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Weathering the pioneer days

MARQUETTE — You think you had it rough during the winter of 2018-19, with plenty of shoveling needed to get through the season? Be grateful you weren’t an Upper Peninsula pioneer. Karl Bohnak, lead meteorologist at WLUC-TV6, talked about “Conquering the Weather: Exploits of the Early ...

NMU plans building dedications

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will hold building dedications open to the public during Homecoming Week. A dedication with public tours of the Northern Center, formerly the University Center, will occur from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday. A renaming ceremony for Kathleen Shingler Weston ...

Police Log

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

A Superior Weekend

Events took place in many locations around Marquette County this weekend and Mining Journal staff members were out and about to capture the action.

Police Log

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago NEGAUNEE — The St. Paul’s Concert Choir will begin rehearsals for its Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at St. Paul Church, 202 W. Case ...

New sturgeon seasons set

MARQUETTE — As part of a catch-and-immediate-release season, anglers can target lake sturgeon at three Michigan waterbodies. These new opportunities come courtesy of a regulation change approved at the Thursday meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission held at Northern Michigan ...

Health grants applications open

MARQUETTE — The West End Health Foundation is accepting competitive grant applications for its fall 2019 cycle. Applications are being accepted for programs and services targeted to residents of the West End of Marquette County. Additional information about the West End Health Foundation ...

Food distribution in Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — Feeding America West Michigan will distribute 15,000 pounds of food to people in need at Negaunee High School on Wednesday. The distribution will take place at 4:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 4 p.m. The mobile pantry will contain fresh produce, dairy products and baked ...

I’m gonna be the man who’s working hard for you

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Book lovers and maritime enthusiasts gathered recently for a historic photo presentation on the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, birchbark canoes, infamous winter storms, steamboats, lighthouses and more at the Lake Superior Theatre in ...

Motown comes to Irontown’s Vista Theater

NEGAUNEE — The Historic Vista Theater in Negaunee will celebrate the soulful sounds of Motown on Sunday with special guest artist Jeff Jennings. “Irontown: A Motown Cabaret” will feature favorites by Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and ...

NMU student adjusting to the new ‘normal’ after accident

By KRISTI EVANS Northern Michigan University MARQUETTE — Gina Arnold is adjusting to her “new normal” as she returns to Northern Michigan University after a freak accident in which the seatbelt that saved her life also altered it significantly by nearly slicing her abdomen in half ...

Geek U.P. being held in Houghton today

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Fans of comics, science fiction and video games are no less diehard in the Copper Country than anywhere else — if not more so, but the main comic convention known throughout the world in San Diego is more than 2,300 miles away ...

Local students make part for NASA

By DEBORAH PRESCOTT Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Machining students at the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District had a special visitor the first week of school — NASA Representative Stacy Hale, the creator and co-founder of the NASA program HUNCH. Darrell Mullins, machine ...

MDDA’s Lang retires

Marquette Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Mona Lang smiles while chatting with an attendee of her retirement party Thursday evening at the Casa Calabria in Marquette. Many people came out to wish Lang well, as she’ll be retiring effective Sept. 30 after over 20 years at the ...

Local briefing

Police find no threat at TJ Maxx MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is spreading the word that “no credible threat has been identified” after a social media post described an incident in the parking lot of TJ Maxx in Marquette Township “regarding a ring of men trying ...

Alzheimer’s walk today

Mill Creek Assisted Living residents and staff are pictured wearing tie-dye purple shirts made by residents in support of today’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Mill Creek has made a variety of fundraising efforts for its team in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event throughout the year, holding ...

Ingrao to speak at UPMGA meeting

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Master Gardener Association presents “Biological Pest Control — Good Bugs vs. Bad Bugs” by Adam J. Ingrao from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room. Ingrao, an Army veteran, is the veteran’s liasion for Michigan ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.59 $2.88 Munising (Holiday) $2.79 Ontonagon (Holiday) $2.74 St. Ignace (Shell) $2.68 Manistique (Zephyr) $2.64 Sault (Marathon) $2.58 Marquette (Admiral, Holiday) $2.56 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.56 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.55 Iron Mountain (Murphy USA) $2.44 ...