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Closure signs mean just that: Stay off the roadway

March 4, 2015 You might be tempted to drive around that closure sign on a road you really need to travel to get to a destination quickly. However, think twice about that decision. more »»

Legislative effort to improve voting turnout makes sense

March 3, 2015 We like an effort slowly taking shape in the state Legislature that, if successful, will make it easier for people to vote. more »»

Changes planned to city parks will be positive development

March 2, 2015 Good things are happening to the city of Marquette’s parks system, developments that will ultimately benefit all who currently use the green space while helping further burnish Marquette’s image as... more »»

Grants will do necessary work in Upper Peninsula

March 1, 2015 Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials announced some good news Thursday with $1.5 million awarded to eight Upper Peninsula projects to fight invasive species. more »»

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago Escanaba — With from 200 to 300 cases of the flu reported this winter, Delta County has not been as fortunate as most

February 28, 2015 In the technical sense, while this winter may not be quite as cold as the last one, it’s certainly frigid enough to do a lot of damage to people, if basic precautions aren’t taken. more »»

Outhouse Classic good community fun but much more

February 27, 2015 The 22nd annual Trenary Outhouse Classic is scheduled to take place Saturday and we’re sure the thousands of people who flock to the small Alger County town will have great fu. more »»

Young skiers’ dedication paying off with success

February 26, 2015 As everybody who lives in this area knows, the winters can be long, cold and snowy, but not everyone views that as a negative fact of life in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Orphanage project a challenge but an exciting one

February 25, 2015 A topic that’s been brought up for years in the city of Marquette has been what to do with the former Holy Family Orphanage, a historic — but badly run down — building at Altamont and Fisher street. more »»

DNR fee increases having positive impact on programs

February 24, 2015 No one likes tax or fee increases at any time but especially in this day and age with the economy still struggling to recover and many families coping with lost incom. more »»

Sandy Knoll teacher nominated for national award

February 23, 2015 Recognizing that knowledge is, indeed, power, The Mining Journal has long supported education, students, teachers and administrators. more »»

Speed kills — literally — in recent snowmobile crashes

February 22, 2015 The deaths of two out-of-state snowmobilers in separate crashes in Alger County over the past week highlights the inherent danger of traveling too fast on today’s high-powered machines. more »»

Road not needed

February 22, 2015 To the Journal editor: Have we asked ourselves who will benefit financially if Marquette County Road 595 is built? The special interests and private individuals who are paying for the lawsuit,... more »»

State hunter safety program getting positive results

February 21, 2015 The Mining Journal was pleased to report this week that no fatalities took place in 2014 for all hunting seasons in the state of Michigan, the safest in many decades. more »»

City’s downtown to host ‘cool’ winter events

February 20, 2015 The cold has been absolutely brutal lately, but downtown Marquette will be hot Saturday with two events designed to use one of our most abundant resources: Snow. more »»

Rescue training a positive aspect of our community

February 19, 2015 We are blessed with living in a region that has an abundance of natural beauty, including, perhaps, one of the most wonderful bodies of water on Earth. more »»

Veterans are great bets for employment

February 18, 2015 The veteran unemployment rate in Michigan in 2013 was 10.6 percent, the second highest rate in the U.. more »»

Program helps families coping with loved one’s mental illness

February 17, 2015 Families that find themselves in crisis because of a loved one’s illness often feel alone, isolated. If that illness happens to be a mental illness, the challenges are often magnified. more »»

Skilled trade money in state budget a wise investment

February 16, 2015 The blush was hardly off Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed $54 billion spending package for fiscal year 2016 last week and people were bickering back and forth about what got funding and what didn’t. more »»

Sawyer to be showcased as military testing site

February 15, 2015 Marquette County officials are showcasing Sawyer International Airport as a winter icing test area for the U.S. Army. more »»

Free fishing this weekend despite frigid temps

February 14, 2015 It’s supposed to be cold this weekend, especially today, but frigid temperatures aside, we expect a good number of people to avail themselves to the free fishing weeken. more »»



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