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Park cleanup

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MARQUETTE — If you think the Phil Niemisto Pocket Park is being destroyed, think again. It’s just time for a cleanup. Mona Lang, executive director of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority, said work is beginning on sprucing up the park along West Washington Street in ...

Wage vote taken

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MARQUETTE — With mixed votes from Upper Peninsula legislators, a 1965 law guaranteeing higher wages for construction workers on government projects in Michigan was repealed Wednesday by the Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature. Michigan’s prevailing wage law requires workers on ...

Morgan sues state to get on ballot

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LANSING — The sole Democrat vying to represent northern Michigan’s 1st Congressional District is suing for his spot on the primary ballot. U.S. House candidate Matt Morgan on Monday filed a lawsuit against Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers, secretary of state and director of ...

Panel approves preliminary step to ordinance amendments

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ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved first readings of three separate ordinance amendments related to feeding wild animals, owning and keeping dogs and cats within the city and the establishment of a water and sewer utility. City Manager Mark Slown said ...

Secret of getting ahead is getting started

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MARQUETTE — Members of the national and state chapters of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, visited the Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette midday Wednesday to discuss the first NAMIWalks event to be held in August. While NAMIWalks celebrates its 16th anniversary this year, ...

Marquette Symphony Orchestra names new Principal Conductor

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday that Octavio Mas-Arocas has been named the ensemble’s new Principal Conductor. Dr. Mas-Arocas conducted the orchestra in a highly successful “Fantastic Tales, Sumptuous Melodies” performance in April. He will return to ...

MDOT signal upgrade projects

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation has signal upgrade projects start June 11 in the central and western Upper Peninsula. MDOT is investing about $750,000 in traffic signal upgrades at eight locations: ≤ M-553/U.S. 41 in Marquette. Adding pedestrian signals and ...

Gwinn School Board has vacancy

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GWINN — Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education Treasurer Dale Wedig resigned from his position effective May 29 due to a move out of the district. The school board now has 30 days to fill this vacancy. The person appointed to the open seat will serve on the board until Dec. 31. ...

Hazardous waste collection schedule

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Landfill will be conducting the household hazardous waste collection one Wednesday a month at the compost/household rubbish site located at 1415 Pioneer Rd. The household rubbish site will be closed during this collection. Marquette County residents may ...

NMU announces Winter semester dean’s List

Spotlight

The following students qualified with a grade point average of 4.00. Bark River — Madisen Derouin Bessemer — Nicholas Matonich, Blayne Pellinen Brimley — Kyle Flickinger Calumet — Terra Erkkila, Victoria Hill Champion — Lexi Arroyo, Alyssa Kyllonen, Anna Messing, Mitchell ...

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; ...

Photo contest runs until June 25

Community

DETROIT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, is looking for people’s pictures from visits to the Soo Locks, Duluth Ship Canal or from a Corps pier, breakwater or federal harbor on the Great Lakes. The Corps invites the public to enter its best pictures for its photo ...

‘Three Billboards’ to be screened

Community

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites film fans to enjoy a bring-your-own dinner movie event at 6 p.m. June 19 for a screening of the 2017 film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Due to construction the film will be shown in the Library’s Business Reference Room ...

Seeds of knowledge

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K.I. SAWYER — Sustainability is finding its way into the ground outside K.I. Sawyer Elementary School. Students, with the help of staff, have begun plots at the Sawyer Elementary School garden, which is incorporating community plots as well. “Having the community at Sawyer School is a ...

Michigan to close prison as part of budget agreement

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan will close one of its 30 prisons to save $19 million in the next budget under a deal struck by lawmakers on Tuesday. The closure, due at some point in the fiscal year that starts in October, will be the second in as many years as the state’s prison population ...

Library millage going before voters

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MARQUETTE — Whether Marquette Township provides funding for the Peter White Public Library for the next two years will be left up to voters during the Nov. 6 election. In a 5-to-1 vote, the Marquette Township Board instructed township staff to draft renewal language during its regular ...

Secretary of State office moving to new location

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette County PLUS Secretary of State office in Marquette will be closed next week as it moves to a new location, according to an announcement from Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. The current office, located at 2025 U.S. 41 West in Marquette, will close Monday. It is ...

CFMC grant recipients listed

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MARQUETTE — The Community Foundation of Marquette County announced these 2018 grant recipients. There were 79 grants awarded for a total of $73,747.99 being distributed. The grants are listed with application/project name followed by applicant name, amount awarded and funding account: GWINN: ...

Community Foundation of Marquette County distributes grant checks

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MARQUETTE — The Community Foundation of Marquette County Tuesday at the Presque Isle Pavilion awarded grant checks to successful applicants during the latest grant cycle. Community funds generated through a multitude of donor gifts invested over the last 30 years resulted in funds for ...