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Blues Fest closes with pleasant weather

September 1, 2014 Members of Lurrie Bell's band take the stage and rock out for a large crowd enjoying partly sunny skies and mild temperatures Sunday on the final day of the 11th annual Marquette Area Blues Fest at... more »»

U.P. ‘oddball’ sites featured

August 31, 2014 MARQUETTE — From the Paulding Light, Big Louie and the Mystery Spot to Antlers Bar and the Teenie Weenie Pickle Barrel, more than 40 offbeat Upper Peninsula destinations are featured in the... more »»

Saluting labor

August 31, 2014 ISHPEMING — The 25th annual Labor Day Festival in Ishpeming is a time for people to gather in celebration of the labor movement’s accomplishments and in remembrance of the sacrifices made to get... more »»

U.P. Rainbow Pride plans inaugural festival next weekend

August 31, 2014 MARQUETTE — Some people are wondering what took the Upper Peninsula so long to host its first-ever gay pride festival. more »»

More than 40,000 expected to walk across Big Mac

August 31, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Mackinac Bridge Authority expects Gov. Rick Snyder to lead more than 40,000 people in the 57th annual walk across the Mackinac Bridge this Labor Day. more »»

Americans with Obama care will have extra tax form to file

August 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama’s law this year, you’ll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next sprin. more »»

Marathon madness

August 30, 2014 MARQUETTE— Friday evening’s registration for the Marquette Marathon filled the Commons with people eager to get their gear for the race. more »»

Holiday patrols

August 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning is reminding travelers to wear their seat belts and drive sober this Labor Day weekend. more »»

Consumer sentiment on the rise

August 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Yet the increase largely occurred among higher-income groups. more »»

Council interviews attorney candidates

August 30, 2014 ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council voted unanimously to eliminate one of the five candidates for city attorney after the candidate was unable to attend his scheduled interview this week. more »»

Blues Fest

August 30, 2014 Journal photos by Elizabeth Bailey. more »»

Snyder supports peaceful Middle East coexistence

August 30, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Go. more »»

Blues Fest

August 29, 2014 MARQUETTE — The award-winning blues band Rick Estrin and the Nightcats are headlining Saturday night’s blues festivities in Mattson Park on Marquette’s Lower Harbor as part of the weekend-long 11th... more »»

UPPCO purchase complete

August 29, 2014 MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Power Co. officials said Thursday the sale of the utility to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners, announced earlier this year, had been complete. more »»

Resolution to oppose nuke waste near Lake Huron

August 29, 2014 SAGINAW (AP) — A member of Congress from Michigan says he’ll sponsor a resolution opposing a Canadian power company's plan to bury waste from nuclear plants less than a mile from Lake Huron. more »»

Former Cliffs office building in Ishpeming to be razed

August 29, 2014 ISHPEMING — A historic building in Ishpeming will soon be razed. more »»

New regional brewery nearly ready

August 29, 2014 ESCANABA — The new Upper Hand Brewery, recently constructed in Escanaba, is looking to start making beer next month, according to the president of Bell’s Brewery Inc. “We have staff to get started. more »»

United Way begins new campaign

August 29, 2014 MARQUETTE — The United Way of Marquette County campaign kicked off Wednesday with a reception honoring leadership donors at the Landmark Inn. more »»

Tentative agreement

August 28, 2014 MARQUETTE — At long last, it appears a contract dispute between Marquette Area Public Schools and its teachers may soon be over. more »»

DNR dedicates patrol boat to Frank Opolka

August 28, 2014 MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials dedicated one of the department’s state-of-the-art law enforcement patrol boats Wednesday to Frank Opolka, who served the agency for... more »»



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