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Community dinner at Hope Free

Community

ISHPEMING — Meatloaf and baked potatoes are on the menu for the next community dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Hope Free Lutheran Church. The church is located in West Ishpeming and everyone in the community is invited to enjoy a meal, free of charge, along with a time of fellowship. There is ...

Church to put on free meal

Community

GWINN — A free homemade community meal is available from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Feb. 19 at First Baptist Church of Gwinn. The church is located at 195 N. Billings St. and the phone number is 906-346-6115. Everyone is welcome and is encouraged to bring a friend.

Michigan Legislature OKs more tax breaks for data center

Michigan News

LANSING — The Republican-led Michigan Senate on Tuesday approved additional tax breaks for a major Grand Rapids-area data center, sending the bill to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her expected signature. Las Vegas-based Switch opened a mega-campus of computer servers in Kent County's ...

Police ID man who stabbed dog

Michigan News

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Police on Tuesday identified a man whom officers shot and killed after he stabbed a police dog in the head during a hostage situation. Zane Blaisdell, 48, of Saginaw was shot by police inside his home Sunday morning, Michigan State Police Special 1st Lt. David Kaiser ...

Superior History: Learn about George Shiras III

Superior History

By Adam Berger Marquette Regional History Center Special to the Journal MARQUETTE — In 1849, a group of pioneering businessmen established the Marquette Iron Company near the mouth of the Carp River on Lake Superior. They came to the central Upper Peninsula to make money exploiting ...

Lake water damages roads

Front Page News

TRAVERSE CITY — Road damage from the overflowing Great Lakes and inland waterways may carry a whopping price tag for Michigan, with initial cost estimates for repairs and upgrades as high as $100 million, officials said Monday. About 40 locations around the state have been significantly ...

Sanctuary position restated, extension OK’d

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese restated his position on the proposed Second Amendment Sanctuary County Resolution at Feb. 4’s meeting of the Marquette County Board of Commissioners. After the Marquette County Board of Commissioners denied a public proposal ...

Land code amended to allow marijuana businesses in city

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission voted 5-1 Monday in a roll call vote to approve land development code amendments for recreational marijuana establishments. Commissioner Fred Stonehouse motioned the approval of Ordinance #688 to amend the land development code, and Commissioner ...

Chocolay sewer project to start in spring

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Chocolay Township will pursue up to $3.5 million in bonds to complete its upcoming sewer project. On Monday, the Chocolay Township Board unanimously approved a resolution to authorize a notice of intent to issue bonds for a project to restore the township’s five sewer lift ...

Judge clears major hurdle in T-Mobile’s $26.5B Sprint bid

Front Page News

NEW YORK — A federal judge has removed a major obstacle to T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint, as he rejected claims by a group of states that the deal would mean less competition and higher phone bills. Though the deal still needs a few more approvals, T-Mobile expects to close ...

Man arrested on meth lab charge

Local

CALUMET — A Calumet man was arrested in relation to a meth lab Monday. Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team arrested a 19-year-old male from Calumet on one count of operating a methamphetamine lab. The arrest is a result of a search warrant executed last week in ...

Presentation, training to be held

Local

MARQUETTE — A presentation on sexual education and training for patients on the autism spectrum from a Michigan State University professor will take place Thursday at Northern Michigan University. Assistant professor Dr. Zakia Alavi will give an informative conversation on autism titled ...

City manager to hold office hours

Local

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Dandelion Cottage room, located on the first floor off of the Huron Mountain Gallery of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an ...

Operation Action U.P. meeting

Local

MARQUETTE — Operation Action U.P. will hold its annual meeting from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Northern Michigan University Center ballrooms. Presentations will be: “The Michigan Entrepreneurship Scorecard Report” by Brian Calley of the Small Business Association of Michigan, ...

Man charged in shooting

Local

ONTONAGON — An Ontonagon County man has been charged with assault with intent to murder and felony firearm. The victim alleged the suspect, Cole Wascher, a 24-year-old male from Greenland Township, threatened him with a firearm. When the victim attempted to defend himself, Wascher shot ...

Marquette Senior High School announces honor roll

Spotlight

12th grade Outstanding (A- or higher average) Taryn Aho, Chloe Aldrich, Jacob Allard-Soucey, Cooper Anderson, Alexis Andrews, Isabelle Anthos, Jessica Armstrong, Ericka Asmus, Erik Becker, Anna Beckstrom, Brendon Bell-Bouschor, Mason Brady, Leandra Bruggink, Loryn Burnette, Hailey Burt, ...

Once Upon a Crime set to meet

Spotlight

MARQUETTE — Once Upon a Crime, the book group for mystery lovers, will meet in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the Peter White Public Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss “Blacklands” by Belinda Bauer. Convinced that her son is still alive despite a serial killer’s confession, ...