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L’Anse Township Board passes zoning changes for wind turbines

L’ANSE — Zoning ordinance changes concerning wind turbines dominated the discussion Monday at a meeting of the L’Anse Township Board. The new ordinance, which passed by a 4-1 vote, allows for a waiver of setback requirements on wind turbines between participating properties. Under the ...

Huron Mountains group opposing wind turbines seeks referendum

L’ANSE — Canvassers from the Friends of the Huron Mountains group on Friday turned over 400 signatures to L'Anse Township Clerk Brian Jentoft on Friday. The petition calls for holding a referendum on recent changes to the township zoning ordinance previously approved by the board. The ...

Wolf protections focus of lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An environmental group has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve federal protections for gray wolves and force the agency to develop a national recovery plan for the species. The Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit in federal court in ...

Lawsuit seeks to block U.P. mine

MENOMINEE, Mich. (AP) — A group is suing two federal agencies as part of an effort to block a proposed mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula near the Wisconsin line. The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River names the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

Werners Creek bridge closed

TRENARY — A Michigan Department of Transportation inspection has deemed a bridge over Werners Creek, southwest of Trenary, unsafe for vehicle traffic of any kind. The bridge is located about a mile north of the Alger-Delta county line, along Deadhorse Creek Road, roughly 4 miles west of ...

Health care changing fast with closures, mergers

HOUGHTON — Health care providers are facing rapid change and challenges, with many going under or merging with other entities. Brian Sinotte, CEO of UP Health System – Marquette, gave an overview of some of the struggles facing hospitals to the Upper Peninsula Economic Development ...

Police Log 10/26/18

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago ISHPEMING — Area Cleveland Cliffs Inc. employees are getting an early Christmas present to the tune of about $2,000 apiece. CCI announced plans Tuesday ...

Correction 10/26/18

Concert to be held from 4-7 p.m. MARQUETTE — A brief published in Thursday’s edition of The Mining Journal contained inaccurate information about a concert to benefit veterans. The concert will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ishpeming VFW Post 4573.

Local briefing 10/26/18

NMU seeks community input MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University is seeking community input on its campus master plan, which will provide a guide for future physical changes on campus. NMU recorded a recent campus forum where alternatives surrounding seven planning themes were ...

Weekend Gas Gauge 10/26/18

State average: $2.83 $2.99 Munising (Holiday) $2.98 Hancock (Holiday) $2.91 Harvey (Holiday) $2.91 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.87 Sault Ste. Marie (Krist Oil) $2.85 Marquette (Krist Oil) $2.82 Iron Mounrain (Krist Oil) $2.79 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.75 Escanaba (Holiday) $2.58 Baraga ...

Celebrating Kipina locally: Ceremony held at same time as Arlington burial

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette CALUMET — More than 50 years ago, Charlsie Antikainen bought a metal POW/MIA bracelet to commemorate her friend Marshall Kipina. Thursday morning, at Kipina’s gravestone at Lake View Cemetery in Calumet, she was able to put it to ...

UPHS-Marquette plays key role in treatment

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 ...

Battling the disease

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. ...

Regrowing and caring for hair after chemotherapy

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 ...

Help your body bounce back after cancer treatment

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 ...

Foods that may help fight cancer

By MetroCreative People concerned about their cancer risk may find that switching their diets can do a world of good. Certain foods may reduce cancer risk, according to various cancer experts, including the MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition, some foods might increase a person’s risk of ...

Understanding family cancer syndromes

By MetroCreative Few, if any, families have not been affected by cancer. While no individual or family is immune to cancer, some families may be more at risk of developing certain types of cancer than others. In many instances, cancers that run in families can be linked to behaviors that ...

How to find the right oncologist

By MetroCreative The day a person is diagnosed with cancer is a life-altering moment. Many people rely on support networks made up of family and friends to help them during their cancer treatments, and such support networks can extend to patients’ choice of oncologists as well. Oncology ...

Cut River Bridge to reopen

MARQUETTE — The Heath M. Robinson Memorial Cut River Bridge on U.S. 2 in Mackinac County is expected to reopen to traffic on Thursday, depending on weather. The bridge is currently under a detour during the ongoing $4.8 million Michigan Department of Transportation repair project. Crews ...