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Jake Miller joins Select Realty

Community

MARQUETTE — Jake Miller started with Select Realty at the beginning of the 2019 summer season. Miller first moved to the Upper Peninsula in 2010 to open the Buffalo Wild Wings in Marquette as the managing partner. In 2012, he was promoted to regional managing partner overseeing nine ...

UPHS welcomes Lemanek

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ESCANABA — UP Health System-Doctors Park in Escanaba recently welcomed Leslie Lemanek, MD, to its Family Medicine team. Lemanek earned her bachelor’s of science degree at Northern Michigan University before receiving her doctorate at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and ...

Local purchases support local economy

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The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce supports local buying initiatives to help our communities prosper. One being the Be Local, Buy Local app, which is a collaborative program between the GINCC and Marquette Chamber of Commerce. The Marquette Food Co-op has also been ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: I guess my question is more just about the state of my life. I went to great schools, played college sports, got married to a wonderful woman, and we have four terrific children. We live in a nice house. Yet despite all these outward appearances of success, I don’t feel ...

The calendar

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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; ...

Vegan potluck dinner tonight

Community

MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join Northern Vegans for a vegan potluck dinner at 6 p.m. today in the Shiras Room on the second floor of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front St. in Marquette. Bring a vegan dish (no meat, dairy, or honey) to share, or consider a donation to ...

Book assessment being planned

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ISHPEMING — On Saturday, Nov. 2, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. David White, Ishpeming resident and amateur bibliophile, will offer assistance to patrons of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library desiring to know if they own books with special value or importance. Examples might be first editions, ...

Actress Guerrero to speak

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MARQUETTE — Actress Diane Guerrero from “Orange is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin” will speak at Northern Michigan University about her life and activism in the wake of her parents’ deportation when she was 14. She will discuss her memoir “In the Country We Love: My Family ...

Online geneaology discussed

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MARQUETTE — Online Genealogy Resources at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 is an overview of online genealogy databases that features Ancestry.com. Laurie Johnson, researcher with the Marquette County Genealogical Society, will lead this workshop in the Shiras Room on the upper level of the ...

McCommons will present

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MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites patrons to a presentation by James McCommons celebrating the release of his new book, “Camera Hunter: George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room ...

Inventor Chat set in Negaunee

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NEGAUNEE — Invent@NMU hosts “Inventor Chats” Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Negaunee Public Library. Learn about the Invent at NMU kiosk located at the Negaunee Public Library and chat with an inventor who has successfully gone through the process. Ron Aho, inventor ...

Free meal at church Wednesday

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GWINN — A Free Homemade Community Meal is offered from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Gwinn, 195 N. Billings St. Call 906-346-6115 for more information. Everyone is welcome.

Union boosts strike pay for GM workers as talks continue

Michigan News

NEW YORK (AP) — United Auto Workers said Saturday it's increasing strike pay for workers picketing at General Motors as the walkout by more than 49,000 employees nears the four-week mark. The union said Saturday that weekly pay will rise to $275 from $250 for members on strike, effective ...

University of Michigan defers Greek rush recruitment to 2020

Michigan News

ANN ARBOR (AP) — On the edge of the University of Michigan campus, rush for a handful of fraternities recently wrapped up — but it included a significantly smaller class of new members joining a brotherhood. That’s because UM decided that its 57 fraternities and sororities would have to ...

6 shot in bar parking lot

Michigan News

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say six people were shot, including one man in the head, outside a suburban Detroit bar during an early morning fight. Police say they went to the Last Call Bar in Eastpointe early Saturday after getting reports of a bar fight. They found four men and ...

Proper pronouns

Front Page News

One may not realize just how often pronouns are used within the span of a day. In an ever-changing language, properly using pronouns can be a difficult ground to navigate. To help others better understand different pronouns and how to use them Northern Michigan University professor Rebecca ...

City of Negaunee looks at changes to retirement plans

Front Page News

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer NEGAUNEE — Negaunee city officials want to explore the possibility of moving their employee pensions out of the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System. City Manager Nate Heffron on Thursday asked the Negaunee City Council to consider increasing a ...