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Thank you, veterans

November 11, 2011 Today, some of the most important people in our nation’s history have a special day in their honor. It is Veteran’s Day. more »»

Time to be honest about lodge

July 25, 2011 Operation of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge remains one of the most pertinent issues in Keweenaw County as the county commissioners attempt to address mounting financial woes occurring over the last fe... more »»

Parked cars no place for pets

July 21, 2011 The recent hot weather here in the Copper Country has been bad enough for human beings who can make their own decision. more »»

Keep eyes on SE Asia

June 13, 2011 While most eyes are currently on the Middle East, a troubling situation is brewing in Southeast Asia that the rest of the world should at least keep its peripheral vision on. more »»

Public tired of immorality

June 4, 2011 With morality at the forefront of politics now more than ever, it is strange that politicians still believe they can get away with anything and not have the public find out. more »»

Releasing bin Laden photo a bad idea

May 5, 2011 President Barack Obama on Wednesday opted not to release photographs of Osama bin Laden’s body, and that is certainly the right decision. more »»

School aid fund should be off limits

April 27, 2011 Gov. Rick Snyder announced at his educational summit in East Lansing Monday the need to “reinvent education” in the state of Michigan. more »»

Go Tech

March 25, 2011 Our hopes and hearts go out to members of the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team today, as they get ready to play what is undoubtedly one of the most memorable games of their lives to date. more »»

Carnival story is Blue Key’s glory

February 17, 2011 We may have lost the MacInnes Cup (again) and January’s cold snap wreaked havoc on statue building, but Winter Carnival 2011 did not fail to disappoint residents and visitors to the Copper Country... more »»

Snyder seems to be on right track

February 12, 2011 When Rick Snyder took over as governor, some were skeptical as to how “one tough nerd” would handle the job. more »»

Be good to your heart this month

February 11, 2011 With the advent of Valentine’s Day, it’s a good time to remember that February is also National Heart Health month. more »»

Time for Mubarak to step aside

February 5, 2011 Pride goeth before the fall. more »»

Winter a good time for fire safety

January 19, 2011 Winter seems to be the time for devastating fires, as proven by recent events. more »»

No excuse not to know radon risk

January 10, 2011 Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency estimate between 15,000 and 22,000 people will die from radon exposure this year. more »»

Kemppainen dismissal the right move

January 4, 2011 Houghton County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Makinen did the right thing Monday when he requested, and was granted, a dismissal of charges against Ronald Kemppainen. more »»

Using space heaters safely

December 15, 2010 The Upper Peninsula Power Co. has provided “best practices” when using space heaters. Electric space heaters can help homeowners stay warm this winter if used appropriately and safely. more »»

Give what you can this holiday season

December 11, 2010 One of the most familiar sights of the Christmas season is a Salvation Army bell-ringer with a red kettle soliciting donation. more »»

Pelosi no help to Democrats

November 11, 2010 Democrats in the House of Representatives are well aware that those of them who survived last week’s elections owe no thanks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. more »»

FAA behind in license revamp

November 10, 2010 Congress in 2004 ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to develop an aviation license that included the pilot's photo as well as the ability to contain biometric information such as... more »»

Now it’s time to keep promises

November 9, 2010 The election is done. The ballots have been cast, counted, and the voters have made their wishes known. Candidates made promises — many promises. Now comes the hard part — keeping them. more »»



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