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Warrants issued for KBIC members selling tobacco

HOUGHTON — Warrants were issued for two Keweenaw Bay Indian Community members for transporting tobacco to the reservation as part of their jobs last year, according to a press release the tribe issued Tuesday. KBIC declined to name the individuals involved in the matter. “KBIC takes its ...

Thanksgiving in the 1880s

For  “Harlow’s Wooden Man,” 1966 With the approaching observance of Thanksgiving, it is interesting to note how this national holiday was celebrated three-quarters of a century ago (now more than a century and a quarter). House and Home, A Complete Housewife’s Guide by ...

One male airlifted to hospital after head-on collision

IRONWOOD — One person was airlifted to a hospital in Wausau after suffering what police are saying appeared to be life-threatening injuries in a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon. According to the Ironwood Department of Public Safety, officers responded to the accident just before 1 ...

Search continues for missing hunter

HOUGHTON —  The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for help to locate a hunter missing since Thursday. Rodney Granroth, 71, of Hancock, was staying alone at his Portage Township camp when he presumably left sometime Thursday to hunt for deer. When he didn’t return home Friday, ...

10 years in prison for man in Upper Peninsula fatal crash

CHARLEVOIX, Mich. (AP) — A drunken driver was sentenced to at least 10 years in prison Monday in the death of an Upper Peninsula teenager who played in his school’s football game and was killed while returning home from the homecoming dance. It was an emotional scene in court as ...

It’s time to talk turkeys: Design contest underway

MARQUETTE — With Thanksgiving right around the corner, November is a great time to talk about wild turkeys. The comeback of the wild turkey is one of the greatest wildlife conservation stories. At one time in Michigan’s history, turkeys were very plentiful, although over time they ...

Winter looms for marketplace work

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Downtown Development Authority marketplace is starting to prepare for winter, with construction still in full swing before colder temperatures arrive. However, the contractor continues to seek extra compensation for delays that occurred early in the project, the DDA ...

Collision leaves 2 injured

NADEAU TOWNSHIP — Two Kingsford residents continued to be treated today for injuries received when the motorcycle they were on was rear-ended by a truck in Nadeau Township Thursday afternoon, according to the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department. A pickup truck driven by a 26-year-old ...

Local musicians traveling to Finland

MARQUETTE - In July 2017, members of the Marquette City Band and the Marquette Choral Society will perform in Finland to celebrate the centennial of Finnish independence.The centerpiece of their tour will be a performance in Marquette's Sister City of Kajaani, strengthening that relationship ...

Reward offered for information

MARQUETTE - A reward is being offered for information related to the illegal dumping of nearly 40 tires in Marquette Township's Schwemwood Park.Officials said 37 tires were dumped Nov. 8 in the park, which is located along Marquette County Road 492 south of Walmart.Anyone with information is ...

SHF accepting funding requests

MARQUETTE - The Superior Health Foundation invites non-profits with a health-centered mission to submit a funding request, with the hopes to be part of the SHF's 2017 annual gala celebration.The 2017 Superior Health Foundation annual gala will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16 in Marquette. ...

Rondeau’s party affiliation corrected

MARQUETTE - A story about Democratic and Republican voting trends in Marquette and Alger counties in Sunday's edition of The Mining Journal contained inaccurate information. Commissioner Mickey Rondeau is the sole Republican member of the Alger County Board.

Search call for hunters: Family of missing mom asking for help

HOUGHTON - Hunters should be on the lookout for more than deer this season, if they want to try help solve a mystery.Despite an ongoing police investigation and many searches, there has been no sign of Leah Harding since April 30, 2015, and new leads have dried up.As part of a training, ...

Wolf, moose researchers talk at screening

HOUGHTON - The two wolves left on Isle Royale will probably survive the winter, said Rolf Peterson, a research professor who helps run the annual wolf-moose study at the island.Producing a healthy offspring is another story.Years of inbreeding among the island's population has left only the ...

Prison term for Kingsford man in assault

IRON MOUNTAIN - A Kingsford man will spend at least two years in prison for seriously assaulting a woman earlier this year.John Jacob Kirby, 38, was sentenced Tuesday in Dickinson County Circuit Court on felony attempted assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and ...

State seeks more info on ratepayer impact of new electric utility

MARQUETTE - The Michigan Public Service Commission is seeking additional information on the potential impacts to ratepayers related to the proposed creation of a new utility, approval of which industry officials said is an important piece of a plan to construct electric generating facilities ...

Meeting at Tilden Township Hall

ISHPEMING - Tilden Township residents are asked to attend a meeting at the township hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss a proposal to build a gas power plant in the midst of a residential neighborhood.

Governor visits, talks energy

ESCANABA - Energy reform in Michigan was a topic of discussion during Gov. Rick Snyder's visit to Escanaba where he toured Engineered Machined Products with two Republican candidates campaigning in the region.Accompanying the Governor at EMP's research and development facility were: Jack ...

KBIC backs mine opposition

BARAGA - Keweenaw Bay Indian Community backed a Wisconsin tribe's opposition to a proposed open pit mine near the Menominee River in a resolution adopted last week."(The) KBIC Tribal Council formally supports the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin in their opposition to Aquila's Back Forty ...

Trick-or-treat, downtown Marquette style

Rece Parker, age 9, spent the evening trick or treating with his friends Wyeth Wilcox, 10, Ian Galbreath, 8, and Zachary Sigal, 11, Monday night in downtown Marquette, where businesses doled out candy to costumed kids on Halloween. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley) Three year old Calder Hughes ...