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Letters to the Editor

Bergman should resign

To the editor: To Those Concerned about US Capitol Attacks, After the horrific events of Wednesday, January 6, when thousands of domestic terrorists stormed the hallowed Capitol of the United States, we must stand again for the Constitution and the validity of the November 2020 election. ...

Lack of mask problem

To the editor: Your article on Rosetta Café’s business owners taking a stand against the governor, was encouraging.  We do not see enough news about people facing the giants, to preserve their dignity, but we see plenty from the government stimulating its demise. Earlier in the ...

A party issue

To the editor: The media are calling for prosecution and punishment of the thugs who stormed our capitol on Jan. 6. Although I condemn their actions, I don’t believe they are thugs. There is a very high probability that most of them are decent law abiding people who care about this ...

Our thanks

To the editor: I would personally like to thank the Houghton area businesses who have taken the extra time and resources to provide us with a safe environment to shop for our auto parts, hardware, and clothing needs. God Bless You All, and stay safe! Happy New Year!

Support for Rep. Bergman

To the editor: I want to thank Rep. Bergman for standing with the constituents of his district and signing on to the Amicus Brief. While conspiracy theories from both sides of the spectrum have been rampant since the 2016 election, this was not one of them. For those who are willing to ...

Watercross thanks

To the editor: Throughout 2020 our daily lives and routines have undergone a massive change. Sacrifices have been made in our personal lives for sure. Almost as importantly, activities and events that typically allow us to escape from the cares and worries of our daily grind have also been a ...

Setting the record straight

To the Editor: First, I am writing to clarify the facts surrounding the issuance of fines to Café Rosetta in Calumet. To date, the food establishment has received two citations totaling $5,000, from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). The Western Upper ...

Thanks for all the help

Bethany Lutheran’s Faithful Innovations Thrivent Action Team supporting Copper Country Angel Mission Kid’s Winter Clothing Drive would like to thank Surplus Outlet and Harter’s Party Store for their generous donation of jackets, Tractor Supply for their donation of 10 pair of boots, ...

Regrettable decision

To the editor: Mr. Bergman, The Electoral College made it official on the evening of Dec. 14. The election of Nov. 3 gave the win to Joseph R. Biden, president elect. When you approved of the Texas attorney general’s lawsuit several days ago, you committed a despicable act. As ...

Disloyalty

To the editor: Rep. Greg Markkanen’s endorsement of the Texas attorney general’s bogus suit filed with the Supreme Court to disenfranchise the results of Michigan voters is reprehensible and disloyal to his oath of office. Must he be reminded that he represents the voters of Michigan not ...

Whose facts are we using?

To the editor: At a meeting sponsored by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce in late 2019, held in Houghton, I asked Rep. Jack Bergman if our elected officials should tell the truth to their constituents. Initially, he though the question was a joke, but after I assured him it was not, he said. ...

Do our votes count?

To the editor: I am very surprised that no acticle in your paper has occurred regarding the attempt by state Rep. Greg Markkanen and U.P. Rep. Jack Bergman to disenfranchise the voters from our own state of Michigan and three others. Markkanen and Bergman’s websites both echo the same ...

Forfeiting credibility

To the editor: With a court record of one win and 57 losses at worst or one win and 30+ losses at best (appeals continue to occur), Donald Trump has stretched his claims of election fraud beyond credibility. Unfortunately, those that represent Northern Michigan and the western U.P. (Jack ...

Striking up conversations

To the editor: The 2018 Father’s Day flood was a traumatic event, as we all know. We’re used to challenging weather in the Copper Country, but this was something else. The water came down and down. Streets became raging rivers that then ran through houses. Houses moved across the road. ...

A little jääräpää

To the editor: For almost a year, I’ve watched the Copper Country, like every other corner of our vast world, suffer through COVID-19. Most of our folks have risen to the challenge with ingenuity, a dollop of grace, and a pinch of good will for their neighbors. We’ve donned our masks, ...

Open letter to Bergman

To the editor: In my career as a pilot and serving with the military, I have spent a lot of lonely moments in different parts of the globe. As an officer with relatively down to earth beliefs, media news from home can sometimes be troubling. Americans are a diverse bunch and sometimes things ...

Successful toy drive

To the editor: I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the St. Joseph Lake Linden Knights of Columbus annual Toy Drive a resounding success. American Legion posts 90 & 291, Roger LaCasse, Darrell Sever, Dan Judnich and many other people and organizations ...

Christmas Event in Hancock

To the editor: The Hancock Business Professionals Association with the City of Hancock would like to thank the following for contributing and participating in our annual Christmas Event on Nov. 27: Hancock Fire Department, Hancock Police Department, Hancock Transit, Bill LaBissoniere, ...

Here and there

To the editor: Taiwan’s population (23.7 million) is just over that of the state of Florida (21.5 million). To date, Taiwan has experienced seven total COVID-19 deaths, while Florida’s COVID-19 death count is nearly 19,000. Why this startling discrepancy? You might guess that Taiwan ...

What next?

To the editor: Seemingly, Trump is trying to stay in office by using an obscure and never-used piece in Art. 2 which he alone thinks reads, “The sour grapes and sore losers clause”. What a buffoon. People in the know realize his true intentions. While he refuses the peaceful and ...