News

Candidates for 109th face off at forum

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A large crowd gathered Monday at Ronn Hall in Negaunee to hear the political perspectives of three of the four Democratic candidates vying for the 109th District seat in the Michigan House. The post was vacated by the late John Kivela, a Democrat from Marquette, who died of an ...

Supporters, foes clash over future of Line 5

Front Page News

TRAVERSE CITY — An engineering company’s report on the future of twin oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac is flawed and biased in favor of continuing the existing system, critics said Monday. A business coalition said keeping oil flowing through the 64-year-old pipes is essential ...

McCain’s return heavy with drama and symbolism

Front Page News

WASHINGTON— At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the issue that’s defined the GOP for the past seven years. It’s a situation heavy with drama and symbolism. The 80-year-old Arizona ...

Partnership helping monarchs

Local

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula is an important stopover site for monarch butterflies on their annual migration from Canada to Mexico, and the Superior Watershed Partnership has engaged communities across the peninsula to help this endangered pollinator. Monarch butterfly populations have ...

Police Log

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

NMU surveying public

Local

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has launched an online Community Engagement Survey for Marquette County alumni and residents who are not currently members of the campus community. The feedback will help to determine their level of engagement with NMU and ways to strengthen that ...

Streets to close for festival

Local

MARQUETTE — The following Marquette streets will be closed to traffic from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday for the 16th annual Blueberry Festival: Washington Street from Third Street to Front Street Front Street from Washington Street to Spring Street. The following streets will be closed to ...

Ishpeming collects metal

Local

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming residents will have the opportunity to dispose of large, non-hazardous garbage items at the city’s compost and metal collection site from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The compost site is located on Carson Road off of Lakeshore Drive. Roll off containers will be ...

SAIL hosts ADA event

Local

MARQUETTE — The Superior Alliance for Independent Living will hold an “Access for All” event from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Marquette Commons to mark the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The event is free and will have speakers, root beer floats, ...

Baraga Ave. construction goes on

Local

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, Baraga Avenue will be closed from Seventh Street to a point 500 feet west, to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. This is the third phase of the local streets portion of the Marquette Hospital Transportation ...

Dear Annie: Gossip by any other name

Community

Dear Annie: I need advice on how to deal with my husband’s friend. This person is a gossip who delves into the details of other people’s personal lives. He entertains groups with these unflattering stories and makes himself important by offering his analyses, judging their life choices, ...

The calendar

Community

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Senior acting troupe to perform NEGAUNEE — The Great Pretenders, the Negaunee Senior Citizen Center Acting Troupe, will perform at noon Wednesday. The 15-minute play “The Speeding Ticket” is a comedy that will feature Olivia Sleeman, Virginia Paulson, and Scott Collins, all Negaunee ...

Today in History

Records

Today is Tuesday, July 25, the 206th day of 2017. There are 159 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 25, 1967, a full-page ad in The Times (of London) called for the legalization of marijuana, saying the law against the drug was “immoral in principle and ...

Vessels

Records

MARQUETTE — The American Century was expected at 3 p.m. today at the Lake Superior & Ishpeming ore dock in Marquette’s Upper Harbor. Due at 7 a.m. Wedneday is the Lee A. Tregurtha.

Pound

Records

Found and lodged at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Negaunee Township was a medium-haired black with brown female cat found in Marquette. Call 475-6661 or visit upaws.org to find out about animals waiting for adoption. Found and lodged at the Alger County Animal Shelter in ...

Stocks

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AT&T ..................... 36.23 Cliffs N.Resources...7.50 Dow Chemical Co... 66.22 Exxon ..................... 79.87 Ford ........................ 11.29 General Electric ..... 25.43 IBM ...................... 145.99 International Paper ..56.75 Kimberly-Clark ...

Lottery

Records

DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Monday: Lucky For Life: 16-26-27-36-37; Lucky Ball: 2 Poker Lotto:  KD-10C-3D-2H-7H Midday Daily 3: 5-2-7 Midday Daily 4: 9-7-5-1 Daily 3: 3-4-1 Daily 4: 1-2-4-5 Fantasy 5: 04-14-22-24-36 Estimated jackpot: ...

Weather

Records

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, a chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Wednesday, showers likely and possibly a ...