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A change of space

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula poses an abundance of natural inspiration, especially the Lake Superior shoreline. For 25 years world-renowned artist Kathleen Conover has owned The Studio Gallery located on Island Beach Road, but now she’s in the process of moving her paintings out, and ...

MBLP office closed Monday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power Office will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. For emergencies, call 228-0300.

Correction: Negaunee Twp. not in contact

MARQUETTE — The Medical Marijuana story published on page 1A of Wednesday’s edition of The Mining Journal contained an error. According to Negaunee Township Supervisor Gary Wommer, “KBIC has not had any contact with Negaunee Township about this subject.”

Big tree contest

ANN ARBOR — ReLeaf Michigan, a nonprofit tree planting and education organization, is celebrating Michigan trees with its 14th Michigan Big Tree Hunt Contest. This free contest runs now through Sept. 3 and is open to participants of all ages. Join Michiganders across all 83 counties to ...

Reproductive rights rally held

MARQUETTE — “It’s a lovely day to fight for women’s reproductive rights,” Cori Noordyk, rally organizer, told the crowd gathered at the United States Post Office for the Reproductive Right Rally on Washington Street in Marquette Tuesday evening. Hundreds of rallies took place all ...

Holiday changes city schedule

MARQUETTE — City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave.; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Ave.; the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright St., will close at noon on Friday and will be ...

Compost, rubbish site hours

MARQUETTE — Marquette’s compost drop-off site located at 1415 Pioneer Road, will be closed Saturday and the household rubbish site will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The compost site will reopen Tuesday and the household rubbish site will reopen May 29.

Rock’n’Read spring party slated

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Public Schools Rock ‘n Read/Project Newborn Spring Party is at Miners Park in Negaunee from 9:30-11 a.m. Friday. There will be fun activities, books, and refreshments. In case of bad weather/rain, the party will take place at the Lakeview School library and ...

Iron Daisy in Republic Saturday

MARQUETTE — In Monday’s Scene section, a band’s gig was listed in the Nightlife column under the wrong date. Iron Daisy will be playing at the Pine Grove in Republic starting at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Study shows economic impact of Marquette’s water-based culture

MARQUETTE — A recent study commissioned by the Michigan Port Collaborative reports the total economic impact of Marquette’s water-based culture during 2017 is estimated to be $255.5 million. “The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Michigan’s Ports and Harbors” can be viewed at ...

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 ...

Sign up for an archaeological dig

MARQUETTE — Hiawatha National Forest and the U.S. Forest Service Passport In Time Program are seeking 12 volunteers to participate in an archaeological excavation at the historic Camp Au Train July 29-Aug. 2. No special skills are required to volunteer, but volunteers under age 18 must ...

Triple A Road closed for flooding

MICHIGAMME TOWNSHIP — The Marquette County Road Commission has closed County Road IAA, also known as Triple A Road, in Michigamme Township 3.9 miles west of the Eagle Mine until further notice due to flooding conditions. For more information, call the road commission at 906-486-4491.

City advises against taking timber

MARQUETTE — Due to hazards presented by equipment and tree felling, non-construction related personnel are not permitted in the area involving the Semco Energy pipeline right-of-way near the Noquemanon South Trails Trailhead, according to a press release from the city of Marquette. The ...

PWPL board meets Tuesday

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Shiras Room, second floor of the Peter White Public Library. This meeting is open to the public.

UPAWS wins grant

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter Inc., Gwinn, has received a $963 Petfinder Cat Enrichment Grant from the Petfinder Foundation. Petfinder and the Petfinder Foundation believe every adoptable cat deserves to be happy while they are waiting to be adopted. The Cat ...

Meeting on trout scheduled

HOUGHTON — Ongoing research by Michigan Technological University has shown that recent 2015 brook trout regulations on Houghton County’s Pilgrim River may be contributing to the establishment of quality-sized brook trout in the Pilgrim River watershed. The Michigan Department of Natural ...

MCMCF open house set

ISHPEMING — The Marquette County Medical Care Facility will host an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for its new rehabilitation unit and remodeled facility. The event begins at 3 p.m. The facility is located at 200 Saginaw St., Ishpeming. Questions can be directed to ...

Chamber hosts game night in Marquette

Matt Eisele, center, and other attendees play the game Just One at the Family Game Night event hosted by the Marquette Chamber of Commerce at Ampersand Coworking Saturday. The event was an opportunity for businesses and community members to establish a relationship with each other, said ...