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Despite disagreement on commission, trip to Tennessee worthwhile

April 3, 2015 A trip to Tennessee by the Marquette City Commission and some administration is a step in the right direction — literally — given the scope and importance of the pending hospital construction project. more »»

Traffic study will be well worth time, trouble

April 2, 2015 Just as most motorists in the area are well aware that the spring pothole season is upon us, the Marquette City Commission is also talking about i. more »»

Disabled workers an untapped resource in state

April 1, 2015 Employers who are having trouble finding qualified workers for their businesses should consider tapping into an overlooked resource: disabled people. more »»

Superior Trade Zone should spark new development

March 31, 2015 It might have been little more than a formality at this point but a state board has given its approval for local governments in Marquette and Delta counties to join forces to provide business... more »»

State wage trends positive but more needs to be done

March 30, 2015 Passing almost unnoticed last week was a dollop of good economic news, sort of, for wage earners living in the state of Michigan. According to the U.S. more »»

Dissolving county road commission a novel, bad idea

March 29, 2015 Some local citizens, including one former Marquette County Commissioner, have recently suggested the idea of dissolving the Marquette County Road Commission, handing the responsibility of governing... more »»

Hunt finishes epic Iditarod race in Alaska

March 28, 2015 Congratulations go out to Dr. Tim Hunt, a local veterinarian who recently participated in — and completed — the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska. Hunt finished 45th at 2:45 p.m. more »»

U.P. power easily evident in March Madness games

March 27, 2015 Madness? Nope. March has brought happiness to many Upper Peninsula athletic teams. more »»

Transformation of old Coast Guard property moves on

March 26, 2015 Another step is being taken in the long journey to have the old U.S. Coast Guard property on Marquette’s Lower Harbor transferred to the city. more »»

Body camera bill leaves much to be desired

March 25, 2015 Having police officers wear body cameras generally is a good idea. more »»

Fast action by local physician saves life of cross-country skier

March 24, 2015 What are the odds that a previously-healthy cross-country skier, competing in a regional race, would suffer a heart attack as he approached the finish line and have his life saved by another racer... more »»

Lake Angeline boat launch a positive development

March 23, 2015 A Michigan Department of Natural Resources plan to construct a boat launch and access site at Lake Angeline in Ishpeming is a sound project. more »»

NRTF grants will help specific projects above the bridge

March 22, 2015 Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation authorizing the latest round of Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants, which included $2. more »»

NEZ effort in Ishpeming good deal for taxpayers

March 21, 2015 The city of Ishpeming seems like it’s on the right track with expanding the first district of its Neighborhood Enterprise Zone. more »»

After all these years, Pigs-N-Heat game still going strong

March 20, 2015 It is easy to take for granted how much one hockey game does for our community. But Wednesday night’s Pigs-N-Heat Fire Relief Fund benefit hockey game deserves a huge round of applause. more »»

Newest orphanage proposal garners guarded support

March 19, 2015 The old orphanage in south Marquette has been an eyesore for years as it has sat empty and dilapidated, but a recent proposal for redevelopment has potential for success. more »»

Sunshine Week stresses importance of open government

March 18, 2015 If you have a gripe with a local zoning board of appeals or city council but can’t make it to its meeting, you often can read about it the next day in the newspaper, see it on the TV or hear about i... more »»

UPEC annual conference a valuable educational tool

March 17, 2015 The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition held its annual “Celebrate the UP!” series of presentations at the Landmark Inn, Peter White Public Library, Federated Women’s Clubhouse and First United... more »»

Voices for Youth quietly doing great work in area

March 16, 2015 It’s hard to overestimate the value of programs, no matter what their origin, that are designed to help children and young people in crisis. more »»

Public’s cooperation sought in tree clearing, bat support

March 15, 2015 The Marquette County Road Commission has asked for the public’s cooperation as it works on a tight deadline to clear trees along a handful of road and bridge construction projects, including two in... more »»



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