News

Marquette County Board to mull additional demolition fees

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners will consider changes to the fees charged for the demolition of commercial structures at its regular meeting Tuesday. New rates for the demolition of commercial structures would be a $95 application fee in addition to 1 cent per square ...

Auto workers union, Detroit 3 at odds as contract talks open

Front Page News

DETROIT — In recent years, Detroit automakers have been at relative peace with the United Auto Workers union because times have been good and profit-sharing checks have been fat. That could change this week as talks open on new four-year contracts with the union representing 142,000 workers ...

Pictured Rocks Kayaking launches new vessel

Local

MUNISING — Kayak Express, the newest Pictured Rocks Kayaking vessel that allows kayakers to launch into Lake Superior offshore, took its first passengers along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore recently. The addition of a second vessel has allowed Pictured Rocks Kayaking to expand ...

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 ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago NEGAUNEE — Jari Kivela and Jeff Poutanen of Negaunee want to make the trek to Spearfish, S.D. for the 1989 World Horseshoe Pitching Championships held ...

Kitch-iti-kipi raft down for repairs

Local

MANISTIQUE — The self-guided observation raft overlooking Kitch-iti-kipi at Palms Book State Park in Thompson Township will be unavailable Tuesday due to repairs. The park will remain open, but the raft will not be operational. Additional information on closures and detours in DNR ...

Lincoln Avenue work to begin

Local

MARQUETTE — Starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oberstar Inc. will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceed with sanitary sewer lateral replacement on Lincoln Avenue from Jefferson Street to Cleveland Avenue. The work is a prerequisite for the milling and overlaying on the street. The ...

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; ...

Wanting a walking partner

Community

Dear Annie: My husband and I are very close. We have been married for 27 years and agree on most things and share many common interests. There is only one issue where we differ, and I’d like to hear suggestions for how I can help him to change, so he will join me in my daily walks. I love ...

Michigan grandfather, 6 grandsons work on family’s Ida farm

Michigan News

By TOM HAWLEY Monroe News AP Member Exchange MONROE — It was a slow start for the Drodt Farms this spring because of the excessive rainfall. Gary Drodt, 76, of Ida was sitting outside in his garage at his centennial farm in Ida with his grandson, Robbie Turner, 16, waiting for his ...

Fairgoers urged to avoid swine flu

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Health officials are urging people to take precautions to avoid swine flu at county and local fairs across Michigan. Swine influenza is a respiratory disease in pigs that’s caused by type A influenza viruses. Swine flu viruses don’t usually infect humans, but human ...

Businesses find problems, pitfalls in making goods overseas

Business

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Danica Lause manufactured knitted hats in China for four years and struggled the whole time. “I was unable to achieve the level of quality control our brand requires in any of the factories we worked with in China,” says Lause, whose ...

Pioneer Days 2019

Front Page News

The Negaunee Irontown Association celebrated its 40th annual Pioneer Days with a week of events including a princess pageant, fireworks and more. At left: Emily, 7, and Sawyer, 4, Laplante wait to collect more candy during the Pioneer Days Parade. Below left: The Negaunee Irontown ...

Thrifter Sisters return to fairgrounds

Local

Top: Jeanne George stands in front of her 1966 Apollo camper at the Thrifter Sisters Flea Market and Vintage Camper Show Saturday afternoon at the Marquette County Fairgrounds. The market featured live music, the Brisket Barn Food truck, a few vintage campers to tour and thousands of retro ...

Volunteer opportunities

Community

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

Researchers study early literacy law

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan researchers are using a $5 million federal grant to study how an early literacy law gets rolled out and its effect on students and educators. The Michigan Education Research Institute announced the five-year U.S. Department of Education grant on Friday. ...

-30-

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Jim Reevs, publisher of The Mining Journal for 27 years, has been involved in many endeavors throughout this lengthy tenure at the newspaper, ranging from coverage of the controversial topic of high local gas prices to overseeing the popular Christmas charity, the Cheer ...