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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Partnership News and Views: Staying local matters

As an economic developer, I know that 80% of a region’s growth comes from within. Meaning the retention and expansion of current businesses plus those entrepreneurs starting businesses make up the bulk of jobs and investment created. In summary, local matters. Have you ever considered what ...

VAST Insurance’s Strohm receives CISR designation

MARQUETTE — Molly Strohm, VAST Insurance account executive, has received the designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative after the successful completion of five courses covering all areas of insurance risks and exposures, followed by extensive examinations, according to a VAST ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Health Matters

Society has changed dramatically in recent years and has done so very quickly. Technology especially has had a tremendous effect on every aspect of our lives. Try as you might to avoid the effects, it cannot be escaped. One electronic device that has altered completely how we communicate, as ...

Pushup paradise

MARQUETTE — Eleven members of Northern Michigan University's administrative/professional union, UAW Local 2178, participated in a global pushup challenge during Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month in September. They completed 10,272 pushups. The International Sports Science Association ...

Urology pearls

Some weeks ago, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a patient of mine told me that she no longer believes scientists, or in science. “It’s all political,” she said. The following story is a first in a series of articles on the power of science. My father had kidney stones and his ...

Health Matters: Artificial intelligence is changing modern medicine

Imagine the day: you go to your local health care facility and wait for your turn. Eventually the nurse brings you back to the testing room where you enter a small plexiglass chamber, similar to the airport security scanners. You place your feet on the spots indicated and stand quietly. ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

When school is home and home is school, which rules prevail?

CHICAGO — Toys that look like weapons. Barefoot students. Disruptive imagery in the background. Pets roaming the room. All a clear violation of rules inside most American classrooms. But that was when most American students were actually inside schools. How do standards like these translate ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Zoom cooking with grandparents

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” — Rudolph Giuliani Zoom Cooking These times sometimes require an abundance of ...

Artistic flexibility filling a youthful need

MARQUETTE — Given the creative nature of art, educating youngsters in the field can take on a non-traditional bent as well. Two Marquette artists, Patrick Booth and Ben Pawlowski, have started the Shape and Sound Arts Academy, a visual and musical arts program designed for students ages ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

FaceTime

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Aging Services Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, is doing its part to help residents of two area care facilities in escaping the isolation they’ve had to deal with throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Through generous donations from the ...

Regulators crack down on dubious debt collectors

NEW YORK — Those mysterious debt collectors who call insisting you’ll be in legal peril if you don’t pay them big bucks are in hot water themselves, accused in a nationwide crackdown of harassing and threatening consumers including seniors, often about debts that don’t actually ...

Tasson receives 2020 U.P. Service Award

ISHPEMING — Dennis Tasson has worn many hats over the years. A longtime teacher, school administrator and volunteer, the Ishpeming native has certainly made his mark on the community. That’s why he was recently recognized as one of the recipients of Grow & Lead: Community and ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Gone fishin’

Keweenaw Bay: Reports of slow fishing, with a few boats out trolling and a few catches of salmon and trout. Marquette: Boat angling season is winding down, especially with windy weather limiting angler opportunities. A few boats have been out in the lower harbor and fishing the mouth of the ...

Outdoors North: Late autumn reflections

“How many roads must a man walk down, before you can call him a man,” - Bob Dylan The wind was rolling colored leaves on end across the earth in a pinwheel fashion. The maple leaves seemed to be rolling the best. They were reds and golds, mostly. Over the next few hours, the ...

Self-cloning salamanders?

MARQUETTE — There’s an unusual creature right in our midst, although the vast majority of Marquette residents don’t know it. Eli Bieri, a Northern Michigan University senior majoring in ecology, has discovered rare forms of the blue-spotted salamander on Presque Isle called ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Taking note: Simple signs

Countless roadside signs seemed to float by in the darkness as I drove along the highway. Some were lit up by their own power, while others relied on the headlights illuminating their reflective surface. Signs telling you the price of gas. Signs directing you to another county road, highway ...

Opening his home: Man shelters 300 dogs from Hurricane Delta

LEONA VICARIO, Mexico — As the dangerous Hurricane Delta closed in on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Ricardo Pimentel opened his home — to about 300 dogs. There were plenty of other critters too: Dozens of cats were harbored in his son’s room; his daughter’s room served as a refuge ...

