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Disaster declaration needed for area to receive federal funds

October 24, 2016 Gov. Rick Snyder Friday approved a disaster declaration for Marquette County, three days after unusually heavy rains pummeled the area, causing heavy, localized flooding in the Chocolay River. more »»

Letters to the Editor

October 23, 2016 Presbyterian church harvest dinner in Big Bay a success To the Journal editor: The Community Presbyterian Church of Big Bay recently held their Annual Harvest Dinner and what a success it was. more »»

Marquette County Board says no to wage increases

October 23, 2016 We haven’t been shy over the years to use this space to call out public entities for making what we viewed were bad fiscal decisions. more »»

Sundberg Building in Negaunee may be reaching end of road

October 22, 2016 It certainly is an historic structure we wish could have been saved, but it seems the Sundberg Building in downtown Negaunee is destined for a much different fate. more »»

UPAWS events serve to underscore group’s importance to area

October 21, 2016 The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Negaunee Township continues to impress us with its innovative and far-reaching efforts to raise funds to accomplish its mission of finding forever homes... more »»

Irwin an excellent choice to receive Sierra Club award

October 20, 2016 Most would agree that former governor Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters and former U.S. representative David Bonior represent pretty good compan. more »»

Record number of Michigan residents registered to vote

October 19, 2016 The Associated Press has reported that nearly 7.5 million Michigan residents have registered to vote, which represents the highest number ever for a presidential election. more »»

Debate demanded knowledge, stamina from participants

October 18, 2016 The Mining Journal-sponsored debate among candidates for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Republican Dan Benishek is in the books and some day-after commentary seems... more »»

Feliciano a great recipient of vet of the year honor

October 17, 2016 It’s hard to imagine a more deserving person to receive the Marquette County Veteran of the Year Award than James Feliciano. In ceremonies in Ishpeming Saturday, Feliciano, a U. more »»

Township finances improve but work remains to be done

October 16, 2016 It appears Marquette Township may be working its way through the “dark store” fiasco after all, but that festering problem is still not fully behind us. more »»

Hockeyville USA a great effort, experience for our community

October 16, 2016 What a great event our community experienced when Kraft Hockeyville came to town. more »»

Events commemorating Barnes-Hecker tragedy an opportunity to learn

October 15, 2016 For workers that reported for duty at the Barnes-Hecker Mine on Nov. 3, 1926, the day wasn’t terribly unlike other days at the deep shaft facility located several miles west of Ishpemin. more »»

Journal Diamond Jubilee trophy to be decided at MSHS-NHS game

October 14, 2016 The Marquette vs. Negaunee high school football rivalry is already an important local tradition that dates back more than 120 years. more »»

Future of Kid’s Cove playground draws city commission attention

October 13, 2016 It may not have the dramatic appeal of a contemplated hike in utility rates or proposal to increase millage, but the Marquette City Commission's discussion on the fitness and future of playgrounds... more »»

Threats to bats should be taken seriously, never mind reputation

October 12, 2016 It’s getting close to Halloween, so that means an abundance of holiday-related images, like witches, goblins and bats. Depending with whom you speak, witches and goblins don’t exist. more »»

More transparency needed in state budget document

October 11, 2016 The Associated Press broke a story over the weekend — assuming break is the correct word — that profiled a handful of line items in the FY 2017 state budge. more »»

City of Marquette applauded for receiving award

October 10, 2016 Although it’s not an unfamiliar award, one recently received by the city of Marquette is worth nothing. more »»

1st Congressional District debate will provide much insight

October 9, 2016 As the political campaign ads continue to flood our television screens and candidate endorsement signs keep sprouting up like dandelions in yards and along roadways, it’s obvious that the race for... more »»

PWPL creative program teaches expression, writing from heart

October 8, 2016 We’ve all heard the complaint that the schools just don’t teach the basics anymore, that skills such as reading and writing have been left behind in favor of more technical pursuits. more »»

State report on police/ community relations step in right direction

October 7, 2016 Give Gov. Rick Snyder credit for wading into the nettlesome issue of police/community relations. more »»

Getting Upfront open and operating a good thing for downtown

October 6, 2016 After several years of rumors and reports, officials confirmed for the record this week that a keystone downtown Marquette business, idle for the past several years, may soon be sold and if the deal... more »»



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