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Still time to shop (locally) for Christmas gifts

December 20, 2013 Christmas is hurtling toward us like a runaway freight train but really, there’s still plenty of time to be ready for its arrival. more »»

Kids Count study results should be call to action

December 19, 2013 The annual Kids Count in Michigan study takes an in-depth look at the well-being of youth in the state, including how they can be affected by such things as economic status, access to health care an... more »»

New bishop named in Marquette Catholic Diocese

December 18, 2013 We’d like to take this opportunity to welcome to the Upper Peninsula the man who will be the 13th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Marquette. In a much anticipated announcement Tuesday, the Rev. more »»

Lower gas prices welcome as holiday driving increases

December 17, 2013 With many people getting ready to travel Michigan’s roads leading up to the holidays, we’re happy that Marquette-area gas prices seem to be holding close to the statewide average of about $3. more »»

NMU board made right call on smoking statute

December 16, 2013 Northern Michigan University will officially be a tobacco-free campus Aug. 1, following the go-ahead vote given by the organization’s Board of Trustees Friday mornin. more »»

Despite fire tragedy, Hickey’s Bar steps up for 2013 Cheer Club

December 15, 2013 We have just experienced one of the coldest spells of weather that we have had in years. If you are looking for a way to warm up I have a suggestion. more »»

Mining minerals needed to sustain area

December 15, 2013 The following items have something in common. Perhaps you can connect the dots before reaching the end of the list: 1. more »»

When the big bad wolf wasn’t a wolf in first place

December 15, 2013 The story was untrue, fabricated and misleading — much like the fairy tale. Unfortunately, the Big Bad Wolf in this story isn't a wolf at all. Earlier this month, Michigan Sen. more »»

Donations to Cheer Club coming in but much still needed

December 14, 2013 Strides were made this week in the 2013 Mining Journal Cheer Club. Strides were made but complete goals were certainly not accomplished. more »»

Fire won’t stop Hickey’s Bar from holiday benefit

December 13, 2013 Landmark Ishpeming establishment Hickey’s Bar may have been reduced to a pile of rubble by a devastating fire in November, but the kindness of owner Brian Polkinghorne was not altered. more »»

Trust funds grants have enriched the community

December 12, 2013 Marquette County has once again fared well in the annual recommendation of grants from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. more »»

NMU graduates face trying world but are ready to do well

December 11, 2013 Saturday is a bittersweet for many in Superiorland as it will mark winter commencement ceremonies at Northern Michigan University. more »»

Time to adjust driving to allow for winter conditions

December 10, 2013 It’s easy to look around these days and wonder if certain U.P. motorists have forgotten everything they may have known about driving on winter roads. more »»

Bill to eliminate phone service before its time

December 9, 2013 A bill introduced in Michigan’s Senate in October by state Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, is gaining a bit more notice locally, namely from the Marquette County Board. more »»

Suicide prevention program well worth community effort

December 8, 2013 Congratulations to all those who have been involved in the effort to put together a strategic suicide prevention plan for Marquette County. more »»

Marquette wants regional transportation solution

December 8, 2013 Marquette County needs a regional transportation solution. more »»

Working families have bigger issues than deficit

December 8, 2013 The greatest challenge facing the economy of the Upper Peninsula is the crisis of high unemployment and low wages, not the deficit. This problem isn’t unique to our region or our state. more »»

Dislike freeloaders? Then it’s time to change state law

December 8, 2013 No one likes a freeloader. Count Michigan teachers among that number. As more public school teachers exercise their rights to leave the union, some of their colleagues are displeased. more »»

Never forget what happened at Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2013 There is an old saying that goes, approximately, “Time heals all wounds. more »»



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