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Work from the city’s waterfront task force had positive impact

December 27, 2015 Following a deadly summer in 2010, when four people drowned within Marquette city limits off the shore of Lake Superior, the city’s Waterfront Safety Task Force was established. more »»

Tom Belt leaves legacy of dedication, professionalism

December 26, 2015 We are pleased to join the chorus of accolades resonating from the greater Marquette community on the occasion of Tom Belt’s retirement from the Marquette Fire Department. more »»

Newspaper responds to child’s question about Christmas

December 24, 2015 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 »»

Placing solar panels on Presque Isle makes good sense

December 23, 2015 Alternative energy is a hot topic, although maybe not in the literal sense of the word, considering it’s December. more »»

County conservation district continues to play vital role

December 22, 2015 There are a handful of public organizations that, it seems, simply does its work without a lot of fanfare Chief among those in this area is the Marquette County Conservation District, which recently... more »»

Drone operators must obey rules, use common sense

December 21, 2015 If Santa is bringing you a drone for Christmas — and a great many people expect M. more »»

Break up of major drug ring in Upper Peninsula underscores problem

December 20, 2015 On Thursday, law enforcement officials announced several federal convictions following the dismantling of a major criminal drug trafficking ring here in the Upper Peninsula. For most, the U.P. more »»

Passport grants will go far in assisting local, regional projects

December 19, 2015 A round of grants from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources under the Recreation Passport program will improve recreational opportunities in Superiorland and the Upper Peninsula. All told, $1. more »»

Don’t forget to take in the Board of Light and Power light tour

December 18, 2015 We encourage everyone to go out some time in the next two weeks to take a look at the splendor that are the Christmas light displays in our local communities. more »»

West leaves legacy of good work at ski/snowboard hall

December 17, 2015 The U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame is passing out of an era that saw it move from a mostly regional attraction to one with a much wider audience. more »»

Alger County retail promotion produces outstanding results

December 16, 2015 A retail promotion started four years ago in Alger County that pairs the county’s chamber of commerce with the Munising Downtown Development Authority has quietly become a success. more »»

Coast Guard gives good safety advice when on ice

December 15, 2015 Very often, it seems, government agencies dispense information, advice and recommendations to the general public that most either forget or ignore. We hope that wasn’t the case Monday, when U.S. more »»

Lakestate Industries quietly doing good work for disabled

December 14, 2015 We like what Lakestate Industries has done with a building situated along M-28 over the past year or so. more »»

Journal series on drug addiction seeks to educate and inspire

December 13, 2015 Some have called it a tsunami. They say no one is immune. One thing is clear: drug addiction is a national epidemic and unfortunately, it is right here in Marquette County, too. more »»

Many residents, organizations pitch in to support the Cheer Club, area needy

December 13, 2015 It’s that time of year again when I appeal to area residents to help us spread the Christmas spirit through the Mining Journal Cheer Club. more »»

Christensen‘s steady hand, leadership will be missed at PWPL

December 12, 2015 The Peter White Public Library on Friday said goodbye to one of its long-time employees as Pam Christensen celebrated her last days as director of the library with a farewell reception. more »»

Hickey’s Bar event for Salvation Army continues on

December 11, 2015 Landmark Ishpeming establishment Hickey’s Bar may have been reduced to a pile of rubble by a devastating fire in 2013, but a kind event started by Hickey’s owner Brian Polkinghorne and the bar’s... more »»

Latest orphanage redevelopment plan looks promising

December 10, 2015 Over the years we’ve watched as many proposals to resurrect the former Holy Family Orphanage into a functioning facility have surfaced, only to quickly fall by the wayside. more »»

Marquette-area trust fund projects will benefit many

December 9, 2015 A pair of Marquette-area projects are among a handful in the Upper Peninsula recommended to receive money from the State Natural Resources Trust Fund. more »»

Holiday activities set for tonight in Marquette Township

December 8, 2015 If it already hasn’t got you, the Christmas spirit can be caught tonight in Marquette Township in the parking lot of the Westwood Mall. more »»



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