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Support for the arts: Marquette County organizations awarded over $154K 

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs recently awarded over $9 million in grant funding for arts and cultural projects throughout the state, including a total of $154,440 awarded to organizations within Marquette County, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation ...

Lottery

DETROIT — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Sunday: Poker Lotto: KD-JH-8C-4H-5S Midday Daily 3: 0-4-7 Midday Daily 4: 3-4-9-5 Daily 3: 5-2-7 Daily 4: 5-9-2-2 Fantasy 5: 03-05-06-07-18 Keno: 02-04-07-09-14-21-27-28-29-32-38-40-41-42-44-51-52-53-56-66-73-80 These Michigan lotteries ...

Kim runs away with Women’s PGA

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Sei Young Kim lined up for a putt on the 18th hole to seal her first LPGA major championship and somehow missed by inches. But the 27-year-old South Korean laughed off the rare misstep, tapped in the winner and shed the unwelcome label of winningest golfer on the ...

US embassy employee dies

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in Ukraine are investigating the death of an American woman who worked for the United States Embassy in Kyiv. The woman was found unconscious with a head injury near the railway tracks in a park not far from the embassy on Wednesday, according to a police ...

Times in which we live

To the Journal editor: There has recently been a widespread “movement” in several Upper Peninsula counties where political candidate yard signs have been taken from private properties or vandalized. These criminal antics have been going on for decades. However, in today’s political ...

Detroit Lions win in the desert, 26-23, over Arizona on game’s final play

GLENDALE, Ariz. — It was the kind of moment that had stymied the Detroit Lions so many times during their 11-game losing streak: A potential game-winning play, a gut-punch penalty that reversed it and the realization that nothing was going to come easy. But Matthew Stafford has seen a lot ...

Supporting Ray, Klipp

To the Journal editor: It is important that those seeking elected seats to a board of education have demonstrated an ability to engage in open dialogue, understand how to oversee without overreaching, focus on serving all students, use their voice to reach resolution and reconciliation, and ...

Great Reads session Wednesday

MARQUETTE — The Great Michigan Read presented by the Peter White Public Library and the Superiorland Library Cooperative, featuring an interview conducted by Elizabeth Peterson of Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of “What the Eyes Don’t See,” has been rescheduled for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. ...

West End update – Bob Hendrickson – GINCC

ISHPEMING — Today, Saturday, the GINCC is hosting the Lake Bancroft Art & Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fair will space vendors out a minimum of 30 feet for social distancing, close Euclid Street to one-way traffic and add extra spacing by utilizing the Cliffs Shaft Museum ...

Green Bay Packers need young receivers to help Davante Adams

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer The Green Bay Packers feature one of the league’s most productive and reliable receivers in Davante Adams, who earned his third consecutive Pro Bowl invitation last year. After that, there are plenty of questions. Green Bay didn’t select any ...

Marquette city beaches closed today.

The city of Marquette beaches are closed today due to inclement weather. Lifeguards will not be on duty during. Beach status updates may also be accessed through the city's website, https://www.marquettemi.gov/departments/fire/waterfront-safety/

MBLP experiencing outages in Harvey, Skandia areas

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power is currently experiencing outages in the Harvey and Skandia areas, according to a news release. The outage time is estimated to be no more than two hours, MBLP officials said. Please call 906-228-0300 to report an extended outage. ...

Livestock expo gives youth a chance to exhibit animals, hard work

ESCANABA — Livestock exhibitors and their family members were at the U.P. State Fairgrounds Thursday for the first day of the Lori Branstrom Memorial Livestock Expo. The event was to continue through Saturday. “I think that it’s going very well — actually, probably better than ...

Woman drowns, girl rescued from Lake Michigan

ST. IGNACE — A 28-year-old woman drowned and a 13-year-old girl was rescued Thursday in Lake Michigan near U.S. 2, just west of Pointe Aux Chenes Road in Moran Township, according to a press release from the Michigan State Police. Chippewa County Central Dispatch advised around 4 p.m. ...

American dream is not dead; let’s not make it worse than it is

The Biden campaign deserves praise for introducing, at the Democratic National Convention, something we haven’t seen a lot of lately — smiles. They’ve showcased grins and joyful, dancing eyes on the faces of all sorts of Americans. Sure, it’s corny. I don’t care. I almost want to ...

County health department identifies COVID-19 exposure sites at NMU

The Marquette County Health Department announced today that it has become aware through contact tracing that there have been two public exposure sites on the Northern Michigan University campus. One is the NMU Golf Course at these times and dates: after 2 p.m. Aug. 6, before 3 p.m. Aug. 7, ...

NMU to delay start of classes

Northern Michigan University has decided to delay the start of classes because of testing return delays. The first four days of classes will be remote only, Tuesday through Friday. More information will be in Monday’s Mining Journal.

Study: Cars, lead poisoning are top causes of bald eagle deaths in state

DETROIT (AP) — A study of more than 30 years of data on bald eagles in Michigan shows the leading causes of death for the iconic national bird are being hit by cars and lead poisoning. The study was conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan State University and the Michigan ...