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Special Olympics will focus attention on athletes, gifts

January 17, 2014 In just a few weeks, athletes from around the globe will gather in Sochi, Russia, for the Winter Olympics, drawing the rapt attention of billions of television viewers around the world. more »»

NTN trailhead effort is gaining momentum

January 16, 2014 It’s no secret that the Marquette area has become a bicycling mecca for trail riders, thanks in large part to the efforts of the Noquemanon Trail Network. more »»

Great Lakes worth protecting in compromise budget

January 15, 2014 It appears likely that funding will be restored to an environmental spending bill that has enjoyed bi-partisan support since President George Bush initially backed it. more »»

Feeding U.P. deer will help herd rebound

January 14, 2014 It’s been a tough couple of winters for the white tailed deer herd in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Ash borer quarantine changes are common sense

January 13, 2014 The recent quarantine reclassification for counties affected by emerald ash borers handed down by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development last week seem like good news to u. more »»

6-member county board seems to be functioning well

January 12, 2014 With a year of service now behind the six-member Marquette County Board, it appears the panel is functioning efficiently despite its smaller size. more »»

Our schools need tools to carry out state mandates

January 12, 2014 Our state legislators are not educators. The problem is, many of them think they are. In fact, many of them think they know everything there is to know about everything. more »»

Thorough debate needed on what to do with state windfall

January 11, 2014 A bit of unexpected good economic news made its way out of Lansing late Friday, all but passing unnoticed as the weekend approached and residents from one end of the state to another enjoyed a brief... more »»

Renovation of Carnegie Library gains support

January 9, 2014 The Ishpeming City Council has expressed a desire to change its meetings to a different location, and the ideal place is moving toward being a perfect venue. more »»

Flu season means taking precautions, care of oneself

January 8, 2014 Although the holiday season is over, flu season just getting started Flu season is here and we’d like to remind everyone of a few things to remember as the illness peaks. more »»

Charitable giving still needed after holidays are over

January 7, 2014 By all accounts, the 2013 Mining Journal Christmas Cheer Club was a resounding success. more »»

Brutally cold temps mean care, caution with pets outdoors

January 6, 2014 Animal advocates, and The Mining Journal, remind readers to not forget their furry friends outside when temperatures plummet. more »»

Marquette General will be well served by Banos selection

January 5, 2014 We’d like to join others in the community in welcoming Ed Banos to his new role as chief executive officer at Marquette General Hospital. more »»

Evil intent must be shown when prosecuting cases

January 5, 2014 Historically, evil intent has been an element of most crimes. Prosecutors had to show a person willfully intended to break a law. more »»

Munising Facebook page has unexpected impact, results

January 4, 2014 What started out as a light-hearted attempt to give Munising residents, former and otherwise, an online opportunity via Facebook to reconnect, turned into something much more significant — and just... more »»

Jobless benefits need to be reinstated

January 2, 2014 It was disappointing to see Congress adjourn for the holidays without taking action to help make the season brighter for many Americans who are unemployed. more »»

New Year’s arrival ends another busy year in 2013

December 31, 2013 It’s easy to forget some of the big events that happened in the past year. more »»

Giving up keys on New Year’s Eve is the right thing to do

December 30, 2013 The coming of the new year is almost always a joyous occasion. more »»

Getting a solid report on space needs helps the county

December 29, 2013 Earlier this year, the Marquette County Board established a Space Needs Ad Hoc Committee to review operations at the Ishpeming branch of the district court, the county youth home in Marquette and... more »»

House speakers’ criticism of private groups a bigger issue

December 29, 2013 Much is being made of House Speaker John Boehner’s blunt criticism last week of conservative groups. And much should be made of Boehner’s justifiable outburst. more »»



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