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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Chamber Chat: Reflecting on what the GINCC does

The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is a member driven organization that bridges businesses with the community. We champion the buy local philosophy and promote the West End of Marquette County as a whole to visit, live and explore, along with embracing the historical roots ...

Coal-fired plant imploded in New Jersey for battery array

BY WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A former coal-fired power plant in New Jersey was imploded Friday, and its owners announced plans for a new $1 billion venture on the site, where batteries will be deployed to store power from clean energy sources including wind and ...

News from the greater Munising area

The Women’s Center - which provides free resources to domestic and sexual assault victims in Alger and Marquette counties - held its year-end ask event at Gallery Coffee Company in downtown Munising on Nov. 10. Staff, board members and advocates were present to provide attendees information ...

Partnership news and views; Keeping Your Money Local During the Holidays

Now that the laser show is back on the lower harbor ore dock (thanks Travel Marquette and Fresh Coast Light Lab!), one can consider the holiday season in full swing. In between all the parties, meetups with friends, and tackling those year-end tasks at work, many of us will try to find time to ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Talk with the Doc

We are now into our wonderful busy holiday season, having just celebrated our Thanksgiving Holiday on the last Thursday of November. We are now all getting ready for our special Christmas and New Year celebrations in a very short time. This is a very busy time of year and this can certainly ...

Health Matters

Lower extremity amputations are a tremendous source of illness, disability, and death for Americans living with diabetes. And these debilitating events aren’t a rarity, with a limb lost to diabetes globally every 20 seconds. The three most important factors in this are an impaired immune ...

Fish consumption app for Anishinaabe works, study finds

By ABIGAIL COMAR Special to the Journal MARQUETTE — A new study has demonstrated how an advisory program designed for the Anishinaabe is a useful tool for tracking fish consumption in Great Lakes tribes.  The research collaboration among the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan and the ...

Urology Pearls: The Do Something Different program

Perhaps obesity is a problem of “bad behavior,” or just bad habits. Take the existence of the cookie jar as an example. It seems that the world has conspired to put extra pounds on me just by presenting jars of free cookies everywhere. These ubiquitous, free cookies are delicious, don’t ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

NMU program featured in Outside Magazine

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University was among 18 higher education institutions nationwide featured in an Outside Magazine article titled “These Schools Can Help You Break into the Outdoor Industry.” The story addressed a growing number of U.S. colleges offering programs for future ...

Book relates to Native ‘Romeo and Juliet’ tale

MARQUETTE — Tribal lore mixes with tragedy in one notable book. In partnership with the Crystal Falls Community District Library and the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association, the U.P. Notable Book Club’s 24th author event will feature Carole Hare, a winner of the U.P. ...

Hartz files for clemency for federal prisoners

MARQUETTE — Documentation prepared and signed by Northern Michigan University history alumnus Logan Hartz during a “career-changing” internship for law school will end up on the desk of the president of the United States. While working for a nonprofit public interest law organization, he ...

Clay time is playtime

MARQUETTE — It can be a messy medium, but one that can produce beautiful works of art. Melissa Sprouse, owner of HOTplate Pottery, located in Marquette’s Masonic Square Mall, led a clay workshop at the Masonic Center on Friday where participants learned basic techniques in working with ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Finnish independence to be marked Sunday

MARQUETTE — Celebrate Finnish Independence and Little Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 4. Finnish Independence Day (Dec. 6) and Little Christmas (“Pikkujoulu”) are the topics for the Sunday, Dec. 4 celebration of the Lake Superior Chapter of the Finlandia Foundation National. The event will ...

Stonehouse to address lakes shipwreck mystery

MARQUETTE — Maritime History on Tap presents Fred Stonehouse’s “Gone: The Greatest Shipwreck Mystery on the Great Lakes” at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Ore Dock Brewing Co.. in Marquette. The suggested donation at the door is $5. Arrive early for the Christmas ornament sale at the Marquette ...

NCLL light tour offered

MARQUETTE — Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is offering a Christmas Light Bus Tourfrom 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. Participants should load on the bus at the Berry Event Center, east parking lot. The presenter will be NCLL’s Pat Woods. The cost is $5 for NCLL members/$10 for ...

