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Soo Film Festival a positive growth step for area

May 21, 2014 A little bit of Hollywood is coming to the Upper Peninsula this summer by way of the Soo Film Festival. Set for Aug. more »»

High school graduating seniors saluted

May 20, 2014 Upper Peninsula high school seniors are preparing to leave high school as graduation for hundreds of students is right around the corner. more »»

Fishing surveys should provide DNR valuable info

May 18, 2014 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is attempting to engage the angling public in several fish surveys this spring, summer and fall, which will help provide information for those assessing... more »»

It’s time to end state driver responsibility fee money grab

May 18, 2014 We can all debate what the role of state government should be, but one thing it definitely shouldn't be doing is imposing criminal penalties just to raise revenu. more »»

Farmers market starts today in Marquette

May 17, 2014 Although temperatures aren’t supposed to get very deep into the 50s today, come hell, high water and snowflakes, the curtin goes up on the15th consecutive farmer’s market season in downtown Marquett... more »»

Flights to D.C. honor area’s unsung heroes

May 16, 2014 Another successful Upper Peninsula Honor Flight has been completed. The flight took 78 veterans of World War II and the Korean War to Washington, D.C. more »»

City truck pact a move in the right direction

May 15, 2014 The city of Marquette and Lundin Mining Co. have taken a positive step to address the inevitable — hauling of ore from the Eagle Mine to the Humboldt processing plant. more »»

Practical learning experience a rare student opportunity

May 14, 2014 Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying, “The only source of knowledge is experience. more »»

Click It or Ticket an outstanding safety reminder

May 13, 2014 The first phase of the annual Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign by the Michigan State Police started Monday with ads and will grow into enforcement zones next week. more »»

Gwinn teen battling medical issue runs benefit race

May 12, 2014 Good things happened in Marquette on Saturday with the running of the 2014 Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center’s Hope Starts Here Challenge Let’s start with the event itself, a collaboration between... more »»

Long-term whitetail study should yield valuable results

May 11, 2014 A planned nine-year study, begun in 2009 and being undertaken by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in collaboration with the Carnivore Ecology Laboratory at the Forest and Wildlife... more »»

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 »»



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