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Star light, star bright

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The stars shone brightly on the inside of the Shiras Planetarium during its monthly Tour of the Night Sky program Monday afternoon at Marquette Senior High School. Attendees were able to explore constellations and planets visible in early March via the planetarium’s ...

Multiple suspects arrested Monday on drug charges

Front Page News

MENOMINEE — The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team arrested an 18-year-old female from Marinette, Wisconsin, and a 20-year-old male from Peshtigo, Wisconsin, Monday on multiple drug-related charges. Over the past two months, UPSET detectives have been investigating a female heroin ...

Absentee voters can vote again if favorite candidate is out

Front Page News

DETROIT — It’s not too late: Voters who used an absentee ballot for Michigan’s March 10 presidential primary election can change their preference and start over. At least 10 Democratic candidates and two Republicans have dropped out since Michigan ballots were printed, including U.S. ...

G-7 pledges cooperation, no specifics, in response to virus

Front Page News

WASHINGTON — Seven major economies pledged to use “all appropriate tools” to deal with the spreading coronavirus but announced no immediate actions. The group of major industrial countries, referred to as the G-7, said Tuesday that it was ìready to take actions, including fiscal ...

Police Log

Local

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 ...

WEHF spring grant opportunity

Local

MARQUETTE — The West End Health Foundation, formerly the Western Marquette County Health Foundation, is announcing spring grant opportunities. Priority funding areas are projects offered in the cities of Ishpeming and Negaunee and the following townships: Champion, Ely, Humboldt, ...

Dog licenses, permits unavailable

Local

MARQUETTE — Dog license and permits for Marquette’s off-leash area will be unavailable for purchase in the City Clerk’s office through March 13. This time will be dedicated to preparation for the March 10 Presidential Primary Election and specifically to absentee voters, according to a ...

Load, speed restrictions imposed

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Road Commission will impose and enforce seasonal load and speed restrictions on all roads and streets under its jurisdiction beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, a press release from the commission states. Restrictions apply to all motorized vehicles and loads. ...

Westwood High School announces honor rolls

Spotlight

Semester 1 12th grade * Denotes 4.0 GPA ALL As: *Katelyn Anttila, *Rocco Carlson, *Aili Harmon, *Trent Holmgren, *Madelyn Koski, Elliott Lemire, *Madison MacLachlan, *Camery Magnuson, *Mason Mariuzza, *Makenzie Rajala, *Calli Solka, *Brock Sundberg, *Jackson Vidlund, 3.0 GPA or ...

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; ...

Olson enrichment grant aps out

Community

MARQUETTE — Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development has announced applications are now being accepted for the Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award in honor of former GLCYD president and CEO. This $500 award assists Upper Peninsula K-12 schools, teachers, or organizations ...

Programs on composting coming up

Community

NORWAY — Are you interested in learning more about how to compost successfully? Do you want to know more about the benefits of composting and recycling for you, the environment and your garden? Or, do you already compost and would you like to teach others about how to successfully ...

NPL to participate in tech initiative

Community

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Public Library has been selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of the American Library Association and the Public Library Association. It is sponsored by Grow with Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity initiative. The ...

‘Good liquor’ and other joys: ex-UAW official pleads guilty

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A former senior official at the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring with other labor leaders to steal more than $1 million in dues while enjoying golf, lavish lodging, meals and booze. “Our office will never tolerate the abuse of union funds for the ...

Fisherman plunges through ice

Michigan News

TAWAS CITY, Mich. (AP) — A fisherman fell through ice and likely drowned in Tawas Bay in the northern Lower Peninsula, police said. Walker Whitford drove his all-terrain vehicle on the bay, fell through ice and didn’t survive Saturday. State police say the ice was only an inch thick in ...