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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 ...

Vets treated to day of fishing on Lake Superior

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Many Northern Michigan residents have a relationship with the sport of fishing that goes as deep as Lake Superior itself. The South Shore Fishing Association —a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance fishing in the area — is working on getting more ...

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; ...

State briefing

Michigan News

Michigan couple found dead in lake MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Two people missing for a week after meeting online have been found dead in a car in Lake Erie in southeastern Michigan. A Monroe County sheriff’s detective believes the driver might have been confused after leaving a bar and ...

Dream big, princess

Front Page News

Jenni Blondeau, dressed as Princess Belle from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” makes small talk with Willow Barrett, 6, at Amarah’s Princess Parade at Presque Isle Park in Marquette on Saturday. The fourth annual event was a royal affair with attendees of all ages dressed in ...

NHS announces student scholarship recipients

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NEGAUNEE — Negaunee High School earlier this year announced the following scholarship recipients: Maci Faith Aho: Excellence in Education: Renee Thomas Memorial Scholarship; Honor Credit Union Community Commitment Scholarship; Matthew Worthington Memorial Scholarship; Negaunee High School ...

Volunteer opportunities

Community

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

Board approves extension for Girard’s position

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Marquette Township Manager Randy Girard has board approval to work beyond his Dec. 31 retirement date. Marquette Township Board members on Tuesday voted unanimously to allow Girard to stay in his position up to five additional months beyond his two-year contract with prorated ...

Be sure to watch dogs for heatstroke

Community

Dear Readers: It’s the end of August, and the heat is on! HEATSTROKE can develop in a dog when its body temperature reaches over 104 degrees, and it can permanently damage body organs. Can you recognize the signs of heatstroke in your dog? Here are some: * frantic panting * a bright-red ...

Family member is often critical

Community

Q: I have a not-so-distant relative who is an extremely difficult person to be around. “Chris” can spot a flaw from across the room and never wastes an opportunity to criticize. I know I shouldn’t care what “Chris” thinks, but I do. What can I change in this situation? Jim: Dealing ...

Minister’s efforts to comfort sister bring anger, alienation

Community

DEAR ABBY: I have been a minister for 40 years. Throughout most of these years, I have tried to be supportive to my sister. Her oldest child, “Nahla,” has been “difficult” since she was 15. My niece cuts herself, uses drugs and has been in prison and in rehab. I have listened patiently ...

The Motley Fool

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Ask the Fool 401(k)s vs. 403(b)s Q: What’s the difference between a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan? — B.H., Port Charlotte, Florida A: Both are tax-advantaged retirement plans, with 401(k)s targeting private-sector workers and 403(b)s primarily for employees of tax-exempt employers, ...

Still healing from traumas of addiction

Community

Dear Annie: After more than 40 years addicted to meth, and being an alcoholic, I have been clean and sober for two years now and I am nothing like the old me. My now grown children are speaking to me after four long heartbreaking silent years. Unfortunately, my goal to reconcile my ...

Will prostate-shrinking meds affect low-grade prostate cancer?

Community

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’ve had low-grade prostate cancer for several years and am presently on “active surveillance.” My PSAs have been high but steady, running around 7.8 to 9.2. I have a greatly enlarged prostate, which I believe contributes to the high PSA numbers. I would like your ...

Pew warns Michigan: Legal pot an uncertain revenue source

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — While recreational marijuana sales in Michigan are expected to initially rocket, a public policy organization is warning that the experiences of other states indicate legal pot is an unpredictable revenue source. Michigan’s House Fiscal Agency estimates annual sales will ...

Shining a LIGHT

Front Page News

The Marquette Maritime Museum held a sunset lighthouse tour on Thursday in Marquette. The maritime musuem is celebrating its 35th anniversary. The museum has been hosting lighthouse tours for years with good turnouts. The lighthouse is the second lighthouse at the current location and was ...

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 ...

HarborFest kicks off at Lower Harbor

Local

Above, The Wayouts perform at the Marquette West Rotary’s HarborFest in Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park Friday evening. Every year the free festival brings together musical acts from across Michigan. Other festivities include bounce houses, food vendors, a car show, luge demonstrations ...

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; ...

Candidate:  Michigan city should be as white ‘as possible’

Michigan News

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A city council candidate in Michigan shocked a public forum when she said she wants to keep her community white “as much as possible.” Jean Cramer made the comment Thursday in response to a question about diversity in Marysville, a city in St. Clair County, 55 ...