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Climate-change dance at NMU

Community

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s CO/LAB COLLECTIVE presents What We Leave Behind: Addressing Climate Change Through Dance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Forest Roberts Theatre. Themed around climate change, the show will be a collaborative lecture, dance, multimedia, ...

Michigan House OKs bills to expand expungement of crimes

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan House passed legislation Tuesday that would overhaul expungement laws to make it easier for hundreds of thousands of people to clear their criminal record, including those convicted of marijuana offenses before the drug’s legalization for recreational ...

Incumbent loses in Flint

Michigan News

FLINT (AP) — Voters have elected a new mayor in Flint, where recovery from a lead-contaminated water crisis remains a major issue. Former Flint city councilman and current state Rep. Sheldon Neeley on Tuesday defeated incumbent Mayor Karen Weaver. The Genesee County Clerk’s Office reports ...

Building bricks of early Marquette County

Superior History

MARQUETTE — Marquette is known for its sandstone architecture but bricks were also manufactured in Marquette for many years. The first recorded venture dates to around 1865. Two local men, Cornelius Donkersley and Samuel Ely, established and financed a sand brick factory based on a plan ...

Ishpeming council tackles library, fire department budget

Front Page News

ISHPEMING — Library staffing cuts and a tight fire department budget were topics of discussion during the Ishpeming City Council’s 2020 budget workshop on Monday. The Carnegie Public Library discussions focused primarily around part-time personnel. Library administrators are asking for ...

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 ...

United Way to host planned giving seminar Wednesday

Local

MARQUETTE — Have you ever thought about being charitable and giving, but you weren’t really sure where to start? The United Way of Marquette County Board of Directors will host an Estate and Planned Giving Seminar at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Heritage Room of the Peter White Public Library in ...

Marquette water bill dates change

Local

MARQUETTE — Due to computer network issues, city of Marquette water bills printed on Thursday were mailed on Monday, according to city officials. The due date printed on these bill is Thursday, Nov. 21, but the due date is being extended to Monday, Nov. 25, a city announcement states. ...

Cambensy to host coffee hours

Local

MARQUETTE — State Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, invites residents to join her at her upcoming coffee hours to ask questions and discuss issues affecting the state and local communities. Cambensy will host her coffee hours on: • Friday, from 10-11 a.m. at Towner’s Pastry and ...

Women entrepreneurs event set

Local

MARQUETTE — Innovate Marquette SmartZone is planning a Women in Entrepreneurship event at 6 p.m. Thursday at Barrel + Beam in Marquette Township. It is free and open to the public. This event hosts a panel of local women entrepreneurs from the creative industry, discussing the challenges ...

Red Hats celebrate 17 years

Spotlight

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Red Hat Rosettes are celebrating 17 years this month. According to a release submitted by Pat Benson, a member since 2002: “In the beginning, there were five. That number grew quickly as word spread that we were out to have fun. It all started in the early fall ...

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 Readers: I am printing these two letters together to remind anyone who is in an abusive relationship to leave as soon as possible. Take yourself, your children and pets with you. There are many resources available for you. Dear Annie: Thank you for telling Depressed and Confused to walk ...

‘Fishing After Hours’ Wednesday

Community

MARQUETTE — The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will have a “Fishing After Hours” meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the upstairs event space at The Delft Bistro, 139 W. Washington St., Marquette. All who are interested in conservation and cold water fisheries are welcome.