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First adult-use marijuana payments distributed to communities

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Treasury is distributing nearly $10 million to more than 100 municipalities and counties as a part of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. This week, 38 cities, seven villages, 21 townships and 38 counties began receiving payments ...

Teen charged in shooting deaths

Michigan News

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A Muncie teenager was jailed early Thursday in connection with the shooting deaths of three Michigan men found in a Muncie apartment. Chandler Willard Harris II, who turned 18 on Thursday, was being held without bond in the Delaware County Jail, The Star Press reported. ...

MSU making fall instruction plans

Michigan News

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University plans to offer in-person instruction in 75% of undergraduate classes in the fall, and spectators will be welcomed again at sports events and performing arts shows, the president said Friday. "I am excited at the prospect of coming back ...

Detroit mayor turns down J&J vaccine in favor of others

Michigan News

LANSING — Detroit this week turned down 6,200 doses of the newly authorized Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, favoring shots from Pfizer and Moderna, but said Friday it will accept J&J doses in the state’s next allocation. Mayor Mike Duggan had said Thursday that residents ...

State redistricting panel seeks delay to finish new maps

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s redistricting commission will ask the state Supreme Court to push back the Nov. 1 deadline to finalize new political maps, citing an eight-month delay in data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The panel authorized the legal step Friday. Under a 2018 constitutional ...

Business groups urge Whitmer to let offices reopen

Front Page News

LANSING — Business groups on Thursday urged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to let employers reopen their offices for in-person work rather than lengthen a coronavirus-related restriction set to expire in mid-April. In October, after a court ruling upended the Democratic governor’s pandemic orders, ...

Vaccine registration details given

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Health Department has provided pre-registration details regarding the new COVID-19 vaccination priority groups. As of Monday, eligibility will be expanded to include residents age 50 and over with medical conditions or disabilities as well as family members ...

UPCM announces booking change

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MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum announces it will be moving to its two-hour booking format starting April 1. Occupancy will be limited to 25 people during each two-hour time slot to assure safe social distancing. Tickets may be purchased by going online ...

Author Frank to read from book

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MARQUETTE —This month, for Peter White Public Library’s Authors Reading Virtually series, writer/poet/lyric essayist/all ‘round cool guy Matthew Gavin Frank reads from his just-published book “Flight of the Diamond Smugglers.” It will be an evening of global intrigue, jewels, and ...

Quote corrected

Local

MARQUETTE — A quote in Tuesday’s front page Mining Journal on small farms and food should have quoted Alex Palzewicz as saying new programs such as 10 Cents a Meal have come to the Upper Peninsula.

Superiorland Yesterdays

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — Newspapers support literacy. Literacy is important in society and to the future of newspapers, according to Mining Journal Publisher Bill ...

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 ...

Heart of the matter

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Reader Lorene Zeno Koskey submitted this image she captured of intertwined hearts made by car tires in freshly fallen snow in her driveway in Shiras Hills, Marquette. Did you take a great shot of the sunset over Teal Lake? Or did you happen to snap a captivating image of wildlife? The Mining ...

Soo Film Festival planned

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SAULT STE. MARIE —The Soo Film Festival is set to return to downtown Sault Ste. Marie from Sept. 15-19 for its 2021 edition. Films will screen at the historic Soo Theatre and Bayliss Public Library, a Superior District Library. Due to the ongoing health crisis dates and venues are subject ...

Weight restrictions to take effect in Delta County

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ESCANABA — Annual springtime weight and speed restrictions will go into effect on all Delta County Roads not designated as all season routes, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Deputies from the Delta County Sheriff Department will be enforcing springtime weight restrictions. A list of the ...

Norway to hold hearing on marijuana ‘opt-in’ ordinance

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NORWAY — The Norway City Council on Monday had a second reading of an ordinance to opt into the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. While the state in 2018 approved allowing recreational marijuana sales, Norway citizens voted against the move, 641 no to 541 yes. The council ...

Finlandia named among best colleges in state by online guide

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HANCOCK — Finlandia University has been awarded a top ranking status for Best Colleges In Michigan by Intelligent.com. FinnU was ranked No. 14 in Michigan and the Best Lutheran Institution in the state. The comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited ...

Bonifas showcases youth art

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Above, a woman views the pieces featured in their year’s Youth in Art exhibit at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba. The annual show is smaller than in years past, primarily due to the lack of in-person instruction at participating schools. Still, the exhibit features about 360 pieces by ...

Marquette Senior High School announces honor roll

Spotlight

SENIORS Outstanding (A- or higher average) Ian Addison, Addison Bailey, Madison Balko, Samuel Bartlett, Matthew Basal, Halle Beauchamp, Beau Belkowski, Kaitlyn Berandt, Samuel Billman, Lillian Biolo Thompson, Ashlee Blom, Zoey Brian, Celinda Brunswick, Emily Bryant, Sarah Bryers, Loryn ...