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Deer season should be a safe and happy time

November 15, 2013 Today marks the start of Michigan’s firearm deer hunting season, a time that is viewed as holiday-time in some circles. more »»

Mourning the passing of a real civil servant

November 13, 2013 A true Copper Country hero has left us far too soon. Mark Peters of Hancock passed away at his home Monday at the age of 63. more »»

A good move for the Great Lakes

November 5, 2013 Last month, the U.S. House passed legislation we feel will greatly benefit many smaller waterfront communities not only in Michigan but in the entire Great Lakes Region. more »»

With little effort, Trick or Treat time can be the best of times

October 30, 2013 With Halloween Thursday the three “trick or treat” opportunities for kids around here comes to an end. more »»

H-PT school board got it right with policy change

October 23, 2013 On Monday, the Houghton-Portage Township School’s Board of Education gave final approval to a policy allowing students to use cell phones and other electronic devices in schoo. more »»

The KLT, not the feds, got land use right

October 15, 2013 In past few days we’ve seen both good and bad examples of managing lands for public use. more »»

Dianda right in responding to Ontonagon

October 10, 2013 Earlier this week State Rep. Scott Dianda introduced legislation that would affect a very small percentage of the state’s population. Six-ten thousandths percent to be exact. more »»

United Way campaign is a great cause

October 1, 2013 The Copper Country United Way campaign is under way and once again it’s time to offer our thanks and appreciation for this valued local organization and all the services it helps to provid. more »»

It’s now time to have that ‘other’ discussion

September 20, 2013 With the tragic shooting Monday in Washington, D.C., we can already see the two lines forming to once again take up the debate over stricter gun control. more »»

Tech in-state tuition for vets a good move

September 17, 2013 At this Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Control of Michigan Technological University, the board will act on a recommendation from the administration to grant in-state tuition rates to all militar... more »»

Parade of Nations gives us a time to celebrate diversity

September 13, 2013 Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines diversity as the state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization. more »»

A day of infamy for today’s generation

September 11, 2013 There are historical dates that, as Franklin Roosevelt said of one particular Sunday, “will live in infamy.” Of course the day to which he was referring was Dec. more »»

Giving proper credit for Main Street’s success

September 6, 2013 As was reported by Kurt Hauglie in Thursday’s Daily Mining Gazette, due to financial difficulties, the board of directors of Main Street Calumet has made the difficult decision to let executive... more »»

College students make a college town great

September 5, 2013 It’s that time of year once again. The sudden influx of humanity, increased activity at local businesses and the declining availability of choice parking spaces can only mean one thing ... more »»

A senior at the town hall

August 30, 2013 To the editor: Dr. Benishek, Jesus said that we should, “feed the poor and heal the sick. more »»

A senior at the town hall

August 30, 2013 To the editor: Dr. Benishek, Jesus said that we should, “feed the poor and heal the sick. more »»

Why celebrate Labor Day

August 30, 2013 To the editor: Labor Day was first celebrated in 1882 by labor unions, and in 1894 was declared a national holiday. Labor Day observes the strength, hard work and dedication of America’s worker. more »»

Let us not forget grass roots civil rights leaders

August 29, 2013 As the world remembered the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. more »»

The fair is a great way to cap off the summer

August 22, 2013 There is no denying it, the Copper Country abounds with summer festivals of one kind or another. more »»

Detroit paper’s comments not taken well

August 19, 2013 Last Thursday on its website, The Detroit News made what we feel is an attempt to put the Upper Peninsula in its plac. more »»



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