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Plea deal reached in child death case

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MARQUETTE — Randy James Tuominen, the Gwinn man who faced a count of homicide-felony murder and two counts of first-degree child abuse in relation to the September death of his infant son, accepted a plea deal Wednesday. Tuominen agreed to plead no contest to the charge of second-degree ...

Death called suspicious

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MUNISING — Police are investigating what they described as a “suspicious” death of a Munising man. The Munising Police Department responded to a report of a 58-year-old unresponsive male subject at his residence in Munising at 8 p.m. Thursday, a press release from the department states. ...

Train and truck collide

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WELLS TOWNSHIP — Danforth Road in Delta County remains closed today after a dump truck carrying heavy equipment collided with a train Thursday. The crash resulted in minor injuries for the dump truck driver, but officials say it may take several days to clear wreckage from the scene, ...

Marquette County Public Defender’s Office holds open house

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Public Defender’s Office, which officially opened in February, held an open house Tuesday, giving attendees an opportunity to tour the office, meet staff and learn more about the functions of the new office. The office, which is located at 228 W. ...

House rehabbed by IHS students will be for sale soon

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By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer ISHPEMING — It’s been almost four academic years since Ishpeming High School students began the complete renovation and restoration of a house at 308 Division St., but the final product has been worth the wait. Students in Ishpeming High School’s ...

Senate Natural Resources Committee OKs land, water measures

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LANSING — The state Senate Natural Resources Committee approved land- and water-based measures on Wednesday after hearing testimony from Upper Peninsula residents at locations in L’Anse and Marquette. Senate Resolution 49 urges the federal Environmental Protection Agency to deny the ...

Service officer on medical leave

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MARQUETTE — American Legion Department Service Officer Lisa Clark will be on medical leave for the next several months. Individuals who have claims with Clark and need help with their case in the next several months can contact Will Weycker, the American Legion Post 44 Post Service Officer ...

Business After Hours event planned

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NEGAUNEE — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce announces its next Business After Hours event, hosted by Time Flies Quilt and Sew. This casual networking event will take place from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Time Flies Quilt and Sew in Negaunee (116 U.S. 41E, blue building ...

Community meal held in Gwinn

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GWINN — Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn will be serving its free monthly community meal from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is invited to this Table of Grace at which a pork and rice casserole will be served. The handicapped accessible church is located at 558 W. M-35 in ...

Trout Unlimited to hold meeting

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MARQUETTE — The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barrel + Beam, 260 Northwoods Road, Marquette. All who are interested in conservation and cold water fisheries are welcome.

HARA to hold meeting Thursday

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NEGAUNEE — The monthly meeting of the Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Marquette County Health Department building in Negaunee Township. Anyone interested in amateur radio is welcome to attend. More information, contact Rich at 249-3837.

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; ...

Seney National Wildlife Refuge plans busy summer

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SENEY — The Seney National Wildlife Refuge had announced its 2019 event schedule in the following news release: Photo Tours — upon request as staff or volunteers are available. Meet other photographers and explore the refuge, look for great shots and share photos. Email Seney@fws.gov to ...

Kivela fund fundraiser on Monday

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MARQUETTE — Great Lakes Recovery Centers will be hosting the second annual Spaghetti and Sisu event from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette. The event is open to the public and will include a spaghetti lunch and a short program addressing behavioral health ...

Activity day held at Graveraet school

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Above, kids play basketball during Graveraet Elementary School’s activity day on Friday in Marquette. Students rotated between multiple stations in and outside of the school with various activities available led by parent volunteers. “Activity day is a celebration of the end of the school ...

IPD ask for assistance in IDing suspect after burglary

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MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming City Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying a suspect who is wanted for questioning in regards to a burglary that occurred at an Ishpeming pawn shop Friday morning. The burglary occurred around 6:35 a.m. at the business, which is located at 212 ...

Local briefing

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Portion of Evergreen Street closed REPUBLIC TOWNSHIP — Evergreen Street in Republic Township will be closed from 300 feet east of M-95 to Pine Street from Monday through June 14. A detour route will be signed and must be used. The road will be closed due to utility work being conducted ...

The Integrated Program participants announced

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Since 2010, the Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, UP Campus has had eleven students participate in The Integrated Program, or TIP. Training and education continues in the fourth year of medical school through the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program. Over 70% of these ...

Vasa Lodge awards $500 scholarship

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The Vasa Lodge recently awarded a $500 scholarship. Pictured from left: Mary Beals, Deborah Bengry, Diana Peterson, Morgan Halley-Gluesing, MaryAnn Huebner, Robert Buchkoe, President Donna Peterson, Linnea Bresette and Mary Armstrong.

Elks Lodge donates to Music for all Kids

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Marquette Elks Lodge 405 donated $800 to a local nonprofit, Music for all Kids, a music and mentoring program for children in the Marquette area. The Lodge held their second annual fundraiser with proceeds going to Jacobetti Veterans hospital and Music for All Kids. Pictured from left: Pam ...