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Editorial

Legos and robots add up to enjoyable learning at NMU

A wise teacher we know once said the best educational tools are the ones that sneak learning into fun, enjoyable activities. That’s what was going on Saturday at the Glenn T. Seaborg Mathematics and Science Center located at Northern Michigan University. Fourteen upper elementary school ...

Christmas Cheer Club continues work year after year

As a practical matter, there is no lack of worthy charities and other entities to donate to during the Christmas holiday season. Although we won’t attempt to list them here, we are confident readers are aware of what they are. The program The Mining Journal maintains in conjunction with ...

SWP program can help with power, heating bills

With winter’s biting gusts apparent anytime one wanders outside, area heating and electrical bills start climbing with near mathematical certainty. And for many in Superiorland and beyond, that can mean hard choices that often result in dark, cold homes. The Superior Watershed Partnership ...

Array of holiday activities being planned for Marquette’s downtown

Save the date! That’s our comment on the upcoming array of holiday events associated with downtown Marquette’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The date is next Thursday, Dec. 8 and the activities actually kick off north of the downtown on North Third Street with the annual Christmas ...

Beware of online scams during holidays

The holidays are here, which means getting together with relatives and friends, attending special celebrations, buying gifts and just getting in a festive mood. What will kill a festive mood, though, is becoming a victim of a consumer scam. With the rise in purchasing items in person or ...

Heroic effort to save lives garners awards, recognition

Hero is a word that gets tossed around quite a lot this days. It’s applied, inappropriately we believe, to everyone from political leaders to sports personalities. However, actual heroes — people who go above and beyond in service to others — were recognized recently by the Department ...