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Peters, facing re-election, will vote to convict Trump

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Democratic Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan said Tuesday that he will vote to remove President Donald Trump from office, saying the facts show that he abused his power to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Peters, who is seeking reelection to a second ...

Whitmer allies launch TV ads to support road-bonding plan

Michigan News

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Allies of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have launched $750,000 in TV ads to support her plan to borrow $3.5 billion to roughly double construction spending on state-owned roads and bridges over five years. The Road to Michigan’s Future, a social ...

Warning labels on marijuana?

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Marijuana sold in shops would have to have labels warning pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers about the health risks for their fetuses and infants under legislation sent to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The House approved the bills 105-4 on Tuesday, after the Senate ...

DNR set to launch new license sales system

Front Page News

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will move to a new, more technologically advanced system for selling hunting and fishing licenses, hunting applications and ORV and snowmobile permits online and at retail agent locations statewide. The new system will go live at noon ...

Local hockey team digs out fire hydrants

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — They can usually be found inside Lakeview Arena hard at work practicing, but on Jan. 28, the Marquette Junior Wildcats 12-under PeeWee A hockey team was hard at work in the snow. The kids were busy clearing the snow from the fire hydrants on Fair Avenue to Lakeview Arena from ...

First-ever Marquette Area Theatre Awards to take place Thursday

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Get ready to waltz down the red carpet in support of Marquette County’s theater groups in the first of its kind award show that honors the roles played both on and off stage throughout last year. The Marquette Area Theatre Awards will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in ...

Coast Guards warns of weak ice across Great Lakes region

Local

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard reminds the public to exercise caution on ice throughout the entire Great Lakes region. Current ice conditions on the Great Lakes are far below the seasonal average, according to a Monday news release from the Coast Guard. The combination of open water, ...

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 ...

Gwinn man arrested on CSC charges

Local

MARQUETTE — A Gwinn man was arrested at the end of January on criminal sexual conduct charges. On Thursday, officers from the Forsyth Township Police Department arrested Chad Michael Davis on outstanding warrants stemming from an ongoing criminal sexual conduct investigation. The case ...

A bright spot in February

Local

REPUBLIC — You have to be determined to golf in the winter in the Upper Peninsula. But that Yooper determination is just what organizers of the sixth annual Memorial Tennis Ball Golf Tournament or TBGolf 2020 are hoping to see on Saturday. It’s a new location, the Northern Lights ...

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; ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: Every Sunday, my family and I go over to my mother’s house for dinner. My father passed away a few years ago, and the dinners are a way to help her not feel so lonely. We usually have a lovely time during dinner, and she adores spending time with her grandchildren. The problem is ...

Trout Unlimited meeting at Zephyr

Community

MARQUETTE — The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zephyr Wine Bar & Cafe, 215 S. Front St., Marquette. All who are interested in conservation and cold water fisheries are welcome.

UPHP offering Medicare info

Community

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Health Plan is offering free onsite events for those who are turning 65 or new to Medicare and are curious about options. UPHP will offer answers to Medicare questions. Learn more about Medicare plans and coverage plans offered at UPHP. Dates and times of ...

Vets service officer in Marquette

Community

MARQUETTE — American Legion Department Service Officer Gary Easterling will be in Marquette from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St. Easterling is the director of Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation for the Michigan American Legion. According to a release ...

Aqua aerobics sessions to be held

Community

NEGAUNEE — Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools is taking registrations for its upcoming Aqua Aerobics class. This class is scheduled to start Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Ishpeming High School for 11 weeks. Liquid toning with the resistance of water is a great way to exercise. Class size is ...