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Iron ore Iron lore

July 21, 2014 NEGAUNEE — The Michigan Iron Industry Museum’s chronicle of the history of iron mining in the state ends on something of an uncertain note about the industry’s future. That’s about to change. more »»

Downtown sinkhole diverts traffic

July 21, 2014 A crew works to pave over a sinkhole at the corner of West Washington and Fourth streets in downtown Marquette Friday. Traffic in the area was diverted during the work. more »»

Alger County voters to consider millage questions

July 21, 2014 MUNISING — In addition to a countywide millage request, several ballot proposals for millage will be put before voters in Alger County and five of its eight townships in the Aug. 5 primary. more »»

Tourism doing well

July 21, 2014 ESCANABA — Despite a cold spring and lingering cooler temperatures, tourism experts believe that signs indicate this year’s summer tourist season is doing OK. more »»

Officers hurt in foot chase

July 21, 2014 SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Sault Ste. Marie police say two officers are recovering from injuries they sustained in falls while chasing two teenage suspects on foot in the dark. more »»

Concrete canvas:

July 21, 2014 HOUGHTON — A northern vista is taking shape along the parking deck ramp on Lakeshore Drive. more »»

Voters face crowded ballots

July 20, 2014 MARQUETTE — Several contested races — both Democratic and Republican — along with numerous local ballot proposals will be decided by voters in the upcoming primary election. more »»

MAPS seeks millage to make overdue upgrades

July 20, 2014 MARQUETTE — Along with narrowing down the fields of candidates in a number of different elections this year — from municipal to county to the U.S. more »»

Hiawatha music fills park

July 20, 2014 Journal photos by Adelle Whitefoot... more »»

National parks a big boost to economy

July 20, 2014 JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study. more »»

Little Bay de Noc drowning investigated

July 20, 2014 GLADSTONE — Michigan State Police at the Gladstone Post are continuing to investigate the drowning death of Delta County man Friday. more »»

Hiawatha Music fest kicks off

July 19, 2014 MARQUETTE— It’s that time of year again when the music floats over the tops of trees at the Tourist Park in Marquette as a wide variety of bands take the stage at the 36th Annual Hiawatha... more »»

Revenue crunch

July 19, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees on Friday approved a 2014-15 general fund operating budget of nearly $108 million, a 2.4 percent decrease from last year. more »»

Negaunee sells cable, internet systems

July 19, 2014 NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to sell the city’s cable TV and internet system that has lost money for years. more »»

NMU’s Wahtera Pavilion dedicated

July 19, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Wahtera Pavilion at Northern Michigan University that was dedicated Frida, is more than just a memorial to an NMU graduate — in this case, the late Waino Wahtera. more »»

IRS email probe continues

July 19, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. more »»

Yacht race will end in U.P.

July 19, 2014 HANCOCK — It’s sailboat racing season on the Great Lakes, and one of those races will end in Hancock. more »»

Official: 181 bodies found at Malaysian plane crash site

July 18, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine — Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners — dressed in overalls and covered in soot — spread out across sunflower fields and tiny Ukrainian villages today,... more »»

Mine near complete

July 18, 2014 BIG BAY — Lundin Mining Corp. officials said this week the company is nearing completion on the Eagle Mine project, with the Humboldt Mill 90 percent completed and mine surface construction finishe. more »»

Wattsson goes easy on the watts: Jewelers make energy upgrade

July 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — Jewels are one of those things that seem to look best in just the right light. So, it stands to reason a jewelry business needs lots of good light. more »»



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