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Strategic plan vote expected at meeting

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission will vote on whether to approve its strategic plan at its meeting tonight. According to the Marquette City Charter, the city’s strategic plan must be updated every two years. Two work sessions were held, one in May and one earlier this month, ...

Alzheimer’s walk kick-off staged

MARQUETTE — The Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter hosted its kick-off event for the 2018 Marquette Walk to End Alzheimer’s Thursday evening in the city of Marquette. The walk itself will not take place until Sept. 8, at the Jacobetti Complex on the campus of Northern ...

Residents renew complaints about MEC noise

MARQUETTE — Several residents who have lodged written complaints about noise and vibration from the Marquette Board of Light and Power’s Marquette Energy Center along Wright Street reiterated their concerns during a regular meeting of the Marquette Township Board on Tuesday. June 11 was ...

Tahquamenon teacher charged with sexual assault

NEWBERRY — A Tahquamenon Area Schools teacher was recently charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree, which is a felony. Carrie Ann Miller was arraigned on the charges June 18 in the Luce County 92nd District Court. The complaint alleges that the 48-year-old ...

Plans for copper mine project moving forward

BESSEMER, Mich. — The recent results of a feasibility study have provided a comprehensive overview of a mining project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Highland Copper Company Inc. has announced the results of their 8 month feasibility study for its copper mine project in Gogebic County, ...

For the love of the TRAILS

By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — “What makes you proud to live in Marquette?” was one of the questions Aaron Arnett of Arnett Muldrow & Associates asked Marquette residents and business owners last week over a course of several meetings about the Downtown ...

Coordinating efforts

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Fire crews, law enforcement, first responders, airport personnel and officials, volunteers who played crash victims, and many others gathered at Sawyer International Airport Saturday for a full-scale emergency preparedness exercise, ...

Knocked back, people getting to work on leap forward

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — As cleanup continues from Sunday’s flash flood, donations and volunteer efforts are underway. People seeking to volunteer or give assistance can call 211 or 906-233-6621. More people have volunteered than have requested ...

IN PHIL’S HONOR

By COREY KELLY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Muralist Elizabeth Howe, in collaboration with other artists and downtown business owners, created a display to honor the memory of Phil Niemisto for Art Week. Earlier this year, Howe was approached by Arts and Culture Manager Tiina ...

A maritime mural: Alternative High School students artwork unveiled

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Some Marquette Alternative High School students have left their mark — or at least their signatures — at the Marquette Maritime Museum. Through a grant from the Community Foundation of Marquette County, several MAHS art ...

Snyder signs law creating Medicaid work requirement

By ALICE YIN Associated Press LANSING — Work or education is now required for many Michigan residents receiving Medicaid health coverage. Gov. Rick Snyder signed the law Friday that affects able-bodied adults, ages 18 to 62. Starting in 2020, they’ll have to show workforce engagement ...

ART WEEK EVENTS

MARQUETTE — The City of Marquette’s fourth annual Art Week includes this schedule of events: Live Music/Performances Art Week Kickoff Concert with The Jimmy Almen Group Sunday, 6-8 p.m. Marquette Commons – 112 S. Third St. Free admission Visit ...

Wild 4 Art program to kick off June 30

By SOPHIE HILLMEYER Journal Intern MARQUETTE — Art, science, math and history will collide this summer in the Calumet Art Center’s Summer Youth Art Immersion: Wild 4 Art 2018. This eight-week program will incorporate youth ages 9 and up on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, June 30 ...

Open house gives public chance to meet law enforcement

NEGAUNEE — “He’s the best partner I could ever have,” said Michigan State Police Trooper Mack Schlicht. “He doesn’t talk back a whole lot.” Wick, the 4-year-old German shepherd, wagged his tail and looked up at his handler and partner. The Michigan State Police Negaunee Post ...

Changes to state septic code proposed

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners at a recent meeting passed a resolution stating opposition to proposed changes to the statewide septic code. Changes are proposed in House Bills 5752 and 5753. The board’s June 5 action followed a resolution adopted May 11 by the ...

Children’s Fishing Day at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

SENEY — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association, invites the public to participate in the 29th annual Children’s Fishing Day Saturday at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Anglers age 1-16 should register at the Visitor Center before ...

Stabenow, Peters, Bergman ready to support flood-damaged communities

HOUGHTON — Members of Congress from Michigan say they’ll support any state request for federal disaster aid in the wake of flooding in the Upper Peninsula. Democratic Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters joined Republican Rep. Jack Bergman in offering their help to Gov. Rick ...

Going National

MARQUETTE — The Iron Ore Heritage Trail has been designated a National Recreation Trail by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan K. Zinke. The National Recreation Trails Program is jointly administered by the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service in conjunction with a number of ...

Michigan board approves redistricting measure for ballot

LANSING — Michigan voters may be asked if they want to create a commission to draw districts for seats in Congress and the state Legislature this fall. On Wednesday, the Board of State Canvassers unanimously approved the petition for the November ballot. The state elections bureau estimated ...