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To the editor:According to the most recent Domestic Violence Counts Summary, a one-day, unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the U.S conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence, 64,324 domestic violence victims were served in one day ...

In response to the Art Affair

To the editor:The article on the "Keweenaw Art Affair" of November 8, while describing a positive subject, hints obliquely at problems with how the field of the plastic arts is perceived by almost everyone, problems taboo to speak about, but that are, perhaps, not even thought about.Positive ...

Are we in The Twilight Zone?

To the editor:Sometimes I think our government is living in the "Twilight Zone." Remember the TV Show? In one episode a man kept living a horrible day over and over again; he had died and was in "Hell."Our government is slowly taking this country; "To Hell in a hand basket"? Why even have a ...

Halloween drive a big success

To the editor:Many thanks to our faithful blood donors and local businesses who helped to make our Halloween Blood Drive a success. We appreciate you support and concern for others in our community.72 pints of blood were donated during our 2-week promotion.These donations support 14 local ...

Thanks for help at Oktoberfest

To the editor:The Copper Country Elks held an Oktoberfest fundraiser on October 25th at the lodge in Calumet. This was an event to honor our our past member Jack Forsberg and to raise funds for our handicapped access to the lodge. This has been a personal goal of mine since 2009.Thanks to ...

Stanton FD says thank you

To the editor:The Stanton Township Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the following for their help at the Dunstan barn fire on November 6th: Adams Township Fire Department, Hurontown Fire Department, Quincy-Franklin/Boston Fire Department, Mercy Ambulance for being on stand-by, ...

Appreciation from LBFE

To the editor:On behalf of our local Board of Directors, volunteers and elderly friends, we want to thank Lambda Chi Fraternity, The Daily Mining Gazette, and the community for your support during the fraternity's canned food drive held for Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly. The fraternity ...

Hunting should not be a tool

To the editor:I am shocked at the use of hunting as a management tool. In Oregon where I live, non lethal methods are used, as they have been for thousands of years in France, Spain and Italy to prevent predation. Your article doesn't mention exactly what conflict you are countering. The NRC's ...

Wolf hunts don’t address problem

To the editor:The Wolf Plan is the wildlife management equivalent of trying to put lipstick on a pig. No matter how they dress it up, it's still a pig.According to the apparachiks in the DNR, they will only consider public wolf hunts for conflict resolution, not for recreation. I guess they ...

Not a fan of angle parking

To the editor:Ditto to "Angle parking has to go" from your 'Letters to the Editor' dated Oct. 25, 2013.As a retired General Motors employee who has traveled throughout this great country for General Motors contacting GM dealerships, I have been in literally hundreds, if not thousands, of big ...

White House arrogance omitted

To the editor:I appreciate the November 11, front page coverage given to the White House's omission of the U.P. on its U.S. map. However, the DMG failed to include the White House's reply to Congressman Benishek's remarks. Regional Communications Director Keith Maley reportedly responded, ...

Thanks for help with blood drive

To the editor:On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center I would like to thank the following people and organizations for hosting a blood drive in the month of October:Sharon Chartier from Houghton County Medical Care Facility and Mia Moilanen from Michigan Tech Federal Credit Union. As a ...

Help, donations made it happen

To the editor:On Oct. 30, the Kermit's Keweenaw Kids Youth Program held their Annual Halloween Party. The kids enjoyed pizza and hot dogs, as well as an assortment of treats. Music and karaoke was provided by Bill Brotherton. The party included a Haunted House, Karaoke, Zumba Fun with Sarah ...

Meeting events were successful

To the editor:Thanks to everyone who participated in the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association's annual meeting events, held for the first time in October to capitalize on the fall colors. Although the weather wasn't exactly cooperative, not to mention the last-minute venue change ...

Day did make a big difference

To the editor:'Make a Difference Day' made a difference to many people, including me. On Oct. 26, eight energetic, delightful, hard-working MTU students arrived promptly as scheduled at 10 a.m. Despite the cold, windy weather, they did a wonderful job in my yard. I just want to say thank you ...

About 95 percent satire

To the editor:The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has recently raised the probability of man-made global warming to the statistically significant level of 95 percent.They said in a report that the current hiatus in global warming, when temperatures have risen more slowly despite ...

Responsibilty to planet, people

To the Editor:God had a dream, He created a perfect environment and a perfect people to inhabit it. Most people know the rest of the story.Fast forward to the Babylonian empire, Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon, had a dream that depicted the history of the world (read the story in Daniel 2 ...

Angle parking, meters must go

To the editor:Back In Angle Parking a recent letter here described how dangerous it is and how difficult to do.Is it used anywhere else in the world?Calumet Parking Meters:Keep customers away. What is one reason people go to malls and Walmart? lots of free parking.How fun is it to: Have to ...

A message to all Americans

To the editor:If you believe in our Constitution, want less government and regulation, less taxes, want the government to live within a balanced budget and the freedom to own a gun, then you are a Tea Party person. That is what they want. Which one do you disagree with? The Democrats have lost ...

Houghton PTO offers thanks

To the editor:Houghton Elementary PTO thanks all the families and community partners who volunteered their time and money to make our annual Ice Cream Social event during Open House at Houghton Elementary School a success. The PTO gives special thanks to Portage Health for donating ice cream, ...