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Interlocal pact step in right direction

September 5, 2014 We like, for several reasons, a pact approved by both the Marquette City Commission and Marquette County Board of Commissioners earlier this week. more »»

‘Stuff the Bus’ helps students most in need

September 4, 2014 It’s not difficult to tell that summer is waning and fall is fast approaching, with leaves of deciduous trees starting to change color, the sun rising later and setting earlier each day and school... more »»

Community to observe Pride Festival

September 3, 2014 The inaugural Upper Peninsula Rainbow Pride Festival is set for Saturday at Tourist Park in Marquette. The purpose of the event is to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. more »»

Politicians need to stop bickering and get to work

September 2, 2014 Anyone who thought now the Great Recession is over and the good times are rolling in the state of Michigan got an ice cold dose of reality recently with the release of an mLive story on the Michigan... more »»

Labor Day is much more than brats, backyards and brews

September 1, 2014 On this Labor Day, many of us will take some time to cheer on our friends and neighbors during the annual Labor Day Parade in Ishpeming, and get together with family for a Monday afternoon barbecue,... more »»

Opolka well deserving of agency boat honor

August 31, 2014 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources —following a long-standing tradition of its law enforcement division— named a new 27-foot patrol boat for Frank Opolka, a former deputy director of the... more »»

With great police firepower comes great responsibility

August 31, 2014 Dundee police have a mine-resistant ambush vehicle. Barry County has not one, but five, grenade launchers. more »»

Blues Fest is great way to spend weekend

August 29, 2014 You might need your umbrella, but don’t let the possibility of rain keep you from checking out tonight’s start of the 11th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest at Elwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park. more »»

School is in session — extra caution needed

August 28, 2014 It’s easy to tell that classes started this week at Northern Michigan University — there are a lot more people moving around tow. more »»

Funding will help maintain lakes habitats

August 27, 2014 The Great Lakes, to put it lightly, are important to Michigan in more ways than one. Economically, they’re important for shipping, Recreationally, they provide many ways to have fun. more »»

Despite weather, Harbor Fest was great gathering

August 26, 2014 It seems to be that every year when Marquette West Rotary hosts its Harbor Fest, the weather poses its own challenges. more »»

New education scorecard frustrates many

August 25, 2014 The State of Michigan, in an effort to make school accountability simpler for parents to understand and more transparent as a whole, released a new color-coded rating system a few years ag. more »»

Demolition of blighted residences good use of funds

August 24, 2014 Hats off to five Upper Peninsula counties — led by Marquette County — in their successful joint bid to secure $143,000 in Michigan State Housing Development Authority grant funding to help raze 11... more »»

Keep corporations home, grow economy with new tax reform

August 24, 2014 Walgreens has decided it will not relocate its corporate headquarters from the United States to Switzerland by acquiring a Swiss drugstore chain. more »»

Another telephone scam hits area, Upper Peninsula

August 23, 2014 We must regrettably report another telephone scam being worked in our area, and like many of the others previously reported, this one seems to single out elderly residents. more »»

HOG steps up for Bay Cliff Health Camp, campers

August 22, 2014 Motorcycle groups often are presented in movies as lawbreakers and thugs, a stereotype that probably has been kicking around since the first time a motor was slapped on a two-wheeled vehicle. more »»

Cooperative wildfire efforts pay great dividends

August 21, 2014 The lingering snow from the winter of 2013-14 and cool, wet weather this spring and summer have spared the Upper Peninsula from a major wildfire season, but it’s a much different story in the West. more »»

Communications that are open key in city evaluations

August 20, 2014 Evaluation time is here for the city of Marquette. The city charter requires an annual review for City Manager Bill Vajda and City Attorney Ronald Keefe. more »»

Ebola prep here proper planning, given threat

August 19, 2014 Although some, perhaps many, might argue that it’s a waste of time, we wholeheartedly support moves made in recent months by the Marquette County Health Department to prepare for Ebola cases that... more »»

Senior Provider Network best way to utilize resources

August 18, 2014 The work being done by the Senior Provider Network is getting some much-deserved recognition by the state of Michigan for its innovative use of collaboration among many senior services agencies to... more »»



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