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Great Lakes ports tracking greenhouse gas emission

Region

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A recent report finds around one-third of participating ports in the United States and Canada, including those in Duluth and Milwaukee, are keeping a detailed inventory of greenhouse gas emissions. The tracking is part of the Green Marine environmental certification ...

Police find drowning victim’s body

Region

HARDWOOD — The body of Alex McDermott, 28, of Felch was recovered Sunday after he had been reported missing after jumping off a pontoon boat on June 29 in the East Branch Sturgeon River at Stromberg Park in Hardwood. Michigan State Police stated that for the next several days after ...

The calendar

Community

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Michigan Rep. Amash formally withdraws from House GOP caucus

Michigan News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan formally withdrew from the House Republican conference Monday, days after announcing he is leaving the GOP because he has become disenchanted with partisan politics and “frightened by what I see from it.” Amash, who had been the only Republican ...

Detroit event tickets initially cost more for whites than blacks

Michigan News

DETROIT — A global ticketing and event platform has told a group that it could not charge whites more than blacks and other people of color to attend a Detroit event advertised on the firm’s website. Organizers initially promoted on Eventbrite that early bird POC — people of color — ...

1 dead, 3 hurt after fight at graduation party

Michigan News

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a 17-year-old boy has died and three other people were injured following a large fight and reported stabbing at a graduation party in suburban Detroit. Police say officers responded late Saturday to the Knights of Columbus Hall in Taylor that was rented ...

Police: Parents needed to stop fights

Michigan News

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Grand Rapids’ deputy police chief says parental supervision could have prevented dozens of fights downtown involving hundreds of teens during the city’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show. Deputy Chief Eric Payne said Monday police officials believe many of ...

Whitmer OKs $15M to aid farmers

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to allocate $15 million to a low-interest loan program to help farmers who face financial losses because wet weather is making it hard to plant crops. Whitmer’s office announced the signing Monday. The spending covers ...

5 counties get disaster designation

Michigan News

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Five Michigan counties have been declared federal disaster areas because of losses from heavy rains and high winds in the past year. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue approved Antrim, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Otsego counties for the designation. It ...

Lottery

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DETROIT (AP) _ These Michigan lotteries were drawn Monday: Lucky For Life: 11-16-18-23-37, Lucky Ball: 7 Poker Lotto: AD-AH-2D-8D-6S Midday Daily 3: 3-6-6 Midday Daily 4: 7-0-2-2 Daily 3: 0-4-3 Daily 4: 6-0-7-6 Fantasy 5: 18-20-28-33-38 Estimated jackpot: ...

Pound

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No strays were lodged at The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, which now is operating in its new building at 815 S. State Highway M553, Gwinn. Call 906-475-6661 or visit upaws.org to find out about animals waiting for adoption. Found and lodged at the Alger County Animal Shelter in ...

Vessels

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MARQUETTE — The Michipicoten was expected at 11 a.m. today at the Lake Superior & Ishpeming ore dock in Marquette’s Upper Harbor. The Lee A. Tregurtha is due at 1 a.m. Wednesday, followed by the Maumee at 5 p.m. Wednesday and the Kaye E. Barker at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Weather

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Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, a 20 percent chance of showers after 2 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 62. South wind around 10 mph. Wednesday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4 p.m., then a slight chance of showers between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., then a slight chance of ...

Northern nirvana

Front Page News

AUTRAIN — Moss-covered boulders, towering hemlock and cedar trees, and a panoramic view of Lake Superior can help young cancer survivors rejuvenate in a natural setting. However, how many people, cancer survivors or not, don’t have access to this kind of setting. Fortunately, the True ...

Book buzz

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Bees are key links in the ecosystem and food chain, pollinating much of the food humans and animals depend upon. For those who would like to learn more about the significance of bees, their care and keeping, a reading of “Keeping Bees Alive” by Lawrence Connor will be hosted ...

Drowning victim recovered

Front Page News

HARDWOOD — The body of Alex McDermott, 28, of Felch was recovered Sunday after he had been reported missing after jumping off a pontoon boat on June 29 in the East Branch Sturgeon River at Stromberg Park in Hardwood. Michigan State Police reported that for the next several days after ...

Fatal swimming accident at Canyon Falls

Front Page News

CANYON FALLS — The body of a Michigan Technological University student reported missing after a Friday swimming accident was recovered from the Sturgeon River at Canyon Falls Saturday afternoon. The 24-year-old man was swimming with a group of friends Friday night when he became exhausted ...

The calendar

Community

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Animal welfare workshops on tap GWINN — Michigan Pet Fund Alliance will host a series of animal welfare workshops throughout Michigan for animal rescue and animal shelter staff, volunteers and advocates. Locally, there will be a workshop at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in ...