Opinion

Yoopers united in facing hard economic times

Editorial

With the news that the state of Michigan has plans to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility, we understand why the community is fighting back as hard as it is to try and save the prison. People in our area know full well what it means to lose a government facility. When K.I. Sawyer closed ...

What have our politicians done?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It’s time once again that our local politicians want our backing. They say they’ll bring jobs so you can fix your roof, get tires for your car, etc. In the past 40 years, what have they really done for us? Why not a paper mill on the Houghton-Baraga line? Tried and ...

Tips on How to Develop Growth Mindset in Children

Columns

What did you learn today? What mistake did you make that taught you something? What did you try hard at today?  These are some questions that give emphasis to a growth mindset. Showing children that you value effort, are motivated by challenges, and see mistakes as learning opportunities ...

Bad placement of planter

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to thank the Houghton beautification committee for the great job and hard work to make the city look beautiful. However, there is a planter next to Michigan Made as you are coming off the parking ramp that is a safety hazard. There is a tree in the middle of the ...

Dems want socialist state

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: If you vote Democratic this next election you are voting for the following. As quoted from the October 2018 issue of the UPA Magazine article by Wayne LaPierre “Democrats make Gun Control a ‘Litmus Test.’” I agree with this article whole heartedly. “Obama’s ...

Dianda misses the mark

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Does Scott Dianda deserve your vote? Consider this: When I emailed him in Dec. 2017 and again in Feb. 2018 about the lack of mental health resources in the Copper Country, he did not respond. In July I wrote a letter-to-the-editor on his lack of response and in September a ...

Ignorance threat to democracy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Apparently, some of your readers, like Donald Trump, have no knowledge of history, or of the Constitution. This is what happens when you don’t read and don’t study. Our country was not founded on Christian values, and the forefathers wisely wrote into the Constitution ...

Great event for autism awareness

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Copper Country Autism Awareness recently held an Autism Safety Day on Sept. 29 at the Houghton Elementary School. Children on the autism spectrum had the opportunity to meet firefighters, law enforcement and ambulance personnel as well as see the inside of emergency vehicles in ...

Your chance to replace Stabenow

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Voter, you are very important next November election. You have a chance to replace Debbie Stabenow for Senate. She is one of the resistors. You are paying her to vote against the tax cuts, pipe-line, secure our borders, the repeal the death tax, and is for abortion. She ...

Sign vandals are low-lifes

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Oct.7, I found the torn-up and littered remains of six Ken Summers campaign signs. The person who did this has no respect for the land and is a low form of life. These remains are being turned over to the authoritie — police and DNR. These signs cost campaigns money and ...

Realistic look at our beginnings

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In this season of patriotism (Columbus Day, elections, Thanksgiving), it is appropriate that we take a realistic look at European beginnings on this continent. First of all, there were millions of people living in North America before seafarers from several continents ...

We’re committed to informing Copper Country voters

Editorial

Because this newspaper is committed to providing voters of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties with the information they need to make informed votes for local elective offices on Nov. 6, this a busy month in the Daily Mining Gazette newsroom. There are elections across every ...

Three Tenors

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the Aspirus Keweenaw Health Foundation, I would like to thank the following community sponsors who helped bring The Three Tenors from Scottsdale, Arizona, to the Calumet Theatre for a second crowd-pleasing performance on August 11: Aalto Woodworking, AmericInn, Bay ...

Tour & car show

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of Keweenaw Random Acts of Community Kindness, we would like to thank the Copper Harbor community for once again being host to the 15th Annual End O’ the Road Keweenaw Tour & Car Show held July 21. A great time was had by all! Thank you to the Keweenaw ...

Give devotion to ending wars

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Congratulations on the efforts of so many local constituencies who have put together an impressive program, World War I Copper Country. My father served in that war and never spoke about it. I can’t help but think that rather than memorialize a 100-year-old war that was ...

Opioids still leading cause of drug deaths

Editorial

It’s a chore to summon any real enthusiasm about a mixed-bag of statistics reported Thursday in The Detroit News and elsewhere relative to the number of Michigan residents dying from opioid overdose. The News reported that although a new record was set in 2017 for OD deaths, fewer of them ...

People should be treated humanely

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have written in the past on this issue and several years later we as a community we are again faced with the need to vote to modernize the jail, and increase its capacity to meet the needs of both the inmates and jail personal. Over the past years the ...

Line 5 accord imperfect but step in right direction

Editorial

The agreement that has been reached between the state of Michigan and Enbridge Energy is a step in the right direction, but whether that is truly the best deal will be determined in the coming years. Enbridge’s Line 5 has long been an environmentalist’s nightmare, as the threat of spewing ...

More religious reading needed

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Do you remember William J. Bennett’s “The Book of Virtues” written 25 years ago, followed by “The Moral Compass,” published two years later? Said virtues would include but not be limited to self-discipline, compassion, responsibility, work, courage, perseverance, ...

Logging bill rolls state’s taxpayers

Editorial

A single word in the English language does not exist to describe the act of the term-limited state senator representing the Upper Peninsula to propose legislation to allow his family’s logging trucks to tear up county gravel roads unrestricted by reasonable regulation. It is shameless ...