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Bay Cliff 4th of July holiday activities well worth considering

July 1, 2016 Our region is blessed with many communities going all out to celebrate America’s Independence Day each year. more »»

Munising area addressing large tourism growth

June 30, 2016 When a community depends on tourism for much of its economic vitality, there can be ups and downs that present a challenge to local officials and business owners. more »»

State education budget is going in right direction

June 29, 2016 Gov. Rick Snyder earlier this week inked into law a bill authorizing $16.1 billion in education spending. more »»

Pictured Rocks marks half- century milestone

June 28, 2016 We’d like to add our voice to a well-deserving chorus of “Happy Birthdays” being directed toward the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The site, a part of the U.S. more »»

Vietnam traveling wall helped vets, area come to terms

June 27, 2016 It’s difficult, perhaps impossible, to sum up what having the AVTT Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall in Marquette meant to the area. And quite literally, it meant different things to different people. more »»

Courage, conviction

June 27, 2016 Highlights from the AVTT Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall are shown in the accompanied PDF. Click on the PDF link for further details. more »»

New life-saving stations at Little Presque Isle will greatly improve safety

June 26, 2016 A collaborative effort involving several local groups, as well as state and federal organizations is underway to improve the safety of our region’s waterfront. more »»

Meijer project in Marquette Township takes steps forward

June 25, 2016 The people in charge of the Meijer development in Marquette Township took a big step forward this week when the Marquette Township Planning Commission unanimously approved the preliminary site plans... more »»

Beacon House capital campaign a great way to support community

June 24, 2016 Congratulations to the Beacon House for another amazing U.P. more »»

Time for the library, township to get contract settled

June 23, 2016 Marquette Township and Peter White Public Library officials appear to finally be close to an agreement concerning their contracted services. more »»

Proactive stance on potential oil spill a good idea

June 22, 2016 Mention the word “Enbridge” and you might be met with a look of consternation. more »»

Bills to combat drugged driving should be law

June 21, 2016 Bills approved by the State House and Senate deserve a positive review and prompt signature from Gov. Rick Snyder. more »»

Lakes economic development plan on right track

June 20, 2016 Although it’s very early in the process, we like what we've seen of a plan that, if implemented, promises to support and improve commerce in the Great Lakes region, including the St. Lawrence River. more »»

Traveling Wall visit to Marquette a chance to thank Vietnam vets

June 19, 2016 It troubles us to say it but it appears just enough years have passed since the end of the Vietnam War that it has become increasingly difficult to see what that conflict meant to the United States... more »»

City taking ownership of lighthouse positive for interested public

June 18, 2016 For years the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse guided ships navigating the, at times, rough seas of Lake Superior, allowing them to safely make port in Marquette or continue on their voyages elsewhere... more »»

U.P. prep athletes about to grab spotlight one final occasion

June 17, 2016 This weekend and next afford the chance to see some of the best athletes in the Upper Peninsula grab the spotlight one more time. This Saturday, it’s the the 31st annual U.P. more »»

Chocolay Township recreation area is worth supporting

June 16, 2016 Having adequate recreational facilities for a community’s residents is not always an easy thing to accomplish. more »»

Lake Superior can be an unforgiving place for swimmers

June 15, 2016 Local drownings again made the news, the most recent being a double drowning that took place on Saturday near Little Presque Isle in Marquette Township. more »»

City commission making progress on strategic plan

June 14, 2016 Marquette City Commissioners have taken some definite forward steps in developing a new strategic plan, two years after the last strategic plan was approved. more »»

Reintroduction of Arctic grayling a positive move

June 13, 2016 We sincerely hope a state effort coupled with assistance from a downstate Native American tribe to reintroduce Arctic grayling back into Michigan waters is successfu. more »»



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