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Presque Isle Park hours extended

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MARQUETTE — Presque Isle Park walking hours on Sunday will be extended to include two additional hours in the afternoon. Walking hours will be from 7 to 10 a.m. and 1:15 to 3 p.m. due to the Girls on the Run 5K in the afternoon at the park.

New at Peter White Public Library

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More than 40 new YA fiction titles arrived at PWPL last month, making it very hard to decide which books to read first. Here is a small sampling of the wildly diverse subjects and genres currently available on the “New YA” shelf. “Children of Blood and Bone,” Tomi Adeyemi’s highly ...

Snot what you should do

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Dear Annie: My good friend has a habit that makes it difficult for her fellow diners when she is out to eat. She frequently blows her nose at the table and places her dirty tissues in a pile on the table. If cloth napkins are being used, she has no problem blowing her nose in it. She has ...

Ishpeming school board open seats

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ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Public School District is seeking candidates to run for six seats to its board of education in the Nov. 6 general election. The seats include two full six-year term seats and four partial terms consisting of two two-year terms and two four-year terms, a press ...

Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum to open

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ISHPEMING — Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum announces its doors will open for the 2018 season on Tuesday. The museum will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays–Saturdays through Sept. 29. Guided tours by men who actually worked on the Marquette Iron Range will take visitors through the museum, ...

Trust fund project funding approved

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By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Many Marquette County projects stand to benefit from Gov. Rick Snyder approving nearly $50 million in spending to boost public recreation statewide. The $49.9 million for the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund enacted Monday will go ...

NAMI to hold support group

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MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. A support group will gather at 7 p.m. Monday in ...

New charges filed against Manafort in Russia probe

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By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought new obstruction charges against President Donald Trump's campaign chairman and a longtime associate who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence. The indictment was ...

BLP shuts down Shiras Steam Plant

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MARQUETTE — The Shiras Steam Plant, a coal-fired power electric generating station owned and operated by the Marquette Board of Light and Power, was taken offline early Friday and placed in a layup status after the last bits of coal were burned at the South Lake Street facility in ...

Three Free weekend

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MARQUETTE — There will be many opportunities to get outside and enjoy all the Upper Peninsula has to offer during the Three Free weekend Saturday and Sunday. During this event, the state of Michigan is waiving fees for fishing and off-road vehicle licenses and trail permits and Recreation ...

Michigan distillery disputes village over wastewater issues

Michigan News

THREE OAKS, Mich. — A Michigan distillery may move if the village where it is located orders the company to stop releasing byproduct containing chemicals into the sewage system. Village of Three Oaks officials said that Journeyman Distillery is violating an ordinance and overwhelming the ...

First reading of proposed STR language OK’d

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MARQUETTE— The Marquette Township Board approved in a 5-to-1 vote the first reading of a proposed zoning text amendment governing short-term rentals at its regular meeting on Tuesday. The proposed language defines a short-term rental as “a residential dwelling, not owner-occupied, which ...

Woman, 5-year-old son die in fire

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. — Authorities say a woman and her 5-year-old son have died following fire in mid-Michigan. The fire burned early Thursday at LaRoy Froh Townhouses in Lansing. Fire department Capt. Steve Mazurek tells the Lansing State Journal that the 30-year-old woman and her son were taken ...

Property purchase for Land Bank Authority approved

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an option to purchase property for the Marquette County Land Bank Authority at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. The land bank authority had stated interest in acquiring 11 properties that underwent tax ...

Isle Royale wolves

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TRAVERSE CITY — With the wolves of Isle Royale National Park on the verge of dying out, federal officials Thursday announced a plan to relocate 20-30 of the elusive predators from the mainland to the Lake Superior archipelago over the next several years, starting as early as this fall. The ...

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France at 61

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PARIS — American TV celebrity and food writer Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in his hotel room in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions around the world. He was 61. CNN confirmed the death, saying in a statement that Bourdain was found unresponsive Friday ...

GIRLS ON THE RUN

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MARQUETTE — Girls on the Run Upper Peninsula will be holding a five-kilometer run Sunday at Presque Isle Park. According to their website, GOTR is a 10-week fitness based program for girls in 3-8 grade that strives to empower them by developing life skills and an appreciation for health and ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

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State average: $3.04 $3.09 Munising (Holiday) $2.99 Ontonagon (Holiday) $2.94 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.94 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.94 Marquette (Meijer) $2.94 Marquette (Holiday) $2.92 Marquette (Marathon) $2.91 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.88 Houghton (Freedom) $2.87 Menominee ...

Cambensy to hold coffee hour

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MARQUETTE — State Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) invites residents to join her for next coffee hour in Newberry. “Join her to discuss the issues facing Newberry and the state, and how we can work together to build stronger communities,” a press release from her office says. The ...