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LEAGUE RETURNS

Marquette County group devoted to empowering voters growing By Joseph Zyble The League of Women Voters is alive and growing in Marquette County. A prior edition of the league was established in the county in 1968 operating for 38 years before disbanding in 2006. According to officials of the new incarnation of the league, the […]

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TALKIN’ TRAINS

Four railroad companies remain active throughout the U.P. By Bryon Ennis During the “Golden Era” of American railroads from the 1890s into the 1920s, some 19 independent railroads operated in the U.P. on 3,513 miles of track. One-quarter of all railroad miles in Michigan were in the U.P. But by 1920, cars and trucks began […]

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CREATIVE COTERIE

Resident-artist program brings three to Marquette By Joseph Zyble Marquette’s Creative Residency program recently invited three artists, each working within a different creative sphere, to the community for a few months to hone their skills. Artist Julie Renee Benda, photographer Christopher D. Thompson, and writer Rachel Smith began their residencies in early March and will […]

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GIRLS ON THE RUN

Preparing for 5k builds self esteem, teaches life skills and promotes good health By Elizabeth Fust In early June, girls who have been training for months will be running, maybe even dancing, across the finish line of the Confidence 5K, a fundraiser and season-end event for the U.P. chapter of Girls on the Run. This […]

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DIGGING DOWN

Amateur archaeologist’s discoveries put Paleo-Indians in U.P. during Ice Age By Katherine Larson The word “amateur” has its root in the Latin word “amare,” meaning to love. It is particularly appropriate to describe Jim Paquette of Negaunee as an amateur archaeologist, for he is steeped in profound love for the subject. But the word is […]

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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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