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PLAYGROUND PLANS

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette recently took the next step in its plan to build a new playground at Ellwood A. Mattson Park with a focus on inclusion and accessibility. The city was awarded a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant totaling $300,000 to replace the original Kids Cove ...

Drive to repeal law Whitmer used in pandemic clears hurdle

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LANSING — A group trying to repeal an emergency powers law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used for months to issue coronavirus restrictions cleared a key hurdle Monday when the Michigan elections bureau said it collected enough petitions. Unlock Michigan, which has ties to Republicans, submitted ...

April flowers abloom

Local

Reader Aurora Gregg of Negaunee submitted this image of flowers abloom. Did you take a great shot of the sunset over Teal Lake? Or did you happen to snap a captivating image of wildlife? The Mining Journal is accepting original local photo submissions from area residents who would like to share ...

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 ...

Camp Quality plans events

Local

MARQUETTE — Camp Quality Michigan, with the support of the U.P. Lions Club, will be providing a Virtual Camp experience this year for Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin children who are currently in treatment or have previously been treated for cancer or have other chronic blood disorders, as well ...

Roadside parks to open April 30

Local

MARQUETTE —All roadside parks operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation will reopen for the season Friday, April 30. MDOT maintains 85 roadside parks around the state. Parks in the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula operate seasonally, usually closing in late ...

Bird label corrected

Local

MARQUETTE — The photo in Friday’s Mining Journal in the “What’s Flying” column should have labeled the bird in the photo as a yellow-rumped warbler.

NSDAR to hold meeting on May 8

Region

ESCANABA — The Onagomingkway Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting on May 8. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the location and time has yet to be determined. The meeting may also be held virtually on the same day. If you have ...

MTU holds second waste reduction drive

Region

HOUGHTON — At least 31,000 items otherwise bound for a landfill were collected for reuse Saturday as part of the second annual waste reduction drive. Members of Michigan Technological University’s Sustainability Demonstration House and other volunteers collected items at Tech’s Student ...

Lions thank Tadych’s Econofoods

Spotlight

Tadych’s Econofoods Store manager Zach Quinnell with assistant managers Andrew and Daniel receive Certificate of Appreciation from Marquette Lions. Next collection of returnables will be May 22 at Marquette Lions Lakeside Park. (Submitted photo)

Elks Lodge supports Jacobetti Home

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The Marquette Lodge BPOE 405’s Bob Wellman makes a donation of $1,865 for member events at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, accepted by Shari Smith, Jacobetti activities director. (Submitted photo)

Negaunee VFW backs Honor Flight

Spotlight

Negaunee VFW Post 3165 and Auxiliary recently donated more than $1,700 to the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight program. Pictured from the left: Thomas Stanaway-Trustee; Dean Maki-Commander; Russ Williams-Trustee; Scott Collins-Auxiliary; Phil Taskila-Quartermaster; and Scott Knauf-Honor Flight ...

Rise and shine: Woman to explore rustic campgrounds

Michigan News

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A young woman and her dog are hitting the road to learn more about Michigan’s remote rustic campgrounds. Over five months, Paige Lackey plans to visit 77 of Michigan’s 145 state forest campgrounds in the northern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula. The ...

High steel prices impact pier project planning

Region

HOUGHTON — First, COVID-19 delayed state funding of Houghton’s pier project by a year. Now the project could be delayed again by the pandemic-caused spike in steel prices. Bids for Houghton’s project at Mattila Square came in at more than double the expected cost, City Manager Eric ...

Whitmer: Infections could be dropping

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LANSING (AP) — After leading the nation’s COVID-19 daily case rate for weeks, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Sunday that Michigan could be seeing a drop in infections. Whitmer has extended a pandemic order that limits business capacity and requires masks in public, but the Democrat has ...

COVID clinic for MTU students to proceed

Region

HOUGHTON — A COVID-19 vaccine clinic restricted to Michigan Technological University students next week will go on as scheduled, the organizer said Thursday. The three-day clinic, put on by Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL), had originally been slated to use the Johnson & ...