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Whitmer seeks shutdown of Great Lakes oil pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took legal action Friday to shut down a pipeline that carries oil beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes. Whitmer’s office notified Canadian company Enbridge Inc. that it was revoking an easement granted 67 years ago to extend a ...

‘Farm-to-School’

ISHPEMING — Growth is kind of an important goal when you’re talking about farming and gardening. “We’re growing on all fronts,” said Dan Perkins, director of Partridge Creek Farm, an educational farm whose focus is improving local access to fresh produce and promoting sustainable ...

Cheer Club set to begin Nov. 27

MARQUETTE — The Mining Journal’s Cheer Club program will go forward as planned this year with some minor changes — such as a donation drop-off box in the vestibule outside the Journal’s office — to keep donors and organizers safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the annual toy ...

Gwinn schools moving to full remote learning for rest of month

MARQUETTE — Gwinn Area Community Schools is moving to full remote learning for two weeks with an anticipated return to in-person learning on Nov. 30, the district announced Thursday. “We are taking this proactive measure to provide two full weeks of distancing between all students and ...

Gwinn schools moving to full remote learning through Nov. 30

GWINN -- Gwinn Area Community Schools is moving to full remote learning for two weeks with an anticipated return to in-person learning on Nov. 30, school officials announced today. "We are taking this proactive measure to provide two full weeks of distancing between all students and staff and ...

Jesse Sherman named NMU Student Veteran of the Year

MARQUETTE — Jesse Sherman, who is expected to graduate from Northern Michigan University this semester with a master’s degree in business administration, is NMU’s Student Veteran of the Year. He received a special challenge coin for the honor during a Veterans Day ceremony held on ...

US hits record COVID-19 hospitalizations amid virus surge

NEW YORK — The U.S. hit a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations Tuesday and surpassed 1 million new confirmed cases in just the first 10 days of November amid a nationwide surge of infections that shows no signs of slowing. The new wave appears bigger and more widespread than the ...

A tribute to our veterans

MARQUETTE — On Veterans Day it is appropriate to honor those in all branches of the military who have served our country and take note of their sacrifice, bravery and determination. And, as any Upper Peninsula native could tell you, a little “sisu” doesn’t hurt either. In fact, ...

Provost first to complete UPCI certification

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University alumnus William Provost recently became the first to complete a course and certification offered through NMU’s Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Institute, which opened on campus in May 2019. Provost received bachelor of science degrees in 2020 and ...

Gov. Whitmer reacts to vaccine announcement

MARQUETTE — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday released a statement after Pfizer announced that an early analysis showed its COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective. The announcement also followed President-Elect Joe Biden announcing his COVID-19 Response Team, which is composed of health experts ...

Biden wins presidency

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden signaled on Sunday he plans to move quickly to build out his government, focusing first on the raging pandemic that will likely dominate the early days of his administration. Biden named a former surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, and a former ...

‘This isn’t over!’

Chanting “This isn’t over!” and “Stop the steal,” supporters of President Donald Trump protested at state capitols across the country Saturday, refusing to accept defeat and echoing Trump’s unsubstantiated allegations that the Democrats won by fraud. From Atlanta and Tallahassee to ...

Third Base Bar ID’d as possible exposure site

MARQUETTE — The Third Base Bar in Marquette has been identified as a potential COVID-19 exposure site. The Marquette County Health Department on Saturday announced that it became aware through contact tracing efforts of a potential public exposure at the bar, located at 726 N. Third ...

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days of ...

COVID-19 cases spike, especially in eastern U.P.

MARQUETTE — COVID-19 cases continue to spike in parts of the eastern Upper Peninsula. The Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft District Health Department reported on Friday that those four counties have a combined total of 134 cases. As of Thursday, the total across those counties is 547, an ...

The count goes on, with Biden on the cusp

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency Friday night after he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in critical battleground states. Biden had leads in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia, putting him in a stronger position to capture the 270 ...

Supporting veterans: Locals working toward military focus for Giving Tuesday

MARQUETTE — One act of kindness can change the world — or at least one person’s world. It is with this in mind that three spouses of military members from different branches of the service made the decision to go global and inspire one million acts of kindness by establishing the ...

Biden on cusp of presidency after gains in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency on Friday as he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the critical battlegrounds of Georgia and Pennsylvania. Those put Biden in a stronger position to capture the 270 Electoral College votes needed ...