Senior tech coaching on tap

MARQUETTE — Tech Coaching for Seniors will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays Dec. 6, 13 and 20 in the Heritage Room of Peter White Public Library in Marquette. Need help with the downtown Marquette parking app? Want to adjust the settings on your phone or tablet? Learn how to make ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Outdoors North

As she climbed up into the passenger seat of my Jeep, her relative frailty was obvious, but not unexpected. My mother was now 87 years old, and it had been about a decade since I had seen her last. When she and my dad divorced in the early 1970s, she moved north across Lake Superior, taking ...

BIRDING shore to shore

MARQUETTE — A recent cooperative venture has resulted in an exciting new opportunity for birdwatchers in the eastern Upper Peninsula. With the help of several partners, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has developed the Shore-to-Shore Birding Trail, which is a ...

Outdoors North; Making the coming home worthwhile

“Living in a bubble, in and out of time, I stick my head out every once in a while,” – Gary Louris With an understated thud, the storm door shut behind me. What it closed off with its glass and aluminum structure was the warmth and glow of our comfortable, suburban home at the edge of ...

Forest forensics

HARVEY — What does that bump in the road mean — literally? The Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy on Saturday gave a guided hike, “Forest Forensics: Ghosts on the Landscape,” at its Chocolay Bayou Nature Preserve. Special features pertaining to its history were shown, such as a bump in ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

‘The Guardian’ features research of NMU professor

By Journal Staff MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University biology Professor Neil Cumberlidge has collaborated on a Sierra Leone expedition that located two land-dwelling crab species ”lost to science” and feared to be extinct. For one, last spotted 225 years ago, the only clue was a ...

Biden’s Student Loan Plan: What we know (and what we don’t)

By CORA LEWIS and ADRIANA MORGA Associated Press NEW YORK — Under a new plan announced by President Joe Biden, many Americans can have up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt forgiven. That amount increases to $20,000 if they qualified for Pell grants. Here’s what we know so far and ...

West End Weekly – Nate Heffron, Negaunee City Manager

NEGAUNEE — The Central Upper Peninsula is about to gain a new inpatient facility that aims to provide specialized substance abuse recovery services for women. This facility will be located in Negaunee in the former Bell Hospital Teal Lake Medical Facility. Great Lake Recovery Center ...

Theater Review: Local production of ‘Rent’ very much worth seeing

By BOBBY GLENN BROWN Special to Journal MARQUETTE — Happy Anniversary, “Rent” and thank you Masonic Arts Theatre Fellowship and Masonic Arts, Theatre & Innovation for allowing Marquette audiences to celebrate with you. Producer Sarah Balding Engle entrusted a stellar production ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Studying Feminist Art History in New York City

By LILY DIXON 8-18 Media MARQUETTE — Zoë Buckman was wearing a blue page boy cap along with a red and green top and a dozen necklaces. She somehow made it all work, and she absolutely rocked it. I had seen her nontraditional artwork online, but I never imagined I would meet her or tour ...

Survey suggests little progress in U.S. teen vaping

By MIKE STOBBE and MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press NEW YORK — The latest government study on teen vaping suggests there's been little progress in keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of kids. The data seems to show more high school students vaping, with 14% saying they had done so ...

Marquette native gets fellowship for research in Rwanda

MARQUETTE — Chloe Hale of Marquette has been awarded the $25,000 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship. A University of Michigan double major in political science and social theory in practice, Hale will spend a year in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital and largest city, to explore the theory that health ...

8-18 MEDIA: Speaking from the heart

I was very young when I realized my manner of speech would be the best way to assimilate myself with mainstream American society. I was four when I moved to the United States. I attended preschool a year later in the small, southern Illinois college town my family and I lived in. I was small, I ...

House To Home | VIEW ALL

Showing their true colors: Fall is when the leaves sport their real hues

The landscape across much of the country has changed from green to vibrant shades of yellow, orange, red and even purple. But is this dramatic annual kaleidoscope the leaves’ transformation into something new? Not exactly. The visual feast we see in autumn is actually a return to normal for ...

The `Me Space’: Finding small spots at home to call your own

By KIM COOK Associated Press It’s not a “she shed” or a “man cave.” More of a “me space.” It might be a little nook beside a stairway. Or along a wall with a nice window. An enclosed balcony. A basement alcove. Even deep inside a roomy closet. In a home full of roommates ...

