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American, US Airways agreement good for Sawyer, region

November 17, 2013 We’d like to celebrate with Sawyer International Airport the recent good news we’ve reported regarding the airport, its flights and passenger counts. more »»

‘We the people’ must share blame for political mess

November 17, 2013 Over the past month, Americans have castigated, upbraided, mocked and lampooned their representatives in Washington over their behavior in the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis. more »»

Commonsense, planning best in firearm deer season

November 16, 2013 With the firearm hunting season in full swing, more hunters are the woods than during any other season all year. more »»

Canathon helps restock area food pantries

November 15, 2013 Hunger knows no season, but as winter settles in to the Upper Peninsula, this becomes a time when food banks can benefit from hearts which might be a bit more generous as the holiday season... more »»

Deer Lake cleanup well worth years of effort

November 14, 2013 It was certainly good news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency brought to Ishpeming last week when we learned an area lake may finally be cleaned up. more »»

Library program a positive example of grassroots effort

November 13, 2013 We like a movement that’s slowly taking root around the country — including at least two places right here in the Upper Peninsula — that not only encourages reading but fosters a positive sense of... more »»

Winter driving means safety, planning foremost

November 12, 2013 Superiorland drivers awoke Monday morning to windshields that needed to be scraped and roads that needed to be navigated — carefully. more »»

If you have a chance today, thank a veteran

November 11, 2013 Officially declared a legal holiday by the U.S Congress in 1938, Veterans Day has become a time to honor those that honorably served their country in the U.S. militar. more »»

Motives of road, mine opponents easy to observe

November 10, 2013 At a meeting Monday night, the Marquette County Road Commission is expected to discuss a recommendation from the Marquette County Board which was passed last week. more »»

Local cities should reap the riches from nat gas drilling

November 10, 2013 Rochester has lost out for now on an opportunity that could enrich both residents and its government coffers, allowing a misinformation campaign to scare off two Traverse City-based engineering... more »»

Superiorland trio of teams continues on championship trail

November 9, 2013 Tonight, three Superiorland high school football teams — the “Boys of Fall” as so memorably named in a song by country star Kenny Chesney — will continue their quest for a Michigan High School... more »»

Ski, snowboard hall 2013 inductees best of the best

November 8, 2013 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame officials in the city of Ishpeming have announced their 2013 inductees. And what a wonderful class it is. more »»

Food bank can use additional donations

November 7, 2013 The Ishpeming Knights of Columbus this week kicked off what we hope will be a tradition as the holidays approach — donating to local food banks. more »»

NMU effort to ban tobacco on campus a positive move

November 6, 2013 Northern Michigan University is looking to its students, faculty and staff to answer a question that’s long been asked on campus: Should the university go tobacco-free? It’s a topic that comes to th... more »»

Ticket ‘scalping’ law has overstayed its welcome

November 5, 2013 A downstate representative seems on the right course in introducing a bill that would make it legal to sell a ticket to a concert or sporting event for above face value. more »»

Electorate must become educated, motivated

November 4, 2013 There is an election coming up Tuesday for two new commissioners for the city of Marquette. There are important decisions that will need to be made in the future regarding the city. more »»

Coburn park views must be tempered by info, perspective

November 3, 2013 U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, has caught the attention of many Michigan residents with his new report critical of congressional spending priorities related to the nation’s national parks. more »»

Here is example of what a compromise is not

November 3, 2013 The recent controversy surrounding truck routes has brought to light some glaring vulnerabilities in the way permitting decisions for the Eagle Mine have been handled by affected municipalitie. more »»

Good riddance NERD Fund; the mess won’t be missed

November 3, 2013 The good news is that Gov. Rick Snyder has finally agreed to stop tapping anonymous donors to pay for government personnel and initiatives he was unable or unwilling to fund with taxpayer dollars. more »»

Locally grown initiatives starting to bear fruit

November 2, 2013 It’s been fairly simple this year to see the big push toward using locally grown food — all you have to do is visit one of the farmers markets that are offered regularly across the region. more »»



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