORK — Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars with Amazon. The nation’s largest retailer said today it’s been building a network of more efficient e-commerce distribution centers to make that happen. ...

Marquette City Police Department recognized with state accreditation

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Police Department was recognized at Monday’s Marquette City Commission meeting as the first Upper Peninsula police department to receive accreditation from the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, as officials from the state commission came to ...

U.P. fallen officers memorial set

Local

MUNISING — The Michigan State Police Negaunee Post, Alger County Sheriff’s Department and Munising City Police Department are hosting the 2019 Upper Peninsula Peace Officers Memorial. This ceremony will be at Munising High School at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The purpose of this event is to honor ...

UPSDA to meet Wednesday

Local

MARQUETTE — The annual meeting of the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ampersand conference room located in the Masonic Building, 132 W. Washington St., Marquette. The purposes of the meeting are to present an organizational year-end summary of ...

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; ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Knitting guild meeting this week MARQUETTE — The May meeting of the UP North Knitting Guild will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in Peter White Public Library Studio 2. Thursday’s meeting will be the class on cabling without a cable needle that was canceled from the April meeting. ...

Putting one’s best foot, shoe forward

Community

Dear Annie: I’ve been working as professional for more than 10 years, and I’m arriving at the point in my career where I’m now responsible for spending more time meeting with clients. I’m excited for my continued growth and success, and I’m always seeking ways to grow. I have a ...

Groups bringing national reparations debate to Detroit

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Two national organizations pushing for federal legislation on reparations for descendants of African American slaves are bringing their agendas and messages to Detroit. The Detroit-based Reparations Labor Union has scheduled a summit in June, which later the same week will be ...