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Michigan agency aims to reduce stress among prison guards

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Corrections is trying to address concerns about stress and suicide among corrections officers. Department Director Heidi Washington recently told the Senate Oversight Committee and a subcommittee on justice and public safety that the agency ...

State awards grants for Marquette County projects

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MARQUETTE — Several Marquette County land acquisition projects have been signed into legislation through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed the legislation, which authorizes $26 million in ...

Negaunee changes compost site rules due to facility misuse

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NEGAUNEE — Negaunee’s compost site hours of operation have been reduced due to misuse of the facility, city officials say. The site will now only be open four day per week, according to a press release from City Manager Nate Heffron. “Several individuals have illegally dumped trash, ...

Priest abuse claim found credible

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — The Archdiocese of Detroit says an allegation that a priest who died in 1984 sexually abused a child has been found to be credible. The archdiocese said in a news release Friday that the complaint against the Rev. Jan Tyminski was brought forward to the Archdiocesan Review ...

Crews undergo training at Presque Isle

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MARQUETTE — The Great Lakes Conservation Corps continued its seasonal employee training on Friday at the Presque Isle Park Pavilion in Marquette. GLCC Program Manager Emily Leach said 22 employees comprising six crews will be part of the GLCC this summer, working across the Upper ...

MDOT repairing part of M-95

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing about $660,000 to chip seal 6.3 miles of M-95 from south of Marquette County Road LLK to U.S. 41 in the Republic area of Marquette County. According to an MDOT release, the work includes crack sealing, gravel shoulder ...

Bulletin Board

Community

‘New Growth’ exhibit to premiere MARQUETTE —The Marquette Artist Collective Gallery Committee’s next show is titled “New Growth.” Spring is the perfect time to feature new growth of all types. The juried exhibit called for entries exploring new growth to celebrate the arrival of ...

Fate of historic building in Negaunee unknown

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NEGAUNEE — A historic building in downtown Negaunee is surrounded by barricades after a portion of the roof gave way on Thursday. City officials are “taking emergency measures and looking at all options” after receiving reports of the collapse at the three-story Kirkwood Block ...

Make new friends but keep the old

Community

Dear Annie: I’m having a hard time trying to keep in touch with my boarding school friends. We went our separate ways after graduating high school and were adamant about keeping in touch. Lately, I feel like we are drifting apart because I’m always the one having to reach out. And whenever ...

Constant UTIs are affecting antibiotic effectiveness

Community

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a paraplegic due to a spinal cord injury back in 1979. I battle one UTI after another, and I am becoming immune to most antibiotics. Why the constant infections? My urologist just ordered a CT scan but seems uninterested in me as a patient. I am sick of being sick. I ...

Mom is put out by stepdad who tattles on her daughter

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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been together for 12 years. I have a daughter from a previous relationship who is now 16. They have had their ups and downs. What irritates me to no end is, my husband tattles on my daughter. Today she wanted to come home from school because she felt ...

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; ...

The Motley Fool

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Ask the Fool More Stock: Yea or Nay? Q: My proxy voting materials show that one of my holdings wants to issue more stock. Should I vote for or against that? — C.N., Mobile, Alabama A: It depends. Many investors frown on additional stock issuances, because that can dilute the value of ...

Bulletin Board

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Beading in Circles Workshop MARQUETTE — Marquette Regional History Center presents: Beading in Circles Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, June 3 and June 10. The instructor is Cynthia Cote. The fee: $40 + $5 materials. All materials will be provided by the instructor. Two two-hour ...

Volunteer opportunities

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Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

Family should take priority

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Q: I’ve had a pretty successful life so far — solid career, married well, a couple of good kids, nice home, etc. But I don’t want to miss anything, so I’m asking other men for their best advice for the next, say, 20 years. What’s your take? Jim: I think the key is to ask yourself: ...

The benefits of spaying or neutering

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Dear Heloise: Do I really need to SPAY OR NEUTER MY PETS? — A Reader in Philadelphia Spaying or neutering your pets is, in fact, one of the best things you can do for them. The benefits are many. According to the Humane Society of the United States (www.humanesociety.org), neutered or ...

Strong roots

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MARQUETTE — A tree planting took place near the Fit Strip in Marquette Friday morning in honor of Arbor Day and the volunteers who create and maintain 12 demonstration flower garden sites in Park Cemetery. “Every year (the master gardeners) add things to the cemetery to make the site ...

Young Wildcat Scholars visit campus

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MARQUETTE — Local singer-songwriter Jerry Mills asked for a show of hands on Thursday of how many Young Wildcat Scholars made their first trip over the Mackinac Bridge this week. Many of those scholars raised their hands. Although making the trip north was an important component of the ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Call for original art submissions MARQUETTE — The Marquette Artist Collective-Show Committee has issued a call for art submissions for an upcoming show titled “Our Story of Home.” The show committee is seeking original art that interprets the theme “Home.” For example: images ...