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July 24, 2016 Top, Chainsaw art by Peterson Chainsaw Carving was on display on the grounds of Gwinn High School during Gwinn Fun Daze Saturday. Live chainsaw carving was also featured during the event. more »»

State parks vie for new campers

July 24, 2016 LANSING — To attract new visitors and save money, many state parks in Michigan and across the Great Lakes region are updating utilities and campsites and creating programming for less traditional... more »»

Commission to consider wine bar agreement changes, lobbying firm contract

July 24, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission at its meeting Monday will consider an agreement related to changes in the proposed wine bar project on Front Street, as well as discuss contracting with a... more »»

MAPS postpones athletics project

July 24, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette school board Wednesday evening rejected all construction bids to upgrade the football field and track complex due to a mistake by the design firm in the project... more »»

Hiawatha Music Festival keeps rockin’

July 24, 2016 Above, the Jeremy Kittel Trio performs on the main stage Saturday evening at the 38th annual Hiawatha Music Festival. Performances continue from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today at Tourist Park. more »»

Happy Hiawatha

July 23, 2016 The 38th annual Hiawatha Music Festival once again brings traditional music to the Marquette area. The festival offers lots of concessions, swimming, art and plenty of music to dance to. more »»

A message of hope

July 23, 2016 ISHPEMING - Hope. The very idea of it can sometimes be foreign to sufferers of depression, anxiety and mental illness. more »»

Limited edition print issued for anniversary of lighthouse

July 23, 2016 MARQUETTE — As part of the upcoming celebration, the Marquette Maritime Museum announces the official debut of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse 150th Anniversary Limited Edition Print entitled “Light... more »»

Police give all-clear in Munich shooting; say suspect is dead

July 23, 2016 MUNICH — An 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald’s Friday night, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, the... more »»

Construction underway at old orphanage

July 23, 2016 MARQUETTE — Construction has begun at the former Holy Family Orphanage, a transformation redevelopers and citizens alike are hoping will bring the blighted national landmark back to its original... more »»

Deadline approaches for two open seats on MAPS board

July 23, 2016 MARQUETTE — The deadline to run for two open six-year seats on the Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education is 4 p.m. Tuesday. more »»

Cleanup continues

July 22, 2016 MARQUETTE — About 1,700 customers remain without power this morning over an area covering Ontonagon, Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga counties, with crews working to restore power to most if not all by... more »»

Cheers erupt as Trump accepts nomination

July 22, 2016 CLEVELAND — Cheers erupted and music blared as balloons and confetti fell from the ceiling in celebration of Donald Trump accepting the Republican nomination for presidency Thursday. more »»

Judge blocks ban

July 22, 2016 DETROIT — A judge on Thursday blocked Michigan’s new ban on straight-party voting, saying it strikes at the rights of blacks who tend to vote for Democrats with a single mark on the ballot. U.S. more »»

Couple travels around North America on bicycles

July 22, 2016 MARQUETTE — Chris Fieldsend and Ties Benguedda, of London, England, made a pit stop in Marquette during their 12,000-mile cycling journey around North Americ. more »»

Vintage rides

July 21, 2016 The Old Car Pasty Club, an unofficial group comprised of friends who share a passion for classic cars, stopped by the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans Wednesday afternoon for a visit. more »»

Storms leave wind damage, power outages

July 21, 2016 MARQUETTE — A complex of severe thunderstorms moved through the western Upper Peninsula early this morning, leaving severe wind damage and power outages in its wake, but weakening by around 9 a.. more »»

Millennials discussed at RNC symposium

July 21, 2016 Editor’s note: Youth reporters from 8-18 Media in Marquette are at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, this week. They will be contributing stories to The Mining Journal all we. more »»

Township acquires drone for planning, emergency response

July 21, 2016 MARQUETTE — Marquette Township recently purchased a drone it plans to use on multiple fronts, including improving planning and development initiatives as well as emergency response and search and... more »»

UAW protests alleged unfair employee treatment

July 21, 2016 MARQUETTE — Members of the United Auto Workers Local 6000 protested outside Marquette County’s Michigan Department of Health and Human Services facility along Baraga Avenue in Marquette Wednesday... more »»

Judge rules in favor of DNR in feral swine case

July 21, 2016 MARQUETTE — A Marquette County Circuit Court ruling Wednesday upholds Michigan’s invasive species order, which prohibits individuals from possessing Russian boar within the state. more »»



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