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Outside adult-care visits planned

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Norlite Nursing Center announced on its Facebook page that it is starting outdoor visits with families and friends of its residents soon. The Marquette-based facility said the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is expected to release a ruling on outside visits ...

Spate of shootings raises fears of a violent summer

Front Page News

CHICAGO — A spate of shootings over the past several days has law enforcement on edge, with some warning that a turbulent brew of a pandemic, racial unrest, historic surges in gun sales and a rancorous election year could make it an especially deadly summer. Although mass shootings are down ...

Marquette Downtown Development Authority announces grants available

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Downtown Development Association is announcing limited grant funds remain available in its Downtown Façade Improvement Grant Program. This allows the MDDA to hold a second competitive round of applications, with a deadline of July 1, according to an MDDA ...

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 ...

IOHRA to meet Wednesday

Local

MARQUETTE — The Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority will hold its June Board meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Carp River Kiln Site located near the mouth of the Carp River in Marquette. Items on the agenda include financials, grants, maintenance lists, and officer elections. ...

Virtual race benefits SAYT

Local

MARQUETTE — Superior Arts Youth Theater is holding its fourth annual Superheroes On the Run 1 Mile, 5K, and 10K fundraiser as a virtual race now through July 10. A virtual race can be run (or walked) from any location the participant chooses. Runners are encouraged to time themselves and ...

LWV to meet July 1

Local

MARQUETTE —The League of Women Voters of Marquette County continues its important work in this election year. Meetings have moved to the Zoom cloud-based service currently. Participants do not need a Zoom account and can easily join the meetings. The League of Women Voters is a ...

Ice cream social is on Saturday

Local

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming VFW Post 4573, 310 Bank St., will have an Ice Cream Social from 1-6 p.m. Saturday. Weather permitting, there will be outside seating as well as limited indoor seating available. A variety of ice creams and toppings will be available. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 ...

Calendar, Nightlife info sought

Local

MARQUETTE — As the pandemic gets controlled and as things start to return to “normal,” The Mining Journal welcomes people to start submitting information for Community Calendar, which traditionally has been part of the paper daily, and for Nightlife, which runs on Monday. ≤ ...

Dear Annie: Fewer expectations mean less worries

Community

Dear Annie: I so enjoy your column, and, as usual, you are on target in your advice concerning the woman who was hurt by not being notified about her cousin’s death. Two things have caused me to be a happier person. One is dropping my expectations of others, and the other is choosing not to ...

Michigan man wins, again

Michigan News

SOUTH ROCKWOOD, Mich. (AP) — How does he do it? For the second time, a southeastern Michigan man has won a $4 million lottery game, officials said Monday. Mark Clark of South Rockwood scratched a ticket with a coin that was given to him by his late father about 10 years ago. They often ...

Teen found in Nebraska

Michigan News

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Michigan man was arrested and a 15-year-old girl who had been reported missing was found after a Nebraska State Patrol chase on Interstate 80 over the weekend. Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas said the chase started Saturday afternoon when a driver hit a patrol car that ...

Lawsuit: Teen screamed ‘I can’t breathe’ during restraint

Michigan News

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A civil lawsuit filed Monday following the death of a 16-year-old in a Michigan youth facility says he screamed “I can’t breathe” as at least one staff member placed their weight on the Black teen’s chest for nearly 10 minutes. The lawsuit filed in ...

James stops at farm to resume in-person campaign for Senate

Michigan News

HANOVER TOWNSHIP — U.S. Senate candidate John James began an in-person tour of Michigan Monday, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, visiting a Jackson County farm to criticize what he called the over-regulation and over-taxation of farmers. The challenger to Democratic Sen. Gary ...

Benson: Voters need clear choices of how to vote in pandemic

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s chief election officer said she is cautiously optimistic about preparations for the 2020 elections amid the coronavirus outbreak, emphasizing the state can avoid failures seen elsewhere by giving people clear choices of how to vote absentee or in ...

South Carolina beaches fill, but COVID-19 takes no vacation

Coronavirus

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The elevator doors opened and inside were 10 people crammed into a space no bigger than a closet, none of them wearing a mask. In bathing suits, they walked out of the hotel, across the pool deck and into the sand in what is fast becoming South Carolina’s hot ...

Budgets put limits on social distancing options for schools

Coronavirus

By MIKE CATALINI and MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press As schools consider how and when to reopen their buildings during the pandemic, many are finding themselves overwhelmed by the potential expenses that would come with operating under social distancing guidelines: protective equipment, ...

Virus sets off new school closures in Australia

Coronavirus

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Victoria state has recorded 17 new cases of COVID-19, resulting in the closing of two primary schools in Melbourne. State Premier Daniel Andrews said there would be “significant community transmission” among the new cases. Andrews said one of ...

Lebanon’s crisis, pandemic hit American University in Beirut

Coronavirus

BEIRUT (AP) — One of the Arab world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, which endured civil war, kidnappings and various economic crises, is preparing for what may be the biggest challenge in its 154-year history. The American University of Beirut is confronting a global pandemic, ...

Gym owners, patrons simply happy to be back

Front Page News

As states continue the process of reopening after being shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, gyms have become a source of healing for many who were unable to work out while quarantining. “Part of the draw to come to the gym is the social interaction,” Val Holmes, owner of ...