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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 »»

Industry support for e-cig ban deserves much skepticism

March 16, 2014 The sellers of addictive substances will try to convince you otherwise, but they're in the business of getting people hooked on their products. more »»

Well-deserved Partnership awards given out at dinner

March 15, 2014 The recipients of the Lake Superior Community Partnership’s annual awards deserve positive public notice. U.P. more »»

Icy dip will support great cause

March 14, 2014 Despite the brutally cold weather this winter, some brave souls are doing something Saturday you have to watch to believe. They are going to jump into a pond of icy cold water on the Ides of March. more »»

City moving wisely in Lake Bancroft clean-up effort

March 13, 2014 The city of Ishpeming appears to be heading in the right direction in regard to the planned clean-up of Lake Bancroft. more »»

National parks well worth federal investment

March 12, 2014 If you’ve ever wondered if the tax money the federal government sets aside for national parks is money well invested, wonder no more. more »»

All who are able and willing should think about giving blood

March 11, 2014 The Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center is struggling to survive a tough winte. more »»

Reopening of rustic state campgrounds a good thing

March 10, 2014 In recent years, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources shut down numerous state forest campgrounds, including several in the Upper Peninsula, for reasons largely related to budget concerns. more »»

Economics among stumbling blocks in MAPS talks

March 9, 2014 We believe it is unfortunate that there is no current contract in place between the Marquette Area Public Schools and its teachers. more »»

 
 

 

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