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City approves outdoor display, pedestrian passage ordinances

MARQUETTE — City ordinances in regards to pedestrian passageway on sidewalks and outdoor merchandise displays were passed April 9 at the Marquette City Commission meeting. Changes to the Marquette City Code, which both items fall under, must be made via ordinance and adopted following a ...

1 killed in single-vehicle crash

MARQUETTE — One man was pronounced deceased at the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Sunday in Ishpeming. Responders arrived at the scene of the accident at approximately 12:14 a.m. in the area of North Seventh Street, near New York Street. William Ernest Sharon III, 52, of Ishpeming, ...

Marching for science

By COREY KELLY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University student organization led a satellite March for Science in Marquette Saturday morning. The second annual march was meant to unite, educate and encourage the public to hold political leaders and policymakers ...

National week recognizes emergency dispatchers

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — When a crisis occurs, dispatchers are often the first line of contact for the person experiencing the emergency. Every day, they deal with people who might be experiencing the worst day of their lives and assist them with getting the ...

Rep. Cambensy meets with Ishpeming leaders

ISHPEMING — State Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, met with members of the Ishpeming City Council and city staff Friday to discuss concerns and provide them an update on what is happening in Lansing. Among the topics, the group discussed potential for the Empire Mine, which was idled ...

New exhibit opens at Beaumier heritage center

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The mining and logging industries of the 19th and early 20th centuries attracted an influx of European immigrants to the Upper Peninsula, so there are many stories to tell. To help tell those tales, a new exhibit, “The Immigration ...

Bridge over troubled waters

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan’s two senators called Friday for temporarily shutting down twin oil pipelines in a sensitive Great Lakes waterway that may have been damaged by a ship anchor strike, which also is suspected in the leak of coolant fluid ...

US, allies attack Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies ...

Negaunee Beautification Committee to kick off growing season

NEGAUNEE — The city of Negaunee has a small group of dedicated people who, for reasons of their very own, cannot wait for the snow to melt. And they are hoping more city residents and business owners share the anticipation. “Underneath all of that snow are literally hundreds of ...

Nyberg joins NMU

MARQUETTE — Dave Nyberg, the director of Gov. Rick Snyder’s northern Michigan office, is leaving state government to pursue an opportunity at Northern Michigan University. Mark Pontti of Iron Mountain will take Nyberg’s place in that role, the governor announced last week. Previously ...

Panel mulling two positions; may create 3rd

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council set a special meeting at the end of April to discuss the details of filling two job postings as well as a new position proposed by the city manager during Thursday’s regular meeting. The positions discussed at the meeting, which is slated for 6 p.m. ...

County road commission ‘banking’ on wetlands

MARQUETTE — The board of Marquette County Road Commission at a special meeting Wednesday voted to move forward with the wetland banking grant application approval process for two sites. The two grants were awarded to the road commission by the Michigan Wetland Board for Local ...

Marquette County Jail moves to video visitation system

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Jail is the first jail in the Upper Peninsula to make the move to a video visitation system, with the system officially coming online in March. Visitors can use the video visitation remotely on a webcam-equipped computer, cellphone or tablet, or come to the ...

Meijer announces opening date for Marquette Supercenter

GRAND RAPIDS — Meijer confirmed May 24 is the opening date for a new 195,000-square-foot supercenter in Marquette, Regional Vice President Gerald Melville announced in a news release Thursday. Melville said company leadership and local dignitaries will dedicate the store’s first day of ...

State lawmakers discuss financial options for higher education

MARQUETTE — Saving for college, which can run close to $70,000 a year or much more, depending on the school, requires more than putting loose change in a piggy bank. State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba; State Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette; and Robin Lott, executive director of the ...

Questioning everything

MARQUETTE — It was a night of trivia and treats at the Marquette Regional History Center Wednesday when it hosted “100 Years, 100 Questions.” More than 15 groups of four to six people gathered to participate in the competition. The event was held in celebration of National Library Week ...

PWPL board selects construction company for estimated $4.2M project

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees recently hired Closner Construction of Marquette to complete the library’s estimated $4.2 million renovation project slated to begin in May. The building restoration project will include major repairs of the 1904 facade, roof ...

Negaunee seeks residents interested in downtown historic preservation

NEGAUNEE — City of Negaunee officials are seeking input from residents regarding a historic preservation project expected to start this summer. City Manager Nate Heffron issued a directive to establish a special committee to research and “present advice on issues concerning the ...