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NMU effort to ban tobacco on campus a positive move

November 6, 2013 Northern Michigan University is looking to its students, faculty and staff to answer a question that’s long been asked on campus: Should the university go tobacco-free? It’s a topic that comes to th... more »»

Ticket ‘scalping’ law has overstayed its welcome

November 5, 2013 A downstate representative seems on the right course in introducing a bill that would make it legal to sell a ticket to a concert or sporting event for above face value. more »»

Electorate must become educated, motivated

November 4, 2013 There is an election coming up Tuesday for two new commissioners for the city of Marquette. There are important decisions that will need to be made in the future regarding the city. more »»

Coburn park views must be tempered by info, perspective

November 3, 2013 U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, has caught the attention of many Michigan residents with his new report critical of congressional spending priorities related to the nation’s national parks. more »»

Here is example of what a compromise is not

November 3, 2013 The recent controversy surrounding truck routes has brought to light some glaring vulnerabilities in the way permitting decisions for the Eagle Mine have been handled by affected municipalitie. more »»

Good riddance NERD Fund; the mess won’t be missed

November 3, 2013 The good news is that Gov. Rick Snyder has finally agreed to stop tapping anonymous donors to pay for government personnel and initiatives he was unable or unwilling to fund with taxpayer dollars. more »»

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 »»



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