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Lakeview Arena competes for ‘Kraft Hockeyville USA’

January 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — Online nominations for the “Kraft Hockeyville USA” title opened late last week, as communities around the country compete for a grand prize of $150,000 in ice arena upgrades and the... more »»

Auto insurance, energy top Cotter’s 2016 agenda

January 4, 2016 LANSING — Kevin Cotter has four chief priorities as he prepares to lead a temporarily smaller but more unified Republican caucus into his second and final year as House speaker, and an overhaul and... more »»

Bill Clinton to stump for his wife, bringing old controversy

January 4, 2016 KEENE, N.H. — Bill Clinton is back on the presidential campaign trail — and so is his baggag. more »»

Eagle dies

January 3, 2016 HARVEY — The Chocolay Raptor Center tried in vain to help nurse a sick bald eagle back to health, but there’s a larger issue here. more »»

Veto for bill restricting ballot info?

January 3, 2016 By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING— Lawmakers’ unexpected vote to block school districts and municipalities from informing the public about local ballot measures within two months of an... more »»

States plan renewed debate on LGBT rights, religious freedom

January 3, 2016 By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. more »»

Area under weather advisory

January 3, 2016 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The National Weather Service in Negaunee Township has issued a lake effect advisory for today through 7 a.m. Monday. more »»


January 2, 2016 Clockwise from top: Residents from across the Upper Peninsula make their way to downtown Marquette for the annual New Year's Eve ball drop, packing the intersection of Front and Washington streets. more »»

Stricter ban on pay-or-jail?

January 2, 2016 By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT— The Michigan Supreme Court is proposing a rule that would strengthen the ban on sending poor people to jail if they can’t afford to pay fines. more »»

President Obama explores unilateral steps on gun control

January 2, 2016 By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press HONOLULU—President Barack Obama is looking for ways to keep guns out of the hands of “a dangerous few” without depending on Congress to pass a law on the fraught... more »»


December 31, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Circuit Court Room was filled to standing room only capacity Wednesday afternoon for the investiture of Karl A. Weber as judge of the 96th Judicial District Cour. more »»

Minimum wage rises

December 31, 2015 LANSING— Michigan workers making the minimum wage will get a 35-cents-an-hour raise starting Friday. The state hourly minimum is rising from $8.15 to $8.50. more »»

LSSU releases list of banned words

December 31, 2015 DETROIT— So a university has decided, without holding a presser, that about a dozen words and phrases are problematic and should be banned from everyday use — and there are no plans to walk it back... more »»

Cinder Pond Marina building nears completion

December 31, 2015 MARQUETTE — Though its completion date was originally expected today, construction will likely last a couple more weeks on the Cinder Pond Marina Harbor Service Building in Marquette’s Lower Harbor. more »»

Q&As on Clinton’s latest State email release

December 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — The State Department will be delivering a New Year’s Eve batch of more emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state, bringing 2015 to a close for the Democratic presidential... more »»


December 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — While late snow accumulation has weakened winter tourism and recreation in the central Upper Peninsula, conditions are improving as steady snowfall arrives this week. more »»

Lakeshore Boulevard reopens

December 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — Lakeshore Boulevard between Hawley and Wright streets in Marquette has been reopened to vehicle traffic. more »»

County’s jobless rate at 4.4%

December 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — While unemployment rates for most of Michigan dropped slightly from October to November, jobless rates in the Upper Peninsula increased by .5 percent. The U.P. more »»

Late winter helps road commission

December 30, 2015 ISHPEMING — Despite the lack of significant snowfall this year, the Marquette County Road Commission is keeping busy. more »»

Storms wreak havoc in Midwest, Northeast

December 30, 2015 SUMMIT TOWNSHIP (AP) — Cleanup efforts continued across Michigan Tuesday following a storm that brought high winds, freezing rain and snow. more »»



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