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Opinion

COVID-19 milestone a national tragedy that continues to unfold

Editorial

Some milestones are great, some are not so great. The milestone reached earlier this week — the 500,000 fatality total due to COVID-19 in the U.S. — is beyond not so great. It’s terrible, depressing, unthinkable — the adjectives go on, and they’re all negative. Other countries ...

Consider the other side

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am compelled to write to you after having listened to last nights’ City Council meeting (Feb. 24), where I saw four people destroy the livelihood of the residents who live, by choice, in Coles Creek. I know, mind my own expletive business, and I would, if these four people ...

Successful can drive

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As a new resident and coach to the U.P., I had never even heard of a “can drive” until a few months ago and had no idea what to expect when the Hancock-Lake Linden/Jeffers JV hockey team hosted one on Saturday, January 31. In a year that has been filled with challenges, ...

Is charter school necessary?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Can the Copper Country afford to fund an experimental Finnish-themed K-8 charter school in addition to supporting the existing public schools? Proponents of the Copper Island Academy, a K-8 charter school to be located near the airport, say they intend to attract an ...

Why follow medical advice?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Ever since we signed the Baraga County Manifesto, we have seen a massive tidal wave of support and encouragement. This feedback comes from people and places I never heard of before, all wishing to give us a pat on the back or to inquire how their community can follow our lead. ...

What is love?

Columns

What is Love? Psychologists tell us it is the opposite of “lust,” which “takes,” while “love” is giving. A vaudeville comic in the Roaring Era of the 20s defined it as “a man’s desire to become some woman’s meal ticket.” A physicist said, “Without love, we’re worth ...

Cults

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Historically, there have been thousands of cults. Three prominent types are Political, Religious and New Age. Political, racist, or terrorist cults are fueled by belief in changing society by overthrowing the perceived enemy or getting rid of evil forces. The leader professes ...

Fact vs. Fiction

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Popular vote count: Biden/Harris 81,283,098, Trump/Pence 74,222,958. Electoral College vote count: Biden/Harris 306, Trump/Pence 232. Trump and his enablers in Congress and the real “Fake News” presenters claim wide spread voter fraud. 86 lawsuits were filed by or on behalf ...

Big Lie Bergman

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I write today with disappointment in Rep. Bergman’s support of the “big lie” that the election of President Biden and Vice President Harris was rigged. I also write to call into account those financially backing his unpatriotic, undemocratic, abdication of honorable ...

My friends; COVID-19

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Have faith and God will help protect you. God will provide. God provided a mask: wear it. God provided soap: wash your hands. God provided a vaccine: take it. God provided space: share it, six feet apart. God provided a home to stay in: a chance to share more of ...

Parents, coaches, wear a mask to keep sports alive

Columns

While I have not been writing about it, I am as excited as anyone (well, OK, not everyone) that high school sports are back. It really feels like a semblance of normalcy to see young boys and girls taking to the ice, or the basketball court, and doing the things they love the most. I have had ...

Bergman’s words, actions remain dangerous to our country

Columns

The editors of the Marquette Mining Journal, in their February 8 editorial, which was reprinted in the Daily Mining Gazette on February 10, ask when the political climate will improve in this country? They suggest that the Trump impeachment process and our Defund Bergman Campaign will not make ...

A presidential farce

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The last farcical act of the former President Donald Trump is when he played the role of Inciter in Chief on Jan. 6 at Capitol Hill. Even in this hideous drama, he failed to fulfill his objective of remaining in power. He lacked the knowledge, planning, and drive of what it ...

Mail service disappointment

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As I sit on my sofa on another Saturday evening, without my weekend paper… I write to express my extreme disappointment with the failure of the Daily Mining Gazette to deliver my daily newspaper, via the U.S. Postal Service. When the Gazette turned to this new delivery ...

Communication and coordination

Columns

Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) have many functions. Two very important functions are communicating and coordinating. Our local districts depend on the ISD to inform them of new opportunities and services that the state is rolling out. The state of Michigan often uses ISDs as a ...

Mob justice is not justice

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Watching the impeachment trial, it is very clear that the murderous mob truly believed that they were doing Trump’s work, that he invited them to enter the Capitol, and that he wanted them to stop the counting of the electoral votes, no matter how they had to accomplish ...

Frustrations

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently, there’s been a few articles about not drinking the Kool-Aid. Really? It looks more like the case of the kettle calling the pot black. The guns and butter debate isn’t worth the paper that it’s printed on, when you have despots and dictators from China to ...

DMG editorial was misleading

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The February 10 Mining Gazette editorial was misleading and the conclusions the editorial tried to make were unconvincing. The DefundBergman campaign is about accomplishing unity through responsible healing. The editorial you published demonstrated you did not watch the press ...

Propane availability in Michigan – Ready for change

Columns

Propane supply to the Upper Peninsula has been a flashpoint in the debate about Line 5, a 67-year-old, Canadian-owned oil pipeline running along the bottomlands of the Straits of Mackinac. The public deserves to have a realistic, clear understanding of whether the U.P. will have an adequate ...

Political climate isn’t improving, even after election

Editorial

Here’s a question we’d like someone to answer for us: When will the political climate improve in this country? Think it already has with the defeat of Donald Trump? Sorry, no. The impeachment trial of the former president is set to launch in the U.S. Senate Tuesday. Get ready for a ...