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Editorial

SHF an essential organization that supports community

It’s easy to overlook the many organizations that live in Marquette County that, through one device or another, provide funding to deserving nonprofits that serve the population. They just always seem to be there when a need must be addressed. That’s how it is with the Superior Health ...

SAIL event this week provided much needed info

Absolutely Accessible Upper Peninsula was a much needed event for our local area. After all, one in five people live with a disability, according to the Superior Alliance for Independent Living. SAIL was the host organization in this week’s Absolutely Accessible gathering which was planned ...

Halloween costumes selected with common sense

With Halloween just a week away, costumes have been prepared and lay waiting, as many of us are left hustling to the local stores in search of candy to pass out. The holiday is a very exciting time for children, but it’s important to remind them that a great Halloween is also a safe ...

Liaison officer should bridge student-police connections

Is there such a thing as being too safe, especially in a school? The city of Marquette, Marquette Area Public Schools and the Kaufman Foundation have teamed up to add a second full-time liaison officer for MAPS. A Marquette city police detective will handle the more investigative issues ...

YMCA donation puts organization on firm footing

Love might make the world go ’round but very often it’s volunteers — and philanthropy, in particular — that makes small cities like the ones in Superiorand work well. That was clearly on display Saturday in Marquette when David and Thu Brule used the YMCA’s celebration of its ...

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 ...