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Tuesday’s partisan primary includes key races, choices

July 31, 2016 We trust area residents are getting prepared for Tuesday’s all-important partisan primary. more »»

Lobbying firm isn’t going to come cheap for Marquette

July 30, 2016 In what reportedly is an effort to build a stronger bridge between the decision makers in Lansing and those here at home in the Upper Peninsula, the city of Marquette has begun the process of... more »»

Look for weekend to provide something fun to do for everyone

July 29, 2016 What a weekend this will be for Marquette County, with so many great events going on, everyone should be able to find something wonderful to do as July turns to August. more »»

Township drone should do much work at low cost

July 27, 2016 Marquette Township has taken steps recently to use a growing and popular technology as a planning and potentially an emergency response tool. more »»

Pair of local veterans garner prestigious awards

July 26, 2016 There’s a lot of which to be proud of in the local veterans world. Thomas J. more »»

State doing good work promoting its park system

July 25, 2016 The camping consumer stands to be the big winner as a result of an effort undertaken by the people who manage parks in the state of Michigan to update facilities and install amenities to attract... more »»

Interested residents should speak up on smoking ordinance

July 24, 2016 At the request of its health department, the Marquette County Board is considering a revision to the county’s more than 25-year-old smoking ordinance that would regulate vaping and the use of... more »»

The August primary is just around the corner, and it’s important

July 23, 2016 Every four years it happens. Politicians come at us from every angle, flooding the inboxes of our emails, appearing all over our Facebook newsfeeds and sprouting up in signs on citizens’ front yards. more »»

Community support behind Trillium House is incredible

July 22, 2016 A community fundraising effort to provide enough money for the construction of Marquette County’s first hospice house is nearly complete. more »»

Hiawatha Music Festival is great local tradition to enjoy

July 21, 2016 When something is a tradition, sometimes we fail to fully appreciate it. more »»

8-18 Media getting good experience at national convention

July 20, 2016 This year’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland might not be as tumultuous as the turbulent 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago when protests broke out in the streets and shouting matches... more »»

City’s new UFO landing strip is a good idea

July 19, 2016 Just checking. There is, of course, no UFO landing strip, and possibly no UFOs — but that’s all fodder for another editorial. more »»

Delft project a great use of historic downtown building

July 18, 2016 A project that has been unfolding over the past couple of years at the former Delft Theater in downtown Marquette appears to be nearing completion. more »»

No violations found in small fire during city Fourth display

July 17, 2016 The annual Fourth of July fireworks display in Marquette draws thousands of people every year to the city’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park, and this year was no exception as crowds gathered to watch the... more »»

Better cooperation needed between police, working press

July 16, 2016 With only a handful of notable exceptions, Upper Peninsula media have historically been a docile lot when covering law enforcemen. more »»

Weekend slate of events provide much to do in Superiorland

July 15, 2016 Thursday in this space, we lauded the Red Earth Classic, a set of bike races happening Saturday that benefit several local charities. more »»

Red Earth Classic shaping up to be outstanding event

July 14, 2016 Superiorland residents looking for something fun to do Saturday may consider the Red Earth Classic mountain bike races, which are expected to draw hundreds of racers from all over the Midwest. more »»

Potential fireworks ordinance makes a lot of sense

July 13, 2016 Fireworks are to be expected on the Fourth of July holiday. However, note the operative word is “on” Independence Day, not at midnight days after the holiday. more »»

Salvation Army appointments a positive move

July 12, 2016 We are pleased to welcome the new Salvation Army officers assigned locally. Capts. Doug Winters and Kim Winters officially started duties in late Jun. more »»



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