How to enforce an executive order? SOME PHOTOS FROM Marquette's beaches this weekend were not reassuring. Hundreds of mostly young people crammed together enjoying the sun, the sand, and the lake, and totally ignoring any guidelines about social distancing. Could anything have been done about it? A few police officers ... Continue Reading
Questions About Farmer Q’s, Room at the Inn’s Shrinking Numbers, and Who’s Ordering 98 Sandwiches?
Produce or pot? IS A BIG change coming to Farmer Q's, the popular, little, family-owned grocery store in south Marquette? Sure looks that way. The Marquette Planning Commission recently approved a marijuana special use permit application for the Farmer Q's location, which means that Farmer Q's will be converted to a ... Continue Reading
UP Businesses Big and Small: Getting Help but Facing the Unknown
IT'S DIFFICULT TO find anybody in the Upper Peninsula--individuals, businesses, institutions, or non profits--who hasn't been crippled economically by the COVID-19 shutdown. The big boys have gotten most of the headlines. Namely... Cleveland Cliffs, with 700 workers soon to be laid for two months because of reduced ... Continue Reading
Closures, Restrictions Mount
"I'VE NEVER SEEN anything like it, " says Zach Quinnell, the store manager for Econo Foods in Marquette. "I wouldn't call it panic but we've been very busy." He's right. You walk in the store the last few days and there's three or four customers in every line even in mid-afternoon, but the store is not being overrun by ... Continue Reading