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Cambensy, Schmidt in Newberry

Local

NEWBERRY — State Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, invites residents to join her and special guest state Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, at an upcoming coffee hour to ask questions and discuss issues affecting the state and local communities. The event will be at Timber Charlie’s Food ...

EGLE seeks input on mercury regs

Region

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy seeks public input and comment for a Multiple Discharger Variance for Mercury for fiscal years 2020-2024 prior to submittal to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The Multiple Discharger Variance allows ...

Tension developing in Aretha Franklin will dispute

Michigan News

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A fight is emerging over whether a son of Aretha Franklin could be put in charge of the late singer's estate after a 2014 handwritten will was found under cushions in her suburban Detroit home. Attorneys for the estate said in a court filing Monday that "there is no ...

Detroit-area school gardens bring science to life

Michigan News

HOLLY— Looking for a spot to begin her elementary school’s very first garden — a place where they could not just grow food but bring science to life — Patterson Elementary School teacher Kathy Marion settled on an area in full sun with room to spread out: smack dab in the middle of ...

Still standing

Front Page News

In the age of internet retailers, independently-owned, brick-and-mortar bookstores such as Snowbound Books in Marquette and Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore in Munising are still standing and providing area residents and visitors with more than inventory. In fact, with the popularity of ...

Styro-Free Marquette plans future efforts

Front Page News

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on Styro-Free Marquette. The first part of the series ran as last Monday’s Living Green article. MARQUETTE — Styro-Free Marquette is preparing for the next steps toward making its dream a reality after holding an initial meeting for ...

Board to consider resolution in support of MI Choice Program

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A resolution to protect the MI Choice Program will be considered by the Marquette County Board of Commissioners. The board will hold its meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Annex, located along Baraga Avenue in Marquette. The MI Choice Program has been ...

Service remembers flood, community response

Region

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — At a glance, the scene at Evangel Baptist Church in Houghton Sunday did not look much different than that of any service anywhere. The significance was evident in other photos of the church, from a little less than year ago. ...

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; ...

Continuing to honor all fathers

Community

Dear Readers: Fathers and father figures deserve more than one day of recognition for all their work and love, and the amount of beautiful words send in reflected this. Below are a few more moving tributes submitted for Father’s Day. ‘My Father’s Example’ A father gives instruction ...

Bulletin Board

Community

NAMI support groups offered MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. A support ...

Overflowing Great Lakes pose new threat for endangered bird

Michigan News

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer GLEN HAVEN — Peering through a spotting scope mounted on a tripod, researcher Alice Van Zoeren notices a piping plover skittering across a sandy, pebble-strewn Lake Michigan beach and hopping into a nest, swapping places with its mate. “Nest ...

Port Huron to open sledding hill at park this summer

Michigan News

By JACKIE SMITH Port Huron Times Herald AP Member Exchange PORT HURON— Soon, the winter won’t be the only time local families can go sledding at Palmer Park. Two artificial ramps for a sledding hill will open up later this month to the public, and those interested will be able to ...

Swastika found at cemetery

Michigan News

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A swastika has been found in a Jackson County cemetery where World War II soldiers are buried. Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies has reported the vandalism at the Mount Evergreen Cemetery to the police department. Authorities believe it happened before the weekend, possibly ...

The greenhouse effect

Front Page News

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The weather finally might be getting warm enough to put plants in the ground without the fear of an overnight frost bringing their young green lives to a premature and withered end. So, since things are greening up in the region, many ...

Battling invasives

Front Page News

By CLAIRE MOORE Special to the Journal LANSING — How a sea lamprey responds to the threat of predators could be another key to keeping their population under control, according to researchers. Using a sharp-toothed, jawless sucker mouth, sea lampreys suck blood and bodily fluids from ...

City moves forward with Presque Isle Marina project

Front Page News

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Construction of a new floating pier system for the Presque Isle Marina at the north end of Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette is anticipated to begin this fall. The Marquette City Commission at its Monday meeting unanimously approved a ...

Sharing nature with kids

Local

Finley Selden, 5, of Trenary searches for specially colored rocks placed along the Bog Walk at the Lakenenland Sculpture Park in Harvey during Friday’s “Sharing Nature with Children,” which was designed to give children and families a chance to experience the outdoors. The Marquette-Alger ...