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More small business funding is good news for region

Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had major impacts on small businesses throughout Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, as many have had to endure the difficulties involved with fundamentally changing their operations or even closing their doors during the pandemic. While businesses ...

Schools or bars? Opening up classrooms may mean hard choices

Coronavirus

By MICHELLE R. SMITH and CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen this fall. Many parents, educators, doctors and economists want the same thing. But getting children back to school safely could mean keeping high-risk spots ...

Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3M seek jobless aid

Coronavirus

By Assocated Press Staff WASHINGTON — More than 1.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a historically high pace that shows that many employers are still laying people off in the face of a resurgent coronavirus. The persistently elevated level of layoffs is ...

Late Seoul major was outspoken liberal who considered presidency

Coronavirus

By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — Park Won-soon, the three-term mayor of South Korea’s capital, a fierce critic of economic inequality who was seen as a potential presidential candidate in 2022, was found dead early today. He was 64. Police said Park’s body was ...

Serbia bans mass gatherings in capital

Coronavirus

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian authorities on Thursday banned gatherings of more than 10 people in the capital, Belgrade, after two nights of violent clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators protesting coronavirus lockdown measures. Serbia’s government crisis team said the ...

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus a possibility

Coronavirus

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so. In an open letter published this week in a journal, two scientists from Australia ...

Family re-imagines Bob Marley classic for COVID-19 relief

Coronavirus

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK — Bob Marley’s Grammy-winning children and chart-topping grandson have re-imagined one of his biggest hits to assist children affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Stephen Marley, Cedella Marley and her son, Skip Marley, have joined forces to ...

Beer Fest canceled

Front Page News

By CHRISTIE MASTRIC Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Michigan Brewers Guild has canceled the U.P. Fall Beer Festival, which it had been planning to host on Sept. 12 in Marquette. The cancellation was due to, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic, which has canceled other popular events ...

Living Green: The farm experience

Front Page News

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer NEGAUNEE — Did you know that pigs don’t have sweat glands and they roll in mud to stay cool and prevent sunburn? Did you know horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal? Or that a cow has four chambers in its stomach? Simple farm facts ...

NMU Alumni Association announces newest recipients of alumni awards

Local

From Northern Michigan University MARQUETTE—The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association has announced five recipients of its 2020 Alumni Awards: Steve Mariucci (1977 bachelor of science, 1983 master of arts in education) of Monte Sereno, California, and Per Utnegaard (1982 bachelor ...

Stocks

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Digging for answers

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second story in a four-part series about former mine properties, legislation surrounding their safety and the responsibilities of the county mine inspectors and property owners in Michigan. By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer NEGAUNEE — For more than a ...

Empty the Shelters this weekend

Local

MARQUETTE —A Bissell and Upper Peninsula Animval Welfare Shelter Empty the Shelter Event is planned Friday through Sunday. The BISSELL Pet Foundation is sponsoring pet adoption fees at 160+ shelters across 32 states during “Empty the Shelters,” and event that’s an effort to find ...

PWPL hosts classical musicians

Local

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library’s series of events, Musical Interludes, sponsored by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of PWPL, is now Live! On Monday, music lovers are invited to get to know two classical musicians in an informal interview/performance on the library’s ...

Nightlife information sought

Local

MARQUETTE — The Mining Journal welcomes people to start submitting information for Nightlife, which runs on Monday. Nightlife, a free listing of live entertainment at area commercial establishments, now is published each Monday on a special page. Information for this column must be ...

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 ...

Feeding America mobile event set

Region

MARQUETTE — Silver Creek Church and Silver Creek Thrift are teaming with Feeding America West Michigan to host a mobile food distribution event from 3-6 p.m. July 16. This will be a drive-thru event so participants are asked to follow the directions given by the parking lot attendants. ...

Addressing safety at former mine sites

Front Page News

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a four-part series about former mine properties, legislation surrounding their safety and the responsibilities of the county mine inspectors and property owners in Michigan. NEGAUNEE — The ink on the stories dried long ago, but the names of Ruth ...