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Freezing temps, snow pile up closings for schools

February 23, 2015 LANSING — This winter’s icy grip has some in the Michigan Legislature arguing once again that the state should allow schools more than six days for closures before they must make up the tim. more »»

Negaunee police look for hit-and-run driver

February 23, 2015 NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Police Department is looking for a vehicle which struck a utility pole on County Road at approximately 8 a.m. this morning and is asking for the public’s help. more »»

New fees boost DNR resources

February 23, 2015 LANSING — Michigan got more boots on the ground, waders in the water and eyes in the field thanks to an extra $8 million earned from restructuring sales of hunting and fishing licenses. more »»

SmartZone looks at life sciences

February 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — Development of the life sciences industry is where Marquette could rise as the “cream of the crop,” according to officials involved with the creation of the city’s Satellite SmartZone. more »»

Public invited to discuss future of Gilbert Elementary at special board meeting

February 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — Gilbert Elementary School in Gwinn has been empty for almost two years. Its future remains a topic of debate among community members and administrators. more »»

MAPS to consider construction bid on Sandy Knoll school

February 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education will request letters of support from the City of Marquette and consider a construction bid at its regular meeting this evening. more »»

Inaugural Polar Roll Fat Tire Bike Race a success

February 22, 2015 From left, Lisa Labar of Marquette, Scott Berry of White Lake, Wisconsin, and Margaret Twichell of Negaunee take part in the inaugural Polar Roll Fat Tire Bike Race. more »»

Back to the grind

February 22, 2015 MARQUETTE — The bitterly cold weather loosened its grip just slightly on the City of Marquette Saturday, just in time for the third annual Downtown Showdown Ski & Snowboard Rail Jam. more »»

County seeks candidates for airport boards

February 22, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board is looking for candidates to fill two vacancies on the Airport Zoning Board of Appeals and one vacancy on the Airport Advisory Board. more »»

Federal funding of Michigan roads down 8 percent in 5 years

February 22, 2015 LANSING — As Michigan readies for a vote on raising state taxes to smooth a deteriorating network of roads and bridges, one reason is because it’s contending with the reality that a significant... more »»

Most of the Great Lakes surface frozen for second straight year

February 21, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — For the second consecutive winter, bitter weather threatens to turn the surface of the Great Lakes into a vast frozen plain. more »»

Fighting child poverty in the U.P.

February 21, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. Read The Mining Journal Saturday for a response to this report from local experts. more »»

No one injured in early morning Hancock fire Friday

February 21, 2015 Firefighters from the Hancock Volunteer Fire Department worked to put out a house fire early this morning. The call for the fire on Scallon Street in Hancock came in at around 1:15 a.. more »»

Free after-school class at IHS: ‘financial fitness’

February 21, 2015 ISHPEMING — A weekly after-school class for Ishpeming High School students beginning Monday aims to increase kids’ “financial fitness” and dispel some common misunderstandings about money and... more »»

Celebrating ‘Cody Bear’ Hundreds turn out for memorial

February 20, 2015 MARQUETTE — Hundreds of balloons, colorful and untethered, rose together into the cold twilight falling over Marquette Mountain Thursday in celebration of the life of Cody Revord. more »»

No fatalities in 2014 hunting season

February 20, 2015 MARQUETTE — For the first time since the 1940s, no fatalities were recorded during Michigan’s hunting seasons in 2014, according to reports from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law... more »»

Sledder killed in Alger County crash

February 20, 2015 DEERTON — A Wisconsin man was killed in a snowmobile crash in Onota Township Thursday afternoon, the second rider to die in a sledding accident this week in Alger Count. more »»

Children in trouble

February 20, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series. Read The Mining Journal Saturday for a response to this report from local experts. more »»

Polar Roll bike race ready to go

February 20, 2015 MARQUETTE — More than 250 riders are expected for the first-ever Polar Roll fat tire bike races that will end in Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park on Saturday. more »»



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