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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 »»

Hazards of digital world seen on local computer hack

February 23, 2014 In recent days, news of another credit card security breach hit consumers in the Marquette area, this time involving the Tadych’s Econofoods in Marquette. more »»

Do homework, don’t allow propane crisis to happen again

February 23, 2014 Many of our neighbors in the Upper Peninsula are facing a real crisis this winter, caused by both man and nature, the astronomical price hikes for propane are causing hardship across the country —... more »»

Plan to spend more on water programs a positive move

February 22, 2014 We like an idea from Gov. Rick Snyder that would see, if it comes to fruition, an influx of new dollars into programs that support and restore Michigan waters, including the Great Lakes. more »»

Weekend loaded with fun activities for everyone

February 21, 2014 If you are bored this weekend, you’re not trying hard enough to find something awesome to do. There’s an Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Ride in Big Bay at 10 a.m. more »»

Recycling transfer station makes economic sense

February 20, 2014 The value of recycling many household items keeps rising as landfill space becomes more expensive and scarce. more »»

New longer, sharper teeth placed in state anti-poaching laws

February 19, 2014 Thinking about doing a little spotlighting, also known as poaching? If you get caught — and in all likelihood, you will — be prepared to pay big bucks to the state. more »»

Sled dogs put on another wonderful show over weekend

February 18, 2014 As time ran away toward the starting gun of 2014’s U.P. 200 sled dog weekend, many were concerned the event would suffer from a lack of participants. Happily, that wasn’t the case. This year’s U.P. more »»

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 »»



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