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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 »»

Now is not the time to cut back on Great Lakes funding

March 23, 2014 Mother Nature gets credit for a big assist in the fight to keep the Great Lakes healthy, with ice coverage now topping 92 percent for the first time in nearly four decades. more »»

Film work at Sawyer will help showcase area

March 22, 2014 The Marquette County Board agreed to a license agreement this week, which will allow a film production company to film parts of its post-apocolyptic movie at K.I. Sawyer late this yea. more »»

NMU Relay for Life has unusual twist this time around

March 21, 2014 It’s already a special event in and of itself, but this year’s Northern Michigan University Relay for Life has a twist that will draw even more interest to it and consequently in the event’s effort... more »»

Tourist Park project worthy of DNR support

March 20, 2014 Since the devastating Dead River flood of May 2003, the city of Marquette has been gradually reclaiming its Tourist Park along the river’s shore. more »»

Service club award winners are all most deserving

March 19, 2014 Several local service clubs handed out community-based awards Monday to recipients who we believe all agree are most deservin. more »»

Death of gray wolf by pellet wasn’t likely preventable

March 18, 2014 It’s a shame that a female gray wolf died as a result of being shot with a pellet gun. But at a glance the circumstance, which occurred very recently, doesn’t appear to be criminal in nature. more »»

Weekend powwow a celebration of culture, life

March 17, 2014 The 21st annual “Learning To Walk Together” Traditional Powwow welcomed hundreds of people Saturday inside Northern Michigan University’s Vandament Arena. more »»

DNR land swap deal provides rare win-win situation

March 16, 2014 A 160-acre land swap approved Thursday by Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh provides a great win-win situation for the public and Dean Oswald, the owner of the popular... more »»

Beltway regulations do little to spur jobs in U.P.

March 16, 2014 My fight against unnecessary regulations is often construed by those that support big government programs as a fight to allow private companies to run wild without any oversight and any regard to ou... more »»



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