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Editorial

Ring that bell and help out your community

With Christmas now under two weeks away, the final stretch is upon us, and many of us are scrambling to make those final preparations for the big day. However, for those who may have their shopping well in hand, they may want to consider a different kind of gift this holiday season — the gift ...

Short term, long term solutions both needed for embattled roadway

Lakeshore Boulevard, without a doubt, is one of the most scenic corridors in the city of Marquette. As its name says, it runs along the Lake Superior coastline from South Front Street north to Presque Isle Park. Even when various obstacles such as trees, buildings, rocks and other objects ...

Deer hunters are generous with harvested venison

Bravo to deer hunters in the state of Michigan for demonstrating a high degree of generosity in sharing their venison with people and families in need. According to a story in The Detroit Free Press, this year has been record-breaking. Michigan hunters have donated more than 58,000 pounds of ...

Improve background checks for people who work with seniors

We wholeheartedly agree with the conclusions of a new report that says the state Aging and Adult Services Agency should tighten up its criminal background check policies for employees, contractors’ staff and volunteers to better protect older adults. The report is from the state Auditor ...

Annual DNR land auction may offer opportunities

Looking for a deal on wooded property that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? If so, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources might have just the ticket. Starting next Tuesday, the agency will hold its annual winter auction of surplus public land. This time around, the DNR will offer 147 ...

TKE members to complete run after tragic accident

We hope the streets of Marquette this afternoon were full of spectators cheering on a special group of young men, who are showing great strength through adversity. These young men are the Theta-Iota chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Northern Michigan University. Each year, the ...