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Commission OKs firefighter contract

September 28, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Firefighters Association has a new four-year contract with the city that includes a 2 percent raise per year and covers paramedic certification and training. more »»

Inmates get job training in ‘vocational village’

September 28, 2016 IONIA — Few states have been more aggressive in releasing inmates and diverting offenders than Michigan, where a decade ago, 1 out of every 200 people was in prison, and penal costs were beginning t... more »»

KBIC provides lifesaving equipment to Marquette

September 28, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is providing more than $20,000 worth of robotic lifesaving equipment and training to enhance the water rescue capabilities of first responders in... more »»

NMU board OKs budget, capital outlay request

September 28, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees set its budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year — including a raise for its president — and approved a master plan and capital outlay projec... more »»

Debate clash

September 27, 2016 HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. more »»

Utility rate hikes OK’d

September 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — Utility rates will rise again on Oct. 1 for residents of the city of Marquette, amounting to a total increase of about $100 per year for the average ratepayer, according to city officials. more »»

Angeli given raise, $2,500 bonus

September 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — After one year in the position, City Manager Mike Angeli received a positive evaluation from the Marquette City Commission at its regular meeting Monday evening, along with a 2 percent... more »»

Message delivered: Group formally suggests sitdown with Lowe’s store

September 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — On Saturday, a group of more than 130 local officials and concerned citizens peacefully marched into the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Marquette Township to request a meeting with... more »»

NMU Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee advances

September 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — A new committee has been formed at Northern Michigan University — the Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee — charged with making a strategic plan and assisting the university with... more »»

SAIL receives funding to expand rec, health program

September 26, 2016 MARQUETTE — Superior Alliance for Independent Living, a member of the Disability Network of Michigan, has been awarded $75,000 to expand its Single Point for Activities and Recreation program to fiv... more »»

Bills would add time to driver’s ed

September 26, 2016 LANSING — Bicyclists may be safer when riding on Michigan roads if new driver’s education bills are passed by the Legislature. more »»

Superior Dome turns 25

September 26, 2016 MARQUETTE — When the Superior Dome opened its doors on Sept. 14, 1991, it was hailed as the world’s largest wooden dome. The dome is far from just an engineering marvel. more »»

French president to shut down Calais camp

September 26, 2016 CALAIS, France — The migrant camp in Calais must be fully dismantled by the end of the year, French President Francois Hollande said Monday, addressing a major issue for his Socialist government... more »»

Project Empire moves forward

September 25, 2016 By LISA BOWERS Journal Ishpeming Bureau ISHPEMING — A state effort to help local municipalities mitigate the effect of the recent permanent idling of the Empire Mine on 305 displaced workers and... more »»


September 25, 2016 Ishpeming artisan creates window By LISA BOWERS Journal Ishpeming Bureau SHPEMING — The invention of colored glass is thought to go back to the ancient Egyptians. more »»

AP news guide: The Flint water crisis, a year on

September 25, 2016 By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING— A year after the tap water in Flint was exposed as a source of dangerous levels of lead, residents of the impoverished city are still grappling with the... more »»

18 become U.S. citizens at ceremony

September 24, 2016 By KELSIE THOMPSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — What does it mean to be an American citizen? “Different people will have different answers to that question,” said U.S. District Court Judge R. more »»


September 24, 2016 The Northern?Michigan University marching band makes its way down Third Street Friday during the school’s homecoming parade. more »»

Poll: Majority fear Trump presidency

September 24, 2016 By JONATHAN LEMIRE and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press NEW YORK— More than half the country fears a Trump presidency. more »»

Video reveals encounter in police shooting

September 24, 2016 By MEG KINNARD and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.. more »»



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