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Panel to develop property along Malton Road

Front Page News

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council considered ways to market property adjacent to Malton Road at a special meeting Wednesday. The council unanimously approved a motion to actively seek proposals for the land in the Malton Road area in Ishpeming near Wabash Heights. Councilor Stu ...

Michigan man who was wrongfully jailed awarded $3.5M

Front Page News

DETROIT — A jury has awarded $3.5 million to a suburban Detroit man for his wrongful arrest and jailing in a case of mistaken identity. Marvin Seales of Harper Woods was given his verdict Friday, about six years after he was jailed for 15 days when police believed he was a fugitive wanted ...

1 hospitalized, 1 found at fault after four-vehicle traffic collision

Local

By Journal staff NEGAUNEE — One person was hospitalized after a four-vehicle traffic collision on U.S. 41 East near the Teal Lake Avenue intersection occurred at approximately 4 p.m. Monday, according to a press release from the Negaunee City Police Department. A red Volkswagen Jetta ...

E. Nicolet Blvd. closed for repairs

Local

MARQUETTE — East Nicolet Boulevard will be closed to through traffic between Nicolet Boulevard and Raymbault Drive, due to a sanitary sewer lateral replacement today. This closure will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until the repair is completed. Estimated completion time is unavailable.

Scrap tire collection Wednesday

Local

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette has received a 2018 Scrap Tire Cleanup Program Grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The city of Marquette has partnered with the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority, or MCSWMA, for this collection. They will be on site at ...

Board cancels Thursday meeting

Local

MARQUETTE — The Board of Zoning Appeals regular meeting on Thursday has been canceled due to lack of agenda. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Sept. 6

Farm tours announced

Local

MARQUETTE — The annual MFC Local Farm Tours, coordinated by the Marquette Food Co-op, are being held Aug. 5 and Sept.16. Now in their 13th year, the tours aim to foster deeper connections between local food growers/producers and the community they help to feed. Free and open to the public, ...

Consumers Energy sues over damage

Region

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy has filed a lawsuit, saying a tugboat anchor caused more than $1 million in damage when two underwater power lines were severed in April. Spokeswoman Katie Carey says the lines have been out of service since 1990 but remain in the Straits of ...

DNR announces upcoming meetings

Region

MARQUETTE —The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced upcoming meetings of boards, commissions, committees and councils. Local events include the meeting of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the LMAS Health Department in ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Negaunee City Band to perform NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Band will play two more free evening concerts at the Outdoor Performing Arts Center at the east end of Iron Street, at 7:30 this Wednesday and again on Aug. 8. A highlight this week will be an “Armed Forces Salute.” Other ...

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; ...

Mom, that’s gross!

Community

Dear Annie: My mother is 82 years old. I love her greatly and know I’m lucky to still have her in my life. All my siblings live out of state, so my husband and I have Mom to our house for dinner and games once a week, which we all enjoy. There’s an issue, however, with which I need your ...

Ex-convict, former principal help at-risk Michigan youth

Michigan News

BATTLE CREEK — Damon Brown posed a hypothetical for a group of five kids seated in front of him. “What are the consequences if you rob somebody?” he asked. “You could get locked up,” answered one of the kids gathered for a mentoring session at the Urban League of Battle ...

Land, husband settle complaint

Michigan News

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has accepted a $66,000 fine to settle allegations that the husband of former U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land contributed too much money to her 2014 campaign. The FEC said Dan Hibma made $700,000 in excessive contributions. ...

8 vie for 2 seats on Marquette City Commission

Elections

MARQUETTE — Two incumbents and six candidates are vying for two open seats on the Marquette City Commission in the Nov. 6 general election. The top four vote-getters determined after the Aug. 7 primary election will proceed to the general election in November. The non-partisan seven-member ...

Track’s pumped

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A few bumps along the way can be a good thing. The new V-Boom Pump Track was unveiled to the public Saturday at its home at Marquette Alternative High School at Vandenboom, located in Marquette Township. The $50,000 project came about mainly because of the Noquemanon Trail ...

Under scrutiny

Front Page News

ISHPEMING — The city of Ishpeming is among more than 100 local units of government in Michigan facing new scrutiny over funding pension plans as a result of Public Act 202 of 2017. The Ishpeming City Council heard an update from a Municipal Employees’ Retirement System representative at ...

Dems hope pot measure brings out youth vote

Front Page News

LANSING — As both parties continue pumping funds into the 2018 race, Michigan Democrats hope to cash in on another kind of green. A proposal to legalize marijuana will be on Michigan’s November ballot, putting the state on the cusp of allowing recreational use of the drug for those 21 and ...