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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 ...

For crafty gifts, pair how-to books with supplies

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By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. — Santa has his crew of crafty elves, but those of us living south of the North Pole could use a little help. Sure, your creative friends and loved ones will appreciate a how-to book full of new projects for an existing hobby, or ideas that ...

Battery baggage

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Dear Heloise: My sister-in-law gave me a hint I’d like to pass along. When traveling, I take all battery-operated items and place them in a plastic bag AFTER I REMOVE THE BATTERIES. Then I place the items on top of my clothing. I usually pack brand-new batteries, in their original wrapper, in ...

Snyder signs bills to gut wage, sick time laws

Front Page News

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise Michigan’s minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers, finalizing an unprecedented Republican-backed legislative maneuver that ...

CHEMISTRY MEETS BIOLOGY

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MARQUETTE — A science-based program at Northern Michigan University has grown from having no students three semesters ago to 230 students this fall. And more are expected. The Medicinal Plant Chemistry Program, which has gained national and international attention, was the subject of a ...

‘Home for the Holidays’ open house

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NEGAUNEE — The holiday season is here, and one of the season’s greatest gifts could be giving a homeless animal a forever home. Hoping to find many animals their forever homes, the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is hosting a “Home for the Holidays” open house event from ...

GM says it has 2,700 jobs for workers slated to be laid off

Michigan News

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT — General Motors’ plans to lay off 14,000 salaried and blue-collar workers might not be as bad as originally projected. The company said Friday that 2,700 out of the 3,300 U.S. factory jobs slated for elimination will now be saved. Blue-collar ...

Bergman discusses local, national topics

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — In an exclusive interview Friday, Republican U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman talked about the Soo Locks, national security and debt, working across party lines and other topics. “Every day, people work together across party lines to solve complex issues,” Bergman said. “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; ...

Snyder appoints James Redford

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed a former Kent County judge to fill a vacancy on the Michigan appeals court. James Redford now serves as director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. He joined the Snyder administration in 2015 as chief legal counsel after losing a ...