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Tough love is needed

Community

Dear Annie: Over the past year, I’ve discovered that there are some people in this world who are OK with “just getting by” with what is available — including leaning on or using what another person under the same roof has. How does one inspire another to get a job and thus the money ...

Marquette man dies in Kalkaska County crash

Front Page News

KALKASKA — A Marquette man is dead as the result of a two-vehicle accident that occurred Monday on U.S. 131 near Wood Road in downstate Kalkaska County. Jerel Michael-Douglas Glenn, 29, died after the Chevrolet Impala he was driving southbound on U.S. 131 veered across the centerline into ...

Art, toys and gifts sold at Marquette shop

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MARQUETTE — The gift store at 130 W. Washington St. in downtown Marquette really is three shops in one. Carol Papaleo is owner of Art U.P. Style Gallery/Grandma’s Corner/Scandinavian Gifts, which features Papaleo’s unique art, educational toys and gifts from the Nordic region in that ...

Deer numbers up so far this firearm season

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MARQUETTE — Favorable hunting conditions such as snow and cooler temperatures are keeping the white-tail deer moving during the firearm season so far, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reported on Monday. The DNR reported all stations in the western Upper Peninsula are up, while ...

Local industrial arts teacher nets national award

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REPUBLIC — Having an excellent teacher has paid off for Republic-Michigamme Schools woodworking students again. Matthew Barbercheck had more than sawdust and power tools waiting for him in his wood-shop classroom on Thursday. The teacher, and the school netted $50,000 as one of 15 ...

LifePoint completes merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners

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MARQUETTE — LifePoint Health Inc., which owns and operates UP Health System along with other regional health care systems across the nation, announced Friday the completion of its merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners, which is owned by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, ...

MAPS students perform Bach during youth recital, art exhibition

Local

MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Public Schools students celebrated the work of composer Johann Sebastian Bach Saturday by performing his pieces and presenting artwork influenced by his music at a youth recital and art exhibition. The event — which was the second to last installment of Bachfest ...

Applicants sought for DNR councils

Local

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is soliciting applications for open volunteer positions on the Eastern and Western Upper Peninsula Citizens Advisory councils. The councils are designed to advise the DNR on regional programs and policies, identify areas in which the ...

1 injured in 3-vehicle crash

Local

MARQUETTE — One person was transported to UP Health System-Marquette’s emergency department for treatment of non-life threatening injuries after a three-vehicle crash occurred on U.S. 41 near Surrey Lane in Chocolay Township around 7 a.m. today, according to police. According to the ...

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: Support for sister who lives in a toxic home

Community

Dear Annie: My sister and I grew up in a pretty troubled home. Thankfully, I got out of the house by leaving for college, but my sister has not been so lucky. School has never been easy for her, so she is still stuck in a toxic home environment. I make sure to show her lots of support and ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Sausage order deadline Sunday MARQUETTE — The New Free Store is a nonprofit organization that supplements clothing, linens, cleaning supplies, and hygiene products free-of-charge to those in need. The store is holding an annual Potato Sausage Sale Fundraiser on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the ...

Lansing police K-9 gets Kevlar vest

Michigan News

LANSING— A Lansing Police Department K-9 has received a gift that may save his life while out in the field. A German shepherd named Chief received a 5-pound bullet and stab protective vest recently from Vested Interest in K-9s Inc., a nonprofit organization. He’s the only K-9 on the ...

Police: Suspect in Detroit senior complex slayings arrested

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A registered sex offender charged in the fatal shootings of two people and an attempted rape inside a low-income senior complex in Detroit has been arrested in Virginia. Detroit police said Monday that James Fleming, 69, surrendered to authorities in Richmond around midnight. ...

Connecting with nature

Front Page News

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series about Tory’s Woods Conservation Preserve. The first part of the series, which ran as Nov. 12’s edition of Living Green, provided background information about the preserve, its ecological significance and how it came to be protected ...

Mining for opportunity

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ISHPEMING — For nearly a century, mining was a male-dominated profession. In fact, women in the early 20th century were generally barred from working underground in the mines. Local historians say there are even stories of women dressing as men to gain work in the industry. A lot has ...

Good news for UPAWS

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NEGAUNEE — A boy and his bunny — plus a generous contractor — have brought good news to the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter. And more good news is possible if the community helps out. The story of a little boy named Will, who with his family adopted a bunny named Oreo, won in ...

Small businesses band together for Small Business Saturday

Business

NEW YORK — Many small and independent retailers who are holding Small Business Saturday shopping events Thanksgiving weekend are banding together with others, believing that there’s strength in numbers. Small Business Saturday, started in 2010 to encourage consumers to shop in their small ...