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Locally grown initiatives starting to bear fruit

November 2, 2013 It’s been fairly simple this year to see the big push toward using locally grown food — all you have to do is visit one of the farmers markets that are offered regularly across the region. more »»

Never too early to remind residents to shop locally

November 1, 2013 We realize the wax in your jack-o-lantern hasn’t become solid yet, but it’s still the right time for this message: Shop locally this Christmas season. more »»

Leadership prevails in Marquette on BLP rates, trucking

October 31, 2013 Just when we were starting to be very concerned about the leadership in the city of Marquette, it seems like wise decisions were made at the last city commission meeting on Monday night. more »»

Effort to impact amount of plastic in lakes a worthy one

October 30, 2013 No one understands the importance of the Great Lakes more than the people who live, work and play on its shores. The Mining Journal proudly counts itself in that sizeable grou. more »»

Home visit program seems like wise use of federal funds

October 29, 2013 An announcement this week that the state of Michigan is in line to receive an infusion of money aimed at, among other things, reducing infant mortality, seems like a wise use of federal dollars. more »»

Public should be part of MAPS grade configuration

October 28, 2013 Tonight, the Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education is expected to vote on a new grade configuration for the district during its regular meetin. more »»

Road commission handling 510, AAA issues correctly

October 27, 2013 Under the gun to make a prudent decision, with consideration for a wide-range of competing interests, the Marquette County Road Commission and its engineer-manager James Iwanicki performed admirably... more »»

Congress must act to curb federal forfeiture laws

October 27, 2013 No charges have been filed against Terry and Sandy Dehko, the owners of a Fraser mom-and-pop grocery, yet the federal government has seized their bank account and crippled their small business. more »»

Sea grant helps develop Great Lakes teaching tools

October 26, 2013 We like a web-based program now being offered by the Michigan Sea Grant program that, by all accounts, costs little while providing a wide array of learning opportunities for the general public. more »»

Family Weekend replete with fun activities for all

October 25, 2013 We welcome parents and others who have arrived in town for Northern Michigan University’s annual Family Weekend. We hope you discover Marquette’s many treasures during your visit to our community. more »»

Trail Town designation for city very appropriate

October 24, 2013 Anyone who enjoys the outdoors in the Marquette area is well aware of the wonderful hiking opportunities that abound. more »»

City going down wrong road on trucking ordinance

October 23, 2013 To say we were surprised by the city of Marquette talking about a new trucking ordinance that could prohibit logging trucks and future truck traffic from Lundin Mining among other trucks to come... more »»

Michele Butler well deserving of annual Evergreen Award

October 22, 2013 We are pleased to join what will no doubt be a chorus of local residents in congratulating Michele Butler for being selected the 2013 recipient of the Evergreen Awar. more »»

Many area agencies benefit from Cliffs, Lundin grants

October 21, 2013 Marquette County’s public and nonprofit organizations are smiling a little broader today after Cliffs Natural Resources and Lundin Mining announced the recipients of $1. more »»

Women’s Center has provided four decades of service

October 20, 2013 Last week, Mining Journal reporter Renee Prusi produced a four-part series showcasing the development, activities and services of The Women’s Center in Marquette, which is now celebrating its 40th... more »»

‘Dark money’ in judicial races is statewide scandal

October 20, 2013 In no branch of government is it more important for a public official to be beyond even a hint of conflict of interest than in the judiciary. more »»

No-smoking effort working but more must be done

October 19, 2013 We applaud news from Lansing this week noting that what started as a small effort to help people kick a nasty habit has turned into a major health initiative. more »»

Project Keep Kids Warm is difference for many families

October 18, 2013 Many people greet winter with great enthusiasm, thrilled by its chilly beauty and excited to participate in the many activities that mark the season in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

NMU concussion research potentially could help many

October 17, 2013 The damaging effects of sports concussions has drawn much attention in recent years, particularly at the pro sports level. more »»

For Negaunee, it’s all about choices in cable TV flap

October 16, 2013 The news from Negaunee this week wasn’t exactly new: The city owned and operated cable television system is operating at a deficit, again, and no one seems to know how to fix it, again. more »»

 
 

 

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