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Opinion

Citizen action needed

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It is time for the citizens of Houghton to become actively involved in the city’s plans to redevelop the waterfront. This project will have ramifications for our community for decades to come. Yet most of the decision-making has been by city management with little public ...

Not a chance of a lifetime

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Well, Hockeyville is over. It’s history, I waited in line like many others for my chance to get tickets. I didn’t win but that was OK, I knew my three grandkids would get to see it. As two play hockey and one in figure skating. They said anyone in hockey or figure skating ...

Go ahead and ‘Stuff a blue goose’

Editorial

Starting this weekend, troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post and five local grocery stores in Baraga and Houghton counties will be working together to host a special series of events known as “Stuff a blue goose.” We at the Daily Mining Gazette cannot express how important ...

Hockeyville happiness

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The local Kraft Hockeyville Committee and the many other volunteers deserve a big round of applause for all the time, effort and hard work they put into making the Hockeyville event such a huge success. I think I can speak for the entire community of how much we appreciate ...

Thanks Betsy Crawford

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing in regards to the wonderfully executed hosting of the Kraft Hockeyville game that took place recently in Calumet.  Everyone involved did an excellent job in all facets on this event.  I watched it from the high school football field and learned during one of the ...

School board member heroes

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I want to express gratitude and make people aware that our local public school board members are trying their best to improve the future in our area and fostering the growth in our children. Many of our school board members keep the focus on the betterment for our youth and ...

Social made worthwhile

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Saturday, September 7, the Life Outreach Center of Houghton and Baraga Counties held a volunteer picnic at Chassell Centennial Park with 28 people in attendance. The social went very well, and numerous door prizes were given away in appreciation for the efforts of the ...

Spaghetti dinner went well

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Alfred Erickson American Legion Post 186 would like to thank everyone who supported our Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser held on September 29, 2019. Thank you to all who attended, to all who helped out with the event, and to the following businesses for their ...

Predator hunt huge success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The 8th Annual Copper Country Predator Hunt was a big success. The hunt reduced the number of coyotes that pray on newborn spring fawns, giving our already low deer population a better chance of surviving. As well as helping the small game population rise. The event also raised ...

Large threats face America’s birds

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Oct. 4, 2019, the Michigan DNR reported that two Houghton men were apprehended after illegally shooting two trumpeter swans in the Sturgeon Sloughs Wildlife Area south of Chassell. I commend the courageous DNR Conservation Officer, Cody Smith and the citizens who provided ...

Peterson: Speed kills — just ask MSU

Columns

The old saying that “speed kills” is applied mainly to driving cars at unreasonable speeds But speed also kills on the football field — a fact that Michigan State’s team found about last Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio. The Spartans, who are a pretty fair defensive team, appeared ...

Troubling areas of today’s culture

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Three things are very troubling in today’s cultural atmosphere: diversity, Marxist tendencies and global warming. 1. So-called “diversity” is a scam. Most emphasis regarding race stirs up hatred by dividing us into tribes rather than uniting us around the virtues of ...

Jesus’ love was spiritual

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A June 28 letter promoted the moral values of the Bible. It was later condemned (Aug. 17) by a man who does not share the beliefs of Christians and Jews. That man, who always criticizes the Bible, suggested that Jesus was an illiterate homosexual who didn’t really ...

What’s it like to learn in America?

Columns

Imagine what it was like when you were getting ready to start your senior year in high school. You then decide to travel to a different country where they speak a different language to attend your final year of high school. What would that be like? Jenny from Sweden, Sebastian from Norway, ...

Giving Tuesday worth taking time to donate for

Editorial

For the third year, the Portage Health Foundation is raiding money for local charities through its Giving Tuesday. The program that PHF has dubbed “Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is” is one where the PHF will match up to $100,000 total in donations made to local non-profits as part of ...

Habitat for Humanity thanks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Copper Country Habitat for Humanity wishes to thank the businesses and individuals who supported our recent Sauna Raffle by buying raffle tickets, donating prizes and contributing to the purchase of the sauna. We raised $10,000 to support our vision of a world where everyone ...

Golf fundraiser goes well

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the Kermit’s Keweenaw Kids Youth Program we would like to sincerely thank each and every one of the golfers and supporters who contributed to the Golf Scramble Fundraiser that took place at the Sandy Pebbles Golf Course, Ahmeek on September 14. All proceeds will ...

Time to get a flu shot

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The flu season will soon be upon us ad the drum beat to get your flu shot will soon begin. Is it absolutely essential to do this? Let’s look at some facts. Fact one: There are many strains of flu. Fact two: Every flu strain mutates from one year to the next. This fact ...

Obama was a good man

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I was saddened about a recent editorial submittal here. This local writer tried to suggest that Democrats are racially biased; even using examples dating to the early 1900’s. I try to base my ideas on facts and figures in relation to individual behavior. Humans have both good ...

Asylum seekers are not illegal immigrants

Columns

In the past, many people attempting to cross America’s southern border were adult men trying to evade border security and enter the country illegally. But presently, many border-crossers are families who enter at border checkpoints to request asylum from the U.S. government. In 2018, almost ...