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FOIA request to city should be fine tuned to get best results

April 15, 2015 The Marquette City Commission earlier this week upheld city officials’ decision to deny a Freedom of Information Act request from Michael Neiger, a representative of Save Founders Landing Beach, for... more »»

New drunken, drugged boating standards make good sense

April 14, 2015 We join what we suspect is a significant majority of people in the state of Michigan in applauding new laws addressing what might be described as drunken or drugged boating or snowmobile and ORV... more »»

Marquette in process of developing new master plan

April 13, 2015 Because of the importance of the document and its role in charting future developments, the people making decisions at Marquette City Hall are wise to update the city’s Master Plan. more »»

Although gains made locally, VA has work to do in health care

April 12, 2015 We sincerely hope readers paid close attention to a long-awaited report on veterans health care that was released last week. more »»

Blueberry Fest poster design contest a fun, artistic activity

April 11, 2015 Although today’s sloppy, late winter conditions might not look a lot like it, the warm days of summer are just ahead. more »»

Fellow Flowers movement growing stronger by the day

April 10, 2015 Two native central Upper Peninsula women are blossoming on the national stage, evidenced by being featured on the “Today” show last Saturday. more »»

Mill permit revision process went way it was supposed to

April 9, 2015 In any large industrial operation there needs to be the proper environmental checks and balances. more »»

Beware IRS scams as tax filing deadline approaches

April 8, 2015 The tax deadline of April 15 is fast approaching, so many people most likely are scrambling to file their returns in tim. more »»

Rolling Stone has no one to blame but itself

April 7, 2015 There is very little anyone can say in defense of Rolling Stone magazine’s handling of the sexual assault story it published last year, which sent the University of Virginia campus and fraternity Ph... more »»

New on-campus archive source will spark memories

April 6, 2015 An exhibit at the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives should interest men and women of a certain age, and, the university is betting, a great many others with an... more »»

Warming temps has made area ice covers hazardous

April 5, 2015 With springtime weather hitting the local area over the past couple of weeks, rain, sunshine and rising temperatures have been undermining the thickness and integrity of what was once solid ice over... more »»

Journal’s annual Progress Edition a positive comment on community

April 5, 2015 It’s that time of year when my pride as Publisher of The Mining Journal reaches a new high for the year. On Tuesday, we published our annual Progress Edition. more »»

Hidden Talent tour brings message to Upper Peninsula

April 4, 2015 If you’re a Detroit Tigers fan, watch the team on television and pay the least amount of attention to the commercials in the broadcasts, you know who Richard Bernstein i. more »»

Despite disagreement on commission, trip to Tennessee worthwhile

April 3, 2015 A trip to Tennessee by the Marquette City Commission and some administration is a step in the right direction — literally — given the scope and importance of the pending hospital construction project. more »»

Traffic study will be well worth time, trouble

April 2, 2015 Just as most motorists in the area are well aware that the spring pothole season is upon us, the Marquette City Commission is also talking about i. more »»

Disabled workers an untapped resource in state

April 1, 2015 Employers who are having trouble finding qualified workers for their businesses should consider tapping into an overlooked resource: disabled people. more »»

Superior Trade Zone should spark new development

March 31, 2015 It might have been little more than a formality at this point but a state board has given its approval for local governments in Marquette and Delta counties to join forces to provide business... more »»

State wage trends positive but more needs to be done

March 30, 2015 Passing almost unnoticed last week was a dollop of good economic news, sort of, for wage earners living in the state of Michigan. According to the U.S. more »»

Dissolving county road commission a novel, bad idea

March 29, 2015 Some local citizens, including one former Marquette County Commissioner, have recently suggested the idea of dissolving the Marquette County Road Commission, handing the responsibility of governing... more »»

Hunt finishes epic Iditarod race in Alaska

March 28, 2015 Congratulations go out to Dr. Tim Hunt, a local veterinarian who recently participated in — and completed — the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska. Hunt finished 45th at 2:45 p.m. more »»



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