Fish rescue: Annual effort saves hundreds from Wyoming intake

JACKSON, Wyo. — Cutthroat trout tails and heads boiled with the surface of Spread Creek’s diverted water, involuntary spasms resulting from electricity shooting out of Jack Bryan’s handheld anode. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department fisheries technician was standing in Spread Creek’s ...

Taking note: The long wait

The late-afternoon mix of natural and artificial light was setting in, casting a glow upon the airport concourse and its endless stretch of gleaming tiles. I was just about to follow the long line of shining tiles to my gate when my phone lit up with a notification. My flight was delayed. ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Opening doors: Group offers mentorship, collaboration for student artists

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Hood2Good, a collaborative group of local student artists, just wrapped up its second showcase of the season when the coronavirus pandemic shuttered entertainment venues, including the group's home base — Bowen Theatre at Maryland Hall. Maryland Hall, a performance ...

8-18 Media: Looking back on adventures in Washington, D.C.: Part two

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a three-part series. Part one ran on page 16A in the Oct. 10-11weekend edition of The Mining Journal, while part three will run in the Oct. 24-25 edition. The next day was the start of my leadership camp. It wasn’t a full day though, and it started at ...

MARESA sending out surveys

MARQUETTE — Four hundred and fifteen Marquette and Alger County 2020 high school graduates, or their parents, will be contacted via email and/or telephone for a survey during October, November and December. This survey will compile information about the student’s post-graduation training ...

Trails and trees: Gwinn students maintain Interpretive Nature Trail

GWINN — The river birch has flaky, reddish-brown bark. The American beech has smooth bark. Proper spelling is essential. Kristy Humphrey, a science teacher at Gwinn Middle School, on Wednesday oversaw her students making new signs with facts about particular trees for the school’s ...

House To Home | VIEW ALL

How long does a COVID-19 illness last, the Associated Press asks

How long can I expect a COVID-19 illness to last? ------------------------ It depends. Most coronavirus patients have mild to moderate illness and recover quickly. Older, sicker patients tend to take longer to recover. That includes those who are obese, or have high blood pressure and other ...

Superspreader events may cause big virus spread

What do we know about superspreader events in the pandemic? --------------------- We’re still learning, but it seems that much of the spread of the coronavirus has been caused by what disease trackers call superspreader events. That’s when a single person infects a large number of ...

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 ...

Home and Garden | VIEW ALL

Some midcentury homes in Houston decimated by Harvey floods

By NANCY SARNOFF Houston Chronicle AP Member Exchange HOUSTON (AP) — On a recent Friday morning Sam Scott walked through his house for the last time. The Houston Chronicle reports he grabbed a dust mask from his car and entered through the open garage. The door had buckled during ...

Gear and gadgets for cleaning a dirty dog from home

Those of us with outdoor-loving pets know the downside to all that freewheeling frolic: muddy paws, tangled fur and often much worse. Animal behavior experts have many theories on why some dogs roll in noxious odors. Some researchers posit that getting one’s neck into a smell is an ...

Scene | VIEW ALL

Superiorland Nightlife

Wednesday 4 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Ethan Bott, Sunny Side Up (Barbara Jean Sundberg and Gena Johnson), Sea and Linda, Adam Carpenter, Daydreamers Acoustic and Derrell Syria Project at Lake Superior Smokehouse and Brewpub, Marquette, in a benefit for the Historic Vista ...

Artist hikes length of Vermont, painting along the way

MANCHESTER, Vt. — After hiking over 200 miles on the country’s oldest long-distance trail, Rob Mullen had just 3 miles to go in the rain to meet up with his wife and father for a break. He kept dry with his foul weather gear as he walked down the trail with a backdrop of trees sprouting ...

Sean Ono Lennon on remixing father’s music: It was therapy

NEW YORK — Sean Ono Lennon’s first experience re-working his father’s catalog was terrifying and intimidating, but he had two main goals in mind to keep him on track: Preserve his father’s message in the songs and help the late icon’s music reach a younger audience. On Friday, which ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Thursday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Lindsay and Rachael for Hiawatha at the Fold, an online presentation by the Hiawatha Music Co-op. Visit hiawathamusic.org for more information about how to watch. 10 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic at Digs Gastropub, ...