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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

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 ...