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House explodes on Detroit’s eastside

DETROIT (AP) — Fire officials in Detroit are investigating the cause of a house explosion on the city’s eastside. The explosion collapsed the home Tuesday afternoon and an ensuing fire scorched at least one neighboring house. No injuries were reported. Officials were looking into a ...

Canvassers verify election results, Brumm to ask for recount

MARQUETTE — Results for the primary election were verified by the Marquette County Board of Canvassers around 3:30 p.m today, though Marquette City Commission candidate Margaret Brumm plans to challenge the count in her race, which saw her miss qualifying for the general election by about 20 ...

Latest election results here

Looking for the latest election results in Marquette Couunty? Check out https://www.co.marquette.mi.us/departments/county_clerk/election_results.php#.XUmxTCMwg6Y as the Marquette County Clerk's Office will start posting to that site just as soon as local precincts report. And then, in ...

Sawyer sewer project eyed

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners will consider a recommendation to enter into a contract with GEI Consultants to complete a grant project that will improve the influent pumping system of the K.I. Sawyer Water/Wastewater Department to 6 p.m. today in the Henry A. Skewis ...

Fire battled at Pine Ridge Apartments

MARQUETTE — The residents of the Pine Ridge Apartments in Marquette were evacuated Tuesday after a fire was reported at the top of the building. There were no apparent injuries and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Firefighters could be seen on the roof of the nine-story ...

Assist appreciated

To the Journal editor: A few weeks ago I was at the vegetable stand in Ishpeming. I had only my debit card and a couple dollars in my purse. Had about $22 worth of the veggies, but the cashier told me they do not honor debit cards. The lady behind me took my basket and said “It’s my ...

For Planned Parenthood, docs need not apply

Poor Leana Wen. She took Planned Parenthood’s propaganda a little too seriously. And now she’s out of a job. For the longest time, Planned Parenthood has insisted that it’s a health care organization and it only cares about abortion — supposedly a tiny share of its business — ...

New Orleans’ levees face a hard test as storm bears down

New Orleans-Even as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Mississippi River's levees held up when those in other parts of the city did not. But as Tropical Storm Barry threatened New Orleans with torrential rains that will test the city's flood defenses this weekend, the height of ...

Partnership News and Views

Be it family or class reunions, summer is a social gathering time in the Upper Peninsula. The impact from these summer celebrations helps support local businesses and boost local economies. Unlike general tourism, reunions typically happen regardless of dependent factors that drive visitors ...

UN condemns attack on migrants, calls for Libyan cease-fire

By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday called on Libya’s warring parties to urgently de-escalate fighting and commit to a cease-fire, and it condemned a deadly attack on a detention center for migrants near the capital ...

In opioid lawsuits, 1 state opts to stay on the sidelines

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has fought prescription opioid abuse through public education campaigns, worked with lawmakers to tighten up prescribing practices and even demanded documents from the maker of OxyContin. He has said the overdose crisis is ravaging ...

Police ID Negaunee armed robbery suspect

NEGAUNEE — Police have identified Patrick Earl Fisher as the suspect who was arrested in connection to the alleged armed robbery that took place at a pasty shop in Negaunee Tuesday. The 37-year-old Ishpeming Township resident is currently being held in the Marquette County Jail without ...

Birds have declared spring is officially here

“We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end. “ - Blaise Pascal A spell of uncertainty continued to hover over the Upper Peninsula in deciding if spring has finally arrived here or not. True, there have been some temperatures, and yes, it does look ...

Amanda Anisimova tops defending champ Simona Halap at French Open tennis

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer PARIS — Amanda Anisimova smacked one last backhand winner to complete her upset of defending champion Simona Halep in the French Open quarterfinals, flung her racket and covered her mouth with both hands. Eyes wide, Anisimova then spread her arms with ...

Sudan troops besiege protest camp

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese security forces moved against a protest sit-in camp in the capital today, besieging the site, torching tents and clashing with activists, said witnesses and protest leaders. Gunfire and explosions were heard, and smoke rose from the area. At least five ...

Reacting to negative feedback

Dear Readers: One of the most common themes in letters I receive involve hurt feelings, anger or resentment over being criticized. I’ve been giving this a lot of thought lately and found a brilliant article that appeared earlier this year in the Harvard Business Review that addresses this ...

Triple A Road closed due to flooding

The Marquette County Road Commission has closed County Road IAA, also known as Triple A Road, in Michigamme Township 3.9 miles West of the Eagle Mine until further notice due to flooding conditions. For more information, call the road commission at 906-486-4491.

Power to the pedal: Fundraiser held for Start The Cycle biking program

MARQUETTE — Start The Cycle, a youth mountain biking program, hosted its seventh annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party fundraiser at the Elks Lodge 405 in Marquette Saturday evening. The non-profit organization helps at-risk youth build confidence and self-esteem by training for the Ore to ...

Brian Sinotte to Step Down as Leader of UP Health System

MARQUETTE – UP Health System today announced that Brian Sinotte, market president of UPHS and CEO of UPHS-Marquette, will step down from his role, effective June 21. Sinotte, who has been with UPHS since 2016, will be relocating with his wife, Dr. Jessica Haloskie, to Chicago, where he has ...