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Man charged in killings of 4 women in Detroit

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women in Detroit whose deaths authorities have characterized as the work of a serial killer. Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of ...

Weed ordinance OK’d by planning commission

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — The question of whether medical and recreational marijuana businesses will be allowed in Negaunee is headed to the Negaunee City Council. The Negaunee Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the recommendation of an ordinance that would allow recreational and medical marijuana ...

Rezoning for Cliffs-Dow eyed

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Despite concerns about a state deed restriction prohibiting residential uses at the former Cliffs-Dow property in Marquette, the area could be rezoned to a mixed-use district. The city requested the Marquette Planning Commission consider rezoning the property due to the ...

2019 Mining Journal Senior Expo is song, speakers, much more

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A diverse array of topics including breathing techniques, helping those with dementia live in the moment and community resources for seniors were covered by local experts who presented during Tuesday’s Senior Citizens Expo held by The Mining Journal at the Holiday Inn of ...

Second Street Sauna reopens

Local

MARQUETTE — Yoopers are no strangers to saunas, but for those who don’t have one in their backyard, there’s Second Street Sauna, a public sauna house in Marquette. The sauna first opened in 1926 and recently came under new ownership in February. Claes and SJ Adler officially reopened ...

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 ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago NEGAUNEE — Escanaba High School walked away with the championship of the Negaunee Invitational girls’ tennis tournament here Saturday. Escanaba notched ...

State offers aid for heating homes

Local

LANSING — About 288,000 Michigan households who received Home Heating Credits in 2018 will get an additional one-time payment of $22 in September to help keep their homes warm. The payments are the result of a $6.5 million supplemental remaining in 2018 federal Low-Income Home Energy ...

Veteran ATV Ride on Saturday

Local

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming VFW and the Marquette County Democratic Party are hosting a Veteran ATV Ride at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event is free for area veterans and will start at the west parking lot of the Ishpeming VFW, at 310 Bank St. A complimentary pasty lunch will be provided at the ...

Ishpeming preps for Marji Gesick

Local

ISHPEMING — Rolling into its fifth year, the Marji Gesick is scheduled to set up its finish area in downtown Ishpeming Friday and Sunday. There are seven races total for the Marji Gesick, consisting of mountain bikers and runners. The race, named after an Ojibwa native who showed ...

Alumni brunch Saturday

Local

MARQUETTE — Tickets are available for Northern Michigan University’s alumni awards brunch, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in the Northern Center. The five NMU alumni who will be honored over Homecoming weekend and their awards are: Joseph Evans of Marquette (‘81 BS, ‘83 MA) and ...

Knitting guild back for season

Community

MARQUETTE — The UP North Knitting Guild will have its welcome back to the sixth season of the guild. The first meeting of the sixth season will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library, lower level Room 2. The guild welcomes returning members and encourage ...

Clinical services symposium set

Community

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s School of Clinical Sciences will present its inaugural Medical Laboratory Sciences and Molecular Genetics Symposium Sept. 26-28. The registration deadline is Friday. The three-day event was organized to help raise awareness about medical ...

Imposter syndrome to be discussed

Community

MARQUETTE — Identifying and overcoming imposter syndrome, the inability to internalize and accept ones success, will be the topic of the next Psychological Science Colloquium at Northern Michigan University. The presentation will begin at 3 p.m. Friday in room 2904 of the West Science ...

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; ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: I am a very lucky 67-year-old. I have a job I enjoy every day, a happy marriage, wonderful children and grandchildren, and my health is excellent. I also know that, life being what it is, I am likely to be dead or at least confined to an assisted living center in a decade. I’ve ...

Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike enters 3rd day

Michigan News

DETROIT — Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day. Committees working on thorny issues such as wages, health insurance costs, use of temporary ...

Suspect could face murder charge

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Murder charges could be announced against a man suspected of killing at least four women and stowing their bodies in vacant houses in Detroit. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is expected to discuss the case against 34-year-old Deangelo Martin today. Martin has been ...

Former teacher gets probation

Michigan News

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A former suburban Detroit special education teacher accused of physically abusing autistic students has been sentenced to two years of probation. Twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Stevens of Mount Clemens was given her punishment Tuesday after pleading no contest to ...