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Marquette County Fair offers something for everyone

August 5, 2014 The Marquette County Fair gets underway Thursday and we encourage everyone to head out to the fairgrounds to check out all the fair has to offer. more »»

Primary election important on multiple fronts

August 4, 2014 Even though Tuesday’s election is a primary, there are important issues to be decided by this election. We encourage you to get out and vote and help make some important decisions about our community. more »»

Best to be aware of area bears on prowl for food

August 3, 2014 State wildlife biologists said this year’s late spring has left local berry crop ripening behind schedule, keeping black bears in the area looking for additional food sources, including garbage and... more »»

Vote on Veterans Administration can open door to more

August 2, 2014 In an unexpected — and exceedingly rare — display of inside-the-Beltway cooperation, the U.. more »»

National Night Out events are worth attending

August 1, 2014 The spirit of neighborliness shines during National Night Out. National Night Out events are planned through Aug. 16 at various locations in Marquette County. more »»

Lack of federal funding for winter woes unfortunate

July 31, 2014 The recent news that federal disaster relief funds wouldn’t be coming to our area to help local governments deal with deep-freeze problems last winter was not good. more »»

NMU makes right move in banning tobacco on campus

July 30, 2014 Northern Michigan University is implementing a new tobacco-free policy, which although might inconvenience a few people, will benefit the greater good. more »»

WICFD shines in Upper Peninsula competition

July 29, 2014 In a show of nearly complete dominance, the West Iron County Fire Department sparked past its Upper Peninsula competition in the 120th Annual Upper Peninsula Volunteer Firefighters’ Association... more »»

Volunteers make weekend festivals in area possible

July 28, 2014 Undaunted by a largely uncooperative Mother Nature, who had the temerity to mix rain with fog while punctuating both with bright sun and blue skies, thousands of people attended Art on the Rocks and... more »»

MAPS sinking fund millage request deserves support

July 27, 2014 Our subscribers know that The Mining Journal has consistently played a community watchdog role over the years, especially when it comes to millage requests. more »»

Funds to help counties deal with freeze-up a start

July 26, 2014 It appears state and federal governments are coming through with some assistance for counties that suffered during the deep freeze of the winter of 2013-14. Gov. more »»

Gwinn clock tower restoration a community effort

July 25, 2014 “Time Marches On” is the theme for the Gwinn Fun Daze parade Saturday and it’s quite an appropriate one as the event is in part a celebration of the restoration of the community’s 100-year-old clock... more »»

Bankruptcy at Algoma won’t impact iron range

July 24, 2014 Essar Steel Algoma Inc. more »»

Detroit pension cuts regrettably necessary

July 23, 2014 Bankruptcy is a painful thing, for individuals, companies and, although not as common, cities. Sometimes unfortunate — but necessary — measures are needed for a return to solvency. more »»

Tourism holding steady in Upper Peninsula

July 22, 2014 Some good economic news for the Upper Peninsula surfaced Monday in the form of a story published by The Daily Press, the Mining Journal’s sister newspaper located in Delta County’s Escanaba. more »»

Journal coverage on primary election will be thorough

July 21, 2014 On Sunday we kicked off our extensive primary election coverage with stories concerning the Marquette Area Public Schools sinking fund millage request and an overview of the candidates facing off on... more »»

Candidate forum in Marquette will showcase runners

July 20, 2014 The 40 Below Young Professionals of Marquette County is hosting an inaugural non-partisan candidates forum in Marquette on Thursday. more »»

Dianda shows ability to gain bipartisan support

July 20, 2014 It seems all we hear from Washington these days is how the two major political parties just can't get along. more »»

Midterm elections:not the time for inane distractions

July 20, 2014 Whenever Democrats are in real trouble politically, the Republicans seem to come up with something new that distracts the public’s attention from the Democrats’ problems. more »»

‘Live forever’ mentality in teens needs replacing

July 19, 2014 It seems like not a day goes by that we don’t read about or hear about the loss of a teenager or a young adult and it always seems a pointless loss that happens for no reason and we can’t help but... more »»



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