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Editorial

Proposed legislation to restore judge position the right move

While 2020 was full of alarming numbers related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the year brought with it another dismal figure: felony filings in Marquette County more than doubled in less than 10 years, going from an annual average of 224 cases in 2011 to the 471 cases reported in 2020. This ...

Latest Michigan surge tests discipline, will of state residents

If the past 13 months have left you feeling like you’re living in the classic Bill Murray film, “Groundhog Day,” you’re not alone. But with the recent surge in our state, it’s definitely not time to let our guard down. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Sawyer airport to make good use of federal funds

Who wouldn’t want to receive $1 million? Sawyer International Airport recently was awarded this amount by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Sawyer was one of five airports to receive the approximate $1 million, with the others being Ford Airport, Delta Airport, Houghton County Memorial ...

Michigan needs surge in vaccines to battle virus surge

It’s not at all clear why the federal government isn’t putting the pedal down to get Michigan as much vaccine as it needs, given COVID-19 cases are going through the ceiling across the state. Statewide hospitalizations have quadrupled in a month and are nearing peak levels from last ...

Local restaurant steps up in unusual way

You absolutely have to love the folks that own and work at the Delft Bistro in downtown Marquette. That’s because they stepped up to help a World War II alum at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, who has recently recovered from COVID-19 after being in quarantine for more than a ...

Altran continues to do great work in Alger County

The past year has been full of changes for organizations and businesses of all types. However, here at The Mining Journal, we’ve seen many rising to the challenge with unique adaptations that have helped them continue to serve and support their communities. One example can be found with ...