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War against sea lamprey may take new direction

February 26, 2014 There is evidence to suggest that it’s going to become more difficult, and potentially, more expensive, to wage war against what might be considered the grandfather of all invasive species: The sea... more »»

Outhouse races help small community boost economy

February 25, 2014 A lot can be said about the annual Outhouse Classic races that take place in front of a crowd of thousands every year in Trenary. Most could be hilariously popular punch-lines of off-color jokes. more »»

Copper piece in city compelling regional history

February 24, 2014 A large piece of Upper Peninsula history currently on display in Presque Isle Park is in danger of being removed — and permanently erased for future generations. The 28. more »»

Hazards of digital world seen on local computer hack

February 23, 2014 In recent days, news of another credit card security breach hit consumers in the Marquette area, this time involving the Tadych’s Econofoods in Marquette. more »»

Do homework, don’t allow propane crisis to happen again

February 23, 2014 Many of our neighbors in the Upper Peninsula are facing a real crisis this winter, caused by both man and nature, the astronomical price hikes for propane are causing hardship across the country —... more »»

Plan to spend more on water programs a positive move

February 22, 2014 We like an idea from Gov. Rick Snyder that would see, if it comes to fruition, an influx of new dollars into programs that support and restore Michigan waters, including the Great Lakes. more »»

Weekend loaded with fun activities for everyone

February 21, 2014 If you are bored this weekend, you’re not trying hard enough to find something awesome to do. There’s an Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Ride in Big Bay at 10 a.m. more »»

Recycling transfer station makes economic sense

February 20, 2014 The value of recycling many household items keeps rising as landfill space becomes more expensive and scarce. more »»

New longer, sharper teeth placed in state anti-poaching laws

February 19, 2014 Thinking about doing a little spotlighting, also known as poaching? If you get caught — and in all likelihood, you will — be prepared to pay big bucks to the state. more »»

Sled dogs put on another wonderful show over weekend

February 18, 2014 As time ran away toward the starting gun of 2014’s U.P. 200 sled dog weekend, many were concerned the event would suffer from a lack of participants. Happily, that wasn’t the case. This year’s U.P. more »»

Run of frigid temps one for the record books — literally

February 17, 2014 Bust out the hot coffee and thermal socks — we just broke a 35-year-old record for the number of consecutive days when the high temperature was below freezing. The record was previously set Feb. more »»

State response to propane shortage more than adequate

February 16, 2014 As Michigan has joined many of its neighboring states in struggling through a difficult propane shortage this winter, the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder seems to have been particularly responsive. more »»

State budget surplus serves both policy and politics goals

February 16, 2014 Spreading Michigan’s budget surplus to cover as many bases as possible seems to be the goal of Go. more »»

100DayArtProject a good way to get community involved

February 15, 2014 It’s our belief that arts and culture play a critical role in the fabric of a community. That’s why we were so pleased to learn of a community-wide arts program that will span some 100 days. more »»

Valentine’s Day an appropriate time to share adoption story

February 14, 2014 On a day that’s all about hearts, we must thank David and Amy Bond and Judith Wanichek Adams for opening theirs. more »»

U.P. 200 offers excitement, fun for everyone

February 13, 2014 It doesn’t seem that long ago that the first sled dogs bolted from the starting gate and sprinted down Washington Street through a large, loud crowd of spectators in the inaugural Upper Peninsula... more »»

Delft Theater project a boon to city’s downtown area

February 12, 2014 We were pleased to learn that plans are proceeding apace to resurrect the Delft Theater in downtown Marquette. more »»

Olympics may be recalled for mishaps rather than athletics

February 11, 2014 The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us and with the world watching, there have been a great many interesting mishaps taking center stage and overshadowing the actual competition. more »»

Cliffs donations underscore firm’s commitment to area

February 10, 2014 Cliffs Natural Resources recently announced its intention to donate a total of $400,000 to charitable organizations in Marquette County over the next five years. more »»

Election season has already started so meet the candidates

February 9, 2014 Though it may not seem possible, this year’s election season is upon us or is at least probably a lot closer than you think. more »»

 
 

 

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