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Reporting local news unites the community

August 16, 2016 In times like these, in which strife, mistrust and divisiveness have infected the American electorate, there is still a place within the local community where people can come together and unit. more »»

Design standards preserve area’s historic character

August 15, 2016 We are all aware of how certain things, such as the different types of building materials that are used in construction, can drastically change the look and feel of developed area. more »»

Back-to-school time calls for some preparation

August 13, 2016 The summer break is winding down, with public schools in the region set to start classes in only about three weeks. more »»

Phishing scam awarness needs constant vigilence

August 12, 2016 Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recently issued a consumer alert after several Michigan businesses reported receiving a suspicious email from “The Office of The Attorney General. more »»

City Hall impacts you more than White House

August 11, 2016 Fear itself. That’s the play in elections for office the farther they get from your community. more »»

Consider donation to UP walker against cancer

August 10, 2016 We like and support the efforts of a 37-year-old downstate man to raise money to fight cancer. Jake Cherwinski is walking from the Upper Peninsula, end to end, raising money along the way. more »»

More perfect union no matter who wins election

August 9, 2016 Nothing in the Constitution states that forming a more perfect union is easy, or that we the people would ever attain a state of perfection. more »»

Big Latch On raises awareness on breastfeeding

August 8, 2016 Something completely normal is happening today around the world, and yet we felt the need to celebrate it on Saturday. The sixth annual Marquette County Big Latch On event was held Saturday at the U. more »»

Job portal addresses needs of unemployed

August 6, 2016 The Great Lakes Bay Region is in transition with the anticipated loss of roughly 700 jobs at The Dow Chemical Co. and Dow Corning Corp. more »»

Taking low road: TV attack ads turn voters off

August 5, 2016 Thank goodness it’s over! The 2016 partisan primary with negative television ads primarily for the Republican candidates for the 1st Congressional District was as distasteful as it was troublin. more »»

Homicide puts neighborhood in post-trauma crisis

August 4, 2016 A blood-curdling howl shattered the silence in a Laurium neighborhood as the midnight hour approached on July 23 when the body of Kimberly Bess was found by her husband. more »»

Sawyer runway work part of cost of doing business

August 3, 2016 A running start on needed work to the Sawyer International Airport’s runway will be handled, largely through federal funding, Marquette County officials confirmed recently. The money from the U.S. more »»

Bike Magazine story spotlights area’s great trails

August 2, 2016 Although Superiorland’s bike trails - mountain biking and otherwise - are among the area’s best-known recreational assets, a major spread in a national magazine will only burnish that reputation. more »»

Tuesday’s primary includes UP’s Congressional race

August 1, 2016 Every four years it happens. Politicians come at us from every angle, flooding the inboxes of our emails, appearing all over our Facebook newsfeeds and sprouting up in signs on citizens’ front yard. more »»

Public library is champion of middle class

July 30, 2016 Your library card is a passport to the middle class. This is an era when working-class Americans are being squeezed by a sweeping economic transformation. more »»

Drone should do much work at low cost

July 29, 2016 Marquette Township has taken steps recently to use a growing and popular technology as a planning and potentially an emergency response tool. more »»

Telemedicine may help life in far-flung places

July 28, 2016 There are countless benefits to living in Michigan’s far-flung rural reaches — peace and quiet abound, bountiful natural resources provide ample recreation opportunities and neighbors, well, are mor... more »»

Pair of UP veterans garner awards for service

July 27, 2016 There’s a lot of which to be proud of in the local veterans world. Thomas J. more »»

Anti-government saboteurs scheme against facility

July 26, 2016 When politicians are forced to walk back from a comment, action or position that meets with public opposition — such as when some Houghton County Board members made a move on the operation of the... more »»

Primary is just around corner, and it’s important

July 25, 2016 Every four years it happens. Politicians come at us from every angle, flooding the inboxes of our emails, appearing all over our Facebook newsfeeds and sprouting up in signs on citizens’ front yard. more »»



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