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Bill pending in House may not lead to lower electrical bills

April 6, 2014 We’re all about paying less for electricity, but we’re unconvinced that a bill pending in the Michigan House would lead to lower bills, and we’re satisfied to see this legislation on a slow track. more »»

Effort to increase state foods in institutions worthy

April 5, 2014 We support an effort that got off the ground this week that encourages schools, hospitals and other institutions to use increasingly larger amounts of food from the state of Michigan. more »»

Digitalizing Journals worth community support in vote

April 4, 2014 Bringing history into the digital age. That’s the objective of a grant program for which Peter White Public Library in Marquette is a finalist in the state of Michigan. more »»

Former Cliffs Dow site offers great opportunities

April 3, 2014 The city of Marquette is blessed with some wonderful stretches of Lake Superior shoreline, and has taken care in making sure the property is put to wise uses. more »»

Peer 2 Peer program a bridge to understanding

April 2, 2014 A special program in Gwinn Area Community Schools is making it easier for students in the general population to understand students with special needs — and it seems to be working. more »»

County to again seek emergency declaration

April 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — With costs continuing to rise and the results of winter freeze-ups expected to worsen, Marquette County officials plan to submit a new request for a state emergency or disaster... more »»

Readers can help select best in local businesses

April 1, 2014 Have a favorite automobile dealership? How about restaurant, or appliance store or car wash or dozens of other kinds of local businesses? If you do, and most people do, a chance to make your... more »»

April is Parkinson’s Disease awareness month

March 31, 2014 According to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Parkinson’s is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over tim. more »»

New Sawyer study should help chart community’s future

March 30, 2014 If used properly, a new study examining resident viewpoints and other information at K.I. more »»

Who is watching out for Marquette’s interests?

March 30, 2014 The city commission of the city of Marquette has long known that the Eagle Mine owners wanted to haul ore from the mine to Marquette County Road 550 and Sugar Loaf to Wright Street and west through... more »»

Development on our lakeshore? Not so fast!

March 30, 2014 In a recently published issue of The Mining Journal (March 12), I read about a Marquette City Commission vote to allow the U.P. more »»

Now is perfect time for Gov. Snyder to order fracking review

March 30, 2014 Gov. Rick Snyder deserves a lot of credit for proposing to spend more than $100 million on a year-long effort to protect and restore Michigan’s vast water resource, the greatest in the nation. more »»

U.P. delegation in Lansing continue to fight for relief

March 29, 2014 An Upper Michigan delegation is continuing to fight to get the U.P. much-needed emergency relief funds. Following the coldest winter in 35 years, the frost levels in many U.. more »»

Honor Flight provides special recognition

March 28, 2014 The Upper Peninsula Honor Flight did magnificent work in conducting an Honorary Honor Flight two weeks ago. In five missions thus far, U.P. more »»

Challenges of winter getting tough to overcome

March 27, 2014 It was no surprise that large snowbanks and the overnight parking ban were brought up as the main concerns at the city of Marquette’s inaugural “snow summit” Tuesday evening — seeing that this winte... more »»

2014 yet another great year for Miners basketball

March 26, 2014 The Negaunee Miners boys basketball team made a habit out of giving basketball lovers all over the Upper Peninsula something to cheer about during the 2013-14 season. more »»

New sex offender law is appropriate move by state

March 25, 2014 It’s hard to feel very much sympathy for the thousands of sex offenders who are going to have to pony up a few dollars in a one-time payment to the state, courtesy of a new law that’s going into... more »»

State landline bill is bad policy, news for people rural areas

March 24, 2014 The Michigan Senate passed Senate Bill 636 earlier this month, streamlining the process for telephone companies to disband their landlines services as soon as 2017. more »»

State still has chance to do right thing on disaster declaration

March 23, 2014 We would like to see Gov. Rick Snyder reconsider his recent decision to deny a request to declare a state of disaster or emergency for Marquette County. more »»

Time to be thankful for current U.P. deer regs

March 23, 2014 In a recent op-ed, (writer and outdoorsman) Richard P. Smith suggested that we need to turn back our Upper Peninsula rules and kill more bucks here in the U.P., as they are going to die anyway. more »»



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