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City commission renews PILT agreements for Pine Ridge, Lake Superior Village

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission at its meeting Nov. 25 voted 4-1 to reaffirm payment in lieu of taxes, or PILT, agreements with the Marquette Housing Commission in regards to the Pine Ridge Apartments and Lake Superior Village. The agreements allow the city to receive 4% of rents ...

‘Tis the season

MARQUETTE — We look forward to many moments every holiday season — choosing the perfect present, helping those in need, telling children Christmas tales, and picking out the perfect tree. Picking out a tree from a tree farm or heading to the woods to cut one yourself is a way to make ...

Calm after the storms

MARQUETTE — Several hundred residential customers in Marquette and Delta counties were still without power this morning, schools were closed an extra day, and Northern Michigan University canceled morning classes as the region digs out from its second major snowfall in less than a week. ...

Heading toward a new era

MARQUETTE — Recycling and repurposing fibers, plastic and glass can increase the life expectancy of landfills and reduce the impact of these materials on the environment. However, with only 8% of households in Marquette County participating in recycling, the Marquette County Solid Waste ...

Ringing in the holidays

Above, Santa Claus makes an appearance in the parade on an Ishpeming City fire truck. The Grinch is seen approaching the vehicle, undoubtedly sharing a few humbug sentiments. Ishpeming’s city residences kicked off the holiday season Friday night on Main Street, between Division Street ...

An evening of thanks

MARQUETTE — Individuals of varying faiths met in the Temple Beth Sholom Tuesday for the annual Interfaith Forum Evening of Thanks. Prayers, readings and songs were heard from the many faith groups in Marquette including Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Christian, Buddhist, Baha’i, Roman ...

Marquette Mayor to appoint city commissioner to task force

MARQUETTE —With unanimous commission approval on Monday, a member of the Marquette City Commission will be appointed to a one-year term on the Homelessness Task Force by Marquette Mayor Jenna Smith. “I see this as a pretty big opportunity for the city of Marquette and other partners to ...

UK police: Bridge attacker had been jailed for terror crimes

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON — A man wearing a fake explosive vest stabbed several people Friday in London, killing two in what police are treating as a terrorist attack before being tackled by members of the public and then fatally shot by officers on ...

Storm hits area hard

MARQUETTE — Part of Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette has been devastated, many people are without power and there’s probably still a lot of shoveling to do in the aftermath of Wednesday’s storm. A record 3.02 inches of precipitation fell in the area on Wednesday, breaking the 2001 ...

Journal kicks off Cheer Club

MARQUETTE — The Mining Journal’s annual Cheer Club, a community toy and gift drive to give back to those in need, kicks off today. Area residents are invited to donate toys at designated drop-off locations. Toys will then be collected by the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul in ...

Sisters take part in annual shopping ‘fun’

MARQUETTE — Jessica Thibeault and Meggan Branstrom are like generals preparing for battle on Thanksgiving Day. They are definitely not rookies when it comes to shopping on what some call Black Friday Eve. The sisters, who are Rock natives, call it Dark Thursday. Branstrom comes up to ...

Small Business Saturday set for this weekend

MARQUETTE — Want to make a difference in the local economy? Support Small Business Saturday, which is coming up this Saturday. Tara Laase-McKinney, promotions and events coordinator for the Marquette Downtown Development Authority, said there will be an event-wide promotion of the day in ...

Lengthy budget impasse taking toll on some services in Michigan

LANSING — When $525,000 in state funding was cut from a popular school truancy program she runs to help students in the rural northeastern Lower Peninsula, Dorothy Pintar held off as long as possible on reducing staff. But last week, nearly two months into a budget impasse in the Capitol, ...

Position called into question

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming City Council members have all but reconciled themselves with the idea of a projected $191,000 budget shortfall by the end of 2019, but some are still looking for places to cut, and one of those places could center around the city attorney. During a budget work session ...

Giving back

MARQUETTE — Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is fast approaching. For Yoopers seeking to give back locally on Giving Tuesday, Grow & Lead Community and Youth Development’s Give 906 campaign has released a list of Upper ...

Moving forward

MARQUETTE — The Beacon House, a Marquette-based hospitality house that provides patients and families facing medical crises with a place to stay, will be able to move forward with constructing its new home near the recently opened UP Health System-Marquette hospital. The Marquette City ...

Gwinn schools out of deficit

GWINN — Gwinn Area Community Schools has moved out of deficit. The GACS Board of Education heard good news after listening to the results of its audit during a meeting Monday at Gilbert Elementary School. “You’re $100,000 to the good now,” said Michael A. Grentz, a partner with ...