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Outhouse Classic good community fun but much more

February 27, 2015 The 22nd annual Trenary Outhouse Classic is scheduled to take place Saturday and we’re sure the thousands of people who flock to the small Alger County town will have great fu. more »»

Young skiers’ dedication paying off with success

February 26, 2015 As everybody who lives in this area knows, the winters can be long, cold and snowy, but not everyone views that as a negative fact of life in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Orphanage project a challenge but an exciting one

February 25, 2015 A topic that’s been brought up for years in the city of Marquette has been what to do with the former Holy Family Orphanage, a historic — but badly run down — building at Altamont and Fisher street. more »»

DNR fee increases having positive impact on programs

February 24, 2015 No one likes tax or fee increases at any time but especially in this day and age with the economy still struggling to recover and many families coping with lost incom. more »»

Sandy Knoll teacher nominated for national award

February 23, 2015 Recognizing that knowledge is, indeed, power, The Mining Journal has long supported education, students, teachers and administrators. more »»

Speed kills — literally — in recent snowmobile crashes

February 22, 2015 The deaths of two out-of-state snowmobilers in separate crashes in Alger County over the past week highlights the inherent danger of traveling too fast on today’s high-powered machines. more »»

Road not needed

February 22, 2015 To the Journal editor: Have we asked ourselves who will benefit financially if Marquette County Road 595 is built? The special interests and private individuals who are paying for the lawsuit,... more »»

State hunter safety program getting positive results

February 21, 2015 The Mining Journal was pleased to report this week that no fatalities took place in 2014 for all hunting seasons in the state of Michigan, the safest in many decades. more »»

City’s downtown to host ‘cool’ winter events

February 20, 2015 The cold has been absolutely brutal lately, but downtown Marquette will be hot Saturday with two events designed to use one of our most abundant resources: Snow. more »»

Rescue training a positive aspect of our community

February 19, 2015 We are blessed with living in a region that has an abundance of natural beauty, including, perhaps, one of the most wonderful bodies of water on Earth. more »»

Veterans are great bets for employment

February 18, 2015 The veteran unemployment rate in Michigan in 2013 was 10.6 percent, the second highest rate in the U.. more »»

Program helps families coping with loved one’s mental illness

February 17, 2015 Families that find themselves in crisis because of a loved one’s illness often feel alone, isolated. If that illness happens to be a mental illness, the challenges are often magnified. more »»

Skilled trade money in state budget a wise investment

February 16, 2015 The blush was hardly off Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed $54 billion spending package for fiscal year 2016 last week and people were bickering back and forth about what got funding and what didn’t. more »»

Sawyer to be showcased as military testing site

February 15, 2015 Marquette County officials are showcasing Sawyer International Airport as a winter icing test area for the U.S. Army. more »»

Free fishing this weekend despite frigid temps

February 14, 2015 It’s supposed to be cold this weekend, especially today, but frigid temperatures aside, we expect a good number of people to avail themselves to the free fishing weeken. more »»

U.P. 200 weekend has something for everyone

February 13, 2015 The weather is cold and blustery, but the community is warmed by the presence of those involved in the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Championships, which begins tonight in downtown Marquette. more »»

Hospital project takes another step forward

February 12, 2015 Development of the new Duke LifePoint hospital and medical complex in Marquette took another step forward this week with the city selecting its preferred site for a new municipal service center. more »»

Daily Bread initiative helping feed area homeless, hungry

February 11, 2015 An initiative operated by the Marquette Salvation Army deserves support. more »»

Father Marquette Park renovation worthy of community support

February 10, 2015 One of the first noteworthy spots travelers see as they enter the city of Marquette from U.S. 41 South onto Front Street is Father Marquette Park. more »»

NBC’s Williams suffering from self-inflicted wound

February 9, 2015 It’s hard to feel a whole lot of sympathy for Brian Williams, NBC's top anchor who has been on the ropes for the past week or so explaining apparent embellishments he’s made to his war coverage... more »»



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