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County to consider water recommendations

December 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board is scheduled to consider recommendations today from an aquifer subcommittee in response to reports of declining inland lake and aquifer water levels, including... more »»

FERC finding holds up electricity rate increases

December 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — A recent request by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for more information on Presque Isle, White Pine and Escanaba power plant subsidy cost allocations delayed Monday’s... more »»

Commemorative Bucks of Michigan donates 600 toys to Cheer Club

December 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — The non-profit organization Commemorative Bucks of Michigan donated about 600 toys Monday afternoon to The Mining Journal Cheer Club. more »»

Escanaba Christmas parade scheduled for Friday

December 2, 2014 ESCANABA — Escanaba’s Christmas parade this Friday is a family event in more ways than one. more »»

Marquette County land bank showcased

December 1, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Land Bank Authority has been showcased in a new report from the Center for Community Progress, shining a brighter light on the county’s land banking efforts... more »»

The Mining Journal Cheer Club

December 1, 2014 Jeannie Wattsson, executive assistant to advertising at The Mining Journal, prepares the tree for the opening of Cheer Club, a joint effort between The Mining Journal and the Salvation Army. more »»

The Racket

December 1, 2014 MARQUETTE — Chris and Kerri Shelafoe, owners of Rendezvous Tattoo & Body Piercing in Marquette, have a new project in the works. They are working on a new music venue at 2682 U.S. more »»

DNR announces new deer check locator for smartphones, interactive map

December 1, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Department of Natural Resources has made it easier for hunters to find locations to check dee. more »»

Gas prices in state unchanged last week

December 1, 2014 DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average statewide gas prices are relatively unchanged from last week, at about $2.86 per gallon. more »»

Road commission limits loads on CR 480 bridge

November 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Road Commission is imposing weight limits on a bridge along County Road 480 in Negaunee until rehabilitation work can be completed next summe. more »»

Making amends

November 30, 2014 NEGAUNEE — Kids can be cruel. more »»

Commission gets update on Lakeshore Boulevard closure

November 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda told the city commission at its meeting Monday that the city has heard a lot of feedback from citizens regarding the Lakeshore Boulevard closure. more »»

Out for a trot on a snowy day

November 30, 2014 HANCOCK — An estimated 200-250 people braved single-digit temperatures and heavy snowfall Thursday morning to build their Thanksgiving appetites running, walking, sledding or strolling through... more »»

MAPS gets positive financial review

November 29, 2014 MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Public Schools received a positive financial audit report at the board of education’s regular meeting Monday night, and discussed curricular changes, project updates and... more »»

Ishpeming topped in football finals

November 29, 2014 DETROIT — The Ishpeming Hematites lost their bid to capture a third straight Division 7 football championship Saturday afternoon at Ford Field in Detroit, losing to arch rival Detroit Loyola, 29-8. more »»

Milestone reached

November 29, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Eagle Mine and Humboldt Mill have reached a commercial production milestone earlier than expected, with the country’s only primarily nickel mining operation now operating consistentl... more »»

Landfill woes

November 29, 2014 GWINN — The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority Board of Trustees held a special meeting Wednesday with the intention to conduct a hearing for authority Director Richard Aho, but table... more »»

Ishpeming, Negaunee funds to host fall grant awards; celebrate 20 years

November 29, 2014 ISHPEMING — The Greater Ishpeming and Negaunee Area Community Funds will distribute nearly $20,000 Tuesday as part of their fall grant cycle. The event, which takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.. more »»

Pedestrian hurt by car on US 41

November 29, 2014 MARQUETTE — A 37-year-old Marquette man was taken to the hospital Wednesday for injuries he sustained after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross U.S. 41 on foot. more »»


November 28, 2014 By ELIZABETH BAILEY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — All of the Black Friday sales that went on during Thanksgiving Day didn’t stop shoppers from lining up today outside the stores that weren’t open... more »»



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