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Making a better case for seeking a tax increase

August 16, 2016 They say the third time’s the charm. But it didn’t exactly work that way for Dickinson County government leaders seeking voter approval to raise the property tax rate for its operating levy. more »»

Consider hosting an exchange student

August 15, 2016 Guest editorial In this time of ongoing turmoil, student exchange is good medicine for a world torn by terror. We want to invite the families of the Niagara, Wis. more »»

Chocolay did right in OK’ing livesaving stations

August 12, 2016 Action taken recently by the Chocolay Township Board was a move in the right direction and may even result in saved lives. more »»

State warns peak season for rabies

August 11, 2016 Rabies might seem like something from a bygone era or fiction — think “Cujo” or “Old Yeller.” But unlike the unfortunate creatures that contract the disease, rabies remains alive today. more »»

Getting ready for the return to classes

August 10, 2016 The summer break is winding down, with public schools in the region set to start classes in only about three weeks. more »»

Readers should consider donation to cancer fundraiser

August 9, 2016 We like and support the efforts of a 37-year-old downstate Michigan man to raise money to fight cancer. Jake Cherwinski is walking from the Upper Peninsula, end to end, raising money along the way. more »»

Enbridge violation should be viewed as serious matter

August 8, 2016 Whether they’re used as a shipping route to transport our natural resources or as a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, the Great Lakes are central to our way of life here in Michigan. more »»

Candidates soak viewers with mud

August 5, 2016 Thank goodness it’s over. The 2016 partisan primary with negative television ads primarily for the Republican candidates for the 1st Congressional District was as distasteful as it was troublin. more »»

Debating debate dates

August 4, 2016 By late September, even voters interested in the presidential election may be ready for some football as an alternative to politics. more »»

Stop the oak wilt cycle; don’t move firewood

August 3, 2016 Oak wilt is here. With it comes the need for vigilance to stop its spread. Oak wilt is a serious disease of oak trees. It mainly affects red oaks, including northern red oak, black oak and pin oak. more »»

Pair of U.P. veterans garner prestigious awards

August 2, 2016 There’s a lot of which to be proud of in the local veterans world. Thomas J. more »»

Adults need vaccines, too

August 1, 2016 August is National Immunization Awareness Month. That’s not surprising, given that many children will need shots before heading off to school later this month. more »»

Appreciates person who returned purse

July 30, 2016 Bouquet From Don and Nat Schroeder, Niagara, Wis.: Thank you to some very nice perso. more »»

A way to safely report concerns on school safety

July 29, 2016 The start of fall classes for most Michigan schools is only about a month away. Kids probably can’t believe August has arrived and the summer is almost done. more »»

Remember to vote in Tuesday’s primary

July 28, 2016 Primary elections often get a rather tepid turnout. Summers are for relaxing, taking it easy. There’s a reason why summer movies are popcorn fare, why the serious Oscar contender waits for the fall. more »»

State doing good work promoting parks

July 27, 2016 The camping consumer stands to be the big winner as a result of an effort undertaken by the people who manage parks in the state of Michigan to update facilities and install amenities to attract... more »»

Take steps to guard against West Nile virus

July 26, 2016 It likely was just a matter of time given the healthy crop of mosquitoes in the state, but West Nile virus has resurfaced in Michigan. more »»

City’s new UFO landing strip a good idea

July 25, 2016 Just checking. There is, of course, no UFO landing strip, and possibly no UFOs — but that’s all fodder for another editorial. more »»

A successful Art for All

July 23, 2016 Bouquet From Lana Frantz and Denise Jacobs, Art for All co-chairwomen: We would like to give a hearty thank you to all those who made this year’s Art for All a success. more »»

Stay safe in summer heat

July 22, 2016 It’s going to be a hot one this weekend, even here in the Upper Peninsula. more »»



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