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CHEERS TO 10 YEARS

At top from left, Malissa Switzenberg as Gia, Echo Miller as Dionysus, Nathan Morgan as Hercules and Caleb Gram as Poseidon dress as Greek gods and Titans in celebration of the day’s festivities at the 10th annual U.P. Fall Beer Fest at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. Attendees ...

US Sen. Debbie Stabenow kicks off campaign in Marquette

MARQUETTE — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, visited the Marquette County Democratic Party headquarters Saturday afternoon, kicking off the “One Campaign for Michigan” in the Upper Peninsula as she seeks reelection for her fourth six-year term in congress. Stabenow and ...

Possible fireworks ordinance amendment to be discussed

MARQUETTE — Shortly after the Fourth of July, several Marquette residents voiced concerns in front of the city commission about people shooting fireworks off in their neighborhoods. People complained about fiery debris landing in their yards as well as loud bangs keeping children awake and ...

Dallas officer in wrong apartment fatally shoots neighbor

By RYAN TARINELLI Associated Press DALLAS — A white Dallas police officer who said she mistook a black neighbor’s apartment for her own fatally shot that person, and authorities are seeking manslaughter charges, police said Friday. It was not clear what the officer may have said to ...

OUT OF THIS WORLD

Above, Solar System Ambassador Patricia A Monteith helps Nate Bone, 8, and Isabelle Belpedio, 8, with the astronaut space glove challenge called “Secure the Alien” at the “Welcome Aboard the International Space Station” presentation Friday evening at the Peter White Public Library ...

Upgrades underway at Negaunee Public Schools

NEGAUNEE — One large project is underway and another one is completed for the 2018-19 school year at Negaunee Public Schools. NPS Superintendent Dan Skewis said one major undertaking is going on at Lakeview Elementary School. The district is teaming up with its athletic booster club to ...

Public hearing to be held regarding blighted building

MARQUETTE — A public hearing to determine approval of a combined brownfield plan for an upcoming pastry shop located at 231 W. Washington St. will be held Monday during a Marquette City Commission meeting. If approved by the commission, the combined brownfield plan would provide additional ...

Stable costs may shift ‘Obamacare’ politics in the future

By Associated Press staff WASHINGTON — After two years of double-digit premium hikes, millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest increases next year, according to an exclusive analysis that highlights the changing politics of health care heading into the ...

Locals take a knee

MARQUETTE — While football fans gathered on the field Thursday for the NFL season opener, Marquette community members gathered in front of the post office to stand in solidarity with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee during the United States national anthem in 2016 in ...

Water rates rising?

MARQUETTE — If approved by the Marquette City Commission, residents of Marquette could face water rate increases of about $16.78 on their monthly bills next year. Curt Goodman, director of municipal utilities, said the average household uses around 4,000 gallons of water per month. If ...

Arrest made in drive-by shooting

MARQUETTE — An Ishpeming man has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred on Aug. 28 at 635 Iron St. in Ishpeming. Brandon Lee Schiefel, 24, was arrested Thursday without incident on a 12-count felony warrant issued by the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office, ...

United Way of Marquette County campaign up and rolling

MARQUETTE — A lot of things have changed since the United Way of Marquette County started fundraising in the area 75 years ago, but the fact remains that there will always be people in need. Dozens of business owners, community leaders and volunteers attended an event at the Peninsula ...

Trump denounces anonymous column as officials cry ‘Not me!’

WASHINGTON (AP) — One after another, President Donald Trump's top lieutenants stepped forward to declare, “Not me.” They lined up to deny writing an incendiary New York Times opinion piece that was purportedly submitted by a member of an administration “resistance” movement ...

Water work: New USDA funding to add Division Street not an option

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming city officials will have to go back to “Plan A” to pay for water and sewer infrastructure replacement on Division Street/Business M-28. During a regular Ishpeming City Council meeting Wednesday, GEI Consultants Project Manager Mark Stoor told council members that ...

Fast action credited with saving life

MARQUETTE — The signs of drowning may not be what you think. Swimmers in distress are often unable to wave their arms or call for help, making drowning a much more silent and subtle emergency than many realize. But on Monday, the trained eye and fast actions of a longtime certified ...

Red Cross has these recommendations

Information compiled By Cecilia Brown Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — It’s important to know how to recognize a swimmer in distress, as an aquatic emergency can happen “quickly and silently,” according to the American Red Cross. Every moment counts in a water emergency and a ...

Man sentenced for drug charge

MARQUETTE — One of the men who was arrested in March after police searched a West Fair Avenue home and seized methamphetamine and firearms was sentenced Friday in Marquette County Circuit Court. Brodie John Smith, 26, of Marquette, who had pleaded guilty to one count of controlled ...

State Legislature OKs minimum wage, sick time initiatives

LANSING — The Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature on Wednesday passed laws to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 an hour and require employers to offer paid sick leave — if they are not watered down before taking effect next year. The proposed ballot initiatives could have ...

906-Day offers incentives

MARQUETTE — There are three famous digits tied to the identity of the entire Upper Peninsula. The 906 area code has inspired business names, colloquialisms and even a holiday. On Thursday, in celebration of 906-Day, local and regional participating businesses will offer special shopping ...