Mortgage Index

This graphic represents a Tuesday survey of regional lending institutions. Figures are based on rates at Range Bank, First Bank of Upper Michigan and Marquette Community Federal Credit Union. 30-year rate — High, 7.625%; Low, 7.125%; Average, 7.25% 15-year rate — High, 6.625%; Low, ...

Any room can be the laundry room

Those who have an in-home clothes washer and dryer often take it for granted. But even in larger homes, we haven’t had the convenience all that long. Indoor plumbing and power made electric washers and tumble dryers possible, and by 1937 they appeared on the market. Most people plopped ...

Gas tank getaways | VIEW ALL

Michigamme & Three Lakes area: Gateways to abundant waters

Serving as gateway communities on either side of the Marquette-Baraga county line, Michigamme and Three Lakes are places tied indelibly to the waters of peaceful and picturesque inland lakes. This is a land of shoreline cottages, pontoon and fishing boats, swimmers, anglers, campers, ...

Copper Country adventure

Houghton and Keweenaw counties exhibit a vast historical mining heritage and unmistakable exquisite beauty fanned out from the west to the northeast over what is commonly referred to as the “Copper Country.” The copper mining tradition here is displayed prominently in the holdings of the ...

Summertime on the southern shoreline

Across southern portions of Schoolcraft and Delta counties, U.S. 2 skirts the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, providing access to a range of places to explore for everyone from campers and birdwatchers to boaters, history buffs and anglers. The city of Manistique, the county seat in ...

Rest, relax & refresh

If you’ve ever pictured yourself riding up a highway along some beautiful windswept coastline, to the top of a mountain with a commanding view, then you may well enjoy the magnificent beauty of the Keweenaw Peninsula. From just outside Mass City in Ontonagon County, M-26 winds north through ...

Saturday: Food & Drink | VIEW ALL

Mushrooms for the holidays? Why not?

MARQUETTE — If you’re thinking about your upcoming holiday cooking, you might want to think beyond the traditional eggnog and green bean casserole. Not to disparage those dishes, but how does Thai iced tea grab you? A segment on holiday cooking was the focus of the Nov. 18 “Northern ...

Sweet potato pie makes an easy, pretty Thanksgiving dessert

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press In some areas of the country, especially the South, sweet potatoes make regular appearances at the end of the meal, yet for many of us elsewhere, it‘s a surprise to encounter them in dessert form. But they are called sweet potatoes for a reason! This ...

Macau‘s savory meat-potato hash feels foreign and familiar

By CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL Christopher Kimball‘s Milk Street As the first European gateway to China, Macau became the center of Portugal‘s massive maritime empire in the East. You can still taste the resulting mix of flavors. Egg-custard tarts, salt cod with garlic, and baked duck rice ...

Quinoa and Gruyere make great burgers

By CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL Christopher Kimball‘s Milk Street Building a good grain-based veggie burger is a challenge, not only for flavor, but also because they tend to fall apart. So instead we tried a seed — quinoa, to be specific — and were delighted with the results. The texture and ...

Scene | VIEW ALL

Superiorland Nightlife

Tuesday 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Joe Patrick and Warren Hantz at Flanigan’s, Marquette Friday 6:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Under the Radar at Flanigan’s, Marquette 7 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Toni Saari at Pine Grove, Republic 8 ...

Slice into the holiday spirit with ‘Violent Night’

The holiday season is upon us and how better to celebrate than watching Santa slip several pool balls into a Christmas stocking, swing them in the air menacingly and see him cave in someone’s face? Such is “Violent Night,” a film that clearly no one wanted but somehow nicely acts as a ...

‘Strange World’ explores big themes in bold colors

Is Searcher Clade the most millennial dad in all of animated moviedom? He has that telltale hipster beard. A sensitive voice sorta like Jake Gyllenhaal. And he feeds his kid avocado toast, with an egg on top. Oh wait, that IS Gyllenhaal in “Strange World,” Disney’s pleasantly ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Tuesday 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Warren Hantz and Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s Friday 6:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Eddie and the Bluesers at Flanigan’s, Marquette 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Michael Lee at Gallery Coffee Co., ...