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Looking at Lakeshore

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — After near record-high lake levels and two major storms battered Marquette and its coastline over the past week and a half, a portion of Lakeshore Boulevard won’t be reopening this winter, with emergency work along the stretch of road to be considered by the Marquette City ...

Marquette welcomes Santa, holiday spirit

Local

Spectators lined Third Street in Marquette Friday to watch the ninth annual Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade. Marquette post office staffers were on hand during the parade to collect letters to Santa from kids. Following the parade was the city’s 45th annual tree lighting and photos with ...

Victorians are returning to Houghton to celebrate Christmas

Region

By GRAHAM JAENIG Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Times and fashions have changed since Houghton was founded by Ransom Shelden in 1852. The grand stone buildings along the main street named for the town’s founder, however, still reflect the elegance and grace of the ...

Radiation levels OK at river spill

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Tests at a Michigan industrial site where limestone construction aggregate recently spilled into the Detroit River turned up no indication of excessive radiation levels, a state agency reported Friday. Staffers with the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

Superior History

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE COUNTY—Three winter tourism concerns—snowmobiling, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing—have joined forces in a comprehensive push to ...

Ishpeming Senior Center adapting to new location

Front Page News

ISHPEMING — The sign from the former Ishpeming Senior Center location along Pine Street sits against a wall of the center’s new facility in the lower level of Phelps Square as a reminder: the things that matter remain. The iconic sign that marked the main entrance of the now condemned ...

Commissioners weigh in on long-term plans

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — With the recent damage to Lakeshore Boulevard, several members of the Marquette City Commission have weighed in on the city’s long-term plans regarding the road and lakeshore in general. “The city of Marquette already has projects in progress to address the erosion concerns ...

The battle for bats

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Conservation District is all about conservation, and that includes the misunderstood bats. Bill Scullon, a Norway-based Michigan Department of Natural Resources field operations manager, talked about a scourge that’s been affecting bats in a program titled ...

Snow takes toll on Christmas tree farms

Region

By JORDAN BECK Escanaba Daily Press BARK RIVER — While it is common for people to wish for a white Christmas, a snowstorm that hit the area last weekend has created problems for local Christmas tree farms. Among these farms is Teal’s Tree Farms, located in Bark River. “It’s been ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Front Street Brass set to perform MARQUETTE — Get into the holiday spirit with a concert performed by Front Street Brass at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room on the lower level. Front Street Brass is a seven-person brass ensemble with David Allen on ...

SOS holds workshop for state redistricting commission

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Any eligible Michigan voter who applies has a chance at being selected to serve on Michigan’s new Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission — meaning you, your friends, family and neighbors all have a shot at making history by serving on the state’s first panel of its ...

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 ...

Enbridge leaves debris in Lake Michigan, delays report

Region

By The Associated Press PETOSKEY, Mich. — A Canadian-based energy transportation company’s preparation of a proposed tunnel that would house a petroleum pipeline caused a borehole to collapse in Lake Michigan, which left debris in the waterway. Enbridge Energy had been collecting rock ...

Bullied sister counts days until she leaves for college

Community

DEAR ABBY: I have a very toxic relationship with my older sister. I still live at home, although I’ll be leaving for college in a few years. Abby, she has been emotionally abusing me for years. It got so bad at one point that I considered suicide. I don’t believe I would ever go through ...

St. Vincent food pantry gets very large delivery

Region

By JOSHUA VISSERS Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HANCOCK — The St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry accepted more than 1,000 pounds of food yesterday from WLUC’s Canathon Holiday food drive. Eagle Radio volunteers picked up the food from various collection locations in the area and brought ...

Pouring cold water on romantic entanglements

Community

Dear Annie: A few years ago, I moved into a duplex owned by an old college friend of mine, “Robby,” and his wife. During this time, I became very close friends with Robby’s wife. Earlier this year I moved out. Around this same time, Robby’s wife told him that she was thinking of ...

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; ...

Keeping debt from ruining Christmas spirit

Community

Q: We’re still a few weeks out from Christmas and (once again) we’ve already blown our budget. I sometimes wonder if it will take until next Christmas to get this Christmas paid off! I guess this year is kind of a wash, but next year I want to be more disciplined. Do you have any helpful ...

The Motley Fool

Community

Ask the Fool Earnings Anticipation Q: When I read about the “anticipated” earnings of a company, who is doing that anticipating? — K.B., Lancaster, Ohio A: Such language typically refers to the consensus of Wall Street analysts, who routinely offer estimates of company earnings ...

Not the right gift?

Community

Dear Readers: It’s gift-giving season, but giving a LIVE ANIMAL AS A GIFT? Not always a good choice. Owning a pet is a HUGE responsibility; some may not be up to the task. A pet is a 10-to-20-year commitment that involves time, energy and money. Your neighborhood Humane Society and other ...