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Police Log

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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 ...

1 injured in Negaunee crash

Local

MARQUETTE — A Michigamme man was injured during a two-vehicle personal injury accident that occured yesterday on U.S. 41 East and Teal Lake Avenue in Negaunee. The Negaunee Police Department responded to the accident which occured at approximately 8:10 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses state they ...

Minor injuries sustained in crash

Local

MARQUETTE — A 51-year-old man sustained minor injuries in a two-car personal injury accident at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Brickyard Road roundabout Thursday morning. A 2018 Hyundai station wagon driven by a Quinnesec man lost control of his vehicle while attempting to navigate the ...

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; ...

Bulletin Board

Community

USMC birthday to be marked MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Detachment 764 of the Marine Corps League will host a celebration of the Marine Corps 244st Birthday. The celebration will be held at the Casa Calabria Restaurant in Marquette beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday with ceremony at 8 p.m. No ...

Is she hearing him?

Community

Dear Annie: Our best friend’s son just got married in July. We gave them a generous check as a gift at the beginning of June when we saw the son and his fiancee at dinner. We were not going to be attending the wedding later in the month due to a prior engagement. The thing is, we have ...

Winter’s transition is now fully underway

Community

“A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air.” - Eric Sloane There is plenty of crunch in each ...

Same-sex couples reflect 5 years after marriage decision

Community

By NANCY MCLAUGHLIN Associated Press GREENSBORO, N.C. — Frank Brooks and Brad Newton have lost three parents between them and gotten through a cancer scare in the last five years — as husband and husband. “It’s nice to know there’s that legal safety net,” said Newton, a ...

Laase-Derouin

Community

BARK RIVER — Eden Laase and Bryce Derouin exchanged wedding vows Aug. 31 in Bark River with Justin Bloniarz as officiant. Eden is the daughter of Al and Kileen Laase of Grand Junction, Colorado. Bryce is the son of Joe and Sandy Derouin of Bark River. Maids of honor were Emily and Ellen ...

Budget impasse remains due to dispute over shifting funds

Michigan News

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers said Thursday that they were very close to agreeing to restore some funding she vetoed during a budget impasse, but a deal remained elusive due to their clash over limiting the governor’s power to shift funds within individual ...

Michigan Supreme Court takes case of foreclosure windfalls

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer on Thursday warned the Michigan Supreme Court that local governments could face a financial calamity if forced to repay surplus cash from the sale of tax-foreclosed properties. There is no dispute that state law allows county treasurers to keep money left over after ...

Officers cleared in shooting

Michigan News

WALLOON LAKE (AP) — The fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man by two police officers in northern Michigan has been ruled justified. Charlevoix County Prosecutor Allen Telgenhof says in a letter Thursday that the Boyne City officer and county sheriff’s deputy have been cleared of wrongdoing ...

Making the grade

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette has received a “B” grade in a report released today by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that biannually grades over 2,600 U.S. general acute-care hospitals in an aim to improve health care quality and safety for ...

Retired MPD detective, chief Sarvello dies at 73

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Marquette-area resident and longtime member of local law enforcement Salvatore “Sal” Dominic Sarvello Jr. passed away Friday. In his 73 years of life, he took on many roles such as son, father, husband, veteran, student, board and volunteer member, coach, officer and more. ...

ORV route through Heartwood Forestland to move forward

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A proposed off-road vehicle route through the westernmost portion of Marquette’s Heartwood Forestland will move forward with the Oct. 28 approval of the Marquette City Commission. The trail will be “completely separate from silent sport trails” and would allow ORVs to ...

Michigan budget cuts felt locally

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A message to the state Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to “Go back to the table and solve all financial issues regarding funding for local government entities including all 83 counties in Michigan” was approved by the Marquette County Board of Commissioners at its ...

Chicago’s top cop retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

Front Page News

CHICAGO — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson will announce on Thursday that he will retire after more than three years as the city’s top cop, a post he took over during one of the most violent chapters in the city’s history and amid public outcry over the release of a video ...

Veterans Day events slated

Local

Jacobetti hosts ceremony MARQUETTE — On Monday at 11 a.m., the D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony in the Chapel. This year’s program host is the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 22. Refreshments will be served in the Jacobetti Home’s Recreation Room ...

West end manager mix

Local

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will interview three candidates on Friday in the hopes of finally filling the city manager position. Candidates are former Gladstone City Manager Darcy Long, former Playdata LLC Operations Manager Richard Lock and Deputy to the Garrison Commander ...