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Michigan police release grisly details in mutilation death

Michigan News

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police on Monday revealed details in the slaying of a man whose mutilated body was found last year in the home of his suspected killer. The naked body of Kevin Bacon of Swartz Creek on Dec. 28 was found hanging from the ceiling in the Bennington Township ...

Mother pleads no contest to helping son in body parts case

Michigan News

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A mother accused of helping her son move the dismembered remains of a woman pleaded no contest Monday before a trial in western Michigan. Barbara Chance faces up to a year in jail, Kent County Judge Paul Denenfeld said. Chance’s son, Jared Chance, was ...

New charge against ex-UAW exec

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Monday filed a revised charge against a former United Auto Workers official, signaling that another plea deal is likely in the government's investigation of corruption at the Detroit-based union. Vance Pearson, a former UAW regional director in the St. ...

Living Green – Keeping tabs

Front Page News

Editor’s note: This is part four of a series on the Community Environmental Monitoring Program, or CEMP, which is an agreement among the Superior Watershed Partnership, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, the Community Foundation of Marquette County and Eagle Mine. This article outlines the ...

New challenge in lamprey war: warmer waters

Front Page News

LANSING — It’s not easy to get rid of the Great Lakes sea lampreys. A new study in the Journal of Great Lakes Research found that it may be getting even harder. Warmer waters increase the larval sea lamprey’s tolerance to TFM, a chemical widely-used to kill lampreys during their larval ...

Sole U.P. pot retailer open for business

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — Things are moving quickly statewide in the realm of retail marijuana in Michigan. According to an mLive article published Jan. 2, nearly $6.5 million was made in recreational marijuana sales in Michigan in December. The state has issued 54 recreational marijuana business ...

Hearing set for code amendments regarding weed businesses

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — With the city of Marquette’s ordinance allowing adult-use marijuana businesses to operate in the city becoming effective in March, the city planning commission has been busy amending the city’s land development code to outline land-use standards for the establishments. After ...

Spread Goodness Day to co-host food drive with Getz’s Thursday

Local

MARQUETTE — Spread Goodness Day will co-host a food drive from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. with Getz’s Clothiers to collect donations for the Marquette St. Vincent De Paul and Salvation Army food pantries. A photo shoot will take place at the event, and anyone who ...

UPSET arrests Calumet woman

Local

CALUMET — A 57-year-old Calumet woman was arrested on Friday after a 13-month investigation led Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team detectives conducted a search warrant for delivery of methamphetamine. UPSET detectives received information about meth being shipped to the suspect on ...

2019 Cheer Club contributors

Local

Contributors to The Mining Journal Cheer Club include: Mill Creek Senior Living, Marquette Dan LaBelle, Marquette In memory of Leslie and Lillian Ross, Marquette Stella Huddle, Aria LaMere, Ryan Garvelle, Sam Roosner, Jax Reissner, Marquette Joan Fregeole, Marquette

State spreads word about scam

Local

LANSING — Michigan taxpayers with past-due tax debts should be aware of an aggressive scam making making the rounds through the U.S. Postal Service, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. In the scheme, taxpayers receive what appears to be a government-looking letter about an ...

Co-op instructs on French cheeses

Spotlight

Amanda and Brigitte from the Marquette Food Co-op presented “Cheeses of France” to Marquette Senior High School’s French 2 students in Madame Kelly Simon’s class. Students tasted four different imported cheeses and learned about the culture and origin of each.

Fire poster contest winners listed

Spotlight

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Fire Department would like to thank all the teachers and students who participated in this year's poster contest. The winners from each school are listed above. There is a Grand Prize winner from each school who received a ride to school in a fire truck. All ...

Exchange Club backs S&R

Spotlight

The Exchange Club of Marquette County member Ann Marie Columbo, center, presents a $1,500 check to Marquette County Search and Rescue representatives Steve Sharrett and Erica Thomas. Search and Rescue personnel provide overnight security at the annual International Food Fest, which the Exchange ...

St. Norbert dean’s list released

Spotlight

DE PERE, Wis. - The following students have been named to the 2019 fall semester dean’s list at St. Norbert College. A minimum 3.5 grade point average is required for academic eligibility. Hannah Swajanen, Marquette and Faith Toutant of Negaunee. The only Norbertine college in the world, ...

Student attends engineering program at Michigan Tech

Spotlight

HOUGHTON—Ainsley Kirk of Marquette attended the Women in Automotive Engineering program at Michigan Tech University in Houghton. Twelve high-school girls were accepted into this highly competitive scholarship program. The week-long exploration was designed to maintain a pipeline of ...

Weeknight Music Wednesday

Community

MARQUETTE — Celebrate Winter and the New year with some Weeknight Music featuring Under This Cold Sky, at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Peter White Library’s Community Room on the lower level. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a place unlike any other, with beautiful and pristine wilderness ...

Crime book club to meet

Community

MARQUETTE — Once Upon a Crime, the book group for mystery lovers, will meet in the Dandelion Cottage Room in the Peter White Public Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss “Motherless Brooklyn” by Jonathan Lethem. When Frank Minna, leader of the Minna Men, a group of orphans who live on ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: My wife is an alcoholic. I wrote the letter below to myself really. I was wondering if you would publish it, in hopes that it might help someone who is afflicted with alcoholism, or perhaps let a family member who is engulfed by it, know that they are not alone in their ...

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; ...