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Changes in Third Street parking could be positive

July 16, 2015 The city of Marquette took action this week to make it easier for new businesses to open up on North Third Street, with the city commission voting 6-1 to eliminate parking requirements for businesse... more »»

State contract with Aramark comes to end

July 15, 2015 People might have seen this coming: Michigan’s termination of a three-year, $145 million contract with Aramark Correctional Services. The end of Aramark’s prison food contract was announced Monday. more »»

Invest in your community by shopping local

July 14, 2015 We have all heard about Christmas in July special promotions, which are intended to boost retail sales during a slow time of the year. more »»

Removal of Confederate flag a step toward healing

July 13, 2015 At 10 a.m. Friday after having flown for more than 50 years, the Confederate battle flag was removed from South Carolina’s state Capitol. It’s about time. more »»

It’s exciting to watch rehabilitation project move forward

July 12, 2015 since 1981, the Holy Family Orphanage in Marquette has sat vacant. Plans to redevelop the 75,000-square-foot building have come and gone over the years, but a recent effort is gaining some traction. more »»

Road Commission, Stand U.P. to be commended for suit

July 11, 2015 We commend the Marquette County Road Commission and Stand U.P. for filing the lawsuit against the EPA. We have supported the construction of 595 from the beginning. more »»

Highway funding too important to be held hostage

July 10, 2015 Often, gridlock in Congress results when some lawmakers object not to the primary purpose of a bill, but to some unrelated “rider” placed in it. more »»

Chocolay bayou preserve plan full of merit

July 9, 2015 The townships surrounding the city of Marquette — Marquette and Chocolay townships — have been developed to a large extent because of their proximity to the city. more »»

Fiscal prudence important for Marquette budget

July 8, 2015 When Marquette Township set its Fiscal Year 2015 budget last December, it was for $1.7 million, down from $2.5 million in 2014. There was a reason why. more »»

Fireworks display truly ‘Best Fourth in the North’

July 7, 2015 The 2014 Marquette Fourth of July fireworks display was shortened because of a technical glitch. There was no such malfunction this year. more »»

Marquette’s gas prices are moving in the right direction

July 6, 2015 Last fall we ran an editorial encouraging our local gas station owners to get more competitive on gas prices. more »»

Downtown pocket park vandalism is shameful

July 5, 2015 It’s one thing to tend a garden on your own private property. It’s another matter to nurture a garden for public use, especially when the costs come out of your pocke. more »»

Veterans’ sacrifices sometimes too great, but help is available

July 4, 2015 With the Fourth of July comes fireworks, parades, barbecues and the colors red, white and blue. It’s our Independence Day here in the U.. more »»

Solar plane arrives in Hawaii after 5-day flight

July 4, 2015 KAPOLEI, Hawaii — A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. more »»

Journalist, wife die in car crash

July 4, 2015 SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A man who spent 40 years as a journalist at The Saginaw News has died with his wife after their car struck a tractor-traile. more »»

Bond hearing turns into reunion

July 4, 2015 MIAMI (AP) — A Florida burglary suspect wept after the judge overseeing his bond hearing realized they had been childhood friends. more »»

Greek campaigns reaching finale

July 4, 2015 ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday tha... more »»

Gratitude for those who make festivities possible

July 3, 2015 Watching the fireworks in Michigamme tonight? Viewing the parade in Ishpeming Saturday? Heading to the Elwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park this weekend to enjoy the Marquette County Exchange Club’s 30t... more »»

Let the Fourth remind us of our similarities

July 2, 2015 As the Fourth of July weekend comes so soon after U.. more »»

Gas tax to repair state roads deserves consideration

July 1, 2015 Michigan voters overwhelmingly turned down Proposal 1 on May 5, which would have raised the state sales tax from 6 to 7 percent with the goal of funding deteriorating roads. more »»



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