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Meijer project in Marquette takes steps forward

June 27, 2016 The people in charge of the Meijer development in Marquette Township took a big step forward this week when the Marquette Township Planning Commission unanimously approved the preliminary site plans... more »»

Be careful about using fireworks to celebrate

June 24, 2016 The Fourth of July holiday is less than two weeks away. But the fireworks already have started. more »»

Proactive stance on potential oil spills

June 23, 2016 Mention the word “Enbridge” and you might be met with a look of consternation. more »»

Visit to Wall is chance to thank Vietnam vets

June 22, 2016 It troubles us to say it, but it appears just enough years have passed since the end of the Vietnam War that it has become increasingly difficult to see what the conflict meant to the United States... more »»

Beartown crew deployed to New Mexico wildfire

June 21, 2016 On the road to fight another beast, the Beartown firefighters are rolling up on a big one in New Mexico. more »»

Taking ownership of lighthouse, maritime legacy

June 20, 2016 For years the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse guided ships navigating the, at times, rough seas of Lake Superior, allowing them to safely make port in Marquette or continue on their voyages elsewhere... more »»

Superior can be unforgiving place for swimmers

June 18, 2016 Local drownings again made the news, the most recent being a double drowning that took place on Saturday near Little Presque Isle in Marquette Township. more »»

Local library keeps your brain active in summer

June 18, 2016 “No more pencils/ No more books/ No more teacher’s dirty looks” goes the 1930s-era nursery rhyme. more »»

Honor Quarless legacy by saving taxpayers money

June 16, 2016 Replacing a school superintendent is never easy. In the case of the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area School, where longtime Superintendent Jan Quarless is retiring, it’s proving to be extra difficult. more »»

Reintroduction of Arctic grayling a positive move

June 15, 2016 We sincerely hope a state effort coupled with assistance from a downstate Native American tribe to reintroduce Arctic grayling back into Michigan waters is successfu. more »»

Turnout gives credibility to referendums

June 14, 2016 In a recent editorial on a referendum proposed by Chassell Township to withdraw from the Portage Lake District Library, we took the position that those who were behind getting the referendum on the... more »»

Reopening of idled paper mill is good news

June 13, 2016 We were exceedingly pleased to learn last week that the shuttered Manistique paper mill had been purchased and is preparing to open for business. more »»

Michigan can lead auto industry 2.0

June 11, 2016 One of the messages coming through loud and clear at this year's Mackinac Policy Conference is how critical it is for Michigan to capitalize on the economic and business opportunities at its feet. more »»

Find ways to reduce lead risk in homes

June 10, 2016 The problem of lead exposure is on the minds of everyone in Flint, with good reason. more »»

Know Nothings try to quit local public library

June 9, 2016 As we the people have learned during this incredible presidential election campaign, the proposition of granting our consent to govern is an imperfect and messy process. more »»

Elections need ability to air all views safely

June 8, 2016 In recent months, we have seen rallies for presidential candidates, both Democrat and Republican, disrupted by supporters from other campaigns. more »»

Valor, bravery carried Allies on ‘Day of Days’

June 7, 2016 If you are old enough to have known what was happening in the world 72 years ago, chances are you were paying close attention to events unfolding in Normandy on the French coast. more »»

DNR habitat grants available to local groups

June 4, 2016 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources again is offering some significant sums of money to help promote developing more wildlife habitat in the state. more »»

End this summer tradition: weekend gas gouging

June 3, 2016 Why, we wonder, does the Michigan Public Service Commission regulate companies such as DTE Energy, Consumers Energy and Semco but not other energy sources? According to its website, “The mission of... more »»

Duty to tell you truths you don’t want to hear

June 2, 2016 Newspapers have a duty to report truthful and factual news and information to the people they serve. more »»



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