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GM workers worry about paying bills as strike continues

Michigan News

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Nearly four weeks into the United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors, employees are starting to feel the pinch of going without their regular paychecks. They’re scaling back at the grocery, giving up on eating at restaurants and some are taking on part-time ...

More cases of rabies in skunks

Michigan News

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Officials have confirmed two new cases of rabies in skunks found in suburban Detroit communities. Oakland County’s health division says Wednesday that the skunks were in Southfield and Farmington Hills and that rabies has been verified so far this year in eight ...

UPPCO seeks extension of bimonthly meter reading from MPSC

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Some Upper Peninsula Power Co. customers could receive estimated bills until September. The company has applied with the Michigan Public Service Commission for a six-month extension of a waiver which allows UPPCO to read the “majority” of the company’s residential meters ...

Signs of the times

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — You may never have given the name of the street you’re driving or walking down a second thought. Historically, the naming of streets comes with the development of a city or town. Streets often hold the names of presidents, developers, influential families and of the landmarks or ...

Local food fest connects growers, chefs, consumers

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Members of the local food system, from farmers to chefs to consumers, will be celebrated at the Marquette Local Food Fest from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ramada Inn. “The real reason for this event is to celebrate all the work they do and showcase the value of those who work ...

U.P. Labor Hall of Fame announces 2019 inductees

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Three dedicated local union leaders will join the likes of Dominic Jacobetti, Mike Prusi and Geraldine Defant during a ceremony in the Northern Center Ballroom on Northern Michigan University’s campus at 5 p.m. Friday. Stu Skauge, a longtime member of the Michigan Education ...

‘The legend lives on’

Local

“The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down “Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee “The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead “When the skies of November turn gloomy.” Those lyrics are from Gordon Lightfoot's song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” and although ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — Lyle Rutter of Chatham and John Mayotte of Marquette, both corrections officers at Marquette Branch Prison, have received Rotary Club honors ...

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 ...

Educational academy for youths

Local

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Youth Challenge Academy, a free, residential education program for teenagers struggling in school, will be hosting informational orientations in northern Michigan in October. Qualified candidates are between the ages of 16 and 18 and must voluntarily apply to the ...

Reading group to meet Thursday

Local

MARQUETTE — The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will meet to discuss “Consolations” by David Whyte at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Dandelion Cottage Room at Peter White Public Library in Marquette. “Consolations” is a set of brief reflections on 52 ordinary words — alone, ...

GINCC Annual Gala set for Thursday

Local

ISHPEMING — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its Annual Award winners for 2019. Nominations are made by the community and then voted on by the GINCC Board of Directors and staff. Nominations are based on community contributions, actions and involvement ...

50th anniversary for Haywire Grade

Region

MANISTIQUE — The public is invited to attend events tied to the Thursday kickoff of the Haywire Grade’s 50th anniversary year. Free ATV rides will be available throughout the day; those interested should RSVP to Dennis Serra at Dennis@GreatGetaways.tv. The evening program starts at 5 ...

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: We received a shocking message on our answering machine a few days ago. A woman called and identified herself as a possible daughter from an affair 35 years ago. Later, a woman left a message saying she was the mother. I have not been in contact with this woman for 31 ...

NMU hosts Alzheimer’s talk

Community

MARQUETTE — Recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease will be the topic of the next Your Health presentation at Northern Michigan University. Scott Counts, associate professor of translational neuroscience at Michigan State University, will give the talk ...

Carnegie Library group to meet

Community

ISHPEMING — The Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Leverton Community Room on the lower level of the library. All who are interested in supporting the library and its programs are encouraged to join the group. Meetings are held monthly for ...

‘Fall Fling’ coming up Thursday

Community

MARQUETTE — U.P. residents will have a fun opportunity for one-on-one time with a variety of local holistic wellness professionals in an elegant setting to help find their “wellness match” with a speed-dating style event. Natural Connections’ “Fall Fling” Meet Your Holistic ...

Legion service officer in area

Community

MARQUETTE — American Legion department service officer, Lisa Clark will be in Marquette from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St. She is available to assist all veterans and families of veterans with claims preparation, presentation, counsel and appeal ...