Highway dedication to honor pair of fallen firefighters


With the Forsyth Township Fire Department hosting the annual Upper Peninsula Volunteer Firefighters Association Tournament in Gwinn this weekend, local and state officials will formally honor Ben Lauren and Don Riling — the only two Forsyth Township firefighters who have passed away in the ...

Death spiral for Democracy


On June 23, 2021, a Michigan State Senate committee published a 55-page report debunking claims of voter fraud and other irregularities during the 2020 election. The Republican-led committee, chaired by State Sen. Edward McBroom, investigated a variety of alleged election improprieties ...

When sending children back to school this fall, using logic is a must


With the Fourth of July behind us and back to school sales popping up everywhere you look, there still seems to be some inconsistencies as far as how each individual school plans to address health and safety measures once the fall semester begins. A Tuesday article by The Associated Press cited ...

Say yes to renewable energy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’m relatively new to the U.P. and something that I’ve come to appreciate is that people here relish their independence and the natural beauty of the U.P. As a person with lifelong respiratory ailments, I also really appreciate the clean air here in Copper Country. Since ...

Keweenaw needs wind power

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I happen to think wind turbines are majestic, beautiful. They are certainly much better looking than cell towers or ruins. They are also necessary in a land where energy costs are high and that will never change without drastic measures. Despite all the benefits and ...

Who are we going to call?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Adolf Hitler knew the dark and unspoken doubts, fears, and demons dwelling in the hearts of the dispirited German people after WWI. Imagine, the most educationally and scientifically advanced nation on Earth suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of a ragtag, last-minute ...