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MARQUETTE — Make it an “eight-peat” for musher Ryan Anderson. Anderson, of Cushing, Wisconsin, and his sled dog team crossed the finish line first at 10:01 a.m. Sunday at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, marking his eighth U.P. 200 win. Sunday also marked the 31st running of the race, which ...

Joann Fortier wins Midnight Run

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HARVEY — The husband-and-wife team of Joann and Larry Fortier of downstate Gaylord finished first and second, respectively, at this year’s Midnight Run. The race began on Friday in downtown Marquette and headed to Chatham, but instead of the usual finish on Saturday at Mattson Lower ...

California to apologize for internment of Japanese Americans

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Les Ouchida was born an American just outside California’s capital city, but his citizenship mattered little after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States declared war. Based solely on their Japanese ancestry, the 5-year-old and his family were taken from their ...

NMU releases dean’s list for Fall 2019 semester

Spotlight

The following students qualified with a grade point average of 4.00. Brimley — Mackenzie Pentland Bruce Crossing — Levi Lindberg Calumet — Annastiina Kesti Champion — Alyssa Kyllonen, Mitchell Messing Chassell — Kyle Maki Chatham — Laurie Leppanen Crystal Falls — ...

Community 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; ...

UPCAP seeking part-time workers

Community

MARQUETTE — UPCAP is currently seeking part-time (20 hours per week) individuals in Marquette who are interested in performing various tasks to support The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum through UPCAP’s Senior Community Service Employment Program. This is a grant funded training ...

‘Ad Astra’ to be screened

Community

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites film fans to watch “Ad Astra” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Library’s Community Room on the lower level. Bring dinner to enjoy this movie in a dinner theater setting with other movie lovers. Thirty years ago, Roy McBride’s astronaut ...

Klava Klub to meet Wednesday

Community

MARQUETTE — At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Peter White Public Library will host a meeting of its science fiction book group, Klava Klub, at The Crib, located at 401 N. Third St., Marquette, to discuss Neal Stephenson’s “Cryptonomicon.” This cyber-thriller takes place in two eras. During ...

Dear Annie: Adoring audiobooks

Community

Dear Annie: I am in my mid-20s and spend at least two hours a day in the car driving to and from work. I live in Northern Virginia and work in Washington, D.C., and rush-hour traffic here is a nightmare. I was getting so stressed. The situation got so bad that I told my boyfriend that I had ...

Michigan official: Election Day should be a worker holiday

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is urging businesses to give their workers the day off on Election Day by making it a company holiday. Benson said she's encouraging Michigan companies to give employees the day off work on Nov. 3, so they can vote and work as poll ...

Zoo plays cupid with snow leopards

Michigan News

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Officials at a Michigan zoo are hoping its male snow leopard hooks up with a female snow leopard he was paired with through a breeding program that aims to give the threatened species a boost. Battle Creek's Binder Park Zoo recently introduced Victoria, a ...

Crafting out a spot: Five Shores Brewing to open in Beulah

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert is slowly returning to work eight months after suffering a stroke. Gilbert, 58, returned to his Detroit office early this year. He’s there one or two days a week, using a wheelchair and accompanied by a service dog named ...

GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it’s pulling out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don’t produce adequate returns on investments. The company said in a statement Sunday that it will wind down sales, engineering and design operations for ...

Quicken Loans founder Gilbert back to work after stroke

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert is slowly returning to work eight months after suffering a stroke. Gilbert, 58, returned to his Detroit office early this year. He’s there one or two days a week, using a wheelchair and accompanied by a service dog named ...

MAPS board of education to consider logo Monday

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education on Monday will deliberate on whether to “respectfully retire” the “native chief” logo that had been used to represent the district from the early 1940s until the early 2000s. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. in the ...

New outdoor rec office head visits Marquette

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MARQUETTE — Brad Garmon, director of the state’s first-ever Michigan Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry, believes the industry can be beneficial in many ways. Garmon visited the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Customer Service Center in Marquette on Friday to talk about the ...

Local dealership to reopen in March

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MARQUETTE — Fox Motors will reopen the former Frei Chevrolet property, located at 2653 U.S. 41 West, as Fox Chevrolet in March. Fox Motors purchased the property and building last fall, explained current general manager of Fox Negaunee and soon to be general manager of Fox Marquette ...

Area one step closer to single-stream recycling

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority has begun the first phase of construction in its switch from a dual-stream recycling system to a single-stream system. This work has consisted mostly of the demolition of areas in existing facilities, explained Brad Austin, ...