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MARQUETTE — Jennifer Huetter, executive director of Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award on Friday afternoon in recognition of her “exemplary efforts to support citizen warriors through a wide range of ...

Spring to debut early?

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IRON MOUNTAIN — February’s cold snap — which included 13 straight days of lows dipping below zero — likely won’t be repeated as spring approaches. The polar vortex is strong once again, which means Arctic air is less apt to plunge deep into North America, forecasters say. “A ...

Spring road restrictions announced in Dickinson, Florence counties

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Michigan Department of Transportation and local agencies have enacted additional annual spring weight restrictions to protect roads. The Dickinson County Road Commission imposed and enforced seasonal and speed restrictions on county roads south of M-69 in Randville that ...

McBroom sponsors bill about security transport officers

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LANSING — Legislation that would enable communities to establish an alternative way of transporting individuals with severe mental illness for involuntary hospitalization was considered by a Senate committee on Thursday. The proposed bill is sponsored by State Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah ...

Houghton County, Houghton receive $28K in marijuana payments

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LANSING — Houghton County and Houghton are among the jurisdictions receiving part of $10 million in payments statewide for licensed marijuana businesses. More than 100 municipalities and counties received money through the state’s Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. For Fiscal Year ...

Blue ice at Mackinac City

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Luanne Skrenes of Ishpeming submitted this photo of the blue ice at the Mackinaw City view of the Mackinac Bridge. Did you take a great shot of the sunset over Lake Superior? Or did you happen to snap a captivating image of wildlife? The Mining Journal is accepting original local photo ...

Police Log

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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 ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago SAULT STE. MARIE — The spring shipping season opens in full swing, with the Army Corps of Engineers breaking the ice on the Soo Locks on March 21. Lake ...

Mesquite program Wednesday

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MARQUETTE —The Marquette Regional History Center will offer The Wreck of MESQUITE, an online presentation, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The USCGC MESQUITE ran aground in late 1989 off the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Ravaged by storms and ice, the Coast Guard sought to remove ...

MML boards announce dividends

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ANN ARBOR — Members of the Michigan Municipal League’s insurance programs will share dividends totaling $13.6 million in 2021. “This is welcome news for almost a thousand Michigan cities, villages, counties, townships, and other public entities whose finances have been severely ...

Vet medicine topic of library series

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MARQUETTE — In this new monthly series at Peter White Public Library, Professor Jennifer Jezylo of Northern Michigan University’s Department of Biology will discuss her extensive career in veterinary medicine. She also will talk about her teaching for the biology department and assistance ...

U-M students, parents hold rally

Michigan News

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Parents and students held a rally Saturday to show their displeasure with the University of Michigan’s decision to forgo a traditional in-person spring graduation in Ann Arbor. Some families believe the university is being too conservative and note that other schools are ...

Mass testing, mask wearing help Detroit slow virus’ pace

Michigan News

DETROIT — It was March 11 last year when Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced that the St. Patrick’s Day parade was canceled because a virus that had already sickened tens of thousands worldwide had reached Michigan. “All those folks standing shoulder to shoulder for hours, it was a ...

Longtime Michigan attorney general Frank Kelley dies

Michigan News

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — Frank J. Kelley, affectionately called the “eternal general” for his 37 years as Michigan’s longest-serving attorney general, has died at age 96, his family said Saturday. Kelley, a Democrat, served from 1961 to 1999, winning statewide ...

DEPLOYED TO THE CAPITOL

Front Page News

EDITOR’S NOTE: This feature, written by 8-18 Media Reporter Anja McBride, 16, is the first 8-18 Media article to run in The Mining Journal as part of an ongoing partnership between the two entities to highlight youth news reporting in Marquette County. MARQUETTE — Raffaele Masi, 22, ...

NMU plans virtual commencement for May 1

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MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will hold a virtual commencement at 10 a.m. May 1. Nearly 900 graduates will be honored at the ceremony, which will be broadcast via the internet and on WNMU-TV13. Bryan Terrell Clark, the Broadway star who played George Washington in ...