Mining Journalhttp://www.miningjournal.netTop Headlinesen-usFri, 19 Dec 2014 20:36:02 EDTFri, 19 Dec 2014 20:36:02 EDT temperatures help draw kids to hill - The warmer temperatures in the greater Marquette area Friday helped convince dozens of kids to take advantage of it and hit the slopes at Harlow Park in Marquette. The hill was a popular gathering place for most of the day.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTCheer Club still accepting presents of Negaunee Public Schools' 8th grade student council and Nora and Sophie Skytta of Marquette brought toys to donate to the Journal Cheer Club. Click on photos for details.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTCounty creates veterans' department - The Marquette County Board approved a resolution Tuesday, creating the county's new Veterans' Affairs Department and the panel also appointed five people to serve on a related new Veterans' Affairs Committee.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTRoad repair: Sales tax increase to be on ballot - Michigan voters will be asked to pass a sales tax increase on the May ballot as part of a $1.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTMarquette County Board approves funds for vehicles - The Marquette County Board approved bids Tuesday totaling $87,852 for county sheriff's office purchases of three patrol vehicle.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT