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Local taco truck brings national attention to city

March 9, 2016 For a food truck that’s less than 3 years old to be recognized nationally as having the best taco, and one that’s located in a small town, well, that’s pretty exciting. more »»

Social media an important tool for local police

March 8, 2016 It’s a social media world. more »»

Certification of Al Quaal a positive development

March 7, 2016 The recent move to certify the Al Quaal Recreation Area’s cross-country ski trails for international competition is an extraordinarily positive development for western Marquette County and, indeed,... more »»

Marquette Township to benefit from recycling change

March 6, 2016 Beginning next month, Marquette Township residents will see a little change in how they recycle. more »»

Maintaining health of forests in state must be priority

March 5, 2016 If anyone was getting complacent about the health of forest lands in the state of Michigan, a recently released Michigan Department of Natural Resources report should jolt them back to reality. more »»

U.P. Builder’s Show a broad-based community event

March 4, 2016 Tonight through Sunday, people who are planning renovations on their homes or dreaming about building a new home will have the chance to find out everything they need to know by attending the U.P. more »»

City marina hikes justified; service is still a good deal

March 3, 2016 As winter wanes and the amount of daylight stretches longer each day, area residents’ thoughts start wandering ahead to spring and summer and the activities they bring. more »»

Salvation Army summer shelter badly needed

March 2, 2016 There are more than 500 homeless people in Marquette County. Even just one is unacceptable. more »»

Stretch of County Road 510 in line for repair

March 1, 2016 Motorists that use a certain stretch of Marquette County Road 510 are going to see it fixed. But the repairs to . more »»

Forsyth Township text alert system a solid development

February 29, 2016 We like a program instituted recently by the Forsyth Township Police Department that will help the agency get word to the residents it serves quickly and efficiently when an emergency crops up. more »»

Public should be involved in hospital transportation talks

February 28, 2016 The city of Marquette, specifically south of Washington Street and west of Seventh Street, is going to look drastically different in the next couple of years. more »»

Gossard Building on Natural Register of Historic Places

February 27, 2016 The Braastad-Gossard Building in downtown Ishpeming has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. more »»

Trenary Outhouse Classic a great way to spend day

February 26, 2016 Saturday marks the 23rd running of the Trenary Outhouse Classic, a fun event that’s become an annual favorite in the central Upper Peninsula. The theme this year is “Holy Shi.... more »»

Traffic meeting a great opportunity for public input

February 25, 2016 The relocation of Duke LifePoint’s UP Health System-Marquette hospital may appear to many as a slow, rather quiet process. more »»

UP Health System steps up for Trillium House

February 24, 2016 UP Health System’s recent donation of $100,000 to the nonprofit Trillium House, which would be the first hospice house in the Upper Peninsula, is a great boost for the community. more »»

Health department doing great work to battle suicide

February 23, 2016 We support work being done at the Marquette County Health Department to battle suicide. The department is out front on a community effort to address youth suicide prevention in the area. more »»

Meijer moves one step closer to store in Marquette area

February 22, 2016 Although the deal is far from being done, it’s looking more and more like the greater Marquette area will be the sight of a Meijer store at some point in the future. more »»

Marquette expected to be site of busy construction season

February 21, 2016 The city of Marquette is expected to be bustling with construction activity as work continues on a number of ongoing projects or ground is broken on new developments this year. more »»

Warmer temperatures force relocation of rail jam to ski area

February 20, 2016 The warmer temperatures and light rain visited upon the area in recent days has offered residents a needed respite from the frigid conditions and drifting snow that have lately prevailed. more »»

Don’t forget to thank people who brave winter

February 19, 2016 It has been an odd winter so far, with almost 4 feet less snow than usual in the Marquette area and many warmer than normal days in the mix throughout the region. more »»



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