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New state facility designed to attract foreign investors

April 12, 2014 Approval from the federal government came this week for Michigan to host a facility aimed at attracting foreign investors to create new jobs and live in the U.S. more »»

NIT basketball celebrating 50 years of excellence

April 11, 2014 It has become such a part of the Upper Peninsula spring, we might take it for granted, just a bit. more »»

Firefighters work around, through frigid conditions

April 10, 2014 Another sure sign that this past winter has had severe, lasting, negative impacts emerged recently as it was reported that fire hydrants are frozen in some local communitie. more »»

Distracted walking may be responsible for train deaths

April 9, 2014 First there was distracted driving, when someone behind the wheel of a moving vehicle pays an inordinate amount of attention to something besides the road. more »»

Hats off to tough Sentinels team for great playoff run

April 8, 2014 The Marquette Sentinels U16 girls hockey team has made us at The Mining Journal — and all of Marquette, for that matter — awfully proud with the dream season it’s had, finishing with a run at a... more »»

Decision makers should take note of new education study

April 7, 2014 It seems as though a new study is released every day outlining some problem or success story we should all pay attention to. It’s easy to get lost in the sea of numbers. more »»

Additional funds for roads welcome but more needed

April 6, 2014 This week, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced a combined $60. more »»

Higher ed investment must be made priority

April 6, 2014 Each day, statewide, there are more than 65,000 jobs waiting to be filled by qualified applicants. To fully understand the magnitude of this problem, visit the state’s employment website: www. more »»

Severe winters play key role in deer mortality

April 6, 2014 I read with interest the recent Mining Journal op-eds by Richard P. Smith and George Lindquist debating Upper Peninsula buck harvest regulations. more »»

Bill pending in House may not lead to lower electrical bills

April 6, 2014 We’re all about paying less for electricity, but we’re unconvinced that a bill pending in the Michigan House would lead to lower bills, and we’re satisfied to see this legislation on a slow track. more »»

Effort to increase state foods in institutions worthy

April 5, 2014 We support an effort that got off the ground this week that encourages schools, hospitals and other institutions to use increasingly larger amounts of food from the state of Michigan. more »»

Digitalizing Journals worth community support in vote

April 4, 2014 Bringing history into the digital age. That’s the objective of a grant program for which Peter White Public Library in Marquette is a finalist in the state of Michigan. more »»

Former Cliffs Dow site offers great opportunities

April 3, 2014 The city of Marquette is blessed with some wonderful stretches of Lake Superior shoreline, and has taken care in making sure the property is put to wise uses. more »»

Peer 2 Peer program a bridge to understanding

April 2, 2014 A special program in Gwinn Area Community Schools is making it easier for students in the general population to understand students with special needs — and it seems to be working. more »»

County to again seek emergency declaration

April 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — With costs continuing to rise and the results of winter freeze-ups expected to worsen, Marquette County officials plan to submit a new request for a state emergency or disaster... more »»

Readers can help select best in local businesses

April 1, 2014 Have a favorite automobile dealership? How about restaurant, or appliance store or car wash or dozens of other kinds of local businesses? If you do, and most people do, a chance to make your... more »»

April is Parkinson’s Disease awareness month

March 31, 2014 According to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Parkinson’s is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over tim. more »»

New Sawyer study should help chart community’s future

March 30, 2014 If used properly, a new study examining resident viewpoints and other information at K.I. more »»

Who is watching out for Marquette’s interests?

March 30, 2014 The city commission of the city of Marquette has long known that the Eagle Mine owners wanted to haul ore from the mine to Marquette County Road 550 and Sugar Loaf to Wright Street and west through... more »»

Development on our lakeshore? Not so fast!

March 30, 2014 In a recently published issue of The Mining Journal (March 12), I read about a Marquette City Commission vote to allow the U.P. more »»



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