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GO FIND!

A story of rescuing and being rescued     By Megan Emily How does a girl from a tiny town in the U.P. wind up jumping out of a helicopter onto a 13,000-foot mountain to find a plane crash victim’s body with the help of her search and rescue dog? It sounds impossible, but that’s […]

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March 2019: Full Events Calendar

MARCH EVENTS 1 FRIDAY Sunrise 7:30 a.m.; Sunset 6:34 p.m. Calumet • CopperDog 150 and 80 Start. This annual race will include teams of 10 dogs covering 150 miles in three days. The CopperDog 80 will include teams of 8 dogs covering 80 miles in two days. 5 p.m. Downtown. • First Friday Art Walk. Visit local […]

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INSPIRED

Award-winning artist’s fondness for nature, animals evident in her works     By Joseph Zyble The art world is beginning to take notice of Rapid River artist Tracy Anderson. Her work has been accepted in notable exhibitions lately, and she’s been winning awards. Anderson, who was raised in Rapid River, developed an interest in art […]

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HIGH TIME

What to expect now that recreational marijuana is legal By Ron Carnell For those who haven’t heard by now, recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan.  On Nov. 6, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize recreational marijuana. On Dec. 6, individuals were lawfully permitted to begin growing up to 12 plants, reserve as much as […]

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CROSSWORD CALAMITY!

Dear crossword enthusiasts,   Due to an unfortunate error in preparing the pages to go to press, the answer grid was mistakenly linked to the New York Times clues on page 48 of the December 2018 issue of the Marquette Monthly. For those who prefer more of a challenge, here’s the blank grid that was […]

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THE NUTCRACKER

Beloved holiday ballet has become an annual tradition in Marquette By Elizabeth Fust You’ve probably already heard the tune this season. It’s already gotten stuck in your head since it’s been played in commercials and over the radio, and little girls hum it as they go to and from their dance classes: The Nutcracker Suite. […]

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POLL PEOPLE

Story and photos by Katherine Larson. November 6 is Election Day! This is the day for each of us to claim the full power given to us by the Constitution: to cast our votes, to express our opinions, to exercise our sovereignty as “we the people.” It’s a great opportunity; take advantage of it and […]

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GAY & DEAF

By Raymond Luczak My memories of Marquette are inevitably tangled with the darkness of early morning, the nip of winter air, and the dotted tiles that lined Northern Michigan University’s soundproof audiological clinic some 160 miles away from Ironwood. For some reason, my annual hearing test was always scheduled at 9 a.m. in January, which […]

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U.P. ENGLISH, EH?

Story and graphics By Wil A. Rankinen Introduction Have you ever wondered why we sound Canadian? How about why, as a primarily English-speaking community, we are still being influenced by Finnish and other ethnic-heritage languages? Ever notice that “sauna” is pronounced the Finnish way in certain parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula but not in others? […]

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ART(ist) COLLECTION

Marquette Artist Collective enhances individual growth, community artistry By Joseph Zyble One day last year, Marquette resident Joy Bender Hadley sent out a little message on her Facebook page. She asked if anyone would be interested in starting a collective of artists in the area. Perhaps her inquiry was connected to the momentous celestial event […]

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WILD HORSES

Human activity a serious threat to this natural national treasure Story and photo by Megan Emily A good horse is like true love: if you find it once, you’re lucky. Twice, and you’re blessed. My first good horse was a mustang named Wild Diamond (W.D. for short). Mustangs are one of North America’s only types […]

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PERA visits U.P.

Cutline: Photo courtesy Adult Swim By Trinity Carey Fifty-three miles of expansive shoreline, vast forests and rich regional history have kept visitors and locals in awe of Marquette and the Upper Peninsula for years. The allure and natural beauty of Marquette also captured the attention of New York-based stand-up comedian Joe Pera. Pera shot his […]

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Becoming Water

Finding our way around the bend By Jim Pennell My wife and I share a love of the outdoors. We’ve been from one end of the U.P. to the other exploring trails, campgrounds and boat launches. We appreciate and enjoy the woods, but for us the real attraction is water. There is a certain intimacy […]

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Creative Residency

                  Imagine living in Portland, Oregon; or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; or Washington, D.C. Now imagine leaving that life, and all the people in it, behind to come live and work in Marquette for three months. That is what three artists have done. They are the first of a […]

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April 2018: Support Groups

• Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families—Marquette. This group is open to those interested in learning about recovery from growing up in dysfunctional or alcoholic families. Sunday, 6 p.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St. Wednesday, 6 p.m. ALANO Club, 1202 S. Front St. 361-2563. • Alano Club. Twelve-step recovery meetings daily. […]

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