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Editorial

E-skimming threatens business web commerce

With increasing amounts of commerce being conducted over the web, businesses have had to work hard to stay one step ahead of the crooks, with firewalls, passwords and similar protections in common use just about everywhere to protect web traffic. But now, the authorities are warning about ...

City commission right in honoring indigenous people

While a great many people were focused on its vote to approve recreational marijuana in Marquette, the city commission took what some might have overlooked earlier this week when it unanimously approved a motion to designate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Marquette ...

Like quilts? Check out Saturday event from local group

We encourage everyone to find some time this weekend to visit a special exhibit: the 2019 Autumn Comfort Quilts Show. Presented by the Marquette County Quilters Association, the show takes place at Northern Michigan University’s Northern Center Grand Ball Room from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Atchison takes over as CEO at UPHS-Marquette

We at The Mining Journal would like to welcome Gar Atchison to Marquette. UP Health System announced Wednesday that Atchison has been named chief executive officer of UP Health System-Marquette and market CEO of UP Health System. Atchison replaces Jerry Dooley, who has been serving as ...

Michigamme Township should keep ownership of Pocket Park

There’s been a lot of fuss lately over a 65-by-25-feet parcel of land along Lake Michigamme, specifically at the intersection of Max and Lake streets. Called the Pocket Park, no doubt in reference to its small size, it’s a big deal to many Michigamme residents, hence the fuss. Many ...

Cambensy on right side of Great Lakes construction effort

A Michigan State House resolution authored and introduced by state Rep. Sara Cambensy urging Uncle Sam to support Great Lakes infrastructure and specifically Soo Locks reconstruction certainly has our support, especially given the toxicity of governance in Washington and the necessity of robust ...

Budget battle puts higher education at greater risk

Wrangling between the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has resulted in drastic cuts to essential programs and services. The result? Many of our state’s most vulnerable populations are at risk — and so is our state’s economic future. One of the many appropriations that ...

Witness autumn’s splendor before it’s time to shovel

The forecast for the coming days is not what autumn aficionados might be hoping for, with chilly temperatures and rain mixed with snow on the horizon. Nevertheless, we declare it’s not too late to soak up some autumn splendor. Sunny days might be a bit more ideal, but we are still hoping ...

Congratulations to Labor Hall of Fame newest members

Congratulations to the newest members of the Upper Peninsula Labor Hall of Fame, who will be inducted this evening during a ceremony in the Northern Center Ballroom on Northern Michigan University’s campus. Stu Skauge, a longtime member of the Michigan Education Association; United ...

GINCC to recognize outstanding west end people, businesses

Tonight at the Wawonowin Country Club in Champion, the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is set to hold its annual awards gala, which will recognize some of the west end’s most outstanding people and businesses of 2019. “There were many nominations submitted this ...

Gilchrist swing through U.P. may be beneficial for local cities

What city doesn’t want to thrive? Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist has been visiting the Upper Peninsula this week as part of the 2019 Thriving Cities tour. Gilchrist, who visited Northern Michigan University as one of his stops on Monday, made the insightful comment that government, to be ...

Public’s assistance needed in solving local cold case

By now, many of us have seen at least one episode of the television program “Cold Case Files,” a show that ran on the A&E Network for nearly two decades and continues in syndication. If you want to talk about a tried and true formula, “Cold Case Files” certainly had it. A ...

Public’s assistance needed in solving local cold case

By now, many of us have seen at least one episode of the television program “Cold Case Files,” a show that ran on the A&E Network for nearly two decades and continues in syndication. If you want to talk about a tried and true formula, “Cold Case Files” certainly had it. A ...

Ransomware increasing , endangering people, businesses

Internet experts call it ransomware, a very particular type of virus that infects computers and restricts users’ access to their files or threatens the permanent destruction of their information unless a ransom — anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars — is paid. The virus ...

AgriPalooza a laboratory in how best to teach kids

There’s a lot to be said for showing kids how things work, how the various pieces fit together and how outcomes can be influenced. Those were, in part, among the goals of a hands-on learning experience that several hundred fifth graders found themselves involved in recently. Organizers call ...

VFW event coming up Saturday worth attending

At long last, U.S. Army Air Forces Cpl. Walter Kellett of Ironwood is coming home. He died in 1942 in a prison camp in the Philippines while serving this country during World War II at the tender age of 22. It was just this past July when Kellett’s remains were identified. According to an ...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month marked in October

Maybe some day, some wonderful day, there will be peace in all homes, here and around the world. Hands will not be lifted in anger and horrible words will not be flung at family members. People will be safe in their homes. Until that happens, it’s important that the issue of domestic ...

EGLE department transparency a clear and laudable goal

Transparency is a good thing, particularly if your recent track record isn’t all that spectacular. Liesl Clark, director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, recently talked with The Mining Journal about the agency. EGLE, which used to be the Department of ...

LWV elections site has much good information

Interested in knowing what’s on the Nov. 5 general election ballot or wondering how to obtain for an absentee ballot? If you are, the League of Women Voters of Michigan, Marquette County Member-at-Large State Unit has just the ticket for you. The league’s online voting guide at ...

Another opportunity to comment on city pot ordinance

Marquette officials certainly have afforded its residents and interested others a fair number of opportunities to comment on a proposed ordinance to allow adult use marijuana establishments in the city with another one of those coming up tonight. The Marquette City Commission is expected to ...