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Nice weather draws families for Easter egg hunt

March 27, 2016 Dozens of area families gathered at the Marquette Salvation Army Saturday afternoon for an Easter egg hunt sponsored by Thrivent Financial. more »»

Grocery store, gas station alcohol bill opposed

March 27, 2016 By MICHAEL GERSTEIN Associated Press LANSING — Gas station convenience store owners are upset about legislation headed to Gov. more »»

City, Duke LifePoint to discuss reuse of old hospital

March 26, 2016 By RYAN JARVI Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE— In a few years, after Duke LifePoint’s new hospital in Marquette is occupied and operating, what will become of the former health care building on... more »»

Jurists look at future with 1 less judge in county

March 26, 2016 By KELSIE THOMPSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Following the announcement last week of Marquette County 25th Circuit Court Judge Thomas Solka’s retirement, court officials are working to put a... more »»

US steps up fight against IS

March 26, 2016 By LOLITA . more »»

Relay for Life at NMU

March 26, 2016 In photo above, from left, Breanna Bailey, Joanne Parks, Sue Dionne and Julie Burch with her dog Oreo are representing cancer survivors at the Relay for Life at Northern Michigan University on Friday. more »»

Michigan lawmakers: As Congress bickers, Flint suffers

March 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — Two years after problems began with the drinking water in Flint and nearly six months after officials declared a public health emergency, a bipartisan congressional effort to aid the... more »»

Careers About Town

March 25, 2016 ISHPEMING — High school students in Nate McFarren’s shop class will get a new perspective on how wood goes from standing in the forest to becoming a basic building block of society. more »»

Tilden Mine future on firm ground

March 25, 2016 ISHPEMING — Despite the Empire Mine ceasing operations later this year, the news at the Cliffs Natural Resources annual breakfast Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Marquette was not all bad. more »»

Child poverty rising

March 25, 2016 MARQUETTE — Child poverty in the Upper Peninsula increased 17 percent since 2006 to more than one in five kids, according to the Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2016, released this week by the... more »»

Solemn processional

March 25, 2016 Christian faithful walk along High Street in Marquette this morning for the inaugural Ecumenical Good Friday Cross Walk, presented by the Marquette Clergy Association. The 2-mile walk started at St. more »»

Empire Mine closing

March 24, 2016 MARQUETTE — Cliffs Natural Resources CEO Lourenco Goncalves said about 400 employees at the Empire Mine will receive notices within the next two months that the mine is discontinuing operation. more »»

Inmates protest food quality at Upper Peninsula prison

March 24, 2016 KINCHELOE (AP) — About 1,000 inmates at a prison in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have participated in a peaceful protest over the quality of food provided by a state contractor, an official says. more »»

Search for new PWPL director nears completion

March 24, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library Board is narrowing the field in its search for a new library director. more »»

State unemployment rate down slightly in February

March 24, 2016 MARQUETTE — Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February edged down by one-tenth of a percentage point to 4. more »»

Panel cites many state errors, intransigence on Flint crisis

March 24, 2016 LANSING— The lead contamination of Flint’s water is “a story of government failure, intransigence, unpreparedness, delay, inaction, and environmental injustice,” according to a task force created by... more »»

Alabama governor denies affairs but notes he made remarks

March 24, 2016 MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley admitted on Wednesday that he made inappropriate remarks to a top female staffer, but he denied accusations that he had a physical affair. more »»

Survival strategies

March 23, 2016 MARQUETTE — The words “stay back” echoed through the halls at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Skill Center Tuesday evening as several women participated in a Rape Aggression Self-Defense... more »»

PWPL, Marquette Township talks continue

March 23, 2016 MARQUETTE — Though it took no formal action, the Peter White Public Library Board on Tuesday expressed its support for an old, unsigned services contract as the basis for a new agreement with... more »»

Speaker talks neuroscience of addiction and recovery

March 23, 2016 MARQUETTE — While rates of addiction and overdose deaths are exploding across the country, the science behind addiction — and its impact on the brain — is doing the same, according to recovery... more »»



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