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Miles of ORV ready trails – are you riding?

It’s a saying we have all heard throughout our lives, “you don’t know how good you have it, till it’s gone.”  Some use it as a reference to a parent or family member.  Some use that phrase for material possessions and some employers use it when they lose an employee. In the Copper ...

Old mines given new life with advent of diamond drill

Last week, we talked about the significance of the diamond drill in re-initiating mining production on copper properties previously thought to be worthless or mined out. Not only was diamond drilling instrumental in 20th century ventures in the Ontonagon region, as we talked about last week, ...

Politics Today: Climate change crisis demands swift action from Biden

WASHINGTON -- The old lament that everybody talks about the weather but nobody ever does anything about it was never more appropriate than now. The summer heat that is currently torching Europe and and North America has come to President Biden’s doorstep in a way that demands much more than ...

Sure, Ron DeSantis could beat Donald Trump in 2024

How inevitable is a third consecutive nomination of Donald Trump? Partisan commentators, when it suits their purposes, tend to assume it is so. Republicans who remain supporters of the 45th president point to data showing he remains popular among his party’s voters. They also recall how ...

Abortion isn’t saving the Democrats

Democrats have been looking for a political lifeline and believe that the Dobbs case overturning Roe v. Wade is it. The problem is that their radicalism makes them out of step on this issue, as they are on so many others. A party that exists in its own echo chamber and that is more and ...

Things could be better

Gas prices are down some. That is the good news. The bad news is inflation is now at a 41-year high. After months of telling everyone that presidents have no ability to affect gas prices, President Joe Biden now wants credit for gas and no blame for inflation. Things really could be going ...