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DEQ sets public hearing for Eagle East

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is holding a public hearing to gather comments on its proposed decision to approve a permit amendment granting Eagle Mine’s request to mine the Eagle East mineral resource in western Marquette County. The public hearing will be ...

‘Challenging, but beautiful’

Second place winner Matt Acker of Grand Rapids, left, and first place winner Jeremiah Bishop of Harrisonburg, VA, pose with course designer Danny Hill at the finnish line of the Marji Gesick 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race in downtown Ishpeming Saturday evening. Bishop said the race was “really ...

Officials considering ordinance for medical marijuana facilities

NEGAUNEE – After months of consideration and requests for public input, Negaunee Township may be closer to deciding whether licensed medical marijuana businesses will have a place there. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Negaunee Township Planning Commission scheduled a joint meeting ...

Waste contract, labor agreements on Monday’s agenda

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission will consider the negotiated contract with Waste Management for curbside residential waste and recycling pickup, a labor agreement with city supervisors, a new public art policy, a salary increase and bonus for the city manager, and a final budget ...

Great Girls in Michigan’s History

Nine girls of different eras in Michigan’s history are highlighted in the traveling exhibit “Great Girls in Michigan’s History,” at the Marquette Regional History Center. During the opening, modern women leaders were present to discuss their careers. The exhibit will run through Oct. 18.

Township sets meeting on US 41 underpass

MARQUETTE – Members of the Marquette Township Planning and Zoning Department and recreation committee will present an update Monday on the $2.25 million project to build an underpass beneath U.S. 41. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the community room at the Marquette Township ...

GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal all but dead

By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party’s years of vows to ...

Defense industry subject of director visit

MARQUETTE — “Economic gardening tools” have their place in the Marquette region. Sean Carlson, director for the Michigan Defense Center, based in downstate Sterling Heights, was in Marquette Wednesday to promote the MDC’s Protect and Grow Initiative as well as connect Michigan’s ...

UPHS nurses’ No. 1 concern is staffing levels

MARQUETTE — Not wages and benefits, but guaranteed staffing levels — that’s what nurses at UP Health System-Marquette are demanding in ongoing contract negotiations, or they plan to strike. The local chapter of the Michigan Nurse’s Association gave notice Friday of its intent to strike ...

Deo, Bohnak take part in Cliffs Shaft education series

ISHPEMING — Local photographer Jack Deo and weatherman and author Karl Bohnak are inviting residents to “reserve your spot in the cage,” as part of a Cliffs Shaft continuing education series. The two will be available for a book signing of “Sunburns to Snowstorms” at the Cliffs ...

Leaders: $271B needed for Great Lakes water systems

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — State leaders say the Great Lakes region needs to drastically improve public water systems. The Great Lakes Commission this week called for upgrading wastewater treatment plants, storm water pipes and drinking water filtration systems. The commission, which represents ...

UPHS-MARQUETTE:  Nurses set strike date

MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette nurses notified hospital management today of their intent to strike on Oct. 5 and 6. “We have said all along that striking is an extremely serious decision for nurses. We want to be at the bedside caring for our patients. Duke LifePoint has made it ...

DESTROYING LIMITATIONS

MARQUETTE — Race organizers for the third annual Marji Gesick 100 are encouraging participants to find their limits — and destroy them — during one of the hardest endurance events in the country. More than 600 racers from across the country will converge on Marquette County today and ...

Trump to dive into Senate runoff in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — It’s Trump versus Trumpland. President Donald Trump’s political muscles are getting a workout in a Republican runoff election in Alabama that has an awkward dynamic: He’s campaigning for the establishment-backed incumbent over an upstart beloved by many of his own ...

Michigan board votes to limit union rights

By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer and DAVID EGGERT Associated Press MARQUETTE — A Michigan panel on Wednesday prohibited nearly 35,000 state employees from bargaining on seniority and other provisions related to the handling of layoffs, job transfers and overtime. The ...

NMU board approves new budget

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees Friday approved a 2017-18 general fund operating budget of about $110 million. The budget is $2.2 million, or 2.1 percent, higher than last year, according to a press release from the university. NMU officials said the increase ...

Holy work (Photo feature)

A construction worker from American International Construction prepares a terra-cotta dome on one of the towers of St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette to be sealed. Tim Presley, maintenance supervisor at St. Peter, said the project is part of a three-phase restoration effort to rehabilitate and ...

Proposed senior living complex receives renewed support

ISHPEMING — Government leaders and businesses continue to rally around a proposed low-income senior housing complex in downtown Ishpeming. The Ishpeming City Council at a special meeting Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution of support for the Jasperlite Senior Housing project ...

Ishpeming native named new GM at Eagle Mine

MARQUETTE — An Ishpeming native has been named to the general manager position at the Eagle Mine. Eagle Mine, a subsidiary of Lundin Mining Corp., announced the appointment of its former Health, Safety, Environment and Permitting Manager Kristen Mariuzza to the position effective Monday. ...