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Letters to the Editor

Hats off to Calumet, Chassell

To the editor: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank, Calumet Colosseum and the Chassell Township Fire Hall, for hosting a blood drive in the month of November. As a result of their efforts, we collected 26 pints of blood. I would also like to thank all the ...

Houghton waterfront

To the editor: I don’t think people are happy with the decision to go with Veridea. The Houghton City Council says people had a chance to be involved. It appears that many don’t feel this to be true. How about humoring everyone, slow down and back up. There is no reason that the council ...

Wolves should not be trapped

To the editor: I urge your readers to contact the Michigan Natural Resources Council and our state legislators and ask them to oppose the opening of any wolf hunting or trapping seasons in Michigan. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration recently removed Endangered Species Act protections ...

Where does God stand?

To the editor: Many people took this Republican cultish takeover of the government way too seriously, gathering in large crowds during and after the election, while not respecting the spread of the virus and not following simple scientific guidelines. How foolish can people get? Now we are ...

Government regulations

To the editor: The government is interfering with my life. I had to make my morning coffee with clean tap water imposed by government water standards. I then had to use pasteurized milk on my cereal because of stupid government regulations. Back on the farm in Atlantic Mine we used fresh milk ...

What is the message here?

To the editor: I have noticed that many individuals do not wear masks while in local stores, assuming they put them on to enter, or don’t even put them on when entering. I also notice that the store’s employees are not designated as “Mask Mounties” to enforce the statewide requirement ...

Respect for our neighbors

To the editor: News of rising numbers of COVID-19 cases here in the Copper Country and elsewhere in the United States makes our family very concerned. Over the past several months we have learned we must follow protocols of wearing face masks when out in public, washing our hands frequently, ...

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 ...