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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 »»

Child writes paper asking key Christmas question

December 24, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the reprint of the 1897 New York Sun editorial responding to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon of New York City. more »»

Wastewater discharge permit renewal is important

December 23, 2014 Readers should be aware of a public hearing on the proposed renewal of a wastewater discharge permit for the Eagle Mine’s Humboldt Mill. The session is set for Ja. more »»

Meth plague in area doesn’t seem to be ending

December 22, 2014 There just doesn’t seem to be an end to it. Police agencies in Superiorland, this time in the city of Ishpeming, raided another apparent working meth lab. more »»

Creation of county vets department a huge plus

December 20, 2014 This week, the Marquette County Board approved a resolution creating the new Veterans’ Affairs Department, an entity which is slated to be up and running early next year and will be staffed with a... more »»

Local charities help make holidays merry for neediest

December 20, 2014 With the holiday season in full swing and the culmination just over a week away, we’d like to take a moment to recognize the amazing charitable nature of the members of our communities. more »»

Battle anniversary reminds us of real cost of war

December 19, 2014 Toivo Alto. John Bay. Elden Gjers. Eino Kinnunen. Norman Maki. Charles Paquette. Leo Robinson. Charles Senecal. Carl Swanson Jr. Eugene St. Onge. more »»

Trail easement plan makes sense but safety top priority

December 18, 2014 The proposed easement to enable Iron Ore Heritage Trail users to access businesses along U.S. 41 in Marquette Township has potential benefits on a several fronts. more »»

Mental health treatment often better than jail

December 17, 2014 It’s no secret — or at least it shouldn’t be — that mental illness, often like the people who suffer from it, is misunderstood. more »»

U.S. Postal Service urged to not close Kingsford center

December 16, 2014 We support efforts in Lansing and Washington, D.C., to stop closure of the U.S. Postal Service's processing facility in Kingsford in Dickinson County. more »»

Anniversary attests to inherent danger of police work

December 15, 2014 Police agencies, locally and otherwise, have come under a great deal of scrutiny in recent times because of shootings that have resulted in death. more »»

U.P. projects good use of Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund

December 14, 2014 The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board recently recommended five Marquette County development projects for funding, among a dozen Upper Peninsula projects and four acquisitions totaling... more »»

Oil refinery concept one that should be well explored

December 13, 2014 Before last week, if anyone would have told us that an out-of-the-area company was looking at building an oil refinery anywhere near the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we — and we suspect a great many... more »»

St. Vincent’s doing share for kids at Chrtistmas

December 12, 2014 It will be a merrier Christmas for many area families in need thanks to the tireless efforts of local St. Vincent de Paul Society volunteers. more »»

UP share of state road plan seems a little light

December 11, 2014 The Michigan Department of Transportation recently released its proposed five-year transportation program, and the Upper Peninsula is slated to have 22 projects included. more »»



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