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Editorial

Act now to prevent future flooding disaster

Disastrous flooding across Metro Detroit last weekend damaged vehicles, stranded motorists, flooded basements and closed freeways for days. This isn’t the first time flooding has brought the region to a standstill, but it should be the last. Our state’s elected leaders must ensure this ...

Appreciate fireworks, any fireworks

Some things are just out of your control. Marquette’s Fourth of July fireworks show at Mattson Lower Harbor Park fascinated and entertained many people, judging from comments on social media. Unfortunately, the fireworks finale was missing. The Marquette Area Fourth of July Celebration ...

Build that bonfire with safety in mind

Summertime means picnics, camping, backyard barbeques and family gatherings. For a lot of people, it means making campfires or bonfires, and doing so safely. Here is a common sense listing of 10 things to keep in mind when making a fire, this or any weekend. The list is compiled by Reserve ...

Avoid E. coli by staying dry after a storm

Water tests sometimes show high levels of E. coli bacteria in local waters. The bacteria can appear at any time, sometimes for no obvious reason. That’s why the water at 16 area beaches is tested weekly all summer. Routine sampling on June 23, for example, found E. coli levels at eight ...

Police K-9 Nitro was one-of-a kind, will be greatly missed

We join the Marquette City Police Department and the rest of the community in mourning the passing of K-9 Nitro, one of the department’s bomb-sniffing dogs. Nitro passed away on his eighth birthday Monday after being hit suddenly with a terminal condition. His passing was announced on the ...

Change needed at Finlandia

To the editor: Recently, as a follow-up to the Finlandia faculty’s unanimous vote of no confidence in President Johnson, all head athletic coaches also voted unanimously to support the vote of no confidence and echoed the faculty’s call for an immediate change in the University ...