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Wanting a walking partner

Community

Dear Annie: My husband and I are very close. We have been married for 27 years and agree on most things and share many common interests. There is only one issue where we differ, and I’d like to hear suggestions for how I can help him to change, so he will join me in my daily walks. I love ...

Michigan grandfather, 6 grandsons work on family’s Ida farm

Michigan News

By TOM HAWLEY Monroe News AP Member Exchange MONROE — It was a slow start for the Drodt Farms this spring because of the excessive rainfall. Gary Drodt, 76, of Ida was sitting outside in his garage at his centennial farm in Ida with his grandson, Robbie Turner, 16, waiting for his ...

Fairgoers urged to avoid swine flu

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Health officials are urging people to take precautions to avoid swine flu at county and local fairs across Michigan. Swine influenza is a respiratory disease in pigs that’s caused by type A influenza viruses. Swine flu viruses don’t usually infect humans, but human ...

Businesses find problems, pitfalls in making goods overseas

Business

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Danica Lause manufactured knitted hats in China for four years and struggled the whole time. “I was unable to achieve the level of quality control our brand requires in any of the factories we worked with in China,” says Lause, whose ...

Pioneer Days 2019

Front Page News

The Negaunee Irontown Association celebrated its 40th annual Pioneer Days with a week of events including a princess pageant, fireworks and more. At left: Emily, 7, and Sawyer, 4, Laplante wait to collect more candy during the Pioneer Days Parade. Below left: The Negaunee Irontown ...

Thrifter Sisters return to fairgrounds

Local

Top: Jeanne George stands in front of her 1966 Apollo camper at the Thrifter Sisters Flea Market and Vintage Camper Show Saturday afternoon at the Marquette County Fairgrounds. The market featured live music, the Brisket Barn Food truck, a few vintage campers to tour and thousands of retro ...

Volunteer opportunities

Community

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 ...

Researchers study early literacy law

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan researchers are using a $5 million federal grant to study how an early literacy law gets rolled out and its effect on students and educators. The Michigan Education Research Institute announced the five-year U.S. Department of Education grant on Friday. ...

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Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Jim Reevs, publisher of The Mining Journal for 27 years, has been involved in many endeavors throughout this lengthy tenure at the newspaper, ranging from coverage of the controversial topic of high local gas prices to overseeing the popular Christmas charity, the Cheer ...

2-vehicle accident on M-553

Local

MARQUETTE — One man was cited and one woman was transported to the hospital by ambulance after a two-vehicle personal injury crash Saturday near the Marquette County Fairgrounds, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred around 3:10 p.m. Saturday when a ...

IHS Class of 2019 dedicates accomplishments to a fellow classmate

Local

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School Class of 2019 dedicates their personal/class accomplishments to overcoming the loss of their dear friend and classmate, Justin Karnack. Students listed the following achievements: ≤ Braeden Arsenault: Honor Roll student, will attend Central ...

CORRECTION

Community

NRC meeting took place Thursday A story about new deer hunting regulations that appeared in Saturday’s edition of The Mining Journal contained an incorrect date. The Michigan Natural Resources Commission approved the regulations Thursday.

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; ...

Teen charged in fatal stabbing

Michigan News

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 16-year-old boy in last week’s fatal stabbing of another teenager at a graduation party in suburban Detroit. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Friday the boy faces a second-degree murder charge and two counts of assault with intent to ...

Lights for Liberty Vigil takes place in Marquette

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Lights were lit. Signs expressing grief and anger were held alongside signs professing hope for love and unity. Songs were sang and impassioned speeches were shared as dusk drew near at Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. This was the scene Friday evening, which ...

2 men clash over Upper Peninsula’s glowing rocks

Front Page News

BRIMLEY, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan men are in conflict over recently discovered glowing rocks in the Upper Peninsula. Erik Rintamaki is credited with finding the sodalite-rich syenite rocks in 2017 on a Lake Superior beach near Brimley. He chose to name the fluorescent rocks ...

Part of Lakeshore Blvd. to close

Local

MARQUETTE — Lakeshore Boulevard in the city of Marquette will be closed to through traffic between East Ridge Street and Washington Street from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. This portion will be closed for drain repair. Access to Mattson Lower Harbor Park will be available at this ...

Heirloom hostility

Community

Dear Annie: My mother very sadly passed away in January from cancer. She had a ring of my grandfather’s that was very special to her, and I wanted to have it because I knew how much it meant to her. My stepfather gave it to me. Now, last week, my grandmother (her mother) who has pretty much ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Dreams presentation held Monday MARQUETTE — Dreams, a presentation and open discussion will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the first floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. The presentation will review techniques to help recall dreams, seek inner guidance in ...