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Greatest lake

MARQUETTE — The Marquette community is defined by its proximity to the largest fresh body of water in the world — Lake Superior. To celebrate the importance of the lake to the region and promote its conservation, the Marquette Maritime Museum hosted Lake Superior Day Sunday. “This is ...

‘Bee’ knowledgeable

MARQUETTE — Bees are essential pollinators for our food chain, pollinating around $15 billion in crops annually in the United States. However, from April 2018 to April of this year, U.S. beekeepers lost over 40% of their honey bee colonies, suffering the heaviest winter losses observed since ...

Amarah’s Light 1st Annual Golf outing staged

GWINN — The Amarah’s Light first annual Golf Outing took place Saturday at the Red Fox Run Golf Course in Gwinn. Amarah’s Light was created in honor of Amarah Filizetti, 4, a beautiful little soul who was taken from this world too soon. The event was organized by Stacey Filizetti, ...

Lake levels highest in over 100 years after damp season

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Today is Lake Superior Day, which annually inspires celebrations of the “greatest Great Lake” in many communities along its shores. With Lake Superior’s water levels surpassing previous record highs in recent months, residents of ...

Paws Park officially opens at UPAWS

The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter’s year-round dog park Paws Park is officially open. The park, located at UPAWS’ new facility at 815 S. M-553 in Gwinn, is completely fenced in and has two separate entrances for large and small dogs. The park is open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. in the ...

NMU partners with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc.

MARQUETTE — In response to the rapid growth of its first-in-the-nation medicinal plant chemistry program, Northern Michigan University has established an academic partnership with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc. The collaboration includes an in-kind donation to equip a new chemistry ...

Leslie Wong graduates from San Francisco State University

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story and photo package on former Northern Michigan University President Les Wong is reprinted with permission of the Nob Hill Gazette. By SONNER KEHRT Nob Hill Gazette Special to the Journal SAN FRANCISCO — When Leslie Wong took the helm of San Francisco State ...

Apollo 11’s ‘amiable strangers’

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Mission commander Neil Armstrong was the flying ace, Buzz Aldrin the scholar. Michael Collins was a crack test pilot, too, but also a wordsmith who described the trio as “amiable strangers.” Apollo 11’s astronauts had six ...

Good advice

LANSING — As summer temperatures climb to some of the highest readings so far this year, the Michigan Public Service Commission is offering practical tips to help manage utility bills while staying cool. For example, keep homes or apartments cool and comfortable by using fans to supplement ...

Board raises tuition

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees on Thursday approved tuition and fees for the 2019-20 academic year. The combined average cost for full-time resident undergraduates will be $5,796 per semester, an increase of $270 per semester, or 4.9%, from the 2018-19 ...

Lake Superior Day to celebrate big lake

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Maritime Museum will celebrate Lake Superior Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday with educational booths and fun activities to educate families about conservation and the lake. Lake Superior Day — the third Sunday in July — was started in Thunder Bay, Ontario in ...

CCI reports improved earnings for 2nd quarter

MARQUETTE — Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. announced today the second-quarter results for the period ending June 30, showing improvements over the same period in 2018. CCI recorded a net income of $161 million, or 57 cents per diluted share. This includes a one-time loss of $18 million on ...

‘One giant leap for mankind’

By JEREMY REHM Associated Press NEW YORK — When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the moon in 1969, the world was watching. Live TV coverage made hundreds of millions witnesses to history. They huddled in front of televisions at home and gathered in auditoriums ...

Snowbank shooter gets five months

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — A Hancock man arrested in March after shooting at a snowbank he had driven into while intoxicated was sentenced to five months in jail in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday. Jared Freeman, 37, was charged with driving ...

Beef-A-Roo sold

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Beef-A-Roo, the beloved fast food restaurant located at 1090 S. Front St. in Marquette, was closed after being sold on Monday. After 49 years of business, the Frailing family decided to put the Marquette, Negaunee and Iron River ...

Primary issues

MARQUETTE — Voters had a chance to hear from seven of the nine candidates running for two open Marquette City Commission seats during a candidate forum held Wednesday evening by the League of Women Voters of Michigan, Marquette County Member-At-Large State Unit. Candidates Evan Bonsall, ...

New interim publisher named at Mining Journal

MARQUETTE — The Mining Journal has now named an interim publisher. Ann Troutman, previously the Journal’s director of advertising, was officially appointed interim publisher for the newspaper Wednesday. Troutman comes to the leadership position with 15 years of experience in the ...

STOPPED: Parent notification system attempts to promote safe driving

MARQUETTE — Michigan parents can now be notified through text or email if their child is pulled over when driving. A program by the Michigan Sheriff’s Association called STOPPED, Sheriffs Telling Our Parents and Promoting Educated Drivers, is a parental notification system meant to reduce ...

Court considers legality of weaker wage, sick time laws

LANSING — Michigan Republicans’ maneuver to weaken voter-proposed laws to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave was “outright unconstitutional,” a top appellate lawyer said Wednesday while urging the state Supreme Court to stand as a “last line of defense” against the ...