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Lack of federal funding for winter woes unfortunate

July 31, 2014 The recent news that federal disaster relief funds wouldn’t be coming to our area to help local governments deal with deep-freeze problems last winter was not good. more »»

NMU makes right move in banning tobacco on campus

July 30, 2014 Northern Michigan University is implementing a new tobacco-free policy, which although might inconvenience a few people, will benefit the greater good. more »»

WICFD shines in Upper Peninsula competition

July 29, 2014 In a show of nearly complete dominance, the West Iron County Fire Department sparked past its Upper Peninsula competition in the 120th Annual Upper Peninsula Volunteer Firefighters’ Association... more »»

Volunteers make weekend festivals in area possible

July 28, 2014 Undaunted by a largely uncooperative Mother Nature, who had the temerity to mix rain with fog while punctuating both with bright sun and blue skies, thousands of people attended Art on the Rocks and... more »»

MAPS sinking fund millage request deserves support

July 27, 2014 Our subscribers know that The Mining Journal has consistently played a community watchdog role over the years, especially when it comes to millage requests. more »»

Funds to help counties deal with freeze-up a start

July 26, 2014 It appears state and federal governments are coming through with some assistance for counties that suffered during the deep freeze of the winter of 2013-14. Gov. more »»

Gwinn clock tower restoration a community effort

July 25, 2014 “Time Marches On” is the theme for the Gwinn Fun Daze parade Saturday and it’s quite an appropriate one as the event is in part a celebration of the restoration of the community’s 100-year-old clock... more »»

Bankruptcy at Algoma won’t impact iron range

July 24, 2014 Essar Steel Algoma Inc. more »»

Detroit pension cuts regrettably necessary

July 23, 2014 Bankruptcy is a painful thing, for individuals, companies and, although not as common, cities. Sometimes unfortunate — but necessary — measures are needed for a return to solvency. more »»

Tourism holding steady in Upper Peninsula

July 22, 2014 Some good economic news for the Upper Peninsula surfaced Monday in the form of a story published by The Daily Press, the Mining Journal’s sister newspaper located in Delta County’s Escanaba. more »»

Journal coverage on primary election will be thorough

July 21, 2014 On Sunday we kicked off our extensive primary election coverage with stories concerning the Marquette Area Public Schools sinking fund millage request and an overview of the candidates facing off on... more »»

Candidate forum in Marquette will showcase runners

July 20, 2014 The 40 Below Young Professionals of Marquette County is hosting an inaugural non-partisan candidates forum in Marquette on Thursday. more »»

Dianda shows ability to gain bipartisan support

July 20, 2014 It seems all we hear from Washington these days is how the two major political parties just can't get along. more »»

Midterm elections:not the time for inane distractions

July 20, 2014 Whenever Democrats are in real trouble politically, the Republicans seem to come up with something new that distracts the public’s attention from the Democrats’ problems. more »»

‘Live forever’ mentality in teens needs replacing

July 19, 2014 It seems like not a day goes by that we don’t read about or hear about the loss of a teenager or a young adult and it always seems a pointless loss that happens for no reason and we can’t help but... more »»

Pivoting to foreign policy, Rick Perry strikes two adversaries

July 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Obama’s yearning to become a peacetime president continues to be frustrated by the reality on the ground in the Middle East, and by Republicans’ zeal to capitalize on it... more »»

This weekend is a chance for music lovers to enjoy

July 18, 2014 This is a weekend for music lovers to rejoice in the Marquette area because the 36th annual Hiawatha Music Festival begins today and runs through Sunday at Tourist Park in Marquette. more »»

Support needed for ‘Fence for Fidoes’ effort

July 17, 2014 Animal shelters in the region that take in stray and abandoned animals have come a long way in recent years. more »»

Bus tours fun way to learn history

July 16, 2014 The rain might have passed by the Marquette area for the near future, but temperatures still aren’t in the 70s, even though it’s mid-Jul. more »»

Marquette’s beaches are beautiful, but are not always safe

July 15, 2014 There’s something about summertime in Marquette, especially when it comes to spending time next to the world’s largest fresh-water lake, Lake Superior. more »»



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