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Lottery

Records

DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Wednesday: Classic Lotto 47: 01-08-14-18-39-40 The Classic Lotto 47 estimated jackpot is $3.5 million Poker Lotto: KD-AS-5C-6C-10S Midday Daily 3: 5-6-4 Midday Daily 4: 5-1-2-2 Daily 3: 0-8-2 Daily ...

Pound

Records

No strays are reported by The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, which now is operating in its new building at 815 S. State Highway M553, Gwinn. Call 475-6661 or visit upaws.org to find out about animals waiting for adoption. Found and lodged at the Alger County Animal Shelter in ...

Weather

Records

Marquette and vicinity: Winter storm warning in effect until 2 am Friday. Lakeshore flood advisory in effect from 8 this evening to 8 a.m. Friday. Today, breezy, cold. A chance of snow in the morning, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain in the afternoon. Snow may be heavy at times in ...

Sharing culture

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Storytelling is often carried out through music. The Hungarian folk group Sondorgo used Hungaro-Serbian tamburas, traditional signature folk instruments, to share a touch of its culture with the Marquette community through a series of performances on Friday. The band, comprised ...

Capt. Bendry was quite a fellow

Superior History

James “Captain Jim” Bendry was born in Wiltshire, England in June 1822 but he didn’t stay there long. At just 12 years old he signed on as a cabin boy on a merchant ship that sailed in the Mediterranean. Over the years he also worked on Atlantic routes between Liverpool, New Orleans, the ...

Shooting in Gwinn injures one

Front Page News

GWINN — Police are investigating an incident in Forsyth Township that led to a female being transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound Tuesday. Officers had been dispatched to the scene after a home invasion with an armed subject allegedly took place at the residence along Stephenson ...

Local reading group to meet

Superior History

MARQUETTE — The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Dandelion Cottage Room of Peter White Public Library to discuss “Sustaining Lake Superior” by Michigan Tech University professor Nancy Langston. Lake Superior has a fascinating history, ...

City, NTN to begin Heartwood Parcel 13 negotiations

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution directing City Manager Mike Angeli to negotiate a sale with the Noquemanon Trail Network for Parcel 13 of the Heartwood Forestland property. The NTN recently presented Angeli with a letter of intent to ...

Values up slightly in Marquette County in annual equalization

Front Page News

ARQUETTE — Taxable and assessed values of property in Marquette County have increased from 2018 to 2019. Furthermore, this year’s increases are slightly larger than last year’s increases of about 1.5 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively. County property values and the equalization ...

Calumet student advances in national poetry competition

Local

CALUMET — Coming to the state Poetry Out Loud competition in Lansing, Tajah-Rayne Davise was intimidated by the other students. None of them recited like her. They were “proper,” Davise said; she compared them to old English people reciting “The Battle Hymn of the ...

Forests for Fish Forum held Tuesday

Local

ISHPEMING — Three speakers will be featured during the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ latest Forests for Fish Forum set for 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center, 1101 North Road, Ishpeming. Speakers will include Brandon Gerig, who will present ...

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; ...

Legion tribal vet service rep here

Community

MARQUETTE — American Legion Tribal Veteran Service Officer Stacy King has announced her April hours. ≤ Marquette Tribal Community Center; today and April 24 from 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. ≤ Munising Tribal Community Center; Thursday and April 25 from 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. ≤ Manistique Tribal ...

NMU Jazz Festival starting

Community

MARQUETTE — The annual Northern Michigan University Jazz Festival will be Wednesday-Friday. Thanks to a unique collaboration with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, this year’s Jazz Festival will feature trumpeter Allen Vizzutti. He will participate in an educational clinic and perform with ...

MAPS to hold early school dismissals Thursday

Community

MARQUETTE — Based on the most recent weather update from the National Weather Service, Marquette Area Public Schools is planning for an early dismissal on Thursday, and still could consider cancellation if the forecast changes. MAPS will have the following release times: Marquette Senior ...

Woman sentenced in death of child

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A woman will spend up to 15 years in prison after an 11-month-old girl drowned in standing water and sewage after falling through a hole in an upstairs floor and into the basement of a Detroit home. Tonya Peterson was sentenced Tuesday for involuntary manslaughter. Ca’Mya ...

Woman charged after 2 dogs die

Michigan News

DOWAGIAC, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two dogs died and another was treated for severe dehydration after a woman left them in a vehicle for hours outside a casino in southwestern Michigan. The Cass County prosecutor’s office says Sherill Langford faces felony charges of torturing or ...

No to pot

Front Page News

HARVEY — Chocolay Township is likely to be added to a growing list of Marquette County municipalities that will ban establishments related to the the sale of recreational marijuana. The Chocolay Township Board, in a 6-1 vote Monday, approved the first reading of a proposed ordinance that ...

Lake Superior ice sees major decline in past month

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Ice coverage on Lake Superior has declined drastically since it peaked at about 95 percent on March 9, which is around 40 percent higher than the lake’s long-term average for winter ice coverage. Just about 14 percent of Lake Superior was covered in ice this morning, a stark ...