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Skilled trade money in state budget a wise investment

February 16, 2015 The blush was hardly off Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed $54 billion spending package for fiscal year 2016 last week and people were bickering back and forth about what got funding and what didn’t. more »»

Sawyer to be showcased as military testing site

February 15, 2015 Marquette County officials are showcasing Sawyer International Airport as a winter icing test area for the U.S. Army. more »»

Free fishing this weekend despite frigid temps

February 14, 2015 It’s supposed to be cold this weekend, especially today, but frigid temperatures aside, we expect a good number of people to avail themselves to the free fishing weeken. more »»

U.P. 200 weekend has something for everyone

February 13, 2015 The weather is cold and blustery, but the community is warmed by the presence of those involved in the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Championships, which begins tonight in downtown Marquette. more »»

Hospital project takes another step forward

February 12, 2015 Development of the new Duke LifePoint hospital and medical complex in Marquette took another step forward this week with the city selecting its preferred site for a new municipal service center. more »»

Daily Bread initiative helping feed area homeless, hungry

February 11, 2015 An initiative operated by the Marquette Salvation Army deserves support. more »»

Father Marquette Park renovation worthy of community support

February 10, 2015 One of the first noteworthy spots travelers see as they enter the city of Marquette from U.S. 41 South onto Front Street is Father Marquette Park. more »»

NBC’s Williams suffering from self-inflicted wound

February 9, 2015 It’s hard to feel a whole lot of sympathy for Brian Williams, NBC's top anchor who has been on the ropes for the past week or so explaining apparent embellishments he’s made to his war coverage... more »»

U.P. 200 sled dog week includes array of activities

February 8, 2015 Today marks the beginning of sled dog race week in Marquette and Alger counties as spectators, mushers, race officials, businesses and others get ready for the U.P. more »»

Marquette Royales helping support Alzheimer’s group

February 7, 2015 The Marquette Royales hockey squad is doing great work, helping raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease while helping generate funds to support the Upper Peninsula chapter of the Alzheimer’s... more »»

Vets rep on NMU campus a positive, supportive step

February 6, 2015 A most deserving group has a new person helping them on Northern Michigan University’s campus and we are delighted with that news. more »»

Arts and culture alliance has many potential benefits

February 5, 2015 One of the more visible signs of a vibrant community is a stable and diverse arts and culture component, and the greater Marquette area certainly has some fine examples of this. more »»

Potential Great Lakes program reduction may harm region

February 4, 2015 The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is looking at a what President Barack Obama’s proposed 2016 budget calls a “modest reduction,” if you consider a $50 million cut modest. more »»

Thomas Theatre Group program serves people with special needs

February 3, 2015 You have to admire a program operated by the new theater company in the area that makes it easier for people with special needs to go to the movies. more »»

RAP hotline does good work for many years

February 2, 2015 A program maintained by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources designed to catch and convict poachers has done good work while getting very little publicity over the years. more »»

DNR doing its job with close monitoring of proposed mine project

February 1, 2015 Within a couple of weeks, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh could decide to approve a Canadian company’s bid to use more than 10,000 acres of state land for limestone an... more »»

Ishpeming Ski Club carries on area’s ski jumping tradition

January 31, 2015 The annual ski jumping tournament at Suicide Hill proved that the exciting sport is still alive and well in the community after being practiced there for 128 years. more »»

Sled dog weekend is just around corner

January 30, 2015 The excitement is building for the 25th running of the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Championship. Events, include the U.P. 200, Jack Pine 30 and Midnight Run. The races kick off two weeks from today, with the U. more »»

NMU botched handling of Kyle-Carter status

January 29, 2015 Recent events surrounding the Northern Michigan University hockey program had the entire community talking about what happene. more »»

Presque Isle smoking ordinance raises questions

January 28, 2015 Fire safety and health and environment issues are important issues to consider, especially when it concerns one of the area’s premier attractions: Presque Isle Park. more »»



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