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Potential Great Lakes program reduction may harm region

February 4, 2015 The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is looking at a what President Barack Obama’s proposed 2016 budget calls a “modest reduction,” if you consider a $50 million cut modest. more »»

Thomas Theatre Group program serves people with special needs

February 3, 2015 You have to admire a program operated by the new theater company in the area that makes it easier for people with special needs to go to the movies. more »»

RAP hotline does good work for many years

February 2, 2015 A program maintained by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources designed to catch and convict poachers has done good work while getting very little publicity over the years. more »»

DNR doing its job with close monitoring of proposed mine project

February 1, 2015 Within a couple of weeks, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh could decide to approve a Canadian company’s bid to use more than 10,000 acres of state land for limestone an... more »»

Ishpeming Ski Club carries on area’s ski jumping tradition

January 31, 2015 The annual ski jumping tournament at Suicide Hill proved that the exciting sport is still alive and well in the community after being practiced there for 128 years. more »»

Sled dog weekend is just around corner

January 30, 2015 The excitement is building for the 25th running of the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Championship. Events, include the U.P. 200, Jack Pine 30 and Midnight Run. The races kick off two weeks from today, with the U. more »»

NMU botched handling of Kyle-Carter status

January 29, 2015 Recent events surrounding the Northern Michigan University hockey program had the entire community talking about what happene. more »»

Presque Isle smoking ordinance raises questions

January 28, 2015 Fire safety and health and environment issues are important issues to consider, especially when it concerns one of the area’s premier attractions: Presque Isle Park. more »»

Vets initiative by Benishek long overdue

January 27, 2015 Given the amount of bad, though revealing, press that the Veterans Administration has dealt with in recent times, any news that suggests the people inside the Beltway are finally getting the message... more »»

Third Street plans a good move for site, city

January 26, 2015 We like plans being made by a handful of businesses located along North Third Street in Marquette and the Marquette Downtown Development Authority to improve the structures’ facades plus complete... more »»

Obama, Snyder addresses generated little interest

January 25, 2015 On Tuesday, viewers on television and the Internet had the opportunity to hear directly from Michigan Gov. more »»

SmartZone steps continue to be taken

January 24, 2015 We were pleased to report last week that the city of Marquette’s Local Development Finance Authority entered into an agreement with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to designate the cit... more »»

Noquemanon has something for everyone

January 23, 2015 We have arrived at the weekend when one of the best events of the winter blesses the community: the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. more »»

Contest could help ice arena receive upgrades

January 22, 2015 Marquette has been home to ice rinks for more than a century, beginning with such natural skating surfaces as the old Cinder Pond where early rough and tumble hockey games were played. more »»

FOIA reform measure adds much transparency

January 21, 2015 Holding Michigan government more accountable just got a bit easier. Gov. more »»

Church’s Free Store providing valuable, needed service

January 20, 2015 A program maintained by Grace United Methodist Church in Marquette is doing a lot to help people struggling financially. more »»

MLK Day a time to reflect on man’s accomplishments

January 19, 2015 Today is Martin Luther King Day, set aside to honor the life accomplishments of the man who is most closely associated with the Civil Rights movement of the 1960. more »»

Electrical agreement represents much work, compromise

January 18, 2015 News was issued by Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette Tuesday of a major development in the Upper Peninsula’s electric crisis. more »»

Federal grants will support U.P. natural resources

January 17, 2015 Upper Peninsula forest lands will benefit from a round of federal grants announced this week. more »»

Volunteers needed for next week’s Noquemanon

January 16, 2015 In one week, one of the winter’s most iconic events will begin. It’s not too late to help with this wonderful weekend of fun known as The Noquemanon Ski Marathon. more »»



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