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Saturday: Weekend

‘Restorative justice’

MARQUETTE — Sometimes a subtle approach works better in a school setting than zero-tolerance policies such as suspension and expulsion. Jennine Frazier, executive director of the Marquette Alger Resolution Service, said the organization has been addressing safety and bullying issues in ...

Reflecting on Halloween

Escaping your normal role and routine, and eating loads of candy, is what Halloween is all about. Scaredy-cats, old witches, ghosts, ghouls and goblins are part of it too. But playing dress up steals the show, in my inexpert opinion. Transforming into somebody or something else for a day ...

Fishing on the big lake

Eli Alexander Hi, my name is Eli Alexander. I’m in the second grade at Father Marquette Catholic Academy. I am going to tell you about an awesome fishing trip that I went on this past summer. I’ve never gone fishing on a boat in Lake Superior, so when our friends invited us, I felt ...

Positive, more favorable news is coming soon

There’s a small slip of paper taped to the top of my desk at work. I’m not entirely sure who stuck it there, or exactly when, but it’s been there for a while, long before my tenure in this building began. The once white-colored paper now has a slight tinge of yellow to it, and the text, ...

‘Mining for Green Energy’

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — As communities across the nation seek cleaner and more affordable energy sources, a team of researchers from Michigan Technological University is working with the city of Negaunee to find out if the Mather B mineshaft could potentially be ...

‘Lazy’ Saturday hiking

Recently, my mom, my sister, my grandpa, and my grandmother and I went hiking in the woods and got caught in a thunderstorm. So, here’s how it all went down: My mom decided she wanted to hike all day and have a picnic in the middle of our hike. I really was not into this idea, but anyway, we ...

Local students make finals in statewide competition

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer ISHPEMING — It wasn’t as big an issue 10 years ago, but cybersecurity is becoming more at the forefront of society — and that means it’s becoming more at the forefront of academia. A team from Westwood High School, Patriots 1, has been named ...

local food

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — One in seven people and one in six children in Michigan are struggling with hunger, according to Feeding America. Food insecurity in Marquette was discussed among community members and various area organizations aimed at increasing ...

Stir-fry basics for home cooks

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press For every home cook happily tossing together a stir fry at home, there are a dozen would-be stir fryers wanting to make chicken-broccoli-sugar-snap-pea stir fry . and then sheepishly reaching for the takeout menu. Stir-fry technique has many people ...

Fresh pumpkin offers a wide variety of cooking options

From left, Isabelle and Alyson Steinbrecher of Hardwood in Dickinson County cut their own pumpkin off the vine at Slagle’s Family Farm and Pumpkin Patch Located at N7705 Metropolitan Road in Felch. It was unclear if these pumpkins were meant for the cooking pot or jack-o-lantern duty. ...

Workshop highlights area edible, medicinal species

MARQUETTE — Foragers set off into Tourist Park near the Noquemanon Trail Network North Trailhead Tuesday evening for a Foraging Workshop hosted by Eco Reps, a Northern Michigan University peer-to-peer educator program which gives students resources to cultivate a community of ...

From Cityscape to Farm Space

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer When we buy our food from as close to the farm as we can get, it not only tastes better, but it’s better for you too. In urban areas where land suitable for any kind of agriculture is hard to come by, it’s more difficult to obtain healthy food that ...

MSU Extension to offer food safety practices training

NEGAUNEE — Michigan State University Extension will be offering a ServSafe class in Negaunee Township to educate food service managers about food safety practices. Training classes are taught by MSU Extension educators who are certified instructors and exam proctors through the National ...

McDonald’s takes a nibble of the plant-based burger

(AP) McDonald’s is finally taking a nibble of the plant-based burger. McDonald’s said Thursday that will sell the PLT, or the plant, lettuce and tomato burger for 12 weeks in 28 restaurants in Southwestern Ontario by the end of the month. The small-market test is rolling out about six ...

Twisted Truck takes on the town

MARQUETTE — You might like your soft pretzel with a little salt, a side of nacho cheese or maybe a squirt of mustard. How about with a vanilla cream sauce, garlic cheese spread, dipped in cinnamon sugar or topped with pepperoni? DaH Pretzel Guys are serving classic soft pretzels with ...

Mexico celebrates its independence with iconic dish

By MARIA TERESA HERNÁNDEZ Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The first bite of chiles en nogada, a traditional Mexican dish eaten around the country’s independence celebrations, sends a shiver. The salty skin of the poblano chile crunches, the pomegranate seeds that dot it explode ...

From common to cool: Lowly cabbage has become a star

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press Here’s a sentence that might come as a surprise: Cabbage is cool. That taken-for-granted vegetable, that sturdy, dense staple of many a poor, ancestral homeland, is finally getting respect. “It’s all about how it is prepared, how it’s ...

Food & Food Safety

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer An estimated 48 million people get sick from foodborne illnesses, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To allow for better and more rapid response to food ...

Smoked salmon the old-fashioned way

By LOUISE DIXON Associated Press LONDON — Lance Forman’s family has been producing traditional smoked salmon in London for four generations, and he says the smoking process hasn’t changed much since those early days. H. Forman and Son has long supplied some of London’s finest ...