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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Select Realty announces plans for relocation in Marquette Township

MARQUETTE — Select Realty has announced it is relocating this summer to “a beautiful Marquette Township property” located at 2363 U.S. 41 W. “Our new home is going to be the premiere location you will want to visit for all your real estate needs. Locally owned and operated, Select ...

DoorDash’s sales triple in Q4, but 2021 could see slowdown

Meal delivery company DoorDash said its revenue more than tripled last year thanks to pandemic-driven demand, but it still lost money because it spent more heavily on marketing and expanding its business. Temporary price caps — which limit the commission fees DoorDash can charge restaurants ...

Chamber Chat: Re-engaging as a society, a year into pandemic

It’s coming into a full year where events and social gatherings have been limited. Throw on top of that a turbulent year of political distress and here we are. Looking back at it, most businesses and organizations have survived. Either by cutting operational expenses, getting creative with ...

Mission Point welcomes Thompson

ISHPEMING — Mission Point Healthcare Services is welcoming a new administrator, Jason Thompson, to Mission Point of Ishpeming. Below is a statement from Thompson outlining his background, experience and goals. “I started my career out as a CNA when I was 17, not realizing how much I ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Health Matters: Updates on the corona pandemic

Strange times, they say, a phrase often repeated in the days and weeks of the Corona virus. Living through a pandemic is not an easy thing for everyone. The uncertainty surrounding the behavior of this novel virus has been a critical issue in modern medicine. As the pandemic has raged, we have ...

Talk with the Doc: Don’t make assumptions, always ask questions

When we assume something, we are making an assumption. So, let us start out by looking at the specific definition of an assumption. An assumption is defined as something that is accepted by a person as being true, or a belief that something is certain to happen, without any known proof of it. ...

UPCAP to host virtual health workshops

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress recently announced a series of online health workshops along with Michigan Area Agencies on Aging that will focus on guiding individuals who are battling cancer, chronic pain or diabetes. The six-part workshops will run from now ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Northern Climate Network announces spring events

MARQUETTE — The Northern Climate Network has announced Sustainable Development Goals Launch team will be coming to Northern Michigan University and Marquette on March 11-12. There will be two speaking events and a facilitated workshop. During the workshop, participants will complete training ...

PWPL youth events scheduled

Toddler Storytime: Facebook Live Tuesdays and Wednesdays, March 2, 3, 9, 10, 23, 24, 30, 31: 10:15-10:45 a.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Services Facebook Live. Join us for Toddler Storytime on Facebook Live this winter. Tuesdays and Wednesday, at 10:15 a.m., this storytime is geared ...

A life impacted: Marquette Alternative High School student wins scholarship

MARQUETTE — Matthew Anderson, a senior at Marquette Alternative High School, is the winner of the $3,000 Impact a Life Scholarship. “The (Marquette Area Public Schools) Education Foundation provides this great resource and is just an excellent organization for our community youth,” said ...

School testing can be delayed but not canceled, feds say

The Education Department said Monday that it will not allow states to forgo federally required standardized testing in schools this year but will give them flexibility to delay testing or hold it online during the pandemic. Aiming for a middle ground in a polarized debate, the Biden ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Retired wildlife forensics expert reflects on 35-year career

BILLINGS, Mont. — For 35 years, Dee Dee Hawk was solving unusual mysteries, like whether a captured grizzly bear was guilty of attacking a human. Sometimes using only scraps of evidence, she helped put bad guys behind bars and unraveled wildlife-related whodunits when there were no ...

Black, Hispanic families hit hardest by dementia

It can begin with the occasional missed bill payment. An inability to remember names. Telling the same story repeatedly. There may be personality changes or mood swings. Confusion. Over time, it’s as if the person who once was slowly disappears. Dementia. As the population ages, a growing ...

COVID-defying nun toasts 117th birthday with wine and prayer

PARIS — Question: How does one cram enough candles onto a birthday cake for one of the world’s oldest survivors of COVID-19? Answer: With 117 candles, you can’t. A French nun who is believed to be the world’s second-oldest person celebrated her 117th birthday in style on Thursday, ...

