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So many people to thank!

I have had the privilege of writing monthly articles as the Copper Country ISD superintendent for the last six years. I have enjoyed providing the community with updates and information on all of the services the Copper Country ISD provides our local schools, students and our community as a ...

Message to graduates from a Letter to Santa

High school seniors are now graduating from more than 26,000 high schools across our country. Graduation ceremonies feature various speakers from ex-presidents to alumni, each providing messages of encouragement as student’s transition from the K-12 systems to college, careers, military ...

True fairy tale

Once upon a time, a long time ago, when along the southern shores of Lake Superior, there were only native Indians, and later, a few French fur traders and missionaries; the land was serene with a plethora of flora and fauna. It was paradise. But it did not last that way. Then, in 1851 to be ...

VA remains focused on COVID-19 while providing quality care

It has been more than 15 months since our nation began its fight against COVID-19. We’ve prevented infections, cared for the sick, saved lives and mourned those we’ve lost. We’ve provided so much more than medicine during this time as loved ones supported from a distance. The burdens and ...

Long-term care workers need our support, not AG Nessel’s team of sleuths

On Apr. 26, state Attorney General Dana Nessel announced a plan to bring additional scrutiny and watchdogs down on an already vulnerable industry – the Long-Term Care community (LTC). The LTC community has chronically been underfunded and overregulated, under-staffed and overstressed. ...

Bringing innovative solutions to Michigan’s UP to protect our environment

For many, Earth Month offers an important reminder to reflect on the progress we are making to protect our environment and how much more we can do. Michigan’s non-alcoholic beverage industry believes we can decrease the use of plastic through recycling improvements that increase the amount of ...