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OFF TO THE RACES

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Junior Noque racers competing in the 3-kilometer classic race take off from the starting line Friday afternoon at the Forestville Trailhead in Marquette. Racers ages 8 to 13 competed in the classic race which took around 15 minutes to complete. A 5K classic race and 3K freestyle race also took ...

1 killed in 2-vehicle crash in St. Ignace

Region

ST. IGNACE — The St. Ignace Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle, single-fatality crash that occurred at 12:13 p.m. Friday on North State Street near South Airport Road in St. Ignace. A car, driven by an 18-year-old male from Marquette, along with two Marquette-area passengers ...

First steps taken

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NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Downtown Development Authority covered a lot of ground at its inaugural meeting on Thursday, including a timeline to begin fiscal operations and an introduction to a proposed downtown streetscape plan. The body — made up of eight city residents and business ...

Child abuse defendant arraigned on charge

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ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming mother who was arrested on alleged child abuse charges after leaving her 2-year-old child unsupervised for about an hour in a vehicle with an open door was arraigned in court Thursday. Taylor Ann Thompson, 27, of Ishpeming, was charged with third-degree child abuse, ...

Crash kills woman, 78

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NEGAUNEE — A 78-year-old woman died after sustaining injuries from a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 41 in Negaunee Township Thursday afternoon. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post responded to the crash near Brebner Road around 2:30 p.m. Westbound lanes on the highway near ...

Annual homeless count in Alger, Marquette counties Wednesday

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MARQUETTE — Over 40 agencies and law enforcement departments in Marquette and Alger counties will conduct the annual point-in-time count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless people Wednesday. From midnight to 11:59 p.m., more than 400 Continuum of Care planning bodies, which cover 3,000 ...

Study: Michigan school funding growth last from ’95-’15

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LANSING — No state has squeezed school spending more in recent decades than Michigan, education researchers said this week in a study that attributes the tightening to tax cuts and notes a corresponding drop in student achievement. When adjusted for inflation, the state’s total education ...

Board hires Emmendorfer as new leader for Room at the Inn

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MARQUETTE — The Room at the Inn Board of Directors announced this morning that Nicholas Emmendorfer of Marquette has been hired as the executive director for the Marquette homeless shelter. Emmendorfer, a Northern Michigan University graduate, is currently district representative for ...

Government shutdown ends without wall money, for now

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By JILL COLVIN, LISA MASCARO and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON — Submitting to mounting pressure amid growing disruption, President Donald Trump agreed to a deal Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his ...

Dark store fight moves to Legislature

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By ILSA MATTHES Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — The fight over what constitutes fair commercial property taxation has made its way into the state Legislature with bills in both chambers seeking to close the so-called “dark store” loophole. Proponents of the dark store theory of ...

Rescuers searching for missing NMU student

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ISHPEMING — Rescue personnel are searching for a missing Northern Michigan University student, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office reported. The sheriff’s office was dispatched to Marquette County Road 510 at the Yellow Dog River parking lot in Ishpeming Township on a report of a ...

City set to discuss Parks and Rec plan

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission will hold a public hearing Monday on its five-year Parks and Recreation Master Plan, with the possibility of the government body voting on the matter afterward. Having an updated plan is a requirement to seek some grant funding and will lead to ...

Police Log

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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 ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago ISHPEMING — Westwood High School will be the site of the District State High School One-Act Play Contest on Saturday as three Upper Peninsula high schools ...

Promotional funds requests open

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MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette is reminding the public that it provides a mechanism for community stakeholders to submit for waiver of city fees and/or in-kind services provided by the city and/or cash payments. Requests for promotional funds may include grant funding, fee relief, ...

Rotary to host pancake breakfast

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MARQUETTE — The Rotary Club of Marquette is preparing for its 43rd annual Lumberjack Pancake Breakfast, set to take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 3. The event will be held at the Masonic Building, 128 W. Washington St., Marquette. Tickets are $7 apiece and can be purchased from Rotary ...

Celebrating STATEHOOD

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By JOHN PEPIN Michigan Department of Natural Resources MARQUETTE — Just like in the 1963 Elvis Presley movie of the same title, it happened at the world’s fair. But it wasn’t at Seattle’s Century 21 Exposition — where the hip-shakin’ King of Rock-n-Roll not only sang and grooved ...

Alleged assault leaves 1 dead

Region

KINROSS — One man has died from injuries sustained in an alleged assault that took place at War Memorial Hospital in Chippewa County Thursday morning. Officers from the Kinross Police Department were dispatched around 12:10 a.m. Thursday to respond to a report of an unresponsive male at War ...

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; ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Barrel + Beam marking first year MARQUETTE — Barrel + Beam, located at 260 Northwoods Road in Marquette Township, is celebrating its first year in business on Saturday. The brewery, which focuses on farmhouse and barrel-aged beer, will host various activities from noon to 11 p.m. ...