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New SmartZone CEO looks like smart hire

October 6, 2015 By all accounts, the people who conducted the national search for someone to head Marquette’s new SmartZone hit the jackpot with the retention of Ray Johnson as CEO According to one source, more tha... more »»

Digging for mammoth bones downstate fun, educational

October 5, 2015 Archaeologists, amateur and otherwise, have been focused on downstate Chelsea in recent days with the discovery of the bones of a woolly mammoth. more »»

Planning needed to ensure region’s energy future

October 4, 2015 Electrical generation and grid reliability aren’t usually front-burner issues for most people. more »»

Domestic violence remains troubling threat in our midst

October 2, 2015 The statistics show that, unfortunately, there is still a need for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. more »»

Foundation working to improve community

October 1, 2015 It’s hard to believe that the Community Foundation of Marquette County has been making the area a better place to live for more than a quarter century. more »»

Senior Citizens Expo a much-needed event

September 30, 2015 With age comes wisdom — and lots more to think about in the way of health, lifestyle choices, finances, etc. That’s why it’s important to have events such as the Senior Citizens Expo. more »»

KBIC trail should spark economic development

September 29, 2015 A trail that’s being planned by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community that would run along the southern rim of Keweenaw Bay from Zeba to Sand Point should boost tourism and the general economics of the... more »»

Interest in new mineral leases intriguing

September 28, 2015 The simple fact that a Vancouver, British Columbia, firm has requested a direct mineral lease on property in northern Marquette County had plenty of people in Superiorland buzzing last week with no... more »»

Township transitions highlight need for citizen participation

September 26, 2015 The Marquette Township Board has gone through significant changes recently. more »»

EMS conference underscores service’s importance

September 26, 2015 The Mining Journal wants to thank everyone involved with providing emergency medical services to our area for their dedicated service. more »»

First weekend of autumn loaded with fun activities

September 25, 2015 The calendar says autumn but the weekend’s forecast says summer, with expected temperatures in the ’70s in Superiorland. more »»

New Gwinn hiking trail a plus for community

September 24, 2015 Hiking is among the most popular recreational activities in the Upper Peninsula, and we are blessed with numerous trails to enjoy the sport on. more »»

Rare, vintage snowmobile worth museum visit

September 23, 2015 The Upper Peninsula and snow. more »»

Fundraiser to help student receive art award worthy

September 22, 2015 The story of a vision-impaired Lakeview Elementary School student who was awarded the top prize in her age group in an art competition should serve as an absolute inspiratio. more »»

NMU project a great use of donated funds

September 21, 2015 New construction on the campus of Northern Michigan University should enjoy wide support, especially considering the funding for the construction is coming from the person the facility will be named... more »»

City utility increases unfortunate but understandable

September 20, 2015 Beginning next month, utility customers in the city of Marquette may have to dig a little deeper into their pockets when they pay their bills. more »»

Condo development expansion project a positive

September 19, 2015 Plans developing in Marquette Township to expand an established condominium complex has few downsides that we can see. more »»

Another successful U.P. Honor Flight goes into books

September 18, 2015 Applause and cheers echoed through the terminal of Reagan National Airport Wednesday as the 74 veterans taking part in Upper Peninsula Honor Flight made their way toward the gate holding the jet tha... more »»

New launch ramp a big improvement

September 17, 2015 Being nestled on the shore of Lake Superior, Marquette is a paradise for boaters. more »»

NMU, MSU, UP Health System partnership a plus

September 15, 2015 A partnership between Northern Michigan University, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and UP Health System-Marquette should provide positive connections, growth and development... more »»



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