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Pumpkins present a predicament for pair of petulant neighbors

Community

DEAR ABBY: I’ve had it up to here with my crabby next-door neighbor. She grows vegetables in her garden — squash and pumpkins at this time of year. Our properties are separated by a wire fence. A few days before Halloween last year, a friend brought her two grandsons, who are 4 and 6, ...

Cheater can’t decide between two men

Community

Dear Annie: I am in my mid-20s, and I’ve found myself in a tough spot. I am seeing two men. “Mack” is around my age, and we’ve been dating for about a year. “John” is a married man and quite a bit older. Mack turned what I thought was a casual relationship into something serious ...

The hierarchy of oils

Community

DEAR DR. ROACH: Please write about the increasing use of “fashionable” coconut oil and coconut milk. I am on a plant-based diet, approaching vegan, and I see more products with high amounts of saturated fat, which seems to be due to increased use of coconut. I see this used in yogurts ...

Ghosts of Lighthouse Point

Front Page News

MARQUETTE— The public is invited to join museum staff — and a few ghostly spirits — for a haunted tour of the Marquette Maritime Museum and Lighthouse Point during their fundraiser titled The Ghosts of Lighthouse Point. The last tour is from 7-9 p.m. today. Tickets are $10 and ...

Culture of Cult

Local

People gathered at the Ore Dock Brewing Company Thursday to drink beer, be merry and check out a mix of talented artists and collections during the eighth installment of the Culture of Cult art series, “Kingdom Come,” which was presented by the Fresh Coast Film Festival. (Journal photo by ...

UPHS-Marquette plays key role in treatment

Region

By Journal staff MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette recently received a renewed accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, after initially receiving the accreditation in 2012. “The NAPBC focus is to provide the best up-to-date treatment for patients ...

‘View from the Upper Deck’ event

Community

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites the public to the book release of “View from the Upper Deck” by Paula VanderMey. The event will be at 6 p.m. Monday in the library’s Heritage Room. Paula VanderMey is a local Michigan author. Born in Rockford, she graduated from ...

Graduation prayer violates law?

Michigan News

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A group of civil rights activists filed a complaint against a public college in Michigan over a prayer that was said at graduation. The Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists on Thursday sent Muskegon Community College a letter detailing the complaint, which ...

Stormwater solutions

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MARQUETTE — Marquette Township officials want to work toward educating the public about its stormwater system. Ditches and culverts were the topic of discussion during a joint meeting of the Marquette Township Board and the Marquette County Road Commission on Thursday. By and large, ...

Police warn of blackmail scam

Local

MARQUETTE — Police have received complaints of an email scam in which scammers threaten to release pictures and video of the victim viewing pornographic material if they don’t receive payment. In a Thursday press release, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and the Northern Michigan ...

Battling the disease

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MARQUETTE — October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, although most people probably are aware of the disease 365 days a year. “Breast cancer is quite mainstream, and it’s all over the media,” said Dr. Sheetal Acharya, who specializes in cancer care at UP Health System-Marquette. ...

Preparation party held Monday

Community

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Public Library invites people to challenge themselves to write 50,000 words in 30 days. A preparation party/Q&A session for National Novel Writing Month will be held from 6-7 p.m. Monday at the Negaunee Public Library. There will be refreshments. The public is ...

‘Bad math’

Front Page News

By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer The CEO of a mining company exploded at Wall Street analysts on Friday, saying they don’t know how to read financial reports and should quit their jobs. “You guys should resign for your lack of knowledge of things,” said Lourenco Goncalves, the ...

MSU Extension hosts ballot talks

Local

MARQUETTE — Michigan residents looking to learn more about the three statewide proposals appearing on the ballot in November are encouraged to attend Michigan State University Extension’s statewide ballot proposal forums from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Participants can attend the ...

Regrowing and caring for hair after chemotherapy

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By MetroCreative Chemotherapy and radiation are common treatment options for people who have been diagnosed with cancer. While radiation may be targeted at specific areas, chemotherapy is systemic. This means it affects the entire body. As a result, as chemotherapy kills fast-growing cancer ...

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; ...

Why can’t we not be friends?

Community

Dear Annie: My husband and I have become friends with another couple from church. They are very nice, but the wife is extremely controlling. My husband and I don’t feel as if they even know us, because the wife always interrupts and talks at me and in my face. We have tried to back off of the ...

Foresters discuss regional forest management

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ISHPEMING — Forests aren’t habitats that typically can be left to mature and be well-managed on their own, what with all the human intervention that’s gone on throughout the years. Management activities for various areas, referred to as compartments, in the Michigan Department of ...

Help your body bounce back after cancer treatment

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By MetroCreative Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy can take a toll on patients’ bodies. Fatigue, bruising and bleeding and skin irritation are some of the more common short-term side effects associated with cancer treatments. But cancer patients may also experience ...

DNR to lower Lake LeVasseur in Marquette County

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HARVEY — Beginning next month, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will draw down the waters of Lake LeVasseur in Chocolay Township for minor dam repair work and to improve wildlife habitat. Lake LeVasseur is a managed marsh complex, created in 1953 with placement of a dam on ...