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Thorough debate needed on what to do with state windfall

January 11, 2014 A bit of unexpected good economic news made its way out of Lansing late Friday, all but passing unnoticed as the weekend approached and residents from one end of the state to another enjoyed a brief... more »»

Renovation of Carnegie Library gains support

January 9, 2014 The Ishpeming City Council has expressed a desire to change its meetings to a different location, and the ideal place is moving toward being a perfect venue. more »»

Flu season means taking precautions, care of oneself

January 8, 2014 Although the holiday season is over, flu season just getting started Flu season is here and we’d like to remind everyone of a few things to remember as the illness peaks. more »»

Charitable giving still needed after holidays are over

January 7, 2014 By all accounts, the 2013 Mining Journal Christmas Cheer Club was a resounding success. more »»

Brutally cold temps mean care, caution with pets outdoors

January 6, 2014 Animal advocates, and The Mining Journal, remind readers to not forget their furry friends outside when temperatures plummet. more »»

Marquette General will be well served by Banos selection

January 5, 2014 We’d like to join others in the community in welcoming Ed Banos to his new role as chief executive officer at Marquette General Hospital. more »»

Evil intent must be shown when prosecuting cases

January 5, 2014 Historically, evil intent has been an element of most crimes. Prosecutors had to show a person willfully intended to break a law. more »»

Munising Facebook page has unexpected impact, results

January 4, 2014 What started out as a light-hearted attempt to give Munising residents, former and otherwise, an online opportunity via Facebook to reconnect, turned into something much more significant — and just... more »»

Jobless benefits need to be reinstated

January 2, 2014 It was disappointing to see Congress adjourn for the holidays without taking action to help make the season brighter for many Americans who are unemployed. more »»

New Year’s arrival ends another busy year in 2013

December 31, 2013 It’s easy to forget some of the big events that happened in the past year. more »»

Giving up keys on New Year’s Eve is the right thing to do

December 30, 2013 The coming of the new year is almost always a joyous occasion. more »»

Getting a solid report on space needs helps the county

December 29, 2013 Earlier this year, the Marquette County Board established a Space Needs Ad Hoc Committee to review operations at the Ishpeming branch of the district court, the county youth home in Marquette and... more »»

House speakers’ criticism of private groups a bigger issue

December 29, 2013 Much is being made of House Speaker John Boehner’s blunt criticism last week of conservative groups. And much should be made of Boehner’s justifiable outburst. more »»

National Weather Service warns of winter weather

December 28, 2013 Across the Upper Peninsula, the National Weather Service has forecast moderate to heavy snowfall for tonight into Sunday near Lake Superior. more »»

If you don’t have anything nice to say, stay quiet

December 27, 2013 The relationship between political correctness and the first amendment right to free speech is under constant scrutin. more »»

State shows support for local projects; hope the trend continues

December 26, 2013 It is good to see some road projects in the Upper Peninsula receive funding from state grants recently. A total of about $6.9 million were awarded to four U.P. more »»

Final countdown to Christmas is winding down

December 24, 2013 The buildup to Christmas has seemed longer this year than it has in the past. more »»

Organ donation allowed life to come from tragic death

December 23, 2013 On Dec. 12, 27-year-old Dollar Bay resident Sanaz Nezami passed away inside Marquette General Hospital, the victim of an alleged domestic assault by her husband, Nima Nassiri, 34. more »»

‘Tis the season to be on the lookout for scam artists

December 22, 2013 As the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Unfortunately, that is likely the credo for thieves too with numerous scams launched increasingly throughout the holiday season. more »»

Ending must-revive mandate a positive move for families

December 22, 2013 It has taken us a long time as a society to get to the point where we trust adults to make their own decisions about the end of their lives. more »»



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