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Letters to the Editor

Mask up

To the editor: • U.S. combat deaths WWI (~ 2 years): 53,402. • U.S. combat deaths WWII (~ 4 years): 291,557. • U.S. COVID-19 deaths (first 9 months): >250,000. Michigan, please mask up, for all of us!

Need to unite

To the editor: It seems finally that the era of the worst U.S. president in modern history has come to an end. This was a test run bent on undermining and invalidating the very democratic principles that we hold dear for the sake of corporate power and the accumulation of wealth in the hands ...

Cooperation is natural

Editor’s note: What follows is the Letter to the Editor Carolyn Peterson intended for print in the Daily Mining Gazette. We accidentally ran a previous letter earlier this week. To the editor: The long wait for election results has given us time to ponder and to prepare for whatever ...

Responses differ on COVID-19

To the editor: Did you ever have a teacher who punished the whole class because of the misbehavior of one or two students?  It always seemed an unfair system, but it was quite effective, especially when I was one of the miscreants.  Not wanting to incur the wrath of my classmates, I ...

Stealing is never OK

To the editor: I am writing to you about stolen property in the Calumet area. It was on private property that my husband’s tree stand had been stolen. He went there for so many years that the tree stand had grown into the tree. He has severe back problems and relied on the tree stand ...

COVID-19

To the editor: It really bothers us that the vast majority of the people in the USA use the phrase “God bless America.” Why are we the only ones that should be blessed by God? Why not “God bless everyone, no excecptions”? I presume Jesus would have wanted it that way. You might get ...

Health care

To the editor: Older Americans across the country depend on the delivery of quality healthcare in their homes, which has become increasingly important, especially during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Home health providers deliver nursing, therapy and aide services to patients in the ...

Thankful for the truth

To the editor: With all the accusations that have been swirling around about our election I’m truly thankful l that the charges have been thoroughly pursued by President Trump’s lawyers and we now know the truth. I’m thankful to have heard Rush Limbaugh, on Monday the 23rd, lash out ...

Make your voices heard

To the editor: On November 3, I was proud to cast my vote at precinct 2, at our historic Dee Stadium. I took my 13-year-old son with me so that he could see democracy in action. We put on our masks and were greeted by friendly and efficient poll workers, volunteering their time to uphold the ...

Some statistics

To the editor: Some statistics: Michigan has twice the population of Finland, 16 times the cases of coronavirus and 20 times the deaths— as of Nov. 9. In Finland, they simply followed the guidelines, didn’t fight and lie and demonize. For months already they’ve been having schools ...

Million MAGA March

To the editor: Some may ask why I attended the march. After hearing from direct family members and friends who went down to the TCF Center in Detroit to be poll watchers-about the voter fraud that they themselves witnessed and testified on-it was no longer a question. It was a duty. While ...

Time to end the hate

To the editor: In the spring of 2019, Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Florida, where he railed about the caravans of immigrants trying to come into America, and he asked the crowd, what can we do with them?  Someone in the crowd yelled, “Shoot them!”  The crowd laughed, and Trump ...

Way to go, UPHS-Portage

To the editor: With so much negative all around us, the Copper Country has a gem right here in our back yard, something truly to cheer about. I am talking about the addition of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Aaron Leineager. What a welcome addition to the Portage family. Dr. Leineager just did a ...

Democrats will ruin America

To the editor: There are still good Democrats, but the leftists dominate their party and the news media. Their ideology will ruin America. Some news is never reported and many news reports are biased. An AP article said that Kamala Harris didn’t call Biden a racist when they both sought ...

Democracy has worked

To the editor: Thank God democracy has worked. The majority of the American people have recently spoken loudly; President Trump, you are out of office. Your actions (or lack of actions) are the reason for their choice. America’s better angels have examined their hearts and souls and have ...

To my friends on the right

To the editor: To my friends on the Right... This country was founded on compromise from the start. “Left” and “Right” are more modern terms, but the tension has been there from the get go. My side may label Trump a fascist. Your side may label Harris a communist. But, neither are ...

Thank you to our clerks, poll workers

To the editor: With the election on Tuesday, it’s time to recognize the incredible work of our local election clerks, staff, and poll workers this year. Given the challenges COVID-19 has posed for voter registration, early voting, polling places, and more, these heroes have moved mountains ...

Edmund Fitzgerald

To the editor: On November 9, 1975 (45 years ago), a gigantic ore freighter, The Edmund Fitzgerald, left Superior, Wisconsin, loaded with 26,000 tons of iron ore under the direction of Capt. Ernest M. McSorley. Following closely behind was the Arthur M. Anderson captained by Bernie Cooper. The ...

Poking dogs

To the editor: This letter is in regards to an article that appeared on the outdoors page of the Gazette on Friday, Oct. 23, written by Mr. Jim Junttila. Mr. Junttila talks about grouse and woodcock hunting with dogs and what to do should you encounter a porcupine. I have to take exception to ...

Harassment or collusion

To the editor: I have been watching the story that apparently started last March with a phone that has been described as threatening, harassing, and a prank. By what was described by the county clerk, it appears purely threatening. Numerous juvenile excuses, and the ignorance of the telephone ...