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Letters to the Editor

COVID protocols

To the editor: The “COVID-19 protocols” and “COVID-19 rules” in sports, including professional sports, are manifestly preposterous nonsense. Once again, the principle is restrictions placed on people who are not sick, and players are “protected” against other players and other ...

Consider the other side

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

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?

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?

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. ...

Cults

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

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

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

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 ...

A presidential farce

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

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 ...

Mob justice is not justice

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

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

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 ...

Don’t drink the Kool-Aid

To the editor: I am somewhat troubled with the amount of people today who act as medical experts and knowledgable scholars on the Bible and the Constitution. Using the words of some notable Americans, with the hope of shedding light on matters today… I present the following. President ...

Restoring trust

To the editor: Everyone likes to win, but it seems the pain of losing is even more emotionally powerful. Politically charged American voters have experienced both these feelings since 2016. Reconciliation will take effort and compassion. We have allowed our trust in each other to be ...

Thank you from Toys for Tots

To the editor: This was the twenty-second year that The Keweenaw Detachment of the Marine Corps League has conducted a Toys for Tots Campaign in the Copper Country. In spite of the obstacles created by the Coronavirus, outstanding community support enabled us to provide nearly 3,900 toys to ...

Support local health officials

To the editor: This letter is in support of WUPHD and its employees. It shocks me that healthcare workers are being targeted in the U.P. with death threats for supporting keeping the population protected from a deadly virus. The per capita infection rate and mortality rate in the U.P. ...

Should anyone dread doctors?

To the editor: Having experienced it so many times before, I knew before the appointment the battle we would have; the battle to be taken seriously and not discounted. The surgeon began by telling us he read my mother’s file and giving an awkward acknowledgement to “all her medical ...

We need to have courage

To the editor: Every Sunday since last summer, a COVID-19 laboratory experiment has been taking place at John MacArthur’s church in California, where approximately 7,000 christians, across all age groups, gather to play musical instruments, sing, and worship God. Masks and social ...