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No consensus on Michigan road fix as budget deadline nears

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and state lawmakers who are struggling to find consensus on better funding Michigan’s roads are bracing for an intense final month of deliberations before the deadline to pass a budget. Talks continue between the ...

Vets treated to day of fishing on Lake Superior

MARQUETTE — Many Northern Michigan residents have a relationship with the sport of fishing that goes as deep as Lake Superior itself. The South Shore Fishing Association —a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance fishing in the area — is working on getting more ...

Dream big, princess

Jenni Blondeau, dressed as Princess Belle from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” makes small talk with Willow Barrett, 6, at Amarah’s Princess Parade at Presque Isle Park in Marquette on Saturday. The fourth annual event was a royal affair with attendees of all ages dressed in ...

Board approves extension for Girard’s position

MARQUETTE — Marquette Township Manager Randy Girard has board approval to work beyond his Dec. 31 retirement date. Marquette Township Board members on Tuesday voted unanimously to allow Girard to stay in his position up to five additional months beyond his two-year contract with prorated ...

Shining a LIGHT

The Marquette Maritime Museum held a sunset lighthouse tour on Thursday in Marquette. The maritime musuem is celebrating its 35th anniversary. The museum has been hosting lighthouse tours for years with good turnouts. The lighthouse is the second lighthouse at the current location and was ...

Surface explorations to cease at Eagle Mine sites

HUMBOLDT — Surface exploration for mineral deposits in southern Houghton and Baraga counties will cease in the coming days. Eagle Mine, a subsidiary of Canadian-based Lundin Mining, issued a release Wednesday that it would conclude its regional exploration program in those areas. The ...

Marquette teachers to undergo special training

HARVEY — Marquette Area Public Schools teachers will undergo special training in social and emotional learning on Tuesday at Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan. Zack Sedgwick, principal at Superior Hills Elementary School in Marquette, said in an email, “Our intention is to help ...

Board approves Sawyer fire truck test equipment

MARQUETTE —The Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in support of a recommendation from Sawyer International Airport staff to purchase mobile foam test system equipment from E-ONE at a cost of $30,662. Polyfluoroalkyl, or PFAS, is an active ingredient in the foam used ...

Plan allows drilling, grazing near national monument in Utah

By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — A new U.S. government management plan unveiled Friday clears the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on land that used to be off limits as part of a sprawling national monument in Utah before President Donald Trump downsized the ...

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

By PAUL WISEMAN, JILL COLVIN and JOE McDONALD The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Escalating his trade war with China, President Donald Trump bumped up his tariffs on Chinese imports Friday, lashing back after Beijing raised taxes on U.S. products. In a tweet, Trump said he would be ...

Other side of the creek

MARQUETTE — The South Marquette area is defined by its history, and on Wednesday evening over 150 people gathered to learn more about Marquette’s first neighborhood. The South Marquette Walking Tour hosted by the Marquette Regional History Center outlined notable individuals from South ...

Recount complete

MARQUETTE — After the recount of the Marquette City Commission primary election ballots requested by candidate Margaret Brumm, candidates Evan Bonsall, Andrew Lorinser, Sally R. Davis and Nina van den Ende remain the top four vote-getters in the Aug. 6 election. Results remained largely ...

Arrest made after armed robbery at Sawyer

MARQUETTE — A K.I. Sawyer man is being held in the Marquette County Jail after an attempted armed robbery Thursday at the Sawyer Village Shoppette in West Branch Township. Around 6:10 p.m. Thursday, a 20-year-old man entered the shoppette, stole merchandise and attempted to leave the store. ...

Mining Journal to debut weekend edition

MARQUETTE — Saturday, Sept. 7, will mark the next chapter for The Mining Journal, as readers will experience our weekend edition Morning U.P. featuring the best of Superiorland and beyond. Since its first edition more than 150 years ago, The Mining Journal has been telling the story of ...

Pine Ridge residents currently placed in temporary housing

MARQUETTE — Lakeview Arena will no longer function as a Red Cross Shelter for residents of the Pine Ridge Apartments as of 9 a.m. today. The handful of residents who were left at the facility have been placed in temporary housing, more than three weeks after a July 30 fire on the roof of ...

The freedom of flying

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are the final articles of a two-day series celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Sawyer International Airport. By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — “It all starts with your first flight, that’s the key to it all,” said Duane DuRay, ...

Spaceport

MARQUETTE — Sawyer International Airport could be one of the next sites to launch small satellites into low-Earth orbit that would circle the polar caps. A spaceport, also known as a cosmodrome, is a designated site for launching spacecraft such as satellites into orbit, and the Michigan ...

Marquette County Board closes IRP

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted 5-1 to close the Intermediary Relending Program at K.I. Sawyer. The IRP provided funds and high-risk loans for existing and new businesses at the former Air Force base. Loans ...

Erickson addresses crowd at annual Fall Convocation

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has been proactively molding its future, said its president, Fritz Erickson, at Wednesday’s NMU Fall Convocation at Jamrich Hall. “What makes universities work is really the concept of shared ...

Remembering Erin Taylor

MARQUETTE — A rosary draped around the base of a white cross can be seen along Marquette County Road 492 in Negaunee Township, but another cross lies in the wooded area just beyond the roadway — this one marking where a sheriff’s deputy discovered the badly decomposed body of 24-year-old ...