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Lawsuit questions Bergman’s tax exemption

NEGAUNEE — Two Marquette residents have filed suit against Michigan Treasurer Nick Khouri in relation to a property tax investigation into a Republican U.S. congressman. A writ of mandamus was filed in Gogebic County Circuit Court on Oct. 5 to compel Khouri to conduct a “complete and ...

Utility rate increase decision nears

MARQUETTE — Three public hearings will be held Monday during a Marquette City Commission meeting, which could result in a vote to increase water, sewer and stormwater utility rates, taking effect Dec. 1. If approved, stormwater rates would increase by 15.25 percent, water would go up 12.25 ...

Tech tools

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University faculty now have a place to record content for online courses and explore virtual reality. A grand opening for the new Studio 102, located in the Learning Resources Center, was held Friday, with its light-board — a glass board with internal ...

Erickson talks enrollment, updates

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson gave an update on enrollment numbers and upcoming projects Friday morning at the President’s Community Leaders Breakfast at The Lights Dining Hall at NMU. He lauded the increase of freshmen students over the past several ...

More wolves to be relocated to Isle Royale

By Journal Staff HOUGHTON — The National Park Service will relocate wolves from Ontario to Isle Royale National Park this winter. Isle Royale and its partners successfully relocated four wolves from Minnesota to the park this fall in the first phase of an effort to restore predator-prey ...

LWV, Journal partner on 2018 Nonpartisan Election Guide

MARQUETTE—The League of Women Voters in partnership with The Mining Journal has produced the “2018 Nonpartisan Voter Guide” inserted in today’s paper. “The voter guide is at the heart of the League of Women Voters’ mission to encourage active and informed participation in ...

Beautiful AWARDS

MARQUETTE — Creators and designers of projects ranging from a turf management program at Northern Michigan University to an abstract sculpture were honored Thursday during the 17th annual awards luncheon of the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Inc. The event took place at ...

Garbage rates on the rise

ISHPEMING — City of Ishpeming residents can expect an increase in their monthly garbage rates in 2019. Members of the Ishpeming City Council were apprised of the suggested rate increase as they hashed over aspects of the city’s 2019 budget during a special meeting on ...

Water, sewer discussed

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council discussed upcoming road and water projects and part-time help for the city’s water and sewer department during a 2019 budget work session on Thursday. City Manager Nate Heffron said the water main on Peck Street between Pioneer Avenue and Kanter ...

Cam catches cougar just passing through

IRONWOOD — A game camera set up as part of an ongoing state deer movement study has captured images of a cougar in Gogebic County, about 9 miles north of Ironwood. The images were reviewed and verified by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ cougar team. Since 2008, the DNR ...

More suspicious packages found, these to Booker, Clapper

WASHINGTON — Suspicious packages addressed to New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper — and similar in appearance to pipe bomb devices sent to other prominent Democrats — have been intercepted, the FBI said today, as investigators scrambled from ...

Board discusses utility rates, capital improvements

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — A combination of township growth and reduced water usage along with capital improvements projects has led to a proposed increase in water and wastewater rates in 2019 for Marquette Township. Under the proposed change, the water base rate ...

Superior Health Foundation hosts fall grants celebration

MARQUETTE— The Superior Health Foundation in Marquette awarded more than $443,000 in health-centered grant funding at its Fall Grants Awards Celebration Wednesday evening at the Holiday Inn in Marquette. The event was presented by 44 North. “The Superior Health Foundation is honored to ...

Great Lakes Sports Medicine & Life Performance Institute holds open house

MARQUETTE — The Great Lakes Sports Medicine & Life Performance Institute in Marquette held an open house Tuesday, with many attendees touring the facility, meeting staff and learning more about the services offered. The open house aimed to increase public understanding and awareness of ...

Two MPD K-9 handlers receive certification

MARQUETTE — Two K-9 handlers from the Marquette City Police Department received certifications Oct. 1 after attending the annual National K-9 Training Seminar in Alpena. Handler Todd Collins, along with K-9 Scud, and handler John Waldo, along with K-9 Nitro, were among the 330 teams from ...

State Senate candidates square off

MARQUETTE — Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, and Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, the two major party candidates for the Michigan Senate’s 38th District, recently squared off in a candidate forum presented by The Mining Journal, Public Radio 90 and WLUC TV6. Voters will decide which candidate will be ...

Trump approves key step toward new lock at Soo

SAULT STE. MARIE — President Donald Trump has signed a bill that’s a key step toward building a long-sought shipping lock on the waterway linking Lake Huron and Lake Superior. Funding authorization for the Soo Locks project was included in a water resources bill that cleared the Senate ...

More than 21 million fish stocked

MARQUETTE — Marquette State Fish Hatchery on Cherry Creek Road in Marquette stocked nearly 550,000 yearling lake trout, brook trout and splake in 2018, which are among the 21.1 million fish stocked in Michigan’s public waters so far this year. The fish, consisting of rainbow trout, ...

Open forum held

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Planning Commission hosted a public forum Tuesday to answer questions and address concerns regarding its Land Development Code project and Community Master Plan amendment that the local government body has been working on for over a year. City Planner and Zoning ...