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New park along Lakeshore Boulevard a welcome addition

May 11, 2015 We are pleased with the recent steps the city of Marquette has taken to improve its parks system, as well as the efforts of a local family in offering the city a gift that will add to the many... more »»

Chinook salmon stocking program showing results

May 10, 2015 A fin-clipping program is aiding Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries managers in evaluating the success of Chinook salmon stocking in Lake Superior. more »»

Benishek correct to oppose Canadian nuke waste plan

May 9, 2015 Over the years that he has served in Washington, we haven’t agreed with every position that U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek has take. more »»

Nate’s ‘last stand’ a heartwarming inspiration to us all

May 8, 2015 When you think you don’t have the energy to get out of bed in the morning, remember Nate Denofre and his “last stand. more »»

Improved water quality supported with city project

May 7, 2015 A nearly completed project in the city of Marquette is helping to reduce contaminants flowing into Lake Superior. more »»

Fire chief dispute in Marquette Township should end

May 6, 2015 It should have been a simple decision — appointing a new Marquette Township fire chief, especially since it’s a paid, on-call position. But it hasn’t been. more »»

Chocolay Township master plan a key document

May 5, 2015 Although we strongly suspect that many — perhaps even most — Chocolay Township residents feel they have better things to do, we highly recommend attention be paid to work taking place at the townshi... more »»

Despite precipitation, fire danger in area, region remains high

May 4, 2015 Last year, Marquette County and a lot of the Upper Peninsula, was spared any significant wildfire season because of the wet conditions produced by lingering snow and ice courtesy of one of the... more »»

Vote in Tuesday’s election and oppose Prop 1

May 3, 2015 On Tuesday, it is important that you go to the voting booth and vote on Proposal 1. There has been a lot of advertising promoting a yes vote on Proposal 1. more »»

‘Food Fight’ a fun way to help boost Feeding America

May 1, 2015 The folks at Marquette’s First United Methodist Church are setting a great example. They have launched the church’s fourth annual Food Fight which will run through May 17. more »»

It’s time to open Lakeshore Boulevard

April 30, 2015 With warmer weather arriving there is a tradition in Marquette that goes back to when the earliest residents arrived — heading to Presque Isle to enjoy the pleasant weather in a beautiful natural... more »»

Excellence in Education a bright light

April 29, 2015 One of the area’s most noteworthy events took place Monday: the 25th annual Excellence in Education Week awards program. more »»

Volunteers at Jacobetti vets home doing great work

April 28, 2015 A story that made page one of Monday’s Mining Journal provided a bit of publicity to one of the key — and often ignored — components to virtually any successful enterprise: Volunteers. more »»

Legislative solution to dark store tax issue may be coming

April 27, 2015 Marquette County officials who returned from a trip to Lansing this month said they were encouraged by some possible forward movement on securing a legislative remedy for the big box or “dark stores... more »»

Memo to voters: Proposal 1 a bad idea at the wrong time

April 26, 2015 Michigan voters on May 5 will be asked to consider a proposal that would make four very specific changes to the state constitution with a view, among other things, toward generating new money — a lo... more »»

Another successful Honor Flight has become history

April 24, 2015 Congratulations to the organizers of Upper Peninsula Honor Flight Mission 8 for another wonderful trip for our area’s World War II and Korean War veterans. For those who missed it, U.P. more »»

John Hinkley should not be released from mental hospitalJohn Hinkley should not be released from mental hospital

April 24, 2015 It is rare indeed that officialdom produces an idea, concept or policy initiative that is totally without merit. Yet, that seems to be what’s afoot as far as the future of John Hinkley is concerned. more »»

Beware marijuana

April 23, 2015 To the Journal editor: I read the article regarding the proposed ballot drive to address the legalization of marijuana in Michigan. This scares me. more »»

Sawyer a great host for National Guard training

April 23, 2015 Having K.I. Sawyer be the home of a regional Michigan Army National Guard training site appears to be a logical proposal. The former U.S. more »»

Veterans most worthy of modest housing support

April 22, 2015 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program have awarded $1.6 million to combat Michigan veteran homelessness. more »»



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