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MM turns 30

By Jackie Stark Living in the U.P. is like living under a double-edged sword.” So began the very first article in the very first edition of Marquette Monthly, which hit the streets 30 years ago in October 1987. All 20 pages of that premiere edition were created at the home of founding editor and publisher […]

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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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HURLEY

By Larry Chabot If you walk west out of Ironwood and cross the state-line bridge into Wisconsin, you’re on historic Silver Street in Hurley, toughest town on the Iron Range. At its peak during Prohibition (1920-1933), Hurley was home to an estimated 130 illegal bars, many disguised as legitimate store fronts selling candy and fountain […]

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Fungi, Nature’s recyclers

Story and photos by Scot Stewart “Nature doth thus kindly heal every wound. By the mediation of a thousand little mosses and fungi, the most unsightly objects become radiant of beauty. There seem to be two sides of this world, presented us at different times, as we see things in growth or dissolution, in life […]

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Raising the curtain

Story by Trinity Carey • Photos courtesy of Forest Roberts Theatre The spectacular theatrical performances of the Forest Roberts Theatre resume this year with Bill Digneit taking on the role of director of theatre. Co-owner of DIGS Gastropub and local entertainment service Double Trouble DJs, director of theatre is a new hat for Digneit, 32, […]

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A pattern of giving

By Jackie Stark The first thing you notice when you walk into Esther Johnson’s Marquette Township home are the quilts. Her work is on display everywhere, whether as art on her walls, or for use, draped over the back of a chair, folded neatly on the arm of a couch. “I enjoy it. I call […]

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Kardemimmit blends old with new in Finnish music

By Michael Murray Finnish immigrants first came to Marquette County just after the Civil War to work in the region’s iron mines. The ore was abundant, and the miners settled in the area whose lakes and trees reminded them of home. A-century-and-a-half later, the saunas, sisu bumper stickers, and abundance of Finnish surnames show  this […]

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Throwback theater

By Noah Hausmann The Red Jacket Jamboree, a live old-timey radio variety show, will feature stories, songs and humorous sketches about the Keweenaw Peninsula at its upcoming, premiere performance October 14 and 15 at the historic Calumet Theatre. The jamboree was inspired in part by the Red Metal Radio Show, which ran 2009 to 2013 […]

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Beyond ramen

Story and photos by Katherine Larson After the first flush of excitement of moving into the college dormitory and exploring the manifold options that the college dining service offers, there inevitably arrives a time when the sheen wears off. Enough with cafeteria food. Enough with dining services. A college student wants to cook. Why? It […]

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New book gets to heart of Yooper dialect

Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Kathryn A. Remlinger By Tyler Tichelaar When I received Yooper Dialect to review, my first thought was, “It’s about time.” After all, we all know there’s a Yooper dialect, but I don’t know that anyone has ever written extensively about it. I had heard years ago […]

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Youth theater provides new experiences for kids

By Anna Martinson,  Anna Rayhorn, with contributions by Bria Larson, Ava Larson, Sophia Portale,  Anja McBride,  and Heath Teichman. Children can be afraid of trying new things: a new class, a new sport or a new instrument. Sometimes even trying out for a role in a production put on by Marquette’s Superior Arts Youth Theater […]

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October 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, Included in this edition is a voters guide on the race for the 109th Michigan House District seat. Democrat Sara Cambensy, Green Wade Roberts and Republican Rich Rossway are all vying for the seat formerly held by the late John Kivela. Whoever wins will certainly have big shoes to fill. We sent each […]

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Understanding psychological abuse and how it affects parenting

By Anette Doren, family health educator, Marquette County Health Department Domestic violence is a significant public health problem that can have devastating effects on our families and on our communities. Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of behavior that one person in a relationship uses to control the other. This abusive behavior can be […]

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Gift of Water

By Charlie West If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”  This is the first line from one of the chapters in Loren Eiseley’s The Immense journey.  Eiseley goes on to write of coming upon the Platte River after miles of walking hot and dry.  Stripping down to lie in the […]

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The supernatural takes the stage in October

All of the films this month have science fiction plots; three of the four are sequels, and the fourth depends for its plot devices on earlier science fiction films. Alien: Covenant The latest film in the “Alien” franchise most closely resembles the first two films in the series. It brings back Ridley Scott as the […]

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