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Eagle perishes: We must work to get the lead out

January 4, 2016 The Chocolay Raptor Center has a history of successfully rehabilitating injured and sick raptors, such as two snowy owls it released in November at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course after caring for the... more »»

Police training exercise important, but hopefully not needed

January 3, 2016 While we hope law enforcement personnel will never need to use it, we are pleased with recent efforts they’ve made to prepare themselves for an active shooter emergency. more »»

Recognizing those that keep the arts alive in our community

January 2, 2016 Know someone who deserves to be honored for his/her contributions to the cultural life of the community? Nominations are now being accepted for the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s 2016... more »»

Ring in the new year with common sense

December 31, 2015 As we mark the passing of another year tonight there will be the usual celebrations across the region, as well as reflections on the past year and anticipation of what 2016 will brin. more »»

Gay rights protections needed in state

December 30, 2015 It’s long overdue. An effort is underway to amend Michigan’s constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. more »»

Caution urged on snow-covered winter roads

December 29, 2015 For you snow sports aficionados, the snow has finally arrived, making skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing a lot easier. more »»

Suicide prevention grant is vital for community efforts

December 28, 2015 Suicide has affected many of our lives in one way or another. While always tragic, suicide by our younger generations is truly a heartbreaking story. more »»

Work from the city’s waterfront task force had positive impact

December 27, 2015 Following a deadly summer in 2010, when four people drowned within Marquette city limits off the shore of Lake Superior, the city’s Waterfront Safety Task Force was established. more »»

Tom Belt leaves legacy of dedication, professionalism

December 26, 2015 We are pleased to join the chorus of accolades resonating from the greater Marquette community on the occasion of Tom Belt’s retirement from the Marquette Fire Department. more »»

Newspaper responds to child’s question about Christmas

December 24, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the reprint of the 1897 New York Sun editorial responding to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon of New York City. more »»

Placing solar panels on Presque Isle makes good sense

December 23, 2015 Alternative energy is a hot topic, although maybe not in the literal sense of the word, considering it’s December. more »»

County conservation district continues to play vital role

December 22, 2015 There are a handful of public organizations that, it seems, simply does its work without a lot of fanfare Chief among those in this area is the Marquette County Conservation District, which recently... more »»

Drone operators must obey rules, use common sense

December 21, 2015 If Santa is bringing you a drone for Christmas — and a great many people expect M. more »»

Break up of major drug ring in Upper Peninsula underscores problem

December 20, 2015 On Thursday, law enforcement officials announced several federal convictions following the dismantling of a major criminal drug trafficking ring here in the Upper Peninsula. For most, the U.P. more »»

Passport grants will go far in assisting local, regional projects

December 19, 2015 A round of grants from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources under the Recreation Passport program will improve recreational opportunities in Superiorland and the Upper Peninsula. All told, $1. more »»

Don’t forget to take in the Board of Light and Power light tour

December 18, 2015 We encourage everyone to go out some time in the next two weeks to take a look at the splendor that are the Christmas light displays in our local communities. more »»

West leaves legacy of good work at ski/snowboard hall

December 17, 2015 The U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame is passing out of an era that saw it move from a mostly regional attraction to one with a much wider audience. more »»

Alger County retail promotion produces outstanding results

December 16, 2015 A retail promotion started four years ago in Alger County that pairs the county’s chamber of commerce with the Munising Downtown Development Authority has quietly become a success. more »»

Coast Guard gives good safety advice when on ice

December 15, 2015 Very often, it seems, government agencies dispense information, advice and recommendations to the general public that most either forget or ignore. We hope that wasn’t the case Monday, when U.S. more »»

Lakestate Industries quietly doing good work for disabled

December 14, 2015 We like what Lakestate Industries has done with a building situated along M-28 over the past year or so. more »»



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