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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

UPPER PENINSULA STATE BANK ANNOUNCES PLANS TO BUILD OFFICE IN HOUGHTON

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula State Bank is pleased to announce their plans to expand their presence in the greater Houghton area. The Bank recently purchased property at 908 and 912 College Ave. in Houghton and has plans to build a full-service banking office to further serve the Copper ...

The bear NECESSITIES

MARQUETTE — What’s considered an authorative book on Michigan black bears is even better with the publication of the third edition of Understanding Michigan Black Bear. The new book has 78 more pages than the second edition and many more photographs. Four chapters have been added and all ...

Annual Outdoors Show held

MARQUETTE — The recent 29th annual U.P Boat, Sport and RV Show has come and gone and has seen thousands come to the Superior Dome in Marquette to enjoy the annual spring event. This show was the largest yet, and had over 65 vendors, four new power sports companies, food vendors, multiple ...

Eating disorder clinic closes

GREEN BAY, WIS. — Evolve Healing, host of the first eating disorder program in the Midwest, has officially closed as of Dec. 1. A representative from Evolve Healing’s parent Company, Optum, said Evolve healing was shut down “in response to local market conditions.” The statement also ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Health Matters – Hallux varus: a bunion in reverse

Bunions are part of the American lexicon, a term used with great comic effect in numerous shows and movies. Exactly what it is may be unclear to many, but most Americans at least realize it is some kind of foot deformity. Various misconceptions exist as to the specifics of a bunion, but it is ...

Urology Pearls: Observational study not an experiment

How do scientists and doctors know that smoking is a bad habit? In my previous two articles, I examined the question: Is beef good for you? My goal wasn’t only to tell you whether red meat is good or bad (it turned out that beef isn’t as bad as many people tend to believe) but also to ...

Work friends can be hard to find; How to combat loneliness in the workplace

Twice each month, executives at the dating app company Hinge gather for a team meeting. But rather than dive into discussions about metrics or revenue, they begin by simply talking. For the first 30 minutes of the two-hour meeting, these coworkers reveal hopes and anxieties — what they ...

Talk with the Doc

I must tell you that it was a profound learning experience for me when I learned that I can choose my attitude each and every day. I remain impressed how our individual attitude affects our overall behavior and interaction with our family, friends, and nearly everybody we come in contact with ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Ship doomed on Lake Michigan docked on National Register of Historic Places

LANSING — A Detroit-built sailing ship that sank in Lake Michigan during an 1864 storm has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The three-masted Mojave, only 1 year old at the time, went down in heavy weather while northbound on route from Chicago to Buffalo with a load ...

Kids Cave added to gathering

ESCANABA — Last summer, the Upper Peninsula Trappers Association hosted the National Trappers Association Convention and the NTA’s Kids Cave was such a hit that they have now made it a part of their own annual convention. “We were amazed at how much fun kids were having and saw more ...

UPAWS fundraiser on tap

MARQUETTE — The 27th annual fundraiser “Tee Up 4 Tails” is coming up on July 18 and you are invited. Get a group of friends together and join the group for a fun time to help UPAWS. All proceeds from the event go toward the shelter operations. Download the golfer form and see all the ...

Fall protection classes set

ESCANABA — Great Lakes Safety Training Center, a leading provider of workplace safety training, has announced the offering of free fall protection authorized user classes in the Upper Peninsula due to grant funding received by the Susan G. Harwood Grant from the Occupational Safety and Health ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

U.P. Whitetails coordinates boar hunt

MARQUETTE — For 25-plus years, Terry Weigold from Upper Peninsula Whitetails of Marquette County has helped to coordinate and guide MVH D.J. Jacobetti’s Annual Boar Hunt. This year, U.S. Army veteran and MVHDJJ member, Rodney Runion, successfully bagged a 250# wild boar Special thanks to ...

Retired state employees to meet

HOUGHTON — State Employee Retirees Association members from the Upper Peninsula plan a noon luncheon July 15 at Kestner Park in Houghton. The group of State of Michigan retirees will share Roy’s Pasties and sandwiches for lunch before a business session. The meeting will feature a ...

RSVP in need of volunteers

MARQUETTE — Seniors in Marquette County need your help. Volunteers age 55 and over are needed to transport seniors in your community to their non-emergency medical appointments. Many seniors do not have family or friends available to drive them to medical appointments, and riding the bus is ...

Finding legal advice in U.P.

