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All who are able and willing should think about giving blood

March 11, 2014 The Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center is struggling to survive a tough winte. more »»

Reopening of rustic state campgrounds a good thing

March 10, 2014 In recent years, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources shut down numerous state forest campgrounds, including several in the Upper Peninsula, for reasons largely related to budget concerns. more »»

Economics among stumbling blocks in MAPS talks

March 9, 2014 We believe it is unfortunate that there is no current contract in place between the Marquette Area Public Schools and its teachers. more »»

Transportation funding crossroads approaches

March 9, 2014 A good transportation system is essential to the lives of the people of Michigan. more »»

Eminent domain use in road issue is dangerous

March 9, 2014 People far and wide, familiar with Upper Peninsula residents, speak admirably of their independence and individualism. This individualism demands adherence to personal liberties and rights for all. more »»

Incarceration agitation: We must work on sentencing guidelines

March 9, 2014 No country incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than the United States. more »»

Arts, antiques event in Ishpeming a fine diversion

March 8, 2014 Proponents of the local arts and antiques scenes have been quietly enjoying an event in Ishpeming this week that brings both worlds togethe. more »»

Funding needed to address widespread frost problems

March 6, 2014 The prolonged frigid temperatures that have smothered the area this winter have everybody hoping for early arriving springlike weather. more »»

Proposed cuts to Great Lakes programs a very bad deal

March 5, 2014 We think President Barack Obama is in deep water in proposing significant cuts to programs that address the Great Lakes most urgent environmental threats. more »»

Flag law isn’t game changer but still important

March 4, 2014 It might be a small thing to most but we whole heartedly support a move made last week by Gov. Rick Snyder relating to flags put on the graves of veterans. more »»

Local DWTS a positive fundraiser, experience for area

March 3, 2014 In homes across Marquette County, people are practicing their fox-trots, two-steps and tangos as the contestants in this year’s “Dancing with the Stars Marquette County Style” get ready for the May... more »»

Extending mine life is unqualified good news

March 2, 2014 Great news for the Marquette iron range was announced recently with Cliffs Natural Resources saying it had entered into a revised agreement which will allow the life of the Empire Mine to be extende... more »»

Time to change U.P. combination licenses

March 2, 2014 It’s time for a change in combination deer licenses for the Upper Peninsula back to what they were prior to 2008 with one unrestricted tag. more »»

Increasing minimum wage a good way to reward hard work

March 2, 2014 Congress should raise the minimum wage to make sure work is worthwhile for all Americans. more »»

Always remember safety comes first in festivities

March 1, 2014 St. Patrick’s Day may be two-plus weeks away, but the end-of-winter parties are getting started as early as this weekend. more »»

Region certainly pleased to see February end

February 28, 2014 Saturday, we turn the page to another month as March makes its appearance at last. more »»

Lakeshore plan another wise use of property

February 27, 2014 The city of Marquette has been gradually transforming its Lake Superior shoreline from its bygone industrial lands into prime recreational tracts. more »»

War against sea lamprey may take new direction

February 26, 2014 There is evidence to suggest that it’s going to become more difficult, and potentially, more expensive, to wage war against what might be considered the grandfather of all invasive species: The sea... more »»

Outhouse races help small community boost economy

February 25, 2014 A lot can be said about the annual Outhouse Classic races that take place in front of a crowd of thousands every year in Trenary. Most could be hilariously popular punch-lines of off-color jokes. more »»

Copper piece in city compelling regional history

February 24, 2014 A large piece of Upper Peninsula history currently on display in Presque Isle Park is in danger of being removed — and permanently erased for future generations. The 28. more »»



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