Mining Journalhttp://www.miningjournal.netTop Headlinesen-usThu, 2 Jul 2015 14:07:52 EDTThu, 2 Jul 2015 14:07:52 EDT, music, fun: Festival underway Thams, former president of the Marquette County Exchange Club, fences off the Ferrellgas tanks while doing last minute preparations at the 30th annual International Food Festival in Elwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park this morning.Thu, 2 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTThreatened status for wolf denied - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rejected a petition to reclassify all gray wolves in the contiguous United States, except for the Mexican wolf in the Southwest, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.Thu, 2 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTPrison's kitchen closes due to maggot - The Alger Correctional Facility kitchen was closed Wednesday after a maggot was found in the preparation room earlier that day, state officials said.Thu, 2 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT11 blighted properties to be razed using state funds - Eleven blighted properties in Ishpeming and Negaunee will be razed this summer using more than $200,000 in state grant funding.Thu, 2 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTSnyder signs law to bar municipal wage, employment rules - Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed a law prohibiting Michigan municipalities from requiring businesses to pay wages, benefits or provide sick days exceeding state or federal requirements.Thu, 2 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT