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Daily Bread initiative helping feed area homeless, hungry

February 11, 2015 An initiative operated by the Marquette Salvation Army deserves support. more »»

Father Marquette Park renovation worthy of community support

February 10, 2015 One of the first noteworthy spots travelers see as they enter the city of Marquette from U.S. 41 South onto Front Street is Father Marquette Park. more »»

NBC’s Williams suffering from self-inflicted wound

February 9, 2015 It’s hard to feel a whole lot of sympathy for Brian Williams, NBC's top anchor who has been on the ropes for the past week or so explaining apparent embellishments he’s made to his war coverage... more »»

U.P. 200 sled dog week includes array of activities

February 8, 2015 Today marks the beginning of sled dog race week in Marquette and Alger counties as spectators, mushers, race officials, businesses and others get ready for the U.P. more »»

Marquette Royales helping support Alzheimer’s group

February 7, 2015 The Marquette Royales hockey squad is doing great work, helping raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease while helping generate funds to support the Upper Peninsula chapter of the Alzheimer’s... more »»

Vets rep on NMU campus a positive, supportive step

February 6, 2015 A most deserving group has a new person helping them on Northern Michigan University’s campus and we are delighted with that news. more »»

Arts and culture alliance has many potential benefits

February 5, 2015 One of the more visible signs of a vibrant community is a stable and diverse arts and culture component, and the greater Marquette area certainly has some fine examples of this. more »»

Potential Great Lakes program reduction may harm region

February 4, 2015 The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is looking at a what President Barack Obama’s proposed 2016 budget calls a “modest reduction,” if you consider a $50 million cut modest. more »»

Thomas Theatre Group program serves people with special needs

February 3, 2015 You have to admire a program operated by the new theater company in the area that makes it easier for people with special needs to go to the movies. more »»

RAP hotline does good work for many years

February 2, 2015 A program maintained by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources designed to catch and convict poachers has done good work while getting very little publicity over the years. more »»

DNR doing its job with close monitoring of proposed mine project

February 1, 2015 Within a couple of weeks, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh could decide to approve a Canadian company’s bid to use more than 10,000 acres of state land for limestone an... more »»

Ishpeming Ski Club carries on area’s ski jumping tradition

January 31, 2015 The annual ski jumping tournament at Suicide Hill proved that the exciting sport is still alive and well in the community after being practiced there for 128 years. more »»

Sled dog weekend is just around corner

January 30, 2015 The excitement is building for the 25th running of the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Championship. Events, include the U.P. 200, Jack Pine 30 and Midnight Run. The races kick off two weeks from today, with the U. more »»

NMU botched handling of Kyle-Carter status

January 29, 2015 Recent events surrounding the Northern Michigan University hockey program had the entire community talking about what happene. more »»

Presque Isle smoking ordinance raises questions

January 28, 2015 Fire safety and health and environment issues are important issues to consider, especially when it concerns one of the area’s premier attractions: Presque Isle Park. more »»

Vets initiative by Benishek long overdue

January 27, 2015 Given the amount of bad, though revealing, press that the Veterans Administration has dealt with in recent times, any news that suggests the people inside the Beltway are finally getting the message... more »»

Third Street plans a good move for site, city

January 26, 2015 We like plans being made by a handful of businesses located along North Third Street in Marquette and the Marquette Downtown Development Authority to improve the structures’ facades plus complete... more »»

Obama, Snyder addresses generated little interest

January 25, 2015 On Tuesday, viewers on television and the Internet had the opportunity to hear directly from Michigan Gov. more »»

SmartZone steps continue to be taken

January 24, 2015 We were pleased to report last week that the city of Marquette’s Local Development Finance Authority entered into an agreement with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to designate the cit... more »»

Noquemanon has something for everyone

January 23, 2015 We have arrived at the weekend when one of the best events of the winter blesses the community: the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. more »»



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