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U.P. Home Health & Hospice steps up for Christmas Cheer Club

MARQUETTE — U.P. Home Health & Hospice is giving back this holiday season. The comprehensive provider of home health care services made a $500 donation to The Mining Journal’s 2019 Cheer Cub, which collects unwrapped toys and gifts to be donated to local children and families in need ...

Sherman Street deaths caused by apparent drug overdoses

MARQUETTE — Police say the cause of death in relation to the two bodies found in late October in a home along Sherman Street in Marquette was due to an apparent drug overdose. Marquette City Police Department Detective Lt. Greg Kinonen said there is currently no cause for public concern ...

Second provisioning center to open as board OKs CR 480 facility

MARQUETTE — The Sands Township Board of Trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved a request from Flow Provisioning LLC for a commercial marijuana provisioning center at 918 Marquette County Road 480. Conditions include compliance with state of Michigan laws as well as local ordinances and ...

NMU trails MTU in ROI

MARQUETTE — A Georgetown University analysis of federal data ranking 4,500 schools nationwide found startling differences in return on investment among campuses, Bridge magazine reported. ROI for students who enrolled at Michigan Tech University, for example, showed an ROI over 40 years of ...

510 options: Public forum will address Midway Drive alternatives

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee Township and Marquette County officials are looking for public input on access to County Road 510. Residents are encouraged to attend a public forum at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Negaunee Township Hall, where information will be presented and officials will be available to ...

Michigan House supports 10% raise for Supreme Court justices

LANSING — The Michigan House voted Tuesday to approve a 10% pay increase for state Supreme Court justices, backing a recommendation made by a compensation commission. If the raise also is endorsed by the Senate, justices’ salary would rise from $164,610 to $172,841 in 2021 and to $181,483 ...

Coastline concerns

MARQUETTE — In just two months, the Marquette City Commission has authorized spending more than $200,000 to repair a stretch of Lakeshore Boulevard that’s been repeatedly damaged by severe weather. The commission on Monday voted 4-2 in support of emergency bank stabilization work to ...

Operation Good Cheer again comes to area

K.I. SAWYER — It wasn’t exactly Santa’s sled, but the planes loaded with presents that landed on Saturday morning at Sawyer International Airport had the same purpose: providing holiday cheer. Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan teamed up with Child and Family Services of Michigan ...

Former cops charged with drug offenses

MARQUETTE — Two former law enforcement officers in Marquette County were arraigned on drug-related charges Monday in 96th District Court. Following a three-month investigation, detectives from the Michigan State Police Eighth District, Special Investigation Section, arrested Richard Joseph ...

Dems unveil 2 articles of impeachment against Trump

WASHINGTON — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — pushing toward historic votes over charges he corrupted the U.S. election process and endangered national security in his dealings with ...

Slippery slope

NEGAUNEE — Morning commuters were met with icy roads this morning as freezing drizzle hit the area, although no major accidents were reported. However, some school districts closed for the day. Because of the icy road conditions, Marquette Area Public Schools and North Star Montessori ...

Living Green – Creating collaborative coastline conversations

MARQUETTE — With Lake Superior water levels near record highs and precipitation events of increasing frequency and intensity in the region, a workshop series in Marquette is aiming to engage a diverse group in discussions about the past, present and future of the area’s shoreline. The ...

Reducing victims’ trauma

MARQUETTE — Recounting a traumatic experience can often add to the suffering of a victim, especially if the process must be repeated. The Superior Child Advocacy Center, which will be used with the adoption of a county-wide child abuse protocol, will streamline the forensic interview ...

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the ...

Looking at Lakeshore

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 ...

Ishpeming Senior Center adapting to new location

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

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 ...

SOS holds workshop for state redistricting commission

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 ...