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Prosecutor quits after news breaks

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A state prosecutor resigned after authorities learned “incredibly disturbing” news that he had an intimate relationship with a woman while handling her allegations of sexual assault, Michigan’s attorney general said Tuesday. Brian Kolodziej, an assistant attorney ...

No limits in sight

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission on Monday voted 4-3 not to establish limits on numbers and types of licenses for commercial adult-use marijuana establishments under a proposed ordinance to allow the businesses in the city, continuing a discussion from a work session held Wednesday. ...

Commission approves proposed 2020 budget

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Following four work sessions, the Marquette City Commission on Monday unanimously approved the city’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget following a public hearing. The balanced general fund budget for fiscal year 2020 is around $22.03 million. While the general fund will ...

Forging ahead

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A court settlement reached between the city of Negaunee and Marquette County on Monday means the planned demolition of the Kirkwood Block will go forward. The city filed a complaint in Marquette County Circuit Court Friday in response to “the county’s stated position to ...

M-STEP scores show modest gains

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Third- and fourth-grade English language arts scores on the 2019 Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress showed modest gains for the second straight year, the Michigan Department of Education reported. English language arts scores by Michigan sixth-graders also increased, ...

NMU Bike Week

Local

MARQUETTE — With miles of trails just outside your door and fat-tire bikes to make it through the winter snow, the Marquette community knows all about biking. To celebrate biking and get more individuals involved in the activity, two Northern Michigan University students are hosting the ...

Presque Isle Marina project starts

Local

MARQUETTE — The Presque Isle Marina and Presque Isle boat launch was to close Monday for construction of the new docks, with the marina remaining closed until the project is completed. The launch will be intermittently closed for demolition of the piers and installation of the new docks. ...

Lake Superior Shore Run Saturday

Local

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Shore Run is celebrating its 25th anniversary Saturday at Little Presque Isle along Marquette County Road 550. The Superiorland Ski Club has been hosting the trail-based running event since 1994 as a fundraiser for its youth ski programs for ages 5-18. Events ...

Angeli to hold office hours

Local

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold community office hours from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 N. Front St.

Marquette County Board to reconsider airport grant today

Local

MARQUETTE — A special meeting will be held by the Marquette County Board of Commissioners at 3 p.m. today in room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex to reconsider the Federal Aviation Administration’s Military Airports Program Grant at Sawyer International Airport. During the ...

NCLL to host 3D program

Community

MARQUETTE — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host “Then and Now in 3D” with 3D photographer and archivist Don Balmer. The event will take place from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 17 in Room B101 in the Superior Dome. The cost is $3 for members and $6 for non-members. The deadline to ...

‘Frozen, Jr.’ casting to begin

Community

MARQUETTE — The Superior Youth Arts Theater will hold auditions for “Frozen, Jr.” from today through Friday at the Marquette Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Ave. Vocal auditions will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and Wednesday. Dance auditions for kids up to age 4 will be from 6 to ...

Hall of fame announces events

Community

ISHPEMING — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce announces the next Business After Hours event hosted by the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum. This event is being held to prelude Enshrinement Weekend, taking place Sept. 20 to Sept. 21. This casual ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: Finding topics of conversation can often be difficult during long visits. Since “Grinding My Teeth” feels that this may be the last time she and her husband will visit with these in-laws, why not take this opportunity to encourage these people to talk about their lives? When ...

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; ...

Granite slab kills workers

Michigan News

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A fire chief says two workers have been killed after granite slabs shifted on top of them inside a Detroit-area business. Sterling Heights Fire Chief Chris Martin tells WDIV-TV the incident occurred Monday afternoon at the business called the Stone ...

Pilot dies after plane hits tower

Michigan News

WHITEHALL, Mich. (AP) — A small plane has crashed into a water tower near school athletic fields in western Michigan, killing the 80-year-old pilot. The National Transportation Safety Board says it will investigate the crash, which occurred Monday in Whitehall, 55 miles (88 kilometers) ...

Man rejects plea deal

Michigan News

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Grand Rapids man accused of killing a woman and dismembering her body has rejected a plea deal that offered an opportunity for parole after 31 years in prison. Jared Chance told a judge Monday that he wants to go to trial in the death of 31-year-old Ashley Young. ...

Detroit to host conference

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Barriers and opportunities to access to arts, culture, mobility, urban space and the new economy will be discussed during an internet and digital society conference in Detroit. Organizers say the re:publica Sequencer Tour will be held Sept. 27-28. The conference also will ...