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Legislation to stop ‘dark store’ issue badly needed

April 20, 2016 The long-running and controversial “dark store” issue could be nearing a resolution, and that can’t come soon enough. more »»

Michigan State Police mark 99th anniversary today

April 19, 2016 The Michigan State Police are celebrating an important birthday today, marking 99 years on the job. In addition, Gov. Rick Snyder has declared this week Michigan State Police History Week. more »»

YMCA, Delta County volunteer deserve UPCC recognition

April 18, 2016 The Upper Peninsula Children’s Coalition honored a pair of deserving recipients late last week at the entity’s annual gathering. more »»

Inaugural SmartPrize competition a great first step in program

April 17, 2016 A unique and innovative competition recently took place in Marquette, that we believe was a good step forward for the future of our region. more »»

Bi-partisan support noted in movement to update domestic violence laws

April 16, 2016 A seven-bill package making its way through the State Legislature that, if ultimately signed into law, would revamp Michigan’s domestic abuse laws, has earned our support. State Rep. more »»

Marquette County Museums Day one to take advantage of

April 15, 2016 We have to admit we are excited about Saturday, when the Marquette Regional History Center will present Saturday at the Center: Marquette County Museums Day. more »»

Exercise caution when driving near road construction

April 14, 2016 Although we had a little setback last week with the blustery weather, signs of spring are becoming more noticeable. more »»

Lakeview Arena deserving of Hockeyville honor

April 13, 2016 There are several places to play hockey in Marquette, with Lakeview Arena being one of them. However, it takes money to keep an ice rink upgraded. more »»

US Navy right on in naming vessel after Levin

April 12, 2016 We like and support a move by the U.S. Navy to name a major ship after Carl Levin. Levin, who retired from the U.S. more »»

Ingmire a solid choice as director at Peter White Public Library

April 11, 2016 By all accounts, the Peter White Public Library is getting a highly qualified candidate for the facility’s vacant director's position. more »»

Pantry restructuring forces loss of jobs

April 11, 2016 ISHPEMING — Staffing has been reduced at Feed America West Michigan in Ishpeming. more »»

Sexual assault forum enlightens, informs, sparks discussion

April 10, 2016 Rape. The word alone forces the mind to shy away into dark and terrifying corners of our imaginations. more »»

Etelamaki represents prison well as top corrections officer

April 9, 2016 Some would argue — perhaps convincingly — that the job of corrections officer is among the most thankless. Think about going to work in an environment that, by definition, is dangerous. more »»

Requiem for a VA victim

April 9, 2016 What does a suffering military veteran have to do to force an unresponsive government to change its ways? How about self-immolating in front of his VA clinic? Hello, paper-pushers and desk jockeys?... more »»

Carl Pellonpaa set to receive Finnish award

April 8, 2016 We congratulate lifelong Ishpeming resident Carl Pellonpaa who is poised to receive another prestigious honor. more »»

New law granting online access a step in right direction

April 7, 2016 We support a new state law that will enable certain persons to gain access to online accounts and information, including email and sites such as Facebook, in the event the account holder has died. more »»

SmartPrize a very smart idea for Marquette

April 6, 2016 The city of Marquette is taking on a slightly different look this week as the inaugural SmartPrize gets underway. more »»

West end effort aims to restock food pantries

April 5, 2016 There’s a charitable effort going on in the western part of Marquette County that we’d like readers to be aware of. more »»

Lower jobless rate a positive but much more work remains

April 3, 2016 While it is encouraging that the state of Michigan’s unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest levels in more than a decade, there is still much more to do. more »»

Mining Journal’s Progress Edition represents our community well

April 3, 2016 On Wednesday, The Mining Journal published our annual Progress Edition. This is the largest publication that we publish all year. This year’s edition had 122 page. more »»



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