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Partnership helping monarchs

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula is an important stopover site for monarch butterflies on their annual migration from Canada to Mexico, and the Superior Watershed Partnership has engaged communities across the peninsula to help this endangered pollinator. Monarch butterfly populations have ...

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 ...

NMU surveying public

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has launched an online Community Engagement Survey for Marquette County alumni and residents who are not currently members of the campus community. The feedback will help to determine their level of engagement with NMU and ways to strengthen that ...

Streets to close for festival

MARQUETTE — The following Marquette streets will be closed to traffic from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday for the 16th annual Blueberry Festival: Washington Street from Third Street to Front Street Front Street from Washington Street to Spring Street. The following streets will be closed to ...

Ishpeming collects metal

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming residents will have the opportunity to dispose of large, non-hazardous garbage items at the city’s compost and metal collection site from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The compost site is located on Carson Road off of Lakeshore Drive. Roll off containers will be ...

SAIL hosts ADA event

MARQUETTE — The Superior Alliance for Independent Living will hold an “Access for All” event from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Marquette Commons to mark the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The event is free and will have speakers, root beer floats, ...

Baraga Ave. construction goes on

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, Baraga Avenue will be closed from Seventh Street to a point 500 feet west, to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. This is the third phase of the local streets portion of the Marquette Hospital Transportation ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — Her bright, shy smile can illuminate a room. She speaks of the dream she had of being in the Olympics with the awe a 5-year-old. She dedicated ...

Public Art Task Force meetings set

MARQUETTE — Meetings of the City’s Public Art Task Force have been scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Aug. 2 and Aug. 24. All meetings will take place at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front St.

Veridea Group gains approval for The Residences

MARQUETTE — The Veridea Group has approval from the Marquette City Planning Commission for the first phase of its newest development — The Residences at Harbor Vista located at 1880 U.S. 41; the site of the former Nordic Bay and Tiroler Hof Inn. Overlooking Marquette’s Lower Harbor, the ...

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 ...

The sounds of Hiawatha

The Sweet Water Warblers play on the main stage durring the 39th annual Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival Saturday at Marquette’s Tourist Park. The weekend-long festival continues today with musical acts planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to hiawathamusic.org. (Journal photos by ...

‘Pirates of the Michigamme’

A firetruck makes its way through downtown Republic during the “Pirates of the Michigamme” parade Friday. The 27th annual Republic Sportman’s Club Fishing Derby is taking place this weekend. Fishing kicked off today at 6 a.m. Other events throughout the weekend include a beer tent ...

State police probe Alger inmate death

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Michigan State Police are investigating the Thursday death of an inmate at the Alger Correctional Facility in Munising. Chris Gautz, a spokesman with the Michigan Department of Corrections, said a prisoner was found deceased in his ...

No injuries in 3-car crash

MARQUETTE — No injuries were reported in a three-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday afternoon on U.S. 41 in Negaunee Township just east of Pond Road. Around 12:31 p.m., Katherine HoHolik’s vehicle was rear-ended by a 2003 Honda Pilot driven by 19-year-old Champion resident Gavin ...

Expert weighs in on parental rights case

ESCANABA — An expert in child development and child trauma testified in court Wednesday whether a couple accused of physical neglect and improper supervision should be reunited with their two children, who were living in a filthy home in Rapid River. The expert assessed the parents — Tammy ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago CHATHAM — Little kids on pedal tractors will be tearing up the turf Saturday in the Alger County Fair’s version of “tractormania,” fair organizers ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.42 $2.49 Munising (Shell) $2.49 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.39 Ontonagon (Holiday) $2.39 Houghton (Freedom) $2.39 Newberry (BP) $2.37 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.37 Marquette (Krist, downtown) $2.37 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.33 Iron Mountain (Murphy) $2.25 Baraga ...

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 ...

The show must go on

REPUBLIC — After concerns over water levels and a delayed permit request, the 27th annual Republic Sportsman’s Club Fishing Derby is finally all set for this weekend. Jim Brennan, chairperson of the Michigamme River Basin Authority, said the director of the Department of Environmental ...