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Letters to the Editor

Compassion on our southern border

To the editor: On Fathers Day, 2018, I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a place that contrasted with the culture and geography of the Copper Country. While NM is in fact distinctly different from home, it was the same in one obvious respect: Most of the tourists, and many of the locals, looked ...

Would Jesus have supported homosexuality?

To the editor: In Levi Niemela’s letter (MG, June 28) he was ranting on about the “sin” of homosexuality. Consider the tune “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” from the musical South Pacific. Here are some of the lyrics: “You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear/ You’ve ...

Time to take another look at 2nd amendment

To the editor: The second amendment is ambiguous. If you are pro-gun you can read it as giving us the right to own any type weapon without restriction. If you are anti-gun you can interpret it to restrict weapons to a well regulated militia only. When the founding fathers enacted the ...

Supreme Court: Do what is right for us

To the editor: With over 400,000 signatures supporting the initiatives, citizen groups throughout Michigan had qualified two proposals for the November 6, 2018, ballot. The Michigan One Fair Wage (MOFW) and Michigan Time To Care (MTTC), would have raised Michigan’s minimum wage to ...

Copper Country Firefighters

To the editor: The Dollar Bay Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank all of our sponsors and community volunteers that made it possible for us to host the 66th Annual Copper Country Volunteer Firefighter’s Tournament and also celebrate our departments 100 year anniversary. We would ...

Twin Lakes pancake breakfast

To the editor: The Twin Lakes Fire Department Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who came to support our 23rd annual pancake breakfast and wood raffle healed on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Special thanks to Krupp’s Mini-Mart, Econo Foods, McDonalds, Memorial Chapel, Uppco, Zerbst’s ...

Eagle Scouts thank businesses

To the editor: I just recently completed my Eagle Scout project, replacing the asphalt sidewalks with pavers at Daniell Park in Laurium. It would not have been possible without the help of the following, whom I thank for their support: Superior Block, Superior Sand and Gravel, ...

Keeping big box stores honest

To the editor: There are things that you don’t know whether to laugh or cry about. If you are for capital punishment, how can you claim to be pro-life? You have to wonder if any of the leaders of any white supremacists organization insists that any member and or potentials members take a ...

Socialism is not the boogeyman

To the editor: Recently, a letter writer stated that Democrats hate America because they favor socialism. “Socialism” being the new bogeyman for the far right - and I doubt that this letter writer or many others even knows what it means.  President Trump doesn’t know what socialism is ...

Options exist beyond Line 5

To the editor: Once again some of the politicians in the U.P. are eager to claim the sky will fall if Line 5 is shut down.  The latest version is that electrical rates in the U.P. will increase if Enbridge ceases to run Line 5. We heard a similar claim earlier regarding propane and refuted ...

Healing America’s racial wounds through bible

To the editor: People of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula would prefer fishing or picking blueberries than listen to the latest noise from Washington. This time the uproar came from President Trump’s tweets calling on four Congresswomen of color to “go back where they came from” since they ...

Story of America is still changing as we live

To the editor: When we were young, they told us a story about America. It was a grand adventure story, full of pioneers seeking new frontiers and immigrants braving oceans ands hardship to get to a land of opportunity. America was the New World, the place to come to when you were lost or ...

UPPCO offering meter choice for residents

To the editor: UPPCO is the only electric company in Michigan that allows us to have meter choice: smart, digital, or analog meter. Our analog was installed today. An analog meter is “electro-mechanical.” Analogs require no electric current other than 240 volts of AC which passes thru it ...

House cleaning is coming

To the editor: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are corrupt politicians, but she did win the election by popular vote like Al Gore. I believe that the electoral college was a scam from the beginning, for eliminating presidential candidates who wouldn’t “cooperate with the monetary system ...

Embracing tourism

To the editor: Brockway Mountain is a very special place, and thousands of visitors do agree. Even the ones that drive ATV/ORV’s. ATVers are also one of the “We” in the words on our coins and paper currency. We buy gas and pay the gas taxes, that go to fix our roads. We also buy trail ...

God is not cruel

To the editor: God is not cruel. Rachel Laurn was right when she expressed that belief in her May 7 letter, criticized (June 21) by a skeptic who ridicules the Bible. God gives us life and will give us eternal life. Our experiences prepare us for eternity. We are here to learn and to ...

Immigration mishandling

To the editor: What our government is doing at the border is inhumane. 99+% of refugees trying to enter the US are honest, capable, hard-working, and willing to learn English if we give them the tools. We, in the US, urgently need immigrant help for farming, hospitality, construction trades, ...

A collection of writings by fearful authors

Marilyn Sager’s letter (MG, 6/15/2019) is in dire need of a refutation. She states: “No doubt all of humanity is experiencing its last hurrahs.” However, there’s plenty of doubt and this claim has gone on for centuries. Following are replies to her five attributes: love of show and ...

Admitting mistakes is a ‘downer’ that we need

To the editor: “Sin is the failure to be joyful.” These words, from the minister who presided at my mother’s memorial service, were meant to comfort me when I was feeling relief that Mom’s unhappy confinement in a stroke-impaired body was finally over, and that her spirit was free to ...

All we need is love, compassion and caring

It now seems glaringly obvious the majority of Democrats not only hate President Trump but also intensely hate America.  Why else would the plethora of presidential candidates be promoting socialism?  Clearly it’s time to enlist the essence of God which is love. Whereas humans associate ...