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Community comes together to help Mining Journal carrier

MARQUETTE — The community’s generosity has shone through once again after a Mining Journal carrier’s much-needed paper cart was stolen over the weekend. Desiree Aho of Marquette saw a Facebook post about the incident and immediately stepped up to make a difference in the life of Journal ...

Trump: Woman who accused him of sexual assault not his type

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that a New York-based advice columnist who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in a New York City department store in the mid-1990s is not his “type.” “I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, ...

Wash N’ Wag tales

MARQUETTE — Pet lovers and their pups gathered at Tourist Park Campground Saturday for the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter’s annual Wash N’ Wag fundraiser. Dogs could be pampered with a $15 dog wash, $5 nail trim, ear cleaning or conditioner and $20 for microchipping. ...

Living Green-Wheels in motion

MARQUETTE — Eco-friendly and affordable transportation. Exercise. Exploring the outdoors. Enjoyment and recreation. These are just a few reasons why people across the world have embraced biking since its inception over 200 years ago in Germany. While the modern bicycle is ubiquitous in ...

Vandalism at public park

MARQUETTE — What some might consider a lighthearted youthful prank has a high cost to residents of two Upper Peninsula communities. In recent months, restroom facilities in Marquette Township’s Lions Field as well as Miners Park in Negaunee have been vandalized by putting foreign material ...

AP Interview: Top Dem says businesses, trucks must fix roads

LANSING — With Republicans firmly opposed to a 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax hike, Democratic lawmakers want businesses to do more to help fix the roads. A new $1.2 billion proposal from House Democrats would raise the state’s corporate tax, create a new 6-cents-a-mile tax for heavy trucks ...

A powerful piece of Marquette history

MARQUETTE — Once a bustling facility filled with employees and the sounds of its turbines, generators and boilers, the interior of Marquette’s retired Shiras Steam Plant is largely quiet today, with the exception of the low, constant hum emitted by the facility’s lights. The Shiras ...

State of flux

MARQUETTE —Power in the Upper Peninsula is in a state of flux, with two coal-fired plants retiring over the last 12 months in Marquette County alone, the region is moving toward renewables. Deb Muchmore, a moderator for the Michigan Public Service commission at the recent U.P. Energy ...

County board approves lease for Sawyer airport

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners approved a lease for the U.S. Army Winter Testing Ice Group to rent a hangar at Sawyer International Airport for the winter season at its Tuesday meeting. The Army’s impact on the county economy throughout the duration of the testing ...

No injuries in Ishpeming blaze

ISHPEMING — The cause of a fire that left an Ishpeming residence with heavy smoke and water damage early Saturday morning remains under investigation. According an Ishpeming Fire Department press release, firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 602 Bank St. at 12:47 a.m. after a ...

One for the books

MARQUETTE — Area residents, officials, library staff and patrons gathered together Friday at the Peter White Public Library to celebrate the completion of the library’s $4.2 million dollar capital improvement project after multiple years of extensive work on the library’s interior ...

NICE school district passes budgets

ISHPEMING — The NICE Community Schools Board of Education on Monday approved proposed budgets for the 2019-20 school year. For the general fund budget, 18 mills will be levied on all taxable property except principal residences and other property exempted by law. For the sinking fund ...

A perception of threat

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — What happens when a person is exposed to a threatening situation? If you’re in law enforcement, that could be a different dynamic. Ellyse VanDyke, who just finished her master’s degree in psychological science at Northern Michigan ...

U.P. Pride holds town hall

MARQUETTE — Society is changing in the Upper Peninsula, although it might be too slow for some people. The Marquette City Commission officially declared June Pride Month in the city, specifically, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual and Asexual Month. A nonprofit, ...

UPAWS seeking public assistance

GWINN — The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter announced on its Facebook page on Friday it needs the public’s help after receiving a call from local authorities to help remove 40 felines from one home. “This situation is overwhelming to us, one top of the animals we have already in ...

Cybersecurity addressed at U.P. Energy Summit

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final story in a four-part series that focuses on topics discussed during the U.P. Energy Summit held June 14 in Marquette. MARQUETTE — How safe are the communication systems that keep our utility infrastructure up and running? During the recent U.P. Energy ...

House mining bill approved in Senate

LANSING — The Michigan Senate voted unanimously to approve House Bill 4227 this week, moving it one step closer to becoming law. Introduced by state Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, in February, the bill would create the Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future, which would be responsible for ...

New court date in homicide case

MUNISING— Jason David Sadowski, the man accused of homicide in relation to the May 30 death of a Munising man, is scheduled for a preliminary examination July 9 in 93rd District Court after a probable cause conference set for Thursday was waived. Sadowski was arraigned on the charge of ...

Man gets prison for abusing child, puppy

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man who pleaded guilty to charges of animal torture and child abuse in two separate cases was sentenced to a minimum of six years and 8 months to a maximum of 10 years in prison in Delta County Circuit Court Wednesday. In February, Michael Anthony Madril, 27, of 505 ...