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Gravel pit expansion request delayed

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — After a heated public hearing Tuesday, the Negaunee Township Planning Commission delayed taking action on a request from Kona Ridge Mining LLC to expand operations at its gravel pit near the McClure Basin. After collecting feedback from dozens of residents and property owners ...

Arrest made in Negaunee armed robbery

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — One man is in custody after a reported armed robbery at Irontown Pasties Tuesday evening, according to the Negaunee City Police Department. The man, whose name was not released, was arrested on unrelated charges, according to the department’s press release. Police said his ...

Interim CEO named at UP Health System-Marquette

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MARQUETTE — UP Health System announced today that Jerry Dooley will join its team as interim CEO for UPHS-Marquette on June 19. A veteran health care leader, Dooley has been part of the Duke LifePoint and LifePoint Health teams for more than a decade, serving as interim CEO for hospitals ...

Jurors deliberate in trial of ex-dean who oversaw Nassar

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LANSING — A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University did nothing to enforce examining-room restrictions imposed on him after a sexual misconduct complaint, a prosecutor said Tuesday, while the defense countered that William ...

KBIC announces gaming distributions

Local

BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has announced its recent gaming distributions. Since 1993, KBIC has been making biannual payments from gaming proceeds of its casinos to local units of government and to the state of Michigan. The payments are 2% and 8%, respectively, and are ...

Police Log

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Blemhuber to close Thursday

Local

MARQUETTE — Blemhuber Avenue in Marquette will be closed to through traffic between Champion Street and Division Street beginning at 6:30 a.m. Thursday due to a sewer lateral repair. This project is expected to be completed by end of day, according to a press release from the city of Marquette.

Family of 4 rescued from Pictured Rocks shoreline

Local

MARQUETTE — A family of four was rescued from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Tuesday evening after their canoe was overtaken by waves, according to a press release from the Alger County Sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office received a call around 9 p.m. from a Pictured Rocks Cruises ...

NMU announces dean’s list students for winter 2019 semester

Spotlight

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University recently announced its dean's list for the winter 2019 semester. ¯The following area students. listed by hometown, qualified with a grade point average of 4.00: Bark River — Madisen Derouin Bessemer — Nicholas Matonich Brimley — Kyle ...

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; ...

Dear Annie: Scammers target elderly

Community

Dear Annie: My 81-year-old mom and I live together. I work 52 hours a week, so she is home alone a lot. She does get picked up by friends a few times a week to play bingo. But something serious has happened. A guy started an online chat with her on a “Words with Friends” game. She chatted ...

Bulletin Board

Community

NMU to offer summer kids college MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Glenn T. Seaborg Mathematics and Science Center is offering “Summer College for Kids,” a program for students in grades K-8 to take courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM education). ...

State bill boosts spending to combat lead, abusive clergy

Michigan News

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — A $28.8 million mid-year spending bill that received final legislative approval Tuesday would allocate funding to help deal with tougher rules for lead in drinking water, investigate sexual abuse by clergy and replenish a compensation fund for ...

Amash, impeachment supporter, quits a conservative group

Michigan News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Justin Amash, the lone Republican calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, has quit the Freedom Caucus of House conservatives, his spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. The split comes a few weeks after Amash called for the House to impeach Trump based on the ...

Suffrage cited

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MARQUETTE — On June 10, 1919, Michigan became the third state to ratify the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Community members celebrated women’s suffrage Monday afternoon with a rally in front of the U.S. post office, located along Washington Street in Marquette. ...

Pride celebrated

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MARQUETTE — It’s officially Pride Month in the city of Marquette. A proclamation declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual and Asexual, or LGBTQIA+, Pride Month was unanimously approved by the Marquette City Commission at its Monday meeting. “It is ...

Top teachers honored

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MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Public Schools honored some of its top employees Monday night. Recognized at the MAPS Board of Education meeting as top teachers and support staff for the 2018-19 school year were Ben Posey of Cherry Creek Elementary School, K-5 Teacher of the Year; Scot Stewart ...

Gravel pit expansion to be considered in Negaunee Township

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NEGAUNEE — Negaunee Township officials are once again seeking input from residents and property owners about a proposed 15-acre expansion of an existing gravel pit along Marquette County Road 510 owned by Kona Ridge Mining LLC. The township planning commission will hold a public hearing at ...

Sharing nature at Lakenenland

Local

HARVEY — Can your child stay as “still as a stone”? You might have the chance to find out Friday. The Marquette-Alger Great Start Collaborative is putting on its second annual “Sharing Nature With Children,” a nature-based family event scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at ...