Word from the Schools Part One of Two Though we see light at the end of the tunnel with the arrival of the vaccine, we also know that the date we return to some form of normalcy has yet to be determined. While small businesses, particularly bars and restaurants, continue to struggle… and warrant our attention, ... Continue Reading
Q&A with Dr. Bob Lorinser, Our New Medical Director
Taking on any new job during the pandemic would be challenging. Now take on the job of county medical director during the pandemic. And as you’re still finding your way around the building, other U.P. districts call and want you to be their medical director too. Such is the life of Dr. Robert Lorinser, ... Continue Reading
The Spaceport Proposal: a Battle Lies Ahead
Economic development vs environmental preservation AT FIRST, THE announcement was greeted with excitement: Marquette County had been selected as the site for a proposed vertical launch spaceport. New jobs, mostly high tech, would be coming to the area--250 at the site itself, an estimated 2000 total because of the ... Continue Reading
The Marquette County Real Estate Market: How Does It Look?
THE LAST THREE months have posed serious problems for realtors. Until recently, they couldn't conduct face-to-face meetings with their clients and they couldn't show properties. They were virtually stuck at home with their phones and computers. And yet, surprisingly enough, the market here hasn't died. As of last ... Continue Reading
Post-Pandemic: What Will the Business Community Look Like Here?
NMU professors weigh in IT LOOKS INCREASINGLY likely that Governor Whitmer will start to open up at least parts of Michigan, including the U.P., within the next couple of weeks. The infection rate here remains low, deaths from COVID-19 have flattened out, and UPHS, at last report, didn't have a single COVID-19 ... Continue Reading