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Wolf imbalance threatens Isle Royale moose

May 8, 2015 The gray wolf population has dropped dramatically, according to the latest census conducted by Michigan Technological University. more »»

This is our voice in the community marketplace of ideas

May 7, 2015 News and information is the lifeblood of a democratic society, in which the people grant their consent to those who govern them. This is why a local newspaper is so vital to the community it serves. more »»

Once a strength, collective outrage is running amok

May 6, 2015 In America, it’s quite easy to be outraged. Heck, it’s practically the national pastime. Our country has a deep-rooted history of rage. more »»

Lawmakers must close open-carry loophole — now

May 5, 2015 Michigan lawmakers must act swiftly to ban the open carrying of firearms in gun-free zones, before efforts by brazen open carry advocates go any further. Guns do not belong in sensitive places. more »»

Legislature moves toward addressing dark store tax issue

May 4, 2015 Marquette County officials who returned from a trip to Lansing this month said they were encouraged by some possible forward movement on securing a legislative remedy for the big box or “dark stores... more »»

U.P. agency honors those who give their best serving others

May 2, 2015 Every day, volunteers give their time and talents for the benefit of others. They mentor and tutor children, feed the hungry, assist the elderly, care for the environment and much more. more »»

Big 3: Examples for public servants

April 30, 2015 Gerald Ford, Robert P. Griffin and William Milliken were Michigan’s Big Thre. more »»

MDOT’s failure on auditing threatens Prop 1

April 29, 2015 The Michigan Department of Transportation has disappointed taxpayers by repeatedly failing to follow through on audit recommendations made over 13 years. more »»

MDOT’s failure on auditing threatens Prop 1

April 29, 2015 The Michigan Department of Transportation has disappointed taxpayers by repeatedly failing to follow through on audit recommendations made over 13 years. more »»

Best investment: your local library

April 28, 2015 April is National School Library Month, a time to reflect upon the positive influence school libraries contribute to the long-term education and lifelong learning of students they serv. more »»

Spring, not summer, is prime time for forest fires

April 27, 2015 Most of Michigan’s wildfires occur in the spring - April, May and June. more »»

Vets worthy of modest housing support

April 25, 2015 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program have awarded $1.6 million to combat Michigan veteran homelessness. more »»

Earth Day inspires us to think globally and act locally

April 24, 2015 It started in 1970 when then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson conceived the idea as an environmental education day. more »»

Laws will prohibit drones from being used to hunt, harass

April 23, 2015 We support a pair of bills signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder last week aimed at preventing the use of drones to hunt game or harass hunters or anglers. State Sen. more »»

Every little bit helps in doing physical activity

April 22, 2015 Notwithstanding the recent wintery blasts of weather, it’s spring according to the calendar. more »»

Adopt-A-Highway does great work

April 21, 2015 This month, Michigan's Adopt-A-Highway workers will return to roadsides across the state to clean-up trash in the first of three annual trash pick-up efforts. more »»

Hospice volunteers serve with care, love

April 21, 2015 From Ilene Kotajarvi of Escanaba, OSF Hospice/NODA Volunteer Coordinator: In 2009, we began a No One Dies Alone (NODA) program to serve those alone and dying in our community, and in 2011 we expande... more »»

Teamwork, Tech support carry Francois to finals

April 20, 2015 Talent in the form of technological brainpower is what powered the Houghton High School Superior Roboworks team to the national robotics championship in St. Louis starting on Wednesday. more »»

National parks need our help

April 18, 2015 When Americans want to impress foreign guests, we sometimes take them to national parks. more »»

National parks need our help

April 18, 2015 When Americans want to impress foreign guests, we sometimes take them to national parks. more »»

 
 

 

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