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NAMI to meet in Marquette

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MARQUETTE — National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette will be having a support group meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at 129 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette. NAMI meetings are confidential and open to individuals living with a mental illness and family, friends, etc. of such individuals. ...

PWPL to host science fiction group

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MARQUETTE — At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Peter White Public Library will host a meeting of its science fiction book group, Klava Klub, at Contrast Coffee, located at 600 N. Third St., Marquette. In this second book of Butler’s Xenogenesis series, humans have been returned to Earth, divided ...

Michigan knife-maker wins Discovery Channel show

Michigan News

YALE, Mich. — A Yale resident won a competition on the Discovery Channel show “Master of Arms.” Michael Morris, who owns Morris Knives, crafted the winning weapon, a replica of the U.S. Navy’s Elgin Cutlass Pistol, a bizarre 19th century hybrid sword and single-shot ...

Teen killer seeks parole

Michigan News

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A man who was 16 when he killed a 13-year-old girl in 1986 is pleading for a second chance. Mlive.com reports that Christopher Machacek was sentenced in 1988 to life in prison without parole for the shooting death of Mary Ann Hulbert. Mary Ann told Machacek on Dec. ...

ON TO THE NEXT CHAPTER

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By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — After years of late- night study sessions, countless papers and exams, 512 individuals received their degrees from Northern Michigan University Saturday morning. Of the fall graduates, 401 walked across the Superior Dome stage ...

Teen Artist Exploration applications

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HOUGHTON — Isle Royale National Park begins accepting applications for the summer 2019 Isle Royale Teen Artist Exploration on Jan. 2. This artistic discovery is geared to all aspiring teen artists who want to develop their art through experiencing wilderness, and is open to all visual and ...

MSU museum exhibit to tell story of Nassar abuse survivors

Michigan News

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of women who say they were sexually assaulted by now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar will be featured in a new exhibit at Michigan State University. The “Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak” exhibition will feature teal bows that ...

Lakeshore Boulevard and its historic past

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MARQUETTE — What has gradually transformed into a hub for commercial development and scenic views of Lake Superior shoreline was once the site of colossal oil tanks, chemical plants, a railroad yard and massive coal pile. Traveling along Marquette’s Lakeshore Boulevard, it’s hard to ...

The calendar

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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; ...

New shipwreck identity discovered

Michigan News

WHITEHALL, Mich. (AP) — Some experts have come up with a new identity for a shipwreck that has emerged along the Lake Michigan shore in western Michigan. They say it’s not long enough to be the LC Woodruff, a schooner that sank near Whitehall in 1878. They tell WZZM-TV that they believe ...

NMU strategically allocating resources

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MARQUETTE — What will Northern Michigan University’s programs look like in the future? A draft of NMU’s Strategic Allocation Project — which has transformation as a goal — was addressed at Friday’s NMU Board of Trustees meeting. An SRA Academic Task Force and Support Task Force ...

Still taking the ex to see the fam

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Dear Annie: My boyfriend is still taking his ex-girlfriend to see his son and his son’s family, who reside in another state. He says that she is very active in his grandkids’ life and that they love her very much. He says he has no romantic feelings for her, but they still communicate ...

Make holidays happy for pets by keeping them safe, healthy

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DEAR ABBY: Holidays can be stressful and even dangerous for pets. Here are some things pet owners can do to make them less so for their four-legged companions: 1. Feed, walk or play with them before the party, then take them to a quiet room with water and a nice treat. With a cat, make sure ...

Volunteer opportunities

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Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

Considering nose strips, other nighttime congestion aids

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I have allergies and am congested a lot at night. I have read about over-the-counter clips and adhesive tapes. Would they help me breathe better? Are they safe for the long term? — M.V.M. ANSWER: There are many different types of external devices that are designed to open ...

Priest criticized teen at funeral

Michigan News

TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) — The Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit says it regrets that a priest officiating at a teen’s funeral questioned whether he would get to heaven after killing himself. Maison Hullibarger’s father tells the Detroit Free Press that he asked the priest to stop talking ...

Newlyweds have different ideas of how to celebrate Christmas

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Q: My new husband and I are excited for our first Christmas as a married couple. But we’re having differences of opinion over how we should celebrate. Is that normal? Jim: Christmas is an exciting time of year for most newlyweds. But transitioning from “his traditions” and “her ...

The Motley Fool

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Ask the Fool Stocks Rising — on Bad News Q. General Motors announced major layoffs on Nov. 26, but its stock went up. Shouldn’t it have fallen? — H.L., Ann Arbor, Michigan A. The shares popped as much as 7.8 percent that day and ended the trading day 4.8 percent higher. Stock price ...

Women charged after son is run over

Michigan News

BELMONT, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan authorities have charged a woman with reckless driving after police say she ran over her 9-year-old son while dropping him off at school. Court records show 36-year-old Tiffany Kosakowski was arraigned Friday in Kent County with second-degree child ...