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Editorial

Holiday parade, tree lighting a great family event

With nearly 50 inches of snowfall for the season so far, we’ve already got the “white Christmas” part checked off in spades. After a visit from our favorite North Pole resident on Friday, our holiday spirit should be firing on all cylinders. The ninth annual Marquette Winter Snow Fun ...

County prosecutor’s office deserves some more help

Prosecutor’s offices typically are busy places, but the Marquette County office has been particularly active the past seven years. County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese said the office had 427 authorized felony files in the county in 2012, with the number projected to rise to 681 this ...

Consider donating to Cheer Club this holiday season

The turkey has been carved, and the mashed potatoes and stuffing are just a distant memory now. That means The Mining Journal’s annual Cheer Club, a community toy and gift drive to give back to those in need, is in full swing. Community members are invited to donate toys at designated ...

Marquette Music Hall of Fame important to local music scene

The Red Room at the Masonic Center was rocking Saturday night as the Class of 2019 for the Marquette Music Hall of Fame was inducted. Musicians, teachers, a venue, a radio station and even a newspaper reporter were part of this year’s class, the third set of inductees for the hall, which is ...

Local book is a great reminder of where we come from

In a world dominated by electronic communication, where our connected devices use GPS to tell us where we are and how to get to our next destination, sometimes it’s easy to forget where we have been. The Champion-Beacon-Humboldt Historical Society has published a comprehensive two-volume ...

Big tech boost for homeless families is welcome news

Have you ever been asked ì”what would you do with a million dollars?î” For Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan this was more than a party icebreaker question. The Traverse City-based organization was invited to apply for a grant — 5 weeks later, they had it — $1.25 ...