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Getting Upfront open and operating a good thing for downtown

October 6, 2016 After several years of rumors and reports, officials confirmed for the record this week that a keystone downtown Marquette business, idle for the past several years, may soon be sold and if the deal... more »»

Interagency efforts to curb domestic violence worthwhile

October 5, 2016 October is Domestic Awareness Month. more »»

Marquette’s time in the spotlight is here, let’s celebrate

October 4, 2016 AIt’s finally here: the Kraft Hockeyville USA game is tonight. more »»

Tragedy strikes in case of missing U.P. boaters

October 3, 2016 News broke over the weekend that the bodies of the three Upper Peninsula residents — including two from Ishpeming — were located in the depths of Lake Superior, two weeks after the trio had departe... more »»

Keweenaw Bay thanked for gift of lifesaving equipment

October 2, 2016 The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community recently made an important gift to local officials and first responders that will provide one additional tool emergency personnel will have at their disposal to mak... more »»

Civil War re-enactors to demonstrate 19th century camp life

October 1, 2016 Civil War buffs and anyone interested in Superiorland history are in for a treat today. more »»

Firefighters, city come to accord on new four-year agreement

September 30, 2016 In an often contentious world, it’s a welcome development when two sides come to an agreement without acrimony. more »»

Room at the Inn a stellar example of people helping people

September 29, 2016 It’s hard to think of a better way for a community to demonstrate compassion than to offer a caring hand to people in nee. more »»

‘Vocational village’ a good way to prepare inmates for release

September 28, 2016 Prison keeps offenders out of society so they can “repay their debt to society,” but should also have a rehabilitative purpose. more »»

New citizens are welcomed to United States

September 27, 2016 As journalists, we are often called on to report on the ugliness that life doles out. Vehicle crashes, homicides and other types of violence are among such occurrences. more »»

Leadership, and honesty needed in Project Empire

September 26, 2016 An initiative that includes state and local government aimed at assisting people and businesses impacted by the recent closure of the Empire Mine is moving forward, although, in all honesty, it’s... more »»

Despite beauty, Lake Superior has definite unforgiving side

September 25, 2016 The beauty of Lake Superior is something we all admire and appreciate. But the cold, hard truth of our famed inland sea is that misfortune and tragedy are a very definite part of the lak. more »»

Senior Expo 2016 a good vehicle to keep elderly well informed

September 24, 2016 The Senior Expo 2016, sponsored this week by The Mining Journal, was, by all accounts, a resounding success. more »»

Honor Flight Mission XI in books; war heroes honored with D.C. tour

September 23, 2016 Another journey, another huge success. That’s the story of Mission XI of Upper Peninsula Honor Flight, which took place Wednesday. Early that morning, 73 U.. more »»

Transparency better under bills now in State Legislature

September 22, 2016 An important step toward making state government more transparent was taken Wednesday by the Republican-controlled Michigan House of Representatives. more »»

Vista Theater’s 90th anniversary an event area should celebrate

September 21, 2016 There are many landmarks in Marquette County, and one of the most prominent ones — the Vista Theater in Negaunee — is celebrating its 90th anniversary. more »»

BBBS gets new home, seeking volunteers

September 20, 2016 With not a great deal of fanfare late last week, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger counties cut the ribbon on a new headquarters. more »»

SHF continues doing important work in region

September 19, 2016 More than 300 people attended the Superior Health Foundation’s annual gala held Saturday night in the Great Lakes Rooms on the campus of Northern Michigan University. more »»

YMCA officials hope Adopt-a debt effort will bolster finances

September 18, 2016 To say the Marquette YMCA is against the financial wall is to greatly understate the challenges the agency currently faces. more »»

Community foundation work underscored by annual gathering

September 17, 2016 One of Marquette County’s bedrock agencies marked 28 years of service to the community last week. more »»



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