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Home sweet home

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Six weeks after a fire was reported on the roof of the building, most of the Pine Ridge Apartments residents can now safely move back into their homes, officials say. The final necessary inspections have been completed and permits of occupancy have been issued for apartments on ...

Board to discuss personnel policy, Line 5

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners at its meeting today will discuss a change to state statute regarding paid medical leave benefits. The recently enacted statute mandates that the county provide paid medical leave to certain employees who currently do not receive the ...

State workers notified of potential layoffs

Front Page News

LANSING — Michigan’s 48,000 state government workers were notified Monday of potential temporary layoffs in case the next budget is not enacted before Oct. 1. Budget director Chris Kolb and other members of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Cabinet emailed the employees. “With just two weeks ...

Weathering the pioneer days

Local

MARQUETTE — You think you had it rough during the winter of 2018-19, with plenty of shoveling needed to get through the season? Be grateful you weren’t an Upper Peninsula pioneer. Karl Bohnak, lead meteorologist at WLUC-TV6, talked about “Conquering the Weather: Exploits of the Early ...

NMU plans building dedications

Local

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will hold building dedications open to the public during Homecoming Week. A dedication with public tours of the Northern Center, formerly the University Center, will occur from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday. A renaming ceremony for Kathleen Shingler Weston ...

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 ...

Genealogical society to meet

Community

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Genealogical Society Meeting is at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Peter White Public Library in the Shiras Room. Mark Canale from Canale-Tonella Funeral Home will be the guest speaker for the evening on the topic of Funeral Records. Members and non-members are ...

Craft show vendors sought

Community

NEGAUNEE — Craft Show vendors are needed for upcoming VFW 3165 Auxiliary Craft Show which will take place on Oct. 5 at Negaunee Township Hall. Tables are available for $10. Call Renae Petrocik at 475-4000 to reserve table.

Alger County needs being assessed

Community

MUNISING — The Alger Co. Chamber/Greater Munising Bay Partnership is conducting community meetings to better understand and report the health care needs of Alger County residents. These results will be reported to Munising Memorial Hospital via a needs assessment that is being assembled ...

Finnish folk quartet set to perform

Community

MARQUETTE — Finnish folk quartet Kardemimmit will perform Thursday at Northern Michigan University. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Forest Roberts Theatre. It is presented by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU and sponsored by the Finn Grand Fest 2005 Legacy Fund. Tickets are $10 ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: There is a family in our congregation, “Fred” and “Wilma,” who have two kids who are the same age as ours. My wife is friends with Wilma, and the kids all get along well. The problem is Fred. He’s a fat jerk. We’ve known them for six years, and I work at the same company ...

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; ...

More third-graders are expected to be held back under law

Michigan News

LANSING — Third-graders who started school in recent weeks may be forced to repeat the grade next year if they struggle with reading, the result of a 2016 Michigan law whose most controversial provision kicks in beginning next spring. The number of third-graders who are held back is ...

No deal yet in UAW strike vs GM

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Talks are set to resume today after a pause overnight, but there was no end to the strike against General Motors. Brian Rothenberg, spokesman for the UAW, said today “They are talking, they’ve made progress, we’ll see how long it takes.” The walkout by upward of ...

Showing PRIDE

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Rainbow Pride celebrated its sixth annual Pride Fest Saturday at Tourist Park Campground in Marquette. “The purpose of the event is not only to try and give people a better perspective on LGBTQ, but really just to try and incorporate the entire community,” ...

No injuries reported in Ishpeming house fire

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming Fire Department responded to a fire at 721 Duncan St. in Ishpeming at 12:21 p.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported, but both of the homeowners’ cats did not survive the fire. The cause of the fire is still undetermined at this time, but is not considered ...