Mining Journalhttp://www.miningjournal.netTop Headlinesen-usThu, 30 Jun 2016 16:44:57 EDTThu, 30 Jun 2016 16:44:57 EDT America Journal Staff MARQUETTE - A number of local communities are celebrating Independence Day with activities during the long Fourth of July weekend. BIG BAY On the Fourth of July, the parade in Big Bay begins at 3:30 p.m.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTEagle East update - Following an intensive two-year exploration of the Eagle East mineralization in Michigamme Township, Lundin Mining Corp. and Eagle Mine have announced the initial mineral resource estimates, cost and plans moving forward.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTNTN preps for Forestville 2016 music, craft beer festival - Crews with the Noquemanon Trail Network were busy at work Tuesday, setting up their recently acquired arabesque performance tent in preparation of the Forestville 2016 Music and Craft Beer Extravaganza coming up in mid-July.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTBLP mulls solar rate structures - The Marquette Board of Light and Power held a public forum Wednesday evening to discuss potential changes to its solar rate structure that has some ratepayers concerned it could hinder development of the renewable resource if the BLP...Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTGov. Snyder signs budget with $165M more for Flint Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $38.6 billion budget bill Wednesday that will more than triple state spending on the water emergency in Flint. Expenditures on the lead-tainted water crisis will total at least $240 millio.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT