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‘In My Mother’s Voice’

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — “We had to leave our families behind in Nazi Germany, and I didn’t know if I’d ever see my mother or my father or my younger brother again. It was the summer of 1941. I was 29 years old, and I had never been more than a few day’s journey from my hometown, and here I was on ...

Forsyth police emphasize no threat to community after gunshot incident

Local

GWINN — The Forsyth Township Police Department wants the public to know that there is no threat to the community in regards to the incident that led to a female being transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound Tuesday. “Forsyth Township Police Department wants to reiterate there is ...

2 arrested in connection to graffiti

Local

MARQUETTE — After a long investigation by police, two people have been arrested in connection to the graffiti that has been occurring in the city of Marquette, according to the Marquette City Police. Tekhla Edwards, 21, and Josue Paredes, 25, both of Marquette, were arrested and jailed ...

Nominations for U.P. Folklife Awards

Local

MARQUETTE — The nomination process for the 2019 Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards is winding down, with nominations to be accepted through today. The nominees can be individuals or organizations that make a difference in the creation and/or preservation of the folk culture in the Upper ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

Local

State average: $2.93 $2.89 Marquette (Ojibwa Express) $2.89 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.89 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.89 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.87 Marquette (Krist) $2.87 Menominee (Admiral) $2.84 Munising (Holiday) $2.82 Baraga (Pines) $2.80 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.77 Sault Ste. ...

Whether its winter or spring — get outside!

Spotlight

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” — John Ruskin We had our rain; it’s back to snow, still not sure where to go. Until this latest batch of snow, ...

Nighttime road trip offers much solitude

Community

“The sky is crying, look at the tears roll down the street.” — Elmore James As I sat behind the wheel, looking out the windshield, the countryside was cloaked in a thick soft robe of fog, making the copper mining era houses across the highway — now mostly boarded-up — look every ...

Gone fishin’

Community

Upper Peninsula • Keweenaw Bay: Anglers should stay off the ice. The shoreline ice is very weak and getting worse every day. The South Entry and Traverse Bay still have ice at the boat launch. • Marquette: Pack ice had blown into the Upper Harbor which prevented anglers from launching ...

Howling Timbers

Community

By KAYLA RENIE MLive.com MUSKEGON — A continuous chorus of howling echoes through the trees as dozens of wolf dogs sing to each other and passersby, hoping for attention and a piece of meat. The animals live at Howling Timbers, an animal rescue and sanctuary, located 10 miles east of ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Fruit tree pruning to be taught MARQUETTE — Dickinson Conservation is hosting a fruit tree pruning workshop at 1 p.m. CST Saturday. The workshop will be at Melodydell Dairy Farm (the McBroom Farm, N470 Thaler Drive, approximately 2 miles south of U.S. 2 in Waucedah and will feature ...

Too late for a house?

Community

Dear Annie: Usually active and energetic, I will be turning 80 in the spring. How I dread that birthday! Once my favorite season, spring now haunts me. A fine artist, a painter, I still have dreams of finding a house to buy — one where I could hang my paintings and invite people in to see ...

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; ...

State trims count of measles cases

Michigan News

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Health officials are reducing their count of Michigan’s measles cases after additional testing determined two of the reported cases weren’t the highly contagious disease . The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the number for 2019 is ...

Attorneys seek 25 years for man in Michigan airport stabbing

Michigan News

DETROIT — A Montreal man convicted of stabbing a police officer at a Flint, Michigan, airport was in debt and saw the attack as a way to become a martyr while benefiting his wife and children financially through a life insurance policy, his attorneys wrote in a Thursday court filing. Amor ...

Millage detailed

Front Page News

K.I. SAWYER — The necessity of voters passing a sinking fund tax levy for Gwinn Area Community Schools was detailed at a special “Soup with the Superintendent” event on Tuesday at K.I. Sawyer Elementary School. On the ballot in a special May 7 election will be a proposal requesting a ...