Opinion

Area shortage of senior transport

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Currently, there is an extreme shortage of available transportation for seniors to and from Marquette, Aspirus Wausau and Mayo Clinic. Thee Western UP Planding Development Region suggests either contacting the few cab companies up here that my or may not be able to transport, ...

Danger in voting on single issue

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently, a woman from the Copper Country, who is a regular contributor; submitted trash talk which I found personally offensive. Her claim was that Democrats support abortion. I don’t know how she made this connection. I am a lifetime Democrat and not a fan of this ...

Story of nation, body, book

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Imagine you run the entire world, but you are invisible. You want to tell everyone who you are and the purpose for their existence, but no one can see you. The best way to talk to the world without them being able to see you is to pick a nation on earth that can speak for ...

Tale of two discount retailers is case history in leadership

Columns

In the late 1950s a small retailer emerged with a dream, “bring discount retailing to rural and small town areas.” Its innovative leader created a team atmosphere among his employees. His vision included creating dynamic information systems and establishing a performance driven culture ...

Real reason for wind opposition is revealed here

Editorial

From the beginning, when the Summit Lake Wind Project was first proposed to be built in L'Anse Township in January 2018, opponents have been active in trying to undermine it. That's fine. It's still a free country, and people have a right to express their views. What is not right is the ...

Vaccine benefit far outweighs risk

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The purpose of vaccinations is to create the safest means of controlling illnesses in individuals as well as the general public. A walk through the Hillside Cemetery quickly reveals the graves of hundreds, mostly children and elderly, and the devastating effects of influenza on ...

Dillman’s promise not kept at Alberta

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1954, Michigan Tech president Grover Dillman accepted the gift of the town of Alberta, including its sawmill and 1,700 acres of forest land from the Ford Motor Company Fund. At that time he said, “You may have confidence that the college will operate ...

Departing greeter says goodbye

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: To my family, my co-workers and my friends: you have expressed your love and congratulations on my my exit from a job I loved with all my heart. The many years of greeting you, and all the friendships that grew from those greetings shall be held in my heart for a lifetime of ...

Warming threat to nation’s security

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Letter writer Lois Jean Dahlquist dismisses the threat posed by global warming. However, it’s important to note that 58 former U.S. national security leaders, including 35 admirals and generals, recently sent a letter on climate change to President Donald Trump. This ...

Meters neither safe nor smart

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: UPPCO has announced they will be installing smart meters unless you opt-out. Smart meters are meters which use wireless radiation to transmit data back to the utility. Smart meters are called Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), making them sound fabulous. Electricity ...

Patronize Chick-fil-A restaurants

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Dan T. Cathy is the owner of one of the largest family-owned businesses in the U.S., Chick-fil-A, (a fast food restaurant). He is a Christian businessman and his business operations are closed on Sunday as this is a day of rest as recorded in the Bible. He also believes that ...

Laurium, Calumet should be merged

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As a former resident of the Calumet area, I have been reading about the challenges faced by the Village of Calumet. The village obviously has been struggling financially to meet the needs for obtaining new snow moving equipment and other services. When you look at the ...

Bible written for all generations

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: To understand Scripture one must first of all be spiritually born again, and then the Holy Spirit can give you the key that unlocks the door to understanding. In his letter to the editor titled: “Father, son are separate beings,” Robert Kohtala found the key to ...

City endorses school millage

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On May 7, 2019, the Hancock Public Schools District is seeking a 10-year renewal of its non-homestead operating millage. This millage is levied only on non-homestead properties; it is not levied on owner-occupied residences. The non-homestead millage generates a significant ...

Appreciation for police hoopsters

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Houghton High School Class of 2019 would like to thank the following members of the police force for their kind participation in our basketball game fundraiser on March 23: Brent Isaacson, Ryan LaBerge, John Donnelly, Matt Tchida, Brett Beauchamp, Matt Therrian, Nate ...

Wind proponent conspiracy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The new A.J.Mihm gas generating plant in Pelkie will generate a projected $1,475,000 in new and additional tax dollars for Baraga County in 2019. Why is this additional Baraga County tax revenue information not being disseminated to the citizens of Baraga County? Is this ...

Opponent points are contradictory

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It seems like the strategy of wind power opponents in Baraga County has been to throw every conceivable criticism and complaint at the plan, no matter how utterly preposterous the claims might be, and just hope something sticks. One result of this is that many of the claims are ...

Scholarly look at creative human force known as love

Columns

In a world growing with hate since 2016 (white supremacists alone responsible for 73% terrorist deaths in the U.S. this past year ), it's time to recognize the need for an opposite emotion. Hate destroys. Love creates. But what is love? According to the old joke, it's a man's insane ...

Taxpayers should support township

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to first say that I am a resident of L'Anse Township and do support the zoning amendment wording for the May 7 referendum to have 29,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser's forested property zoned as Forest Resource. That's what it comes down to. The Township Board had its ...

Residents want place to stay as is

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I'm sure that Renewable Energy Systems, the company that wanted to develop an industrial-scale wind farm in eastern Baraga County, is disappointed because it needed to cancel that project, but large numbers of local residents are not. About 30 years ago this area had a bad ...