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HEATING UP

MARQUETTE — After a relatively cool spring and a late start to the thunderstorm season, high temperatures and storms have struck much of the Marquette area in recent days, with more expected through Friday. “It’s been pretty warm for most of this month, which is a turnaround from the ...

The Crusher race coming this weekend

MARQUETTE — Its name — The “Crusher” — says it all. The bicycling event, which runs Friday through Sunday, gives riders an opportunity to explore Upper Peninsula gravel, two-tracks and fire roads at their own pace. Races are of varying lengths, but probably the most grueling is ...

Marquette explains hopes for spaceport

ESCANABA — Participants in a Delta County joint governmental roundtable discussion heard about efforts to potentially bring a spaceport to the Upper Peninsula from Marquette County Administrator Scott Erbisch Monday morning. During the roundtable, Erbisch spoke about his county’s ...

Geographical information system to be made available to public

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved funding FetchGIS, a geographical information system, to improve the efficiency of its equalization department. The $7,500 program is a web and mobile platform used by communities, industries, businesses ...

‘Game of Thrones’ reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

LOS ANGELES — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The ...

Access for all

MARQUETTE — Marquette County’s shoreline boasts miles of sandy beaches, enticing many to dip their toes in on summer days. But with around 6.8 million Americans using assistive devices for mobility, many may face challenges getting down to the water to enjoy a favorite warm-weather ...

Local businesswomen speak out at event

MARQUETTE — Women make up more than half of Michigan’s population and workforce. However, women in Michigan earn just 80 cents for each dollar a man earns and comprise just over 30% of Michigan business owners, according to data from Status of Women in the States. To learn more about the ...

Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival: 41st annual gathering set for weekend

MARQUETTE — The 41st annual Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival is fast approaching, bringing with it traditional music performances, dances, workshops and more. Starting Friday, attendees from all walks of life will converge upon Tourist Park in Marquette, in what Festival Director Susan ...

Marquette Kiwanis Club awards grants

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Kiwanis Club granted over $22,000 in funds to various Marquette-area organizations at the Ramada Inn during a special event Monday evening. “It’s a celebration giving back to the community,” said Carl Gordon, president of the Marquette Kiwanis Club. “All ...

Backyard farming: Conservation district holds urban ag workshop

MARQUETTE — Growing food in your own backyard can have a number benefits for personal and environmental health, as eating fresh, local food can reduce your carbon footprint while providing more nutrients than food that has traveled hundreds of miles. But in the Marquette area, where the ...

Marquette County Board to mull additional demolition fees

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners will consider changes to the fees charged for the demolition of commercial structures at its regular meeting Tuesday. New rates for the demolition of commercial structures would be a $95 application fee in addition to 1 cent per square ...

Auto workers union, Detroit 3 at odds as contract talks open

DETROIT — In recent years, Detroit automakers have been at relative peace with the United Auto Workers union because times have been good and profit-sharing checks have been fat. That could change this week as talks open on new four-year contracts with the union representing 142,000 workers ...

Pioneer Days 2019

The Negaunee Irontown Association celebrated its 40th annual Pioneer Days with a week of events including a princess pageant, fireworks and more. At left: Emily, 7, and Sawyer, 4, Laplante wait to collect more candy during the Pioneer Days Parade. Below left: The Negaunee Irontown ...

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MARQUETTE — Jim Reevs, publisher of The Mining Journal for 27 years, has been involved in many endeavors throughout this lengthy tenure at the newspaper, ranging from coverage of the controversial topic of high local gas prices to overseeing the popular Christmas charity, the Cheer ...

Lights for Liberty Vigil takes place in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Lights were lit. Signs expressing grief and anger were held alongside signs professing hope for love and unity. Songs were sang and impassioned speeches were shared as dusk drew near at Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. This was the scene Friday evening, which ...

2 men clash over Upper Peninsula’s glowing rocks

BRIMLEY, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan men are in conflict over recently discovered glowing rocks in the Upper Peninsula. Erik Rintamaki is credited with finding the sodalite-rich syenite rocks in 2017 on a Lake Superior beach near Brimley. He chose to name the fluorescent rocks ...

Welcome to Forestville

Members of the band Whistle Stop Review set up the stage for their performance at Forestville 2019. The music and beer festival took place Friday evening and will continue today until 11 p.m. The festival, which takes place at the Forestville Trailhead and campground, features musical ...

Authority continues toward single-stream recycling

MARQUETTE — More information is needed before questions about the future of recycling in Marquette County can be answered. The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority is in the beginning stages of switching from a dual-stream recycling system to single stream. The authority ...

NRC OKs deer hunting regulations

LANSING — A series of deer hunting regulations aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease were approved Friday by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at its regular monthly meeting in Lansing. The action came after a thorough review of the best available science on CWD ...