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Locals look to state for cash to help offset freeze costs

August 10, 2014 County and municipal officials in Marquette County are continuing to seek financial aid for communities whose public works department budgets were devastated by last winter’s deep freeze. more »»

Feds, Veterans Administration have to find another way

August 10, 2014 We’ve heard and seen it all before. more »»

State’s GDP outpacing national average

August 9, 2014 With the near incessant refrain of bad news the average information consumer is apt to encounter these days, it’s easy to see how good news can sometimes escape attention. more »»

Plan to attend the U.P. Community Band Festival

August 8, 2014 We must offer a salute to the Marquette City Band, not just for the special event which it is hosting this weekend, but for its ongoing work in expanding its offerings. more »»

Voters made sound decision on MAPS millage request

August 7, 2014 Voters in Tuesday’s election came out solidly in support of the Marquette Area Public Schools sinking fund millage request. By a 2,687 to 1,533 margin, district voters approved the . more »»

Idle Congress left Obama with no choice

August 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — The 113th Congress has just slinked out of town for a five-week summer recess, leaving behind its lowest public approval rating in 25 years, according to the latest Washington Post/ABC... more »»

30 years of injustice for Bhopal

August 7, 2014 The night of the industrial disaster is forever seared into the memory of the people of Bhopal, India. more »»

State marks 40 years of Endangered Species Act

August 6, 2014 Rare wildlife species don’t always recover on their own. They need help from government as well as private groups and individuals concerned about their survival. more »»

Marquette County Fair offers something for everyone

August 5, 2014 The Marquette County Fair gets underway Thursday and we encourage everyone to head out to the fairgrounds to check out all the fair has to offer. more »»

Primary election important on multiple fronts

August 4, 2014 Even though Tuesday’s election is a primary, there are important issues to be decided by this election. We encourage you to get out and vote and help make some important decisions about our community. more »»

Best to be aware of area bears on prowl for food

August 3, 2014 State wildlife biologists said this year’s late spring has left local berry crop ripening behind schedule, keeping black bears in the area looking for additional food sources, including garbage and... more »»

Vote on Veterans Administration can open door to more

August 2, 2014 In an unexpected — and exceedingly rare — display of inside-the-Beltway cooperation, the U.. more »»

National Night Out events are worth attending

August 1, 2014 The spirit of neighborliness shines during National Night Out. National Night Out events are planned through Aug. 16 at various locations in Marquette County. more »»

Lack of federal funding for winter woes unfortunate

July 31, 2014 The recent news that federal disaster relief funds wouldn’t be coming to our area to help local governments deal with deep-freeze problems last winter was not good. more »»

NMU makes right move in banning tobacco on campus

July 30, 2014 Northern Michigan University is implementing a new tobacco-free policy, which although might inconvenience a few people, will benefit the greater good. more »»

WICFD shines in Upper Peninsula competition

July 29, 2014 In a show of nearly complete dominance, the West Iron County Fire Department sparked past its Upper Peninsula competition in the 120th Annual Upper Peninsula Volunteer Firefighters’ Association... more »»

Volunteers make weekend festivals in area possible

July 28, 2014 Undaunted by a largely uncooperative Mother Nature, who had the temerity to mix rain with fog while punctuating both with bright sun and blue skies, thousands of people attended Art on the Rocks and... more »»

MAPS sinking fund millage request deserves support

July 27, 2014 Our subscribers know that The Mining Journal has consistently played a community watchdog role over the years, especially when it comes to millage requests. more »»

Funds to help counties deal with freeze-up a start

July 26, 2014 It appears state and federal governments are coming through with some assistance for counties that suffered during the deep freeze of the winter of 2013-14. Gov. more »»

Gwinn clock tower restoration a community effort

July 25, 2014 “Time Marches On” is the theme for the Gwinn Fun Daze parade Saturday and it’s quite an appropriate one as the event is in part a celebration of the restoration of the community’s 100-year-old clock... more »»



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