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New city commission seated

November 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — During an organizational meeting Monday, the Marquette City Commission chose a new mayor and mayor pro-tem from its members and said goodbye to former Mayor Mike Coyne. more »»

School project

November 9, 2015 ISHPEMING — Construction projects at Ishpeming schools are on time and on budget, according to school officials. Business Manager and Interim Superintendent Anthony Bertucci said the $9. more »»

Casperson to seek US rep job

November 9, 2015 ESCANABA — State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, has confirmed he will enter the race for U.S. Congress. Casperson will be running for the U.S. more »»

New tax, regulations proposed for medical marijuana

November 9, 2015 By BROOKE KANSIER Special to the Journal LANSING — Medical marijuana patients might have a bit harder time paying for their pot if tax legislation that recently passed the state House becomes law. more »»

Study: Outdoor activities can boost tourism economy, influence Great Lakes restoration

November 9, 2015 LANSING — Ecosystem assets in the Great Lakes region, such as sport fishing, boating, beach use, park visits and birding, contribute significantly to the tourism economy of shoreline communities and... more »»

Education key for homeless students

November 8, 2015 MARQUETTE — Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the worl. more »»

Road-fix plan a campaign issue?

November 8, 2015 By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — No-new-tax Republicans banded together to narrowly pass Michigan’s first fuel tax and vehicle registration fee increases in decades, a move Democrats... more »»


November 8, 2015 Above, Moon Rocks lead singer Ryan Nedoma plays alongside bandmate and bassist Dan Thompson on Saturday night at the Ore Dock in Marquett. more »»

Sorting sexting offenders from victims will take time

November 8, 2015 DENVER (AP) — It could take a month to sort the offenders from the victims in a widespread sexting case at a Colorado high school, and then authorities plan to file charges only if “absolutely... more »»

Township talks trash

November 7, 2015 MARQUETTE — Though it’s nothing too new, illegal dumping of trash and debris in Marquette Township’s Forestville location is an ongoing concern for township officials. more »»

Museums recall sinking

November 7, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Dashed by giant waves in Lake Superior, the 729-foot iron ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald went down on Nov. 10, 1975. more »»

Weather concerns delay portion of road project

November 7, 2015 Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — About 2 miles of roadway in Marquette Township initially scheduled for reconstruction this year will be pushed back until 2016 as contractors anticipate more poor... more »»

A taxing situation

November 6, 2015 MARQUETTE — Although the issue of “dark stores” has been in Marquette County for years, what local officials and citizens are calling a “ground swell” of support in recent months is helping it to... more »»

Gov. Snyder signs law outlining new teacher evaluations

November 6, 2015 MARQUETTE — Michigan teachers and school administrators will work within a new evaluation system based partly on students’ improvement on standardized tests under a law signed Thursday by Gov. more »»

Guilty plea made in triple murder

November 6, 2015 MANISTIQUE — Garry JC Cordell pleaded guilty in Schoolcraft County Circuit Court Thursday to three counts of felony murder for his role in the deaths of three people found in a burned vehicle earlie... more »»

Dark stores

November 5, 2015 LANSING — During a 90-minute hearing with the Tax Policy Committee of the Michigan House Wednesday morning, parties on both sides of the “dark store” issue sweeping the state voiced their opinions,... more »»

BLP trail rocks

November 5, 2015 MARQUETTE — It will be easier to enjoy some of the Marquette area’s most gorgeous scenery now that the BLP Rocks trail is ope. more »»

Hancock man charged in infant son’s death

November 5, 2015 HOUGHTON — A Hancock man accused of involuntarily killing his 10-week-old son in July, as well as breaking and entering into a Finlandia University office in October, was arraigned Wednesday in 97th... more »»

Ishpeming council OKs refuse collection pact

November 5, 2015 ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a five-year contract with North Country Disposal. more »»

Who pays what: What it may cost for better roads in state

November 5, 2015 LANSING — Republicans call it a monumental plan that will finally patch deteriorating roads and make transportation funding a long-term budget priority after years of neglect. more »»



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