From the state of Michigan MARQUETTE — The following organizations can help you with legal services and referrals. The resources are listed by city with serving counties. For more information or if your city is not listed, please contact the State Bar of Michigan toll-free at (800) ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

The rise of solo travel: Discovering the world alone

When was the last time you went on an adventure by yourself? While doing things alone can seem daunting at first, the experience is like no other — especially when it comes to traveling. Discover the intricacies of solo travel, including factors to consider during planning and how to make the ...

NMU alumni bands bald eaglets

MARQUETTE — A small group hiked into a wooded area in Marquette County early this week, straining their necks to gaze upward in search of the desired nest perched near the top of a towering white pine. Within it were two larger-than expected bald eaglets, about nine weeks old and on the verge ...

Fishing report for the Upper Peninsula

Little Bay de Noc: Walleye anglers reported a tough bite, likely due to the presence of lots of bait such as alewives. Most anglers trolled crawler harnesses or crank baits; however, some also had success jigging. Bass anglers reported fair to good fishing. Some used reaction baits that ...

What’s flying

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadows.” — Helen Keller It is time to bask in summer sun. Just a week until the Fourth of July and what many consider the heart of the summer season. Seems like the fourth is also a marker for lots of other changes too. The ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Historically speaking: Jackson House register shows humor of the time

By Virginia Paulson Negaunee Historical Society There hasn’t been a hotel in Negaunee for a number of years, but it wasn’t always that way. When. the founding of Negaunee came through the operations of the Jackson Iron Company and their discoveries of iron ore in the Teal Lake region. ...

Trappers convention coming to Escanaba

By Journal Staff ESCANABA — The largest trapping event in North America, the National Trappers Association Convention and Outdoor Show, will be July 27-29 at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. Many legendary trappers from around the U.S. will sell their wares, giving ...

Celebrating a quarter century: Lake Superior Theater looks for the light

Twenty five years ago, a group of Marquette residents decided to make a boathouse on Lake Superior into a theater. The first show to debut on that stage was an original musical written by Northern Michigan University professor and playwright Shelley Russell called ‘Beacon on the Rock.’ ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Dandelion Cottage Award winners announced

By Journal Staff MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association is extremely pleased to announce the winners of the Sixth Annual Dandelion Cottage Award. The award recognizes U.P. student short story writers of excellence in grades 5 through 12. The Dandelion Cottage ...

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 ...

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The heat has affected my garden for good (tall tomatoes) and bad (tick alert)

With much of the U.S. sweltering through heat waves, gardeners are seeing some dramatic changes. I’ve noticed them in my suburban New York garden, where the temperature this week has been exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit, with a “feels like” rating of nearly 10 degrees hotter, thanks to ...

Keep your kettle whistling all year round by growing your own tea plants

The typical backyard food grower is familiar with planting greens, tomatoes, peppers, squash, herbs, berries and other staples, plus perhaps a few exotic crops that are difficult to find at the grocery store. Beverages, however, aren’t usually at the top of their lists. I’ve written about ...

Luckily for cooks and gardeners, some herbs come back year after year

If you like to cook, odds are you’re painfully aware of the price of herbs at the supermarket. But for the cost of a 1- or 2-ounce plastic clamshell packet, you can buy a plant that will produce aromatic herbs for your kitchen all summer long – and even year after year. Perennial herbs ...

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

Rustic chicken alla cacciatora doesn’t need tomatoes

Tomatoes are non-negotiable in Americanized versions of chicken alla cacciatora, but it’s a different story in Umbria, a region in central Italy. Instead of tomatoes, the rustic chicken braise gets its flavor from lemon, olives, garlic and herbs. Capers also are customary, but for this ...

Maple syrup season came weeks early

DEERBROOK, Wis. (AP) — Jeremy Solin doesn’t need a jacket right now on his family farm in northern Wisconsin. There’s no snow blanketing the dead leaves in the grove of sugar maples. There, pails already hang beneath spiles in the trunks that have started dripping sap. And the ground is ...

One-pan lemony chicken traybake is the antidote to post-holiday craziness

With labor-intensive holiday meals out of the way, this week calls for ease — without sacrificing flavor. Which is why traybakes are the perfect antidote. Only 15 minutes of active work and just one pan to clean are all you need to transform simple chicken and potatoes into a satisfying ...

Sustainable holiday cooking

SAYRE, Pennsylvania (AP) — In 2020, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics found that the average United States household wasted more than a third of all the food they purchased. That adds up to an annual estimated cost of $240 billion. Large gatherings with too many leftovers ...

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The novelty is gone in ‘A Quiet Place’ prequel

Not all successful movies need to be franchises. Most really shouldn’t be. That’s not how Hollywood works, of course, but it’s worth repeating. Because in the case of “ A Quiet Place,” now on its third movie with a prequel about a few new characters in New York on the first day of the ...