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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Portion of Lakeshore Blvd. closed

MARQUETTE — Effective immediately, Lakeshore Boulevard from Hawley Street to Wright Street in Marquette will be closed to to through traffic due to high wave activity causing flooding, according to city officials. The city will release an announcement when the closure is lifted.

Strut Your Mutt set for Sunday

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter will host its 14th Strut Your Mutt Charity Walk Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. Money raised will go to support the no-kill animal shelter. “It’s a fun morning with ...

Coach training sessions to be held

MARQUETTE — Area 36 Special Olympics of Michigan is striving to build its coaching volunteer group. Two upcoming coach training sessions will be hosted in Marquette: ≤ Basketball: Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Marquette Alger RESA building ≤ Snowshoe: Saturday 9-11 a.m. at the Superior ...

Museum to celebrate milestones

ISHPEMING — Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum will hold an Iron Ore Heritage Celebration on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.. The one-day event is designed to celebrate the “people and the rich history of the Marquette Iron Range.” It will commemorate such events as the 175th anniversary of the ...

Republic vets memorial event set

REPUBLIC — “Sincere gratitude.” Those are the words Sterling Shultz, fundraising organizer for the Republic Township Veterans Memorial, says he wants to convey with an “appreciation day” on Friday. “I want to say thank you, not only for the people who donated but especially 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 ...

Correction: City commissioner’s name fixed

MARQUETTE — A front page story about marijuana regulations in Marquette published in Tuesday’s edition of The Mining Journal incorrectly identified Commissioner Pete Frazier as Paul Frazier. The city commission voted 4-3 not to establish limits on numbers and types of licenses for ...

Veteran town halls to be held

MARQUETTE — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is inviting veterans, their families, veteran service organizations and community health care partners to veteran town halls to learn about the new VA Community Care program and urgent care benefit. The town halls are being held at the ...

NRC to host events in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Members of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission will be available to meet with the public Thursday in Marquette. Commissioners will be available from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the My Place restaurant, lower level, inside of the Holiday Inn, 1951 U.S. 41 West. Part of the ...