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Raising awareness in April about sexual assault

April 11, 2016 Rape. The word alone forces the mind to shy away into dark and terrifying corners of our imaginations. more »»

Snowmobile trails kept in great shape

April 10, 2016 Bouquet From Anne Okonek, Cornell: Winter didn’t last long and there wasn’t a lot of snow, but the warm weather and superb trail conditions still offered some outstanding snowmobiling, thanks to... more »»

Leave oak trees alone to prevent spread of disease

April 8, 2016 Mid-April is approaching, which means your income taxes are due soon if not done yet ... and you need to hold off on trimming back your oak trees. more »»

Dickinson rates high for return on tax dollars

April 7, 2016 It’s only a snapshot, but it’s one worth reviewing. In comparison to other Michigan counties, Dickinson County residents are getting a good return on their property taxes. more »»

Major pay gap remains between women and men

April 6, 2016  On Tuesday, April 12, the American Association of University Women Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branch, along with other branches and members, will observe Equal Pay Day, when women’s wages catch up wit... more »»

Training leads to deer hunts with no deaths

April 5, 2016 It was a tale of two seasons. more »»

Lower jobless rate positive but work remains

April 4, 2016 While it is encouraging that the state of Michigan’s unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest levels in more than a decade, there is still much more to do. more »»

April points up the dangers of distracted driving

April 2, 2016 Time to put down the cell phone. Or those french fries. Or the lipstick and mascara. Stop fiddling with the radio. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Mont. more »»

Take steps to avoid being a bear buffet site

April 1, 2016 It’s April, which means black bears likely have awakened from their long winter slumber. And after months of being denned up, they have one thing on their minds: Food. Lots of food. more »»

Some tax facts as file date nears

March 31, 2016 Tax Day is just around the corner, and with it comes reports on who pays what when it comes to financing government-controlled services and entitlements. more »»

Be cautious about the info you spread

March 30, 2016 “With great power comes great responsibility.” — Ben Parker, “Spider Man” The digital revolution has brought us smartphones and social media and worldwide social change. more »»

State shorting local communities on shared revenues

March 29, 2016 Think of what Iron Mountain might have been able to do with an extra $3.078 million. More blocks of streets might have been redone or at least resurfaced. more »»

Investment in public education a key to growth

March 28, 2016 With child poverty on the rise during the past several years, one theory on how we can break that trend is by increasing our investment in public education. more »»

Lions say thanks to community for breakfast turnout

March 26, 2016 Bouquet From Terry Backlund, Vulcan: Thanks for attending the Vulcan, Norway, Loretto Lions Club breakfast. Thank you to all who came and enjoyed our yearly Lions Breakfast. more »»

Dickinson County needs better support for veterans

March 25, 2016 In the Michigan election March 8, Dickinson County voters turned down an up to .75-mill increase in the county’s property taxes for five years by about a 10 percent margin. more »»

State may ‘step’ back from tests

March 24, 2016 A Michigan House panel recommended Tuesday the state step away from M-STEP, the annual standardized school testing that’s only been in use since spring 2015. more »»

Early detection of cancer can save many lives

March 23, 2016 Medical experts have been telling us for years that many types of cancer — including colon cancer — can be successfully treated, if it’s discovered early enoug. more »»

Drier weather means take care when burning

March 22, 2016 With an early onset to spring in the Upper Peninsula and the loss of snow cover, the dead grasses, leaves and other vegetation from last year is starting to dry out. more »»

Snyder off base on tax tribunal appointment

March 21, 2016 We strongly support the collaborative effort that’s forming in opposition to Gov. more »»

McBroom earns praise for open government work

March 19, 2016 The Michigan Press Association has chosen state Rep. more »»



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