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Bike showcase, history talk to be held at PWPL

Journal Staff MARQUETTE — For those looking to learn more about bicycles while meeting others who share their passion, pedal no further than the Peter White Public Library on Monday afternoon. The free “Bicycles, Bicycles, Bicycles” event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at the ...

Traverse City trip available

MARQUETTE — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a “Traverse City Tour: Villages, Wine and Lavender” from Sunday, July 28-Tuesday, July 30. The registration deadline is July 15. Attendees will take a history, wine and beer tour of The Village (formerly known as the ...

Driver charged in pedestrian death

BARAGA — The Wisconsin resident who has been charged with the death of a Baraga man was released on $100,000 bond from Baraga County Jail on Monday, officials say, following his arraignment. Christopher Leblanc, 29, was charged with driving while intoxicated and causing death, after his ...

Woman arrested after crash

MARQUETTE — A woman was arrested and lodged in the Marquette County Jail on a charge of operating under the influence of intoxicating liquor-high blood-alcohol content following an accident that took place on Thursday. At about 5:27 p.m., Marquette County Sheriff’s Office deputies were ...

Great Lakes Rodeo kicks off 14th year

Above: Jenna Jolliff, 14, and her horse Trudy compete during the Queen and Court competition, which consists of a horseman skill competition, rodeo knowledge quiz, public relations, barn management, appearance and personality Friday night during the 14th annual Great Lakes Rodeo at the ...

Wallberg pleads not guilty to child abusive commercial activity charges

By Journal Staff MARQUETTE — An Ishpeming man has pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges of child abusive commercial activity and using a computer to commit a crime. Rodney Thomas Wallberg, 66, pleaded not guilty to five counts of child abusive commercial activity and five counts ...

Local briefing

Iron Street closure near Kirkwood NEGAUNEE — Effective immediately, the northbound lane, sidewalk and parking areas in front of the Kirkwood Block on Iron Street in Negaunee will be closed until further notice. The action has been taken “due to the structural instability that threatens ...

‘Berry Happy Puppy’

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Downtown Development Authority announced Sabrina Stanley’s poster “Berry Happy Puppy” is the winner of this year’s Blueberry Festival Poster Contest. Stanley, originally from Marquette, is 19 years old and attends Northern Michigan University, pursuing a ...

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 ...

Great Lakes Rodeo this weekend

MARQUETTE — The 14th annual Great Lakes Rodeo takes place Friday through Sunday at the Marquette County Fairgrounds. In advance, tickets are $10 for adults per day or $20 for the weekend, and $5 for children or $10 for the weekend. At the gate, tickets are $12 for adults and $22 for the ...

Rotary preps for annual Fishboil

MARQUETTE — Marquette Breakfast Rotary has been planning for an entire year for the club’s major fundraiser, the Land and Sea Benefit Dinner & Auction — commonly called the “Fishboil.” The 27th annual Fishboil will start at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Superior Theatre Yacht Yard ...

Marquette band concert tonight

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Band’s “From Far Away Lands” concert is planned from 7:30-8:30 p.m. today at the Presque Isle Band Shell in Marquette. All members of the public are invited to come to the band’s first concert of summer 2019. In case of inclement weather, the concert ...

KBIC announces gaming distributions

BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has announced its recent gaming distributions. Since 1993, KBIC has been making biannual payments from gaming proceeds of its casinos to local units of government and to the state of Michigan. The payments are 2% and 8%, respectively, and are ...

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 ...

Blemhuber to close Thursday

MARQUETTE — Blemhuber Avenue in Marquette will be closed to through traffic between Champion Street and Division Street beginning at 6:30 a.m. Thursday due to a sewer lateral repair. This project is expected to be completed by end of day, according to a press release from the city of Marquette.

Family of 4 rescued from Pictured Rocks shoreline

MARQUETTE — A family of four was rescued from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Tuesday evening after their canoe was overtaken by waves, according to a press release from the Alger County Sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office received a call around 9 p.m. from a Pictured Rocks Cruises ...

Sharing nature at Lakenenland

HARVEY — Can your child stay as “still as a stone”? You might have the chance to find out Friday. The Marquette-Alger Great Start Collaborative is putting on its second annual “Sharing Nature With Children,” a nature-based family event scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at ...

Expect power outages in Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Electrical Department will be doing maintenance in the substation between the hours of 2 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. on Thursday. Residents will experience brief power outages throughout the morning hours in order for employees to safely conduct maintenance on equipment and ...

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 ...