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Recreational weed sales approved

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Adult-use recreational marijuana businesses will be able to open their doors in the city of Marquette a littler sooner than originally proposed. Following a public hearing and much input from area residents, the Marquette City Commission voted 4-3 at its Tuesday meeting to ...

2020 county budget approved

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — At its annual meeting Tuesday evening, the Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved its Fiscal Year 2020 budget and the property tax millage rate as proposed after holding a public hearing. The board approved the general fund budget in the amount of roughly ...

Ishpeming Township Board OKs plant demolition

Front Page News

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Township Board is moving forward with plans to demolish a building that housed its former wastewater treatment plant near Deer Lake. The board on Oct. 8 unanimously approved a motion to allow township Supervisor James Nankervis to accept a bid from Oberstar to ...

New CEO named at UPHS-Marquette

Front Page News

Gar Atchison Named CEO of UP Health System-Marquette and Market CEO of UP Health System MARQUETTE — UP Health System announced today that Gar Atchison has been named chief executive officer of UP Health System-Marquette and market CEO of UP Health System, according to a company press ...

From Their Walls to Yours

Local

MARQUETTE — With the closing of the former hospital comes the removal of the hundreds of paintings that once decorated its walls. UP Health System-Marquette donated all of the art to the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum to be auctioned as a fundraiser. From Their Walls to Yours is an ...

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 ...

Boating access sites inaccessible

Local

FELCH — The recent washout of a culvert along West Pond Road at the Groveland Mine Recreation Area in Dickinson County will leave boating access sites to the East and West ponds inaccessible until further notice. Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff is working to obtain necessary ...

Board meeting now rescheduled

Local

MARQUETTE — The October meeting of the city of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board that was originally scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled to 8 a.m. Oct. 31. The meeting will take place in the second floor conference room of the Municipal Service Center, which is ...

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 MARQUETTE — Marquette County Lodge 2501 of the Order of the Sons of Italy held its eighth annual Upper Michigan Italian-American recognition dinner and ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: When I lost our son to suicide in 2012, there were no words to take away the pain. I understood that clumsy attempts to console were well-intended and appreciated the intent. However, there was one card that meant so much that I still keep where I can see it. It says, ...

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; ...

PWPL to host sci fi book club

Community

MARQUETTE — At 6:30 tonight, 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. For this meeting, the group will discuss Octavia Butler’s novel “Parable of the Sower.” In this first of ...

Symphony concert at NMU

Community

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University music department presents the first symphony orchestra concert of the year at 7:30 tonight in Reynolds Recital Hall. The concert will feature Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis performing his own composition titled Ulysses Violin Concerto. The piece ...

Meditation program today

Community

MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join Asha Kim Lindquist for Power of Purity Meditation with energy transfer. Designed to cleanse the mind, this meditation session allows practitioners to “receive” and “give” love completely while getting rid of negative thoughts. The class ...

Poet to give presentation at NMU

Community

MARQUETTE — As part of Northern Michigan University’s Visiting Writers Program, poet Jericho Brown will give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Jamrich 1100. Brown’s first book “Please” won the American Book Award. His sophomore release, “The New Testament,” won the ...

Climate change program Thursday

Community

MARQUETTE — Do you want to know what you as an individual can do about climate change? Drop-in frp, 3-8 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library on the lower level for Building a Community Climate Response. Community organizations will have displays with ...

SAIL to hold conference

Community

MARQUETTE — SAIL Disability Network of the U.P. is hosting a conference at the Holiday Inn in Marquette from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 22. This event is a kick-off for creating an “Absolutely Accessible Upper Peninsula.” This event is bringing together architects, builders, ...

Judge blocks Michigan’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — A Michigan judge temporarily blocked the state's weeks-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, saying it may force adults to return to smoking more harmful tobacco products and has irreparably hurt vaping businesses. Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens put the ...

End in sight? GM CEO Barra joins talks with striking union

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company’s factories. Barra and GM President Mark Reuss were in the bargaining ...