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Enbridge violation should be viewed as serious matter

August 7, 2016 Whether they’re used as a shipping route to transport our natural resources or as a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, the Great Lakes are central to our way of life here in Michigan. more »»

Big Latch On event to raise awareness on breastfeeding

August 6, 2016 Something completely normal is happening today around the world, and we feel the need to celebrate it. The sixth annual Marquette County Big Latch On event started at 10 this morning at the U.P. more »»

Midwest Shriners thanked for stopping by Marquette area

August 5, 2016 The Midwest Shrine Association is in the midst of its summer ceremonial visit to Marquette and we hope everyone visiting continues to be warmly welcomed to the area. more »»

Television attack ads turn voters off, do nothing to educate

August 4, 2016 Thank goodness it’s over! The 2016 partisan primary with negative television ads primarily for the Republican candidates for the 1st Congressional District was as distasteful as it was troubling. more »»

Smoking ban in Ishpeming parks worth considering

August 3, 2016 Northern Michigan University has gone tobacco free. In 2013, it created a policy prohibiting the use of all tobacco products as defined by the American College Health Association. more »»

Sawyer runway work part of cost of doing business

August 2, 2016 A running start on needed work to the Sawyer International Airport’s runway will be handled, largely through federal funding, Marquette County officials confirmed recently. The money from the U.S. more »»

Bike Magazine story underscores area’s great trail network

August 1, 2016 Although Superiorland’s bike trails — mountain biking and otherwise — are among the area’s best-known recreational assets, a major spread in a national magazine will only burnish that reputation. more »»

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 »»



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