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Outbreak

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — In light of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan’s recorded history, 25 health departments in the state, including all Upper Peninsula health departments, will each receive a $20,000 grant from the Michigan ...

NMU hosts New Business Venture Competition

MARQUETTE — It’s one thing to nurture a business dream. It’s another thing to have to sell it to relative strangers. That’s what five budding entrepreneurs had to do Thursday at Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre during “The Big Pitch” competition. The ...

Memories

NEGAUNEE — Friends of Alan Ammesmaki, known for years as Goofus, struggled to find one word to describe the man, yet no word seemed to get reused at an impromptu memorial at Smarty’s Saloon on Thursday. Any effort to describe him would have to be one of a kind, just like the man himself. ...

‘Do It For Daniel’ documentary screened at NMU

MARQUETTE — Several years after his son passed away, Ishpeming High School football coach Jeff Olson starting touring different communities and schools to talk about his son Daniel’s experiences with anxiety and depression, which led Daniel to take his own life at the age of 19. Olson ...

Retiree benefits

MARQUETTE — In an attempt to tackle a nationwide issue at the local level, the Marquette City Commission unanimously approved a resolution Monday pertaining to retiree health care coverage. Commissioners Paul Schloegel, Jenna Smith and Sarah Reynolds were excused from the meeting. As many ...

Pot shop closures

LANSING — Michigan regulators said Thursday that they ordered the closure of 210 medical marijuana businesses over a two-week period, largely because their owners failed to apply for a state license by a mid-February deadline or did not receive authorization from their municipalities. Most ...

Trump EPA expected to roll back auto gas mileage standards

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT­ — The Trump administration is expected to announce that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards that were a pillar in the Obama administration’s plans to combat climate change. It’s not clear whether the announcement ...

Council OKs road work associated with water project

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council at a special meeting Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to spend roughly $75,400 to repave portions of Second Street this spring and summer. Only half of the pavement would need to be removed during the course of the city’s $12 million water ...

Union claims against UPHS-M investigated

MARQUETTE — Though several issues brought forward were dismissed, the National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against Duke LifePoint on Monday pertaining to unfair labor practice charges filed by the Michigan Nurses Association. The complaint alleges that UP Health ...

NMU hosts gun debate

MARQUETTE — The February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and Saturday’s March for Our Lives, organized by Parkland students in reaction to that shooting, has put discussion and debate on gun control at the forefront. A debate on the issue took ...

Plan approved to redevelop building

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council unanimously approved a brownfield plan that will help the developer of the Anderson Building on Main Street. The Michigan Brownfield Redevelopment Act authorizes municipalities to create a brownfield redevelopment authority to promote the ...

Funding obtained for historic registry project

NEGAUNEE — The city of Negaunee will join Ishpeming in its pursuit for a spot on the the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District. The Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development was approved for $45,000 in funding for technical assistance through the Project ...

Not ‘bitter:’ Michigan man cleared after 45 years in prison

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man whose murder conviction was thrown out after he spent 45 years in prison was exonerated Wednesday and won’t face a second trial. Richard Phillips, 71, was upbeat, saying the criminal justice system “works — it just didn’t work fast enough.” A ...

Bid awarded for Lions Field project

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board voted to approve a trail project at the Lions Field Recreation Area at a recent regular meeting. Board members voted unanimously to award the $59,450 bid for the project to Oberstar Inc. at their March 20 meeting. The plan consists of a loop trail ...

City gives lifesaving awards

MARQUETTE — Several police officers, central dispatch operators and individuals were honored at the Marquette City Commission meeting Monday evening for their combined efforts pertaining to saving the life of a man earlier this month. Marquette Police Chief Blake Rieboldt asked everyone ...

Brady withdraws from congressional race

MARQUETTE — Dwight Brady has withdrawn from the race for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Brady, a Northern Michigan University professor, officially announced that he would no longer be seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the seat ...

COMING TOGETHER: Traditional powwow event connects community

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Native American Student Association hosted the 25th annual “Learning to Walk Together” Traditional Powwow Saturday afternoon at the Marquette Armory. “What it really is is bringing together the local Native American tribal community with ...

Climate workshop addresses human health

MARQUETTE — Rain gardens, trees and other features could eventually find their way into the Marquette County landscape if various designs created to address environmental changes are implemented. Those and other possibilities were discussed Monday during a Marquette Area Climate and Health ...