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Rummage, bake sale held at Moosewood Nature Center

Local

Above, attendees browse through items at Moosewood Nature Center’s rummage and bake sale Friday morning. The event, which started Friday, continues today. Now in its third year, the sale raises funds for the nonprofit nature center. “All our items are all gently used items that were ...

Ontonagon celebrates Labor Day

Region

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette ONTONAGON — For the 63rd year, crowds lined up in Ontonagon for floats, bands and candy Sunday for the annual Labor Day parade. Competing in the parade is a point of pride for many organizations, which try to outdo each other with creative ...

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 ...

Planning for the future

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Strategic Resource Allocation process continues to evolve. NMU began the first phases of the SRA in 2016 to adequately allocate resources, with an Implementation Task Force starting to review recommendations in 2018. The SRA is considered a ...

Correction

Local

Building demolition to cost $75K MARQUETTE — There was an error in the “Structural problems may cause service disruption at senior center” article published on page 1A of Friday’s Mining Journal about the proposed cost to demolish the Ishpeming Senior Center. Demolition of the ...

Man swims across Big Bay de Noc

Region

ESCANABA — Tyler Lindquist has always been interested in physically pushing himself, according to his sister Ann Lindquist, and on Aug. 17, he did just that. Lindquist swam from Chippewa Point to Burndt Bluff, crossing Big Bay de Noc. He swam 6.6 miles in five and a half hours following the ...

City construction projects wrapping up in Marquette

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MARQUETTE — A sure sign of fall is the gradual end of the summer construction season. In the city of Marquette, numerous road construction projects occurred over the summer, with many completed or nearing completion at this point. “Overall, the projects went very well,” Keith ...

Public speaks on marijuana

Region

ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Village Council chambers were packed at the Aug. 25 Village Council meeting. The issue that brought people out dealt with the Aug. 12 council meeting where four members tabled a motion for the village to “opt out” of allowing a marijuana retail business in the ...

Preparing children for peer pressure

Community

Q: I want to prepare my 11-year-old to resist the peer pressure I know she’ll experience in her teen years. How can I help her develop the confidence to do that? Jim: You’re wise to be setting the foundation early. Far too many teenagers seem incapable of resisting their friends when it ...

The Motley Fool

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Ask the Fool Learn to Invest Q: How should I start investing in stocks, when I don’t have much money and don’t know much about investing? — T.M., Deerfield, Missouri A: Don’t invest anything until you’ve learned enough to understand and be comfortable with what you’re doing. ...

Be sure to show your grandparents some love

Community

Dear Readers: Sunday is NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY. The holiday became official in the United States in 1978. What is its goal? To show the reciprocal relationship between grandparents and their children’s children. Grandparents enrich our lives tremendously; they are strong and wise. Spend ...

Writer needs help with alcoholic brother-in-law

Community

Dear Annie: I am looking for some help in dealing with my alcoholic, grossly overweight brother-in-law. He is 53 years old and has been an alcoholic since high school. Over the past 15 years, he has lost his wife, house and more jobs than you can count. He lives with his mother, and she ...

Reading group to meet Thursday

Community

MARQUETTE — The Transition Marquette County Reading Group begins another year with a discussion of “The Mushroom at the End of the World — on the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins” by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Dandelion Cottage Room at Peter White Public ...

Daughter doesn’t share mom’s devotion to family heirlooms

Community

DEAR ABBY: My mother, who is in her late 60s, is obsessed with family history and preserving attachments to relatives. In addition to being the family genealogist, she collects objects that belonged to relatives or people who “might” have been relatives, those who share our last name or ...

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; ...

New at Peter White Public Library

Community

Suspend reality this fall with two relatively new series with similar backdrops - in a tower looming over a desert and inside a post-apocalyptic silo extending deep into the earth. ”The Books of Babel” by Josiah Bancroft, recommended to me by Kelsey at the Ishpeming Carnegie Library, is ...

Let there be beer

Front Page News

The event will take place at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m., with one-hour early admission for Enthusiast Members with special beer offerings planned during the first hour. “The U.P. Fall Beer Festival provides a unique opportunity for people to enjoy fine craft beer ...

Human remains found, arrest made

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Sean James McInnis was arraigned in Chippewa County Thursday after human remains were found while authorities conducted a search warrant at a Kincheloe Township property. After a lengthy investigation, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at ...

Peaceful protest staged

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — It might not be a major issue in the city of Marquette, but police violence has been a problem in other areas in the United States, and at least one local man is concerned about it. Tom Moseley of Marquette held a “Take A Knee Peaceful Protest” by the U.S. Postal Service ...

City of Marquette, Customs House in lawsuit

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MARQUETTE — Litigation between the city of Marquette and local developer Customs House LLC is headed to court, with a pretrial hearing set for 9 a.m. Monday in 25th Circuit Court. The lawsuit, filed by Customs House LLC — which purchased the historic brownstone building at 311 Lakeshore ...