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MDOT roadside parks to open

MARQUETTE — Many of the roadside parks operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation in the Upper Peninsula will reopen Thursday. The following roadside parks will remain closed until later in the spring due to weather conditions. MDOT plans to reopen these parks in mid-May, weather ...

Genealogical help offered at Peter White

MARQUETTE — Peter White Public Library continues to partner with the Marquette County Genealogical Society to help navigate the resources available for family history research. Those with an interest in genealogy are welcome to work individually with an experienced genealogist from 10 a.m. ...

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 ...

Marquette boat launches are open

MARQUETTE — The boat launches at Presque Isle and Cinder Pond marinas are open; however, the marinas themselves will remain closed until May 1. The city of Marquette requires all boaters to obtain a launch permit to launch a boat at Presque Isle and Cinder Pond. Seasonal launch permits are ...

New Free Store hosts fundraiser

MARQUETTE — The New Free Store is holding a fundraiser to help those in need receive new hygiene and cleaning supplies, gently used clothing, bedding and linens, by selling famous, fresh Hilltop Restaurant cinnamon sweet rolls. These rolls are huge in size and weigh a pound apiece. The price ...

Water let-run order discontinued

MARQUETTE — Effective immediately, the city of Marquette is discontinuing the let-run status for all city residents. Officials advise residents to shut off their running water immediately. The city’s water department will attempt phone contact to all residents affected, a press release states.

Food bank collection under way

MARQUETTE — Walmart and Sam’s Club are partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to fill the plates of neighbors facing hunger in the Upper Peninsula through their Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign. From today to May 20, proceeds from the purchase of select items at all Walmart ...

Rangers need housing

MUNISING — Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is requesting assistance from anyone who might have rental space available starting in April or May for seasonal staff who are struggling to find housing for this summer season. The park hires over 30 seasonal employees each spring to help the ...

Local briefing

Rubbish and compost site opening MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette’s household rubbish and compost drop-off site will open Monday. The Household Rubbish site, located at 1415 Pioneer Road, is a site for city residents paying the “solid waste” fee to dispose of household items too ...

Psychologist pleads no contest in Marquette

By BRIAN CHRISTENSEN Iron Mountain Daily News A former Caspian psychologist accused of trading opioids, Valium and marijuana for sexual favors from patients has pleaded no contest to 10 charges in Marquette in exchange for ending prosecution in Dickinson and Iron counties. Michael ...

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 ...

Local briefing

Lakeshore Blvd section now open MARQUETTE — Effective immediately, Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette, from Fair Avenue to Wright Street, is open to through traffic. Lakeshore from Wright to Hawley Street remains closed. A detour is provided, and an announcement from the city will be ...

RES not going forward with Summit Lake Wind Project

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer L’ANSE — Renewable Energy Systems is no longer pursuing the Summit Lake Wind Project, a proposed 130-megawatt wind farm in L’Anse Township. Continued delays in the planning process have ceased to make the project financially and logistically ...

To serve with love

By COREY KELLY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans held its 37th annual Volunteer Banquet at Northern Michigan University’s Vandament Arena Thursday evening. Ryan Engle, the administrator at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, said that this event ...

SHF gives out $107,000 in grants

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation awarded more than $107,000 in health-centered grant funding at its Spring Grants Celebration on Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Marquette. The SHF awarded $107,329.53 at the celebration, with $82,138.83 being dispersed in large grants to eight ...