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Pedestrian bridges planned

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DETROIT (AP) — A design has been selected for five pedestrian bridges that will traverse a Detroit freeway as part of an international bridge project that will connect the city to Windsor, Ontario, Canada, officials announced Thursday. The spans over Interstate 75 in southwest Detroit will ...

Ishpeming City Council sets catastrophic water-use policy

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ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council approved a policy Wednesday that will allow a one-time adjustment to residential water bills in the event of a leak or high usage. Ishpeming water customers in owner-occupied residential properties are able to apply for a one-time credit in the event ...

Rock the Socks

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MARQUETTE — Once again, Marquette Alternative High School’s annual Rock the Socks campaign has collected thousands of socks for those in need. This year’s donations totaled 5,652 pairs of socks. The event, which began seven years ago in the classroom of Marquette Alternative High ...

25 acres protected in Marquette

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MARQUETTE — The permanent protection of 25 acres of diverse, yet contiguous natural areas within the city of Marquette has been announced by the Harbour View Development Corp. and the Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Conservancy. The property includes a combination of forest types, ...

Jack Bergman visits Houghton, fields questions on voting record

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HOUGHTON — U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman fielded questions from constituents for close to an hour on topics ranging from impeachment to climate change during a question-and-answer session Saturday hosted by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce. Bergman, R-Watersmeet, was asked about several votes, ...

Two arrested for home invasion

Local

GWINN—Two subjects were arrested in relation to a home invasion that occurred in Sands Township Saturday. Deputies from the Marquette County Sheriffs Office were dispatched to Olsen Road in Sands Township for a suspicious vehicle parked near a residence, a press release from the sheriff’s ...

Police seek break-in suspect

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CALUMET — Michigan State Police Calumet Post troopers are looking for a suspect who broke into the Sidnaw Station in Duncan Township between the hours of 10 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday and stole an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise. Authorities responded to the breaking and ...

KBIC reorganizes council members

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BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council held its annual reorganizational meeting on Saturday, Jan. 4 with executive board members as Tribal President Warren C. Swartz, Jr.; Vice President Fary F. Loonsfoot, Jr.; secretary Kim Klopstein, assistant secretary Toni J. Minton and ...

Preparing for takeoff

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MARQUETTE — Steve Schenden, director of operations at Sawyer International Airport, will officially retire from his position Friday. Schenden, who is a licensed professional engineer, has served as the director of operations at Sawyer since 2012, but has a long history of employment at the ...

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; ...

Second Sunday Folk Dance set

Community

CRYSTAL FALLS — On Sunday, modern day troubadour Mark Dvorak will perform at the Second Sunday Folk Dance at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls. The music starts at 5 p.m. ET and includes an opening set by White Water and a one-hour concert by Dvorak. The second half of the event is a ...

Breakfast buffet held at Gwinn VFW

Community

GWINN — Gwinn VFW Post 5670 will sponsor a breakfast buffet from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at the club. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids under 10 years. On the menu will be pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk.

Booster club to hold fundraiser

Community

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Hematite Sports Booster Club will sponsor its 12th annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Ishpeming High/Middle School Cafeteria (Division Street gym entrance). Take-out dinners will be available. IHS student athletes will be there ...

Dear Annie

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Dear Annie: Since I was a little girl, I’ve always known I wanted to be a mother. Now, as a woman in her late 20s, and after four failed embryo transfers through IVF, that dream seems less and less a reality. My husband and I shared our news of infertility with his sister and her husband ...

‘Remote’ pharmacies bill OK’d by state Legislature

Michigan News

LANSING — People could pick up prescriptions at Michigan pharmacies that are not staffed by an on-site pharmacist under a bill that cleared the Legislature on Wednesday and will go to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her signature. The measure would allow for “remote” pharmacies, which ...

Michigan dad denies being complicit in autistic son’s death

Michigan News

JENISON, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan college professor whose severely autistic 16-year-old son drowned in an icy backyard pool last March says the authorities treated him unfairly by charging him in his son’s death. Timothy Koets, who is scheduled to stand trial in March in the ...

Case dismissed vs. ex-official

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FLINT (AP) — A judge dismissed a misdemeanor charge Wednesday and closed a criminal case against a state official who was fired as head of Michigan’s drinking water office during the Flint water scandal. Liane Shekter Smith’s 2019 deal with a special prosecutor called for her ...

Planning commission moves forward with marijuana amendments

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MARQUETTE — Marquette is one step closer to adopting land development code amendments that will allow adult-use recreational marijuana facilities to operate in the city. The Marquette City Planning Commission voted 4-3 after a public hearing Tuesday to recommend the Marquette City ...

Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran struck back at the United States early today for killing its most powerful military commander, firing a barrage of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases that house American troops in what the Iranian supreme leader said was a “slap” against America’s ...

Forsyth Township, Marquette County renew agreement

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting Tuesday unanimously approved the continuation of the aircraft emergency response agreement and public safety building lease with Forsyth Township. “This is an agreement between Marquette County and Forsyth ...