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Fish dealer sentenced for trafficking

BARAGA — John H. Cross III and John Cross Fisheries Inc. were sentenced last month in Kalamazoo for trafficking in illegally transported and sold lake trout, announced Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago ISHPEMING — The NICE school board plans to formally reinstate all programs lost in budget cutting at its regular meeting tonight. A truth-in-taxation ...

Marquette opens parks for season

MARQUETTE — Marquette’s official park hours went into effect Tuesday. City park hours are from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. There is no camping or overnight parking allowed in city parks. As of Tuesday, the seasonal portion of Peter White Drive at Presque Isle Park will be open during park ...

Artist hosts open studio sessions

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library, Marquette Arts and Culture Center and Evolve MQT will host an open studio with Marquette creative-in-residence Julie Renee Benda through Saturday. Benda is an interdisciplinary artist with a practice in print, illustration and sculpture. She ...

Walk a Mile in My Shoes Thursday

MARQUETTE — Thursday, there will be a community event and walk, starting at the Marquette Commons, called Walk a Mile in My Shoes, designed to increase awareness of the stigma associated with requesting help with mental illness as well as intellectual and developmental disabilities. The ...

Marquette City Police Department recognized with state accreditation

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Police Department was recognized at Monday’s Marquette City Commission meeting as the first Upper Peninsula police department to receive accreditation from the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, as officials from the state commission came to ...

U.P. fallen officers memorial set

MUNISING — The Michigan State Police Negaunee Post, Alger County Sheriff’s Department and Munising City Police Department are hosting the 2019 Upper Peninsula Peace Officers Memorial. This ceremony will be at Munising High School at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The purpose of this event is to honor ...

UPSDA to meet Wednesday

MARQUETTE — The annual meeting of the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ampersand conference room located in the Masonic Building, 132 W. Washington St., Marquette. The purposes of the meeting are to present an organizational year-end summary of ...

Blueberry Festival Poster Contest submissions still being accepted

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Downtown Development Authority invites residents of all ages and skill levels to submit original artwork for the 2019 Blueberry Festival Poster contest. The selected design will be reproduced as a full-color, limited edition poster for the 2019 Blueberry Festival ...

Celebration of Weddings event set

SKANDIA — As the congregation looks back on 125 years of ministry, Emanuel Lutheran Church of Skandia invites the community to a Celebration of Weddings at 2 p.m. Sunday. The date was listed incorrectly on Saturday’s Bulletin Board. The program will include a presentation of ...

Salmon in the Classroom events

MARQUETTE — The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited, headquartered in Marquette, initiated the Salmon in the Classroom program more than a decade ago. Through the SIC program, FWCTU provides funding and support for the set-up of eight aquariums in schools throughout the Upper ...

Arch Street to experience closure

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. today, Arch Street, between Lakeshore Boulevard and Coast Guard Road, will be closed to through traffic for Phase 1 reconstruction work. This is the first phase of three phases. This phase is expected to last five weeks. The Arch Street work will detour ...

Local briefing

Vehicle-motorcycle crash injures 1 ISHPEMING — One person was injured on Saturday afternoon in a vehicle-motorcycle crash in Tilden Township. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office reported it responded to a report of a motorcycle hitting a parked vehicle at 12:55 p.m. Saturday on ...

‘Pookie Goes Grenading’ at Ore Dock Brewing Co.

By BRENNA WOMER Special to the Journal MARQUETTE — Wolf’s Head Theatre Company and Director Jamie Weeder brings “Pookie Goes Grenading” to the Ore Dock Brewing Company stage. Wolf’s Head is a subsidiary of UPShakes’ and according to their mission statement, the company ...

Maritime Museum opens Tuesday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Maritime Museum opens for the 2019 season Tuesday. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays). Lighthouse Tours are at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m., weather permitting. See the website for ticket prices ...

Gas Gauge

State average: $2.83 $2.99 Munising (Holiday) $2.94 Manistique (BP) $2.92 Newberry (Holiday) $2.89 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.89 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.87 Sault Ste. Marie (Admiral) $2.83 Harvey (Holiday) $2.83 Iron Mountain (Krist Oil) $2.77 Hancock (Holiday) $2.77 Hancock ...

Correction: Wrong firm listed in story

MARQUETTE — The Artistic Concepts story published on page 1 of The Mining Journal Saturday contained an error. The engineering firm the city is working with is GEI Consultants. The presenter at the meeting, Josh Paquet, is a project engineer that works for GEI Consultants.

Cambensy backs dark store fight

MARQUETTE — State Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) and her fellow Upper Peninsula lawmakers sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today to call on her to support the city of Escanaba in litigation currently before the Michigan Tax Tribunal. After receiving support from the Michigan Court ...