Mining Journal to debut weekend edition

MARQUETTE — Saturday, Sept. 7, will mark the next chapter for The Mining Journal, as readers will experience our weekend edition Morning U.P. featuring the best of Superiorland and beyond.

Since its first edition more than 150 years ago, The Mining Journal has been telling the story of Marquette County and the surrounding region, covering the news, society happenings and sporting events that matter most to its readers both in print and, in recent years, also online at miningjournal.net. This commitment to the local community also includes good stories on people you know who are doing interesting things, as well as principled leadership on local and regional issues on our editorial page.

Morning U.P. will build on that commitment. The paper will combine all of your favorite features from Saturday’s and Sunday’s editions into one day, reporting on the issues that matter the most to you, along with more local content from readers through Letters to the Editor and guest columnist submissions. In short, The Mining Journal will provide an edition full of news, sports and lifestyles content.

“We are very excited to showcase our weekend edition, as it will be filled with content that is unique and important to our readers,” said Ann Troutman, interim publisher of The Mining Journal. “Nobody covers the news, sports and community happenings in this region better and more thoroughly than The Mining Journal, and no other entity supports local businesses as we do through effective advertising initiatives. We are excited to take this step in our history.”

From hard news and top features to church happenings and community arts events, our readers will remain the best informed in Superiorland. If you would like your event included, please call Managing Editor Bud Sargent at 906-228-2500, ext. 244 or via email at newsroom@miningjournal.net. 

Everyone loves local sports teams and Morning U.P. will have no shortage of coverage. From game stories and pictures to the latest on Northern Michigan University and the most popular professional teams, there will be an abundance of sports for fans to consume.

The weekend edition also will contain all of your favorite Sunday advertising inserts and specials a day earlier, which will allow readers to better plan their weekend shopping trips.

News that happens on Saturdays will be available on our website, miningjournal.net.

Troutman said she is interested in reader feedback on the new weekend edition Morning U.P. — what you like and additional features you may want to see in the future. She can be reached by calling 906-228-2500, ext. 299, or via email at atroutman@miningjournal.net.