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WOMEN UPRISING

Group formed to promote centennial of women’s vote, rights for all By Deborah Frontiera Last year a group was formed in the Keweenaw Peninsula with the purpose of recognizing the importance of women’s suffrage everywhere and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution; the amendment established […]

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SHORE RESCUE

Creating resilient coastlines and adaptive communities in order to confront the rising lake levels Story and graphics by Superior Watershed Partnership staff THREE FEET HIGHER IN JUST SEVEN YEARS! That staggering fact bears repeating; Lake Superior water levels have risen over three feet since 2013. Combine record lake levels with more frequent and more extreme […]

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DEFROSTED DISCOVERIES

Artifacts emerging from melting ancient ice By Joseph Zyble It was a bad day for the man traveling high in the Tyrolean Alps, the mountain range that today divides Italy from Austria. He’d been shot in the back by an arrow, and there was evidence that he’d endured other acts of violence before he succumbed […]

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TEXT TALK

Discussing best-selling author’s new book, which is set in U.P. By Katherine Larson and Bryon Ennis Two Marquette Monthly writers, Bryon Ennis and Katherine Larson, discuss Philip Caputo’s new book, Hunter’s Moon (Henry Holt & Company 2019). The novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author was published in August. The Upper Peninsula provides the setting for […]

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RISING STAR

Yooper woman, Hannah Bethel, getting noticed in Nashville By Deborah K. Frontiera Rising Country/Americana singer and musician, Hannah Bethel, performed at the Orpheum in Hancock on Sep. 28. She is a graduate of Houghton High School, having moved to the area with her parents when she was 12 years old. Her father graduated from MTU […]

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WATER RISING

Visiting artists hope to stimulate environmental stewardship By Joseph Zyble In October the City of Marquette will present Water Rising, an artistic collaboration that will feature a month-long exhibit and several events that will invite participants to consider their own connection with the natural environment. Water Rising is a project by the husband and wife […]

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GREENER PASTURES

Alger Co. collaborative effort working to help youth survive, thrive By Joseph Zyble The Alger County Communities That Care, also known as AC3, is preparing to hold its fourth annual “It’s All In The Barn” celebration. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the MSU North Farm […]

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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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