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Coordinated efforts protected vital U.P. land tract

January 15, 2015 The natural beauty of the southern shore of Lake Superior and the adjacent lands in the Upper Peninsula are becoming more widely known, and efforts to protect them in their natural state are... more »»

Road-funding measure shows political saavy

January 14, 2015 Gov. Rick Snyder earlier this week signed a measure to boost road funding by $1.3 billion. more »»

Journalism is a dangerous way to make a living

January 13, 2015 Any way you look at it, journalism is a dangerous way to make a living. The recent attacks on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo made international headlines. more »»

Chocolay Township rates among state’s safest places

January 12, 2015 Although Chocolay Township residents already knew it, the rest of the area has learned that the small, largely residential site located south of the city of Marquette is among the safest places to... more »»

Gov. Snyder wise to reup Richardson on resources commission

January 11, 2015 Ontonagon’s J.R. Richardson was recently re-appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission for another four-year ter. more »»

Time to thank a cop for doing a tough job

January 10, 2015 The Marquette-area community, and indeed the communities that are the state of Michigan and U.S., had an opportunity Friday to thank police officers and agencies for the work they do. more »»

Skate for Life a worthwhile community event

January 9, 2015 Tonight and Saturday, the community can celebrate the gift of organ donation at the Skate for Life event planned at Lakeview Arena in Marquette as part of the Marquette Royales hockey weekend. more »»

Winter’s here in full force; be extra careful out there

January 8, 2015 There’s little doubt winter is here in full force, with area residents reluctantly accepting that fact this week as the temperatures dip below freezing and fierce north winds send wind chill reading... more »»

City setting priorities a key challenge

January 7, 2015 The Marquette City Commission has set its goals and strategic priorities for the city, and it includes some major project. more »»

RTI Surgical continues to do great work in Marquette

January 6, 2015 You have to love the continuing good work coming out of RTI Surgical in Marquett. more »»

Blood alcohol change for boaters, sledders a good idea

January 5, 2015 The Mining Journal supports legislation that Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law early last week, toughening the legal threshold for intoxication for snowmobilers and boaters. more »»

Local communities the big losers in legal tax flap

January 4, 2015 The recent decision by the Michigan Supreme Court to not hear big box store tax cases brought jointly by Marquette and Breitung townships to the Michigan Court of Appeals leaves local governing... more »»

NMU health center earns ‘excellent’ label

January 3, 2015 Congratulations go out to the people who work at and manage the Ada B. Vielmetti Health Center on the campus of Northern Michigan Universit. more »»

Banned words list includes some good ones

January 2, 2015 It’s always a fun part of the end of a year to read the list of “banned words” issued by Lake Superior State University. more »»

New Year’s ball drop a welcome tradition

December 31, 2014 New Year’s Eve is one of the most festive holidays of the year, and the celebration again will take place tonight with the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in downtown Marquette. more »»

Negaunee district finances continue in good condition

December 30, 2014 Some good news came out of the Negaunee School District recently that deserves commentary. more »»

Economy provides hopeful signs as 2014 closes

December 29, 2014 Although there is a long way to go, there are positive signs as 2014 draws to a close that the U.S. economy is finally pulling itself out of its doldrums. more »»

Departing county board members did good overall work

December 28, 2014 The composition of the Marquette County Board is set to undergo some dramatic changes, beginning in January, when two-thirds of the six-member panel’s representatives will be replaced with candidate... more »»

City should exercise care in planning future for ore dock

December 27, 2014 Although common sense tells us they will, we’d like to take this opportunity to urge the Marquette City Commission to take it slow and easy in determining what might be done with the old,... more »»

Students get unusual education in DNR program

December 26, 2014 Internships and gaining hands-on experience are important parts of many college students’ education. more »»



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