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Editorial

Sale of Marquette Mountain is surprising, but a positive step

The announcement late last week that Marquette Mountain had been sold took many by surprise, although rumors that owners Peter and Lois O'Dovero might be interested in selling have swirled in the community for some time. The sale includes not only the resort proper, hills, lifts and attendant ...

NMU board endorses Indigenous Peoples’ Day

A move last week by the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees to publicly endorse an Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration on campus may have appeared to casual observers like a housekeeping kind of item, something that might fall into “Other Business” on the board’s agenda. It ...

Another great year of sled dog races

We all need a little something to look forward to in the depths of winter. Luckily, mid-February in the Upper Peninsula comes with the promise of a beloved annual tradition: the running of the U.P. 200, Midnight Run and Jack Pine 30 sled dog races. This year marked the 30th anniversary and ...

Voter registration effort at NMU absolutely correct

As we approach the end of February, Northern Michigan University students are putting their civic hats on by offering tables around campus to help get as many students as possible registered to vote as part of a state-wide competition. Associated Students of NMU is participating in the Voter ...

Sled dog weekend has something for everyone

This is the time of year when Marquette and Alger counties go to the dogs ... and love every minute of it. The U.P. 200, Midnight Run and Jackpine 30 sled dog races are upon us, a time when teams of mushers will be racing and spectators will be watching in awe. Many activities are part of ...

Second Amendment sanctuary resolution opinion correct

Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese has restated his position on the proposed Second Amendment Sanctuary County resolution, which came during the Feb. 4 meeting of the Marquette County Board of Commissioners. Previously, the board denied a public proposal to name the county a ...