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Documentary on dark store issue recommended

August 22, 2016 Few issues have riveted local attention in recent years like the dark store issue, where certain businesses lead by big box retailers had its property taxes significantly due to a so-called loophole... more »»

It took years but orphanage project was worth the wait

August 21, 2016 The landmark structure we all know as the old orphanage in Marquette hit a major milestone last week, as developers held an official groundbreaking ceremony on the project that will transform the... more »»

Summer continues but local fall high school sports ramping up

August 19, 2016 The calendar may still be on August, but it’s already fall, at least in the local high school sports arena. Action started earlier this week with girls tennis matches. more »»

Residents should pay attention to state ‘listening session’

August 18, 2016 From time to time, we’ve used this space to recommend to our readers that they consider attending this public meeting or that one. more »»

1918 bird treaty was significant, far-reaching policy

August 17, 2016 A noteworthy event was celebrated Tuesday: the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty. more »»

Marquette should undertake land use study by itself

August 16, 2016 The Marquette City Commission appears ready to spend $15,000 to develop a plan for future use of the newly acquired lighthouse and adjacent structures. more »»

Regulating building look a good idea by Marquette Township

August 14, 2016 We are all well aware of how certain things, such as the different types of building materials that are used in construction, can drastically change the look and feel of developed areas. more »»

Dark sky park idea should get positive consideration by city

August 13, 2016 A proposal to make a portion of Presque Isle Park a so-called “darksky” park to facilitate star gazing appears to have few downsides. more »»

Letters to the Editor

August 13, 2016 Vets were supported To the Journal editor: The Negaunee Elks Veterans Committee was recently contacted by the Jacobetti Home for Veterans. more »»

Ore To Shore bike epic shaping up to be top competition

August 12, 2016 It’s one of the most compelling annual events in our area: The Ore To Shore Mountain Bike Epic. more »»

Chocolay board did right thing in OK’ing livesaving stations

August 11, 2016 Action taken recently by the Chocolay Township Board was a move in the right direction and may even result in saved lives. more »»

Free meals at Gwinn schools good for district, its students

August 10, 2016 Gwinn Area Community Schools plans to offer free breakfast and lunch for all K-12 students beginning this fall. more »»

Westman worthy recipient of state volunteer award

August 9, 2016 Sometimes, it seems, tragedy brings out the best in people. Some folks who are pushed, rise to the occasion to be more and do more then, perhaps, they, themselves, thought possible. more »»

Readers should consider donation to cancer fundraiser

August 8, 2016 We like and support the efforts of a 37-year-old downstate man to raise money to fight cancer. Jake Cherwinski is walking from the Upper Peninsula, end to end, raising money along the way. more »»

Enbridge violation should be viewed as serious matter

August 7, 2016 Whether they’re used as a shipping route to transport our natural resources or as a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, the Great Lakes are central to our way of life here in Michigan. more »»

Big Latch On event to raise awareness on breastfeeding

August 6, 2016 Something completely normal is happening today around the world, and we feel the need to celebrate it. The sixth annual Marquette County Big Latch On event started at 10 this morning at the U.P. more »»

Midwest Shriners thanked for stopping by Marquette area

August 5, 2016 The Midwest Shrine Association is in the midst of its summer ceremonial visit to Marquette and we hope everyone visiting continues to be warmly welcomed to the area. more »»

Television attack ads turn voters off, do nothing to educate

August 4, 2016 Thank goodness it’s over! The 2016 partisan primary with negative television ads primarily for the Republican candidates for the 1st Congressional District was as distasteful as it was troubling. more »»

Smoking ban in Ishpeming parks worth considering

August 3, 2016 Northern Michigan University has gone tobacco free. In 2013, it created a policy prohibiting the use of all tobacco products as defined by the American College Health Association. more »»



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