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Earth’s resources are needed for survival

May 11, 2014 In response to Rosa Musket’s points in her 5-4 op-ed, I offer the following counterpoints. more »»

Good advice: Don’t rush school bus seat bills just yet

May 11, 2014 Student safety is of the utmost importance for Michigan families, and it should be for school districts as wel. more »»

Marquette Food Co-op services to be enhanced

May 10, 2014 The Marquette Food Co-op had some great news to share this week, with an announcement from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that the co-op will receive a $615,000 performance-based gran... more »»

Mother’s Day just around corner but still time to plan

May 9, 2014 It’s not too late to be ready for one of the most important days of the year, in our humble opinion. That is of course Mother’s Day which is Sunday. more »»

Cold Water Challenge a fun activity with dangerous side

May 8, 2014 Did you see a video online of someone jumping into freezing water before learning that he or she dared you to repeat the act within 24 hours or you have to pay $100 to charity? Good, harmless fun,... more »»

Cliffs/Eagle Mine Fund wide ranging in giving

May 7, 2014 Thirteen community organizations will be able to accomplish more thanks to recent contributions from the Cliffs Natural Resources/Eagle Mine Marquette County Community Fun. more »»

Info sharing will support adoptions, foster care

May 6, 2014 A new web-based information sharing system launched in Michigan recently to streamline and improve the state’s foster care and adoption system seems like a definite step in the right direction. more »»

Many good things are happening at Sawyer

May 5, 2014 The Sawyer Community Alliance is celebrating its fifth year of existence in 2014, with plenty of progress to show for it. more »»

Melting ice on lakes and rivers pose problems, danger

May 4, 2014 The recent ice rescue by Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies of a Republic Township man’s dog illustrates the inherent danger and problems involved in trying to safely walk on river or lake ice at... more »»

Stem gun violence

May 4, 2014 To the Journal editor: Once again, we have gun violence resulting in multiple deaths and injuries. On April 2 at Fort Hood, a soldier killed three, wounded 16, and committed suicide. more »»

Farm grant will aid MSU research station in area

May 3, 2014 A Michigan State University research center in Superiorland is in line to receive a healthy financial boost, courtesy of a federal gran. more »»

Years of hard work pays off for NMU graduates

May 2, 2014 Another May and another graduation season begins with the Northern Michigan University spring commencement exercise. more »»

Marina projects are good for city, boating community

May 1, 2014 Although Marquette’s harbors are packed with ice and the weather damp and cold, it won’t be long before area boaters are heading to Lake Superior to launch their crafts. more »»

Feed a Neighbor project worthy of community support

April 29, 2014 The Feed a Neighbor project is one of those rare win-win propositions. The fifth annual Project Feed a Neighbor food drive is happening as you read this and it needs your help. more »»

NMU board did good work in hiring process

April 28, 2014 In Friday’s edition of The Mining Journal, we offered a warm welcome to Northern Michigan University’s newest leader, Fritz Erickson, who was unanimously voted by the NMU Board of Trustees as the... more »»

Crowded county board ballot good news for voters

April 27, 2014 The Marquette County Clerk’s Office recently issued the ballot listing for this year’s partisan candidate elections to the Marquette County Board, with an outstanding 17 candidates running for the... more »»

New road funding program doesn’t begin to solve problem

April 27, 2014 It took years of deterioration and the hardest winter in a generation, but Michigan legislators are finally facing up to the reality of the state’s woefully inadequate road and highway funding system. more »»

Recruiting foreign business to invest in region makes sense

April 26, 2014 Anytime stakeholders from in and around the Great Lakes basin can come together to develop business projects that will benefit the area, we think that’s probably a good ide. more »»

Erickson seems solid choice to lead NMU

April 25, 2014 We offer a warm welcome to Fritz Erickson and his wife, Jan, as they become part of the Marquette community. more »»

Chocolay cell tower plan worth further exploration

April 24, 2014 A lot of people don’t care to have a cell phone tower in their neighborhood, but most recognize the need to have them strategically located for good coverag. more »»



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