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Documentary tells history of U.P. ghost town

June 10, 2016 Like many regions of the country, the Upper Peninsula has its share of locations that are slowly fading into non-existence. more »»

‘Dark store’ bill seeks fair process for assessments

June 9, 2016 Both sides say they just want to see businesses pay their “fair share” of property taxes. What that “fair share” is — well, there’s a little difference of opinion. more »»

Find ways to reduce lead risk in homes

June 8, 2016 The problem of lead exposure is on the minds of everyone in Flint, with good reason. more »»

Elections need ability to air all views safely

June 7, 2016 In recent months, we have seen rallies for presidential candidates, both Democrat and Republican, disrupted by supporters from other campaigns. more »»

UP moose may be more than stressed

June 6, 2016 How many readers have seen a moose recently? These majestic animals, because of their size, are hard to miss if you stumble across one when hiking through the woods. more »»

Grateful for the volunteer help at Family Ties

June 4, 2016 Bouquet From Tami Tomassucci, Family Ties Adult Center coordinator, Iron Mountain: A special thank you to the Zion Lutheran Church, Jim Edberg, Iris Wallner and Laura Lobner. more »»

Grants available for habitat enhancement

June 3, 2016 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources again is offering some significant sums of money to help promote developing more wildlife habitat in the state. more »»

Good move to add CPR, AED training in schools

June 2, 2016 The Michigan Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would require that schools teach students in grades 7 to 12 how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and proper use of an automated external... more »»

Ballast measure should not weaken lakes protections

June 1, 2016 A bill that’s making its way through Congress that has a lot of people expressing alarm, has us alarmed. more »»

Tenth Honor Flight mission a great success

May 31, 2016 Another Upper Peninsula Honor Flight is in the book and it was a smashing success. more »»

Give thanks to our many heroes

May 31, 2016 Today is Memorial Day, a day when we honor and remember our fallen. Consistent with federal law, the U.S. more »»

Great support for West Iron County students

May 28, 2016 Bouquet From Christine Harrington-Veirauch, West Iron County Public Schools counselor: I am writing on behalf of the West Iron County Public Schools to give a warm thank you to all of the... more »»

Exercise care while driving this Memorial Day weekend

May 27, 2016 This weekend is the traditional unofficial kickoff of the summer season, with residents and visitors to the area spending more time on the region’s highways and byways. more »»

Bears, bird feeders not a good mix

May 26, 2016 It’s a warning that bears repeating. We wrote earlier this spring about taking down bird feeders before they become handy snack stations for bears hungry after hibernation. more »»

Clinton should reconsider on California debate

May 25, 2016 Hillary Clinton has declined an invitation from Fox News to debate Bernie Sanders in California before that state’s June 7 presidential primar. more »»

Keep safety in mind while out on the water

May 24, 2016 With the long Memorial Day holiday weekend on the horizon, boaters will be out in force. Likely many already took to the waterway to enjoy this past weekend’s glorious spring weather. more »»

VA Secretary compares health care lines to Disney

May 24, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Monday that the VA should not use wait times as a measure of success, comparing waits for VA health care to the hours people wait fo... more »»

Head of TSA security loses post

May 24, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced. more »»

Millennials staying longer with parents

May 24, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of America’s young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms. more »»

 
 

 

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