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Pre-summer reopening a relief for small businesses

Coronavirus

The timing of states reopening in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic was just soon enough that many businesses did not have to shut down for good. Even so, small business owners remain very cautious as they open doors to be sure to try and avoid a second shutdown. We spoke with business owners ...

Local: Safety, social distancing, sanitization key focuses

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Proceed with caution seems to be the theme for gyms and fitness centers in Marquette County since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer allowed the facilities to reopen June 10 in the Upper Peninsula. Safety, social distancing and sanitization are key components of several local centers’ ...

Whitmer, Enbridge swap letters on Line 5 operations, future

Front Page News

By Journal staff LANSING — Enbridge officials have responded to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s request over the weekend to shut down the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. Whitmer sent two letters to Enbridge CEO Al Monaco after the company reported damage to the east leg of the dual ...

Suspects in shooting taken into custody

Front Page News

GLADSTONE — Two people have been arrested after police sought them for several days in relation to a Wednesday shooting in Schoolcraft County, according to a Michigan State Police press release. Trevor Gault, 33, and Alyssa Arnold, 20, were taken into custody without incident on Saturday, ...

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 ...

Sewage backup discharges on street

Local

MARQUETTE — The City of Marquette had a small sewage backup Friday morning at the corner of Seventh and Fisher streets where an estimated 10 gallons escaped onto the street but did not make it into the stormwater system. Marquette City Public Works sewer crew cleared the line but the ...

Owner sought for four-wheeler

Local

MARQUETTE — A Yamaha four-wheeler was located in Negaunee Friday by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, that appears to have been stolen and used in an incident in Ishpeming the evening before it was dumped. The incident occurred at noon. Two citizens found a blue/silver Yamaha ...

Friday night fish fry held at VFW

Local

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming VFW Post 4573, 310 Bank St., will have a Friday night fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday. The menu features a variety of fish, baked or fried, as well as ribeye steak, chicken and burgers. Each dinner includes aa baked potato or fries, applesauce, cole slaw, roll and ...

Hot, dry weather boosts fire danger

Community

Weather across Michigan has been great in recent days, mostly warm, sunny and dry. But that means a higher risk of wildfires. Most areas in the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula currently are at elevated fire risk, and that is expected to continue (for some time). The ...

1 slain, 11 others wounded in 7 shootings in Detroit

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — One man has been killed and 11 other people wounded in seven separate shootings in Detroit over about an eight-hour span. A 35-year-old man was found shot about 6 a.m. Sunday on Detroit’s east side, police said. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Two men — ages 46 ...

Marine unit finds body in river

Michigan News

ROYALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A body has been recovered from a river in southwestern Michigan two days after a 45-year-old man was reported missing while rescuing a juvenile who was struggling in the water. Members of the Berrien County marine unit found the apparent drowning victim ...

Detroit area social workers step up to help during pandemic

Michigan News

DETROIT — When Amanda Stein heard the schools were shutting down as the coronavirus spread, she set up a food pantry in Madison Heights. Three months later, it serves 1,000 people a week. “When the schools closed, I had an idea of what might be coming,” said Stein, a licensed social ...

Elk Rapids craft brewery uses seaplane to make beer delivery

Michigan News

TORCH LAKE — Look, up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Joe Short and Aquabear. That's right. Short's, the popular northern Michigan craft brewery based out of Elk Rapids, delivered six crates of beer dockside by Seaplane earlier this month to six Antrim County area families ...

Trump rally highlights vulnerabilities

Coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s return to the campaign trail was designed to show strength and enthusiasm heading into the critical final months before an election that will decide whether he remains in the White House. Instead, his weekend rally in Oklahoma highlighted growing ...

Because of the virus, dads mark Father’s Day from a distance

Coronavirus

CHICAGO (AP) — Wake Sharp got to see his family on Father's Day — see them, not hug them, not kiss them, not even shake hands. Because of the terrible toll taken by the coronavirus on older people in nursing homes and other institutions, the 93-year-old Navy veteran and his loved ones had ...

Virus cases surge in India, slow in China

Coronavirus

NEW DELHI (AP) — The world saw the largest daily increases yet in coronavirus cases, with infections soaring in India’s rural villages after migrant workers fled major cities. India’s coronavirus caseload climbed by nearly 15,000 as of today to 425,282, with more than 13,000 deaths, ...