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Woman rescued by city fire department personnel

MARQUETTE — A woman was saved during an ice rescue that took place on Sunday afternoon. The Marquette City Fire Department reported that firefighters were dispatched to Cliff Dow Road near the Carp River, arriving on the location at 1 p.m., for the incident. As fire crews arrived, central ...

Study finds fewer minority nurses come from Michigan nursing programs

LANSING — Colleges and university nursing programs in Michigan produce fewer minority graduates than many other states, according to a study by the Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race in Virginia. No Michigan programs made the top-50 lists for minority nursing graduates ...

Marchers support Assange ahead of London extradition hearing

LONDON — Hundreds of supporters of Julian Assange marched through London on Saturday to pressure the U.K. government into refusing to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States to face spying charges. Famous backers, including Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, Pretenders singer ...

Jail faces overcrowding

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Jail is facing an inmate overcrowding problem and the sheriff’s office, magistrates and judges are looking into possible solutions. The Marquette County Jail was built in 1975 and originally intended to house just 62 people. In the 1990s, the jail ...

Cannabis excellence: LSSU launches new chemistry facility

SAULT STE MARIE — Lake Superior State University cut the ribbon on its new Cannabis Center of Excellence at the Crawford Hall of Science on Friday. The dedicated 2,600-square-foot facility, which is equipped with over $2 million in Agilent Technologies instruments, is described by an LSSU ...

Proposal would allow some firearms in no-carry zones

By MADDY O’CALLAGHAN Special to the Journal LANSING — Legislation to allow people with personal protection orders to carry concealed weapons in no-carry zones would protect victims of domestic abuse and stalking, advocates say. Currently, those with a concealed pistol license ...

Transformational year

ISHPEMING — Despite a revenue drop last year, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., officials say they expect 2020 to be a “transformational” year. During a conference call on Thursday, the company reported a fourth-quarter net income of $63 million, or 23 cents per share, down from a profit of ...

Hospitalized Baraga teen awake

L’ANSE — Baraga teen Hunter Pelon is now awake in the hospital, law enforcement officials confirmed Thursday afternoon. Pelon, 17, was found unconcious in a vehicle at the end of Silver Road in L’Anse Monday afternoon with two other teens who were pronounced dead at the scene. Baraga ...

History marked

MARQUETTE — Local historian John P. Case and the Bishop Baraga Association were recognized on Wednesday at the Marquette Regional History Center’s annual meeting. Case was given the Helen Longyear Paul Award, which recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the ...

Laws require warning labels on Michigan marijuana products

LANSING — Marijuana sold in Michigan shops will have to have labels warning pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers about the health risks for their fetuses and infants under newly enacted laws. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist signed the two bills Wednesday because Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was out ...

US: Taliban’s ‘reduction of violence’ deal to start tonight

ISLAMABAD — The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin tonight, when the seven-day “reduction of violence” promised by the Taliban will go into effect, a senior U.S. State Department ...

Sawyer not chosen for spaceport

MARQUETTE — In a long-awaited decision, the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association announced Tuesday morning that the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport is the top candidate for Michigan’s horizontal spaceport launch site. The site for the spaceport — a designated spot for launching ...

U of M investigates doctor sex abuse claims

ANN ARBOR — Five former patients have alleged that a late University of Michigan physician sexually abused them during exams, with one accuser saying Dr. Robert E. Anderson’s actions over several decades made him a “sexual predator.” A spokesman acknowledged that some university ...

Permanent shelter, renovations approved by planning commission

MARQUETTE — Plans for a permanent homeless shelter above Room at the Inn along West Washington Street in Marquette will be moving forward, as a special land-use permit for the shelter was approved by the Marquette City Planning Commission at a meeting Tuesday night. Before the planning ...

Board discusses plans for repurposed glass, education efforts

MARQUETTE — Tentative plans for repurposing glass and upcoming outreach and education efforts were detailed at the Wednesday meeting of the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority’s Board of Trustees. Members of the board will travel to Houghton Friday to meet with Michigan ...

Tackling climate change with forest management

MARQUETTE — Stepping into a forest, do you ever think about the state of health it’s in? Do you ever look at the dead branches dangling from the bases of trees? The sunlight shining on you? The soil beneath you? These are some forest characteristics that are natural and beautiful to the ...

2 Baraga teens found dead in vehicle, a third hospitalized

L’ANSE — Two Baraga County teens were found dead in a car Monday afternoon, while a third is now in a Green Bay hospital. Baraga County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of a possible drunk driver at the end of Silver Road in L’Anse Township at approximately 4:15 p.m. ...

Board requests lakeshore be declared disaster area

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners, at its regular Tuesday meeting, unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the Great Lakes shoreline be declared a disaster area. Commissioner Bill Nordeen was absent from the meeting. The resolution requests the “governor of ...