AP-NORC poll: A third of US adults skeptical of COVID shots

NEW YORK — About 1 in 3 Americans say they definitely or probably won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new poll that some experts say is discouraging news if the U.S. hopes to achieve herd immunity and vanquish the outbreak. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Outdoors North: One can only hope to live on through nature

“I want to die along the highway and rot away, like some old high-line pole,” - Merle Haggard There’s a place I know where the jack pine grow, where the ground is covered in reindeer moss and red and green-leafed blueberry bushes. Growing here too are thousands of bracken ferns. These ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula: Ice conditions remain solid in the region due to colder temperatures. Ice anglers are catching fish though success varied from day to day. Ice can be found on the Great Lakes though there are areas that are compromised due to wind and current. Use extreme caution near the edge ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula Keweenaw Bay: Anglers caught lake trout, splake, coho, brown trout, whitefish and herring. Most of the whitefish were small. Those targeting smelt and burbot were fishing after dark, but no catches were reported. A couple burbot were caught during the day. With warmer weather ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Taking note: ‘In like a lion…’

The first day of March seemed to completely fulfill the beginning of that well-known cliche about the month: “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” Writing the first half of this old saying in my journal last Sunday was a bit trite, but completely irresistible as winds howled, clouds filled the ...

Taking Note: Hidden stories

For me, there’s no shortage of things to love about secondhand items. There’s the mysteries, the stories, the joyful coincidence of the perfect object somehow finding its way to you, the chance to give something another use, a new life. And whether an item comes from a thrift store, a yard ...

Christie’s Chronicles: Anthropomorphism problems

EDITOR’S NOTE: Christie’s Chronicles is a new monthly column by Journal Staff Writer Christie Mastric that will run the last weekend of each month. At first I balked about naming my column Christie’s Chronicles, as I realize that alliteration is overused in literature. But that’s what ...

Notable reads: Books with U.P. connection to be honored

MARQUETTE — Local book lovers: Make note of this. The Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association has announced the Second Annual U.P. Notable Books List. UPPAA Publications Chairman Mikel Classen of Sault Ste. Marie initiated the list as a response to the lack of representation ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Life with Gorlin Syndrome: Part two

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a two-part series. Part one was published in the Feb. 13-14 weekend edition of The Mining Journal. I sat anxiously in the waiting room before my first surgery, clutching my mom’s hand as my tiny legs swayed under the chair, my toes unable to touch the ...

8-18 Media: Life with Gorlin Syndrome

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a two-part series. Part two will be published in the Feb. 20-21 weekend edition of The Mining Journal. I was born two months early, exactly on the date of my mother’s 25th birthday. As a premature baby I spent six weeks in the NICU enduring health ...

House To Home | VIEW ALL

Grandma’s shelves have the latest: Mid-century cookware the newest rage

If you want to freshen up your kitchen, look no further than Grandma’s old casserole dishes. Vintage kitchenware is back in style — pieces from the mid-20th century painted with flowers, bright colors, and specific functions, such as bracketed chip and dip bowls or four-piece ...

Experts tracking variants of coronavirus

How are experts tracking variants of the coronavirus? ---------------------------- Scientists are scanning virus samples taken from infected people to look for mutations, through a process called genome sequencing. It’s the same method researchers have been using for years to study ...

Candles remain an all-time decorating favorite

If a candle is burning in a dark room, we don’t see the darkness, we see the light. Perhaps that’s why candles have become such a popular decor element over the course of the pandemic. Little lights you can place anywhere, candles can make a room feel cozy and ...

Testing for travel?

ASK THE AP -------------- Which COVID-19 tests are required for international travel? -------------- It depends on where you’re going. In an effort to limit the spread of new coronavirus variants, many countries require incoming travelers to show a recent negative test. The U.S., ...

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

‘Blinding Lights’ and more hits the Grammys left in the dark

NEW YORK — The wattage in The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” wasn’t strong enough to compete at the Grammys – but the song isn’t the only electrifying No. 1 hit that the Recording Academy snubbed. The Weeknd joins an exclusive club of songs that were crowned biggest hit of the year ...

Mickey’s flashy dress, glowing castle mark Disney World 50th

=ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World in Florida turns 50 in October. To help celebrate, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be wearing flashier threads and iconic structures such as the Cinderella Castle and the golf-ball-like Spaceship Earth are getting new lighting, Disney officials said ...

‘Little Fish’ is a pandemic-era, sci-fi love story

The year is 2021. A frightened, angry crowd lines up outside a medical center, desperate for a cure for a terrible virus. “He pushed in front!” someone shouts. Talk about timing. When he began making “Little Fish,” an intimate and affecting romance in a sci-fi setting, director Chad ...

Timberlake seeks redemption in formulaic ‘Palmer’

There’s a kitchen-sink full of Serious Drama Cliches in the new Justin Timberlake film “Palmer,” about a high school football star turned convict who must help the young gender fluid boy with the addict mom next door while also trying to regain his footing in his small Louisiana hometown. ...