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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; ...

Dressed for success?

Michigan News

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday criticized a Detroit TV station’s decision to air a story about the reaction to the dress she wore during her State of the State speech, which featured numerous unflattering or sexist comments about her physical appearance from social ...

NMU accused of gender discrimination in federal suit

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A lawsuit filed Feb. 8 against Northern Michigan University by four female professors alleges NMU violated federal equal pay and gender discrimination laws. In the lawsuit — filed with the U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, Northern Division — the ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: Can hoarding be cured? If not, I’ve reached the end of my rope. My dear wife of more than 30 years, who does not work outside the home, has filled up our attic, two rented storage spaces and one bedroom with so much useless stuff that you cannot walk into any of them. Our own ...

Help sought after dogs rescued

Michigan News

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit animal control agency is asking the public for help after rescuing 53 dogs from being hoarded. Macomb County Animal Control says the dogs were seized Wednesday while a Sterling Heights man was loading them into a moving van to take them to a ...

Pre-race banquet an annual highlight

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Mushers will take off from the starting line this evening to begin their 230-mile run for the annual U.P. 200 dog sled races. The order in which mushers will leave the gate was decided Thursday night at the Pre-Race Banquet and Bib Draw. Fifty mushers, their families, U.P. 200 ...

IHS Class of 1958 to meet

Community

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School Class of 1958 will meet for lunch at 12:30 pm. Feb. 21 at Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming. Spouses are welcome. The class meets at Jasper Ridge the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call 228-3066.

Program offers youth enrichment

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A youth enrichment program that offers free classes on life skills, academics and physical activity is coming to Detroit. The city says Saturdays in The D will start March 2. It is open to any kindergarten through 12th grade student who lives in Detroit. Classes will be ...

Lawmakers block Whitmer order

Front Page News

LANSING — Republican lawmakers on Thursday blocked Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s bid to restructure the state environmental agency — the first time the Legislature has rejected a gubernatorial executive order since 1977. The GOP-led Senate voted 22-16 against the order along party ...

Body of missing sledder found

Michigan News

SPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Divers have recovered the body of a snowmobiler who drove into open water on a lake in western Michigan. Sgt. Joel Roon of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 29-year-old Joseph Brown was found Thursday afternoon in water 50-60 feet (15-18 ...

Groups back Asian carp plan

Michigan News

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Hunting and fishing groups have teamed up to support a plan for preventing Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. They have formed the Great Lakes Conservation Coalition, which will push for funding of a strategy proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of ...

Michigan Ice Fest marks 28-year anniversary

Front Page News

By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer MUNISING — The Michigan Ice Fest broke its attendance record this week, with over 1,000 participants flooding the city of Munising to engage in ice climbing activities for the country’s longest running festival of its kind. The festival, which is ...

Creating economic prosperity

Local

MARQUETTE — Challenges facing business was one of the topics addressed on Thursday at the 55th annual meeting of Operation Action U.P. at the University Center on the Northern Michigan University campus. One of the speakers was Tom Casperson, a former representative in the Michigan House of ...

Local briefing

Local

Kiln transport set for Monday MARQUETTE — Drivers traveling between Escanaba and the Tilden Mine area in National Mine beginning Monday can expect delays. Four large kiln components will be transported to the Tilden Mine, temporarily blocking traffic. This had been scheduled previously but ...

Regional briefing

Region

3-car accident in Dickinson County NORWAY — A three vehicle crash in Dickinson County left a woman with minor injuries on Thursday. Around 12:40 p.m., a vehicle driven by 65-year-old Loretto Township resident Dennis Saint Vincent turned onto U.S. 2 from Summit Road in Norway Township into ...

Aspen Ridge Middle School announces honor roll

Spotlight

6th grade All As: Michael Allen, Ellen Balzarini, Addison Burton, Nolia Dawson, Kaya Etelamaki, Kaitlyn Gregorich, Madisyn Gregorich, Isabelle Grochowski, Gabriel Grondz, Alexis Hallum, Abby Hinze, Abigail Johnson, Lana Maki, Isabelle Marta, Hannah Niemi, Libby Ollanketo, Christopher ...

Bulletin Board

Community

MRHC annual meeting Wednesday MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center invites the public to its annual meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. The Marquette Regional History Center began an awards program in 1984. The Helen Longyear Paul Award is given to recognize individuals and ...