Men killed by slabs identified

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STERLING HEIGHTS (AP) — Police have identified two workers who died when slabs of granite fell on them inside a Detroit-area business. Sterling Heights police say 30-year-old Benjamin Allen Welch of Warren and 53-year-old James Jones of Shelby Township died in the accident Monday afternoon ...

9/11 recalled, 18 years on

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NEW YORK — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to “never forget” and rising attention to the terror attacks’ extended toll on responders. A crowd of victims’ relatives is expected at ground zero today, while President Donald Trump is ...

Rolling Mill Mine disaster Part 1

Superior History

Editor’s note: This article was adapted from one that was originally published in the USW Local 4974’s The Miners’ Voice, August 1982 NEGAUNEE — “A mining accident attended by the greatest loss of life in the history of the Marquette Range occurred at the Rolling Mill mine, located ...

Military Airports Program revisited

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MARQUETTE — At a special meeting Tuesday, the Marquette County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement for grant funding that will be used to improve hangars at Sawyer International Airport. In two separate motions, the board adopted resolutions from the Federal Aviation Administration ...

New manager’s pact OK’d

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HARVEY — The Chocolay Township Board officially approved an employment agreement for township manager candidate William DeGroot on Monday. The board voted 5-2 to approve the agreement for DeGroot, an Ann Arbor Transit Authority financial analyst and transit planner, after an adjustment was ...

Displaced: Ishpeming Senior Center facility to close

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ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Senior Center, at 324 Pine St., at least the building that houses the organization, will close its doors in a little over a week. During a special meeting on Tuesday, the Ishpeming City Council voted unanimously to close the facility due to safety ...

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 ...

Peanut Days fundraiser starts Friday


ISHPEMING — The Greater Ishpeming Area Pioneer Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Peanut Days fundraiser on Friday and Saturday at the following sites: in Negaunee at Super One Foods and in Ishpeming at Jubilee Foods, Jim's IGA and TruNorth Credit Union. The club asks for the public’s ...

Children’s museum to host event


MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette will host “Fort-O-Rama” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday as part of its Second Thursday Creativity Series. “Join us for a variety of fort building-themed crafts, fun with knot tying and unexpected music,” organizers ...

Yarnwinder guild to meet Thursday


MARQUETTE — The Yarnwinder Fiber Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. There will be a yarn and tool exchange, and participants can learn how to test yarn types and weights.

Grand Hotel to be sold


DETROIT (AP) — The owners of the iconic Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island said Tuesday that they’ve reached a tentative deal to sell the hotel to a private equity firm. The Musser family and KSL Capital Partners are expected to close the deal within 30 days. Terms were not ...

Differences remain as Whitmer, GOP lawmakers work on budget


LANSING — The tabling of talks on a multibillion-dollar plan to improve Michigan’s roads clears the way for passage of the next state budget. But first, Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-led Legislature have three weeks to resolve several differences on spending — ...