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Run of frigid temps one for the record books — literally

February 17, 2014 Bust out the hot coffee and thermal socks — we just broke a 35-year-old record for the number of consecutive days when the high temperature was below freezing. The record was previously set Feb. more »»

State response to propane shortage more than adequate

February 16, 2014 As Michigan has joined many of its neighboring states in struggling through a difficult propane shortage this winter, the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder seems to have been particularly responsive. more »»

State budget surplus serves both policy and politics goals

February 16, 2014 Spreading Michigan’s budget surplus to cover as many bases as possible seems to be the goal of Go. more »»

100DayArtProject a good way to get community involved

February 15, 2014 It’s our belief that arts and culture play a critical role in the fabric of a community. That’s why we were so pleased to learn of a community-wide arts program that will span some 100 days. more »»

Valentine’s Day an appropriate time to share adoption story

February 14, 2014 On a day that’s all about hearts, we must thank David and Amy Bond and Judith Wanichek Adams for opening theirs. more »»

U.P. 200 offers excitement, fun for everyone

February 13, 2014 It doesn’t seem that long ago that the first sled dogs bolted from the starting gate and sprinted down Washington Street through a large, loud crowd of spectators in the inaugural Upper Peninsula... more »»

Delft Theater project a boon to city’s downtown area

February 12, 2014 We were pleased to learn that plans are proceeding apace to resurrect the Delft Theater in downtown Marquette. more »»

Olympics may be recalled for mishaps rather than athletics

February 11, 2014 The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us and with the world watching, there have been a great many interesting mishaps taking center stage and overshadowing the actual competition. more »»

Cliffs donations underscore firm’s commitment to area

February 10, 2014 Cliffs Natural Resources recently announced its intention to donate a total of $400,000 to charitable organizations in Marquette County over the next five years. more »»

Election season has already started so meet the candidates

February 9, 2014 Though it may not seem possible, this year’s election season is upon us or is at least probably a lot closer than you think. more »»

Changes needed by state to promote hunting

February 9, 2014 I hesitated to write this commentary regarding the decimated deer herd in knowing the juggling act that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has to endure with pressure coming from the auto... more »»

Michigan has no reason to license so many occupations

February 9, 2014 Should the state license doctors and lawyers? Almost everyone would say “yes,” given the harm that could be suffered at the hands of an unqualified and unscrupulous practitioner. more »»

Olympics should bring out the best everyone

February 7, 2014 As the 2014 Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia, Superiorland residents have a special interest in that we can watch for athletes who have a connection to our area. more »»

Gwinn schools cited for being tops in Marquette County

February 6, 2014 Congratulations must go out to the Gwinn Area Community Schools for doing so well in an educational review. more »»

Area ski jumping tradition still going strong

February 5, 2014 The thrill of watching brave athletes sail off the lip of the scaffolding and into the cold February sky at Suicide Hill has been experienced for more than 125 years, and will be repeated again this... more »»

Anniversary reminds us how technology has changed society

February 4, 2014 Today marks a very important anniversary in the history of technology: Mark Zuckerberg 10 years ago on this date founded Facebook and changed the lives of millions forever. more »»

New North Star program will offer new opportunity

February 3, 2014 Another early education opportunity could be available to area youngsters come fall with North Star Academy’s announcement it’s opening a Montessori preschool program, contingent on enrollment... more »»

Grant program should assist local units of government

February 2, 2014 In smaller communities, it is often difficult to come by required funding for upgrades to roads, buildings and other features. more »»

Convicted felons must be given an honest chance to work

February 2, 2014 Those convicted of felonies often face difficulties finding work after being released from prison. The unfortunate result is that many return to a life of crime. more »»

New phone scam in area seeks to bilk residents

February 1, 2014 Regrettably, we find it necessary to once again use this space to issue an alert to local residents about a telephone scam that is apparently working in our are. more »»

 
 

 

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