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Talking Derby

Story by Jim Pennell • Photos courtesy of Shine Studio/Andres Abdo Since 2012, the Dead River Derby in Marquette has been bringing its own style of derby fun and excitement to the area. What is roller derby? That’s not an easy question to answer. It can’t be compared to another sport because it’s unlike any […]

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Upper Peninsula Pride

By Neal Simons LGBTQA advocacy group U.P. Rainbow Pride (UPRP) will hold its fourth annual Pridefest at Tourist Park in the City of Marquette on Saturday, September 16. This year’s Pridefest will include children’s games and activities, Pride merchandise, LGBTQ resources, drag shows, and various performers. “It’s evolved where it’s gotten bigger. Our entertainment is […]

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Mining history

  Story and photos by Deborah K. Frontiera The first thing that Delaware Mine owner Tom Poynter told to me as I talked with him about the mine was that the “working years” of the mine numbered 40, and this is the 40th year since he opened the mine for tours. “The tours will last […]

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Harborfest to rock out Marquette’s lower harbor

By Pam Christensen Marquette West Rotary Club hosts Harborfest in Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park each August. This family-friendly festival combines live music, a classic car show, children’s inflatable activities, a bag toss competition, a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter, U.P. Luge Association demonstration, antique wooden canoes and boats, food vendors and fun for Friday and […]

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Racing through Sands

Story and photos by Noah Hasumann Stock cars zoom around the track at 50 mph with a thunder of engines and burning rubber, some at less than 17 seconds a lap. The drivers step on the gas and grip their steering wheels, attempting to maneuver their way into the lead—without spinning out of control. They […]

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Yooper pride wins out

By Jackie Stark By Jackie Stark There’s little doubt that when Brett Goldberg woke up on June 20, he thought he was waking up to just another Tuesday at the office.  Instead, he began his day at the company he co-founded, TickPick.com, with a social media firestorm that ultimately set him on a crash course […]

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Another year of camp

by Amy Gawry For 80 years, Presbytery Point has been serving children and families through their camp on the shores of Lake Michigamme. As they celebrate this milestone anniversary, they reflect on their journey so far, and the road that lies ahead of them. In 1937, the main property of the camp was purchased by […]

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In April, it’s time to March

By Jackie Stark On the 100th day of the Trump Administration, people will take to the streets in Washington, D.C., to send a message—that the health of the earth goes beyond politics. Hoping to echo or even exceed the People’s Climate March, when 400,000 people marched through the streets of New York City on September […]

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Thrivent gives back to community

by Amy Gawry For many years, Thrivent Financial has been offering financial services to its members, as well as providing opportunities for giving back. With help and encouragement from the local Thrivent office and staff, Marquette area members are able to meet the needs of many organizations and individuals in their community. For the past […]

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Remembering Bart

by Barbara Buchkoe Have you ever climbed Sugarloaf Mountain to revel in the spectacular views of Lake Superior, the surrounding woods and the city of Marquette? Then was your attention drawn to the obelisk that sits at the top of the mountain? Why is it there? Who made it? Who or what is Bart? The answers […]

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Blazing trails

by Eric Hammerstrom Marquette native finds new home running mountain marathons in Alaska Matias Saari didn’t really decide to write a book about the Equinox Marathon. It would be more accurate to say the Equinox Marathon made all the decisions. Because, since 1998 when Saari first ran Alaska’s most famous mountain marathon, the race has seemed […]

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Good things come in small packages

by Erin Gaura We all know how beneficial it is to the local economy to support our community businesses, but the importance of shopping locally extends far beyond money. Sometimes we forget about the people running those shops and restaurants, underestimating the extent to which their work propels the community. In small towns, like those so […]

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Jim’s Music celebrates 30 years

by Taylor Johnson Back in 1986 Jim and Karen Dombrowski invested $3,000 into opening Jim’s Music, a small music shop in Escanaba. The store had instruments and sheet music for sale, but also offered instrument rentals and music lessons. The investment paid off, as Jim’s Music celebrated their 30th year in business in October. Today, […]

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Dog tags and Veterans Day

by Eric C. Hammerstrom We scrambled in the wee hours of August 20, 1968, when the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia and the world was on the brink of war. At Patch Barracks, in Stuttgart, Germany, soldiers went on alert, kissed their wives and children goodbye, and headed for airport tarmacs where they waited to be deployed […]

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Taking Pride

by Neal Simons Despite heavy rains and freezing cold, a small band of dedicated marchers headed from the Marquette Commons to Tourist Park at 11 a.m. to commence the third annual Pride Fest, coordinated by U.P. Rainbow Pride on September 10. This march is known as the Walk of Awareness, and it opens Pride Fest […]

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