Mining Journalhttp://www.miningjournal.netTop Headlinesen-usSun, 25 Jan 2015 09:22:53 EDTSun, 25 Jan 2015 09:22:53 EDT racers hit the trail at the beginning of the 50K Noquemanon left from left, David Wilson of Minocqua, Wisconsin, Matthew Smith of Midson, Wisconsin and Scoot Kirby of Lakeville, Minnesota, follow the course through Al Quaal recreation area at the start of the 50K Noquamanon Saturday.Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTWildfire record low - Last winter's lengthy duration helped lessen prime conditions for spring wildfires in Michigan and, along with a wetter spring and summertime, made 2014 the year with the fewest wildfires and acres burned on record.Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTGay marriage case may affect discrimination, religion bills - Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to resuscitate legislation that would protect gay and transgender residents from discrimination, while LGBT advocates explore asking voters to pass the bill since it's unlikely to clear the GOP-led Legislature.Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT'This was really fun' - A bitterly cold wind may have slowed down other skiers Saturday, but not Colorado's Tad Elliot.Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTMats full of wrestlers at U.P. Championships the photo at left, Escanaba's Courage Krueger, top, works on a hold against Munising's Zach McGowan in a 112-pound semifinal match at the U.P. Championships high school wrestling meet at Marquette Senior High School on Saturday.Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT