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Opinion

Membership drive thanks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Keweenaw Family Resource The Keweenaw ATV Club would like to say thank you, to all of those who helped make our After Holiday Membership Drive a huge success again this year. We had about 150+ members attend. Thank You all. We would like to thank the following people and ...

Old Fashioned Christmas pride

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For almost 40 years, the community of Chassell has enjoyed an Old Fashioned Christmas. The Old Fashioned Christmas Committee would like to thank the many businesses, groups and individuals that made this year’s event a success. Charles and Kirsten White, DP Construction, ...

Citizens concerned about Dollar Bay

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This submission is a follow-up to a separate December letter to the editor about the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City School District. After a local school bond election passed by only 24 votes in August, local citizens began attending school board meetings and expressing their concerns ...

Huskies as warriors

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I can’t begin to express the pride my wife and I are feeling. The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team stepped in like warriors to defeat one of GLIAC’S most formidable basketball teams, Grand Valley State. Some people said they were the best they were going to be after ...

Potential for jail reduction

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Good news for Houghton County and the Jail Task Force. Now that the recommendations for reforming the state justice system have come out as promised by Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist when he visited Houghton County last fall, it appears that there is potential for ...

Change not necessary

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have enjoyed reading the Daily Mining Gazette for many years. The Gazette does a great job. I really love the articles of Graham Jaehnig on the past history of the Keweenaw. He has done so much research in order to write these articles. I also like the great photography and ...

Justice is blind, but not deaf and dumb

Columns

With a 53-47 majority in the Senate, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans had the power to make the rules of the trial that would decide if President Trump’s conduct warranted removal from office. Instead of designing a trial to fairly and impartially consider the facts, they made one that ...

Men trying to be women

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Congratulations Zack Metiva on being voted the 2020 MTU Winter Carnival Queen, at least for a few hours, but before we get too caught up in the prank or the “high fiving” over in the Diversity Office, consider the Pandora’s Box being opened. I hope that there are a few ...

Open Shop at Ron’s Auto Body

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We would cordially like to invite you and our community to our Open Shop event to proudly celebrate our 45th year anniversary of Ron’s Auto Body. Our family would also like to thank all of our customers and dismiss the false rumor circulating that we are closed and sold out ...

President should show respect

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I wonder, is it too much to ask to have a leader of our great country who shows respect to his/her predecessor and that person’s accomplishments?  Is it too much to ask for the leader to have integrity, good moral character, and compassion?  Do we, as Americans, deserve a ...

Real cost of Super Bowl

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Wow, another Super Bowl! Each team is owned by a billionaire. A majority of the players on the field are multi-millionaires. Fox TV will rake in another hundreds of millions from advertising. Those in attendance are among the wealthiest in the country. Cheap seats go ...

Boninis offer thanks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Bonini family would like to take this opportunity to send our heartfelt thanks and gracious appreciation to the wonderful 22 event organizers who braved the inclement weather to deliver such an amazing gift of love and support. We cannot convey what everyone’s selfless ...

February, the little guy in the calendar

Columns

February is the month that almost never made into our modern calendar.  History is sketchy, but we do know that the original  ancient Roman calendar had only 10 months in it - January and February not yet considered. That space was simply regarded as “winter time.” But eventually, ...

Breaking cycles with Families UPward

Columns

“A child needs to feel from the very start that she or he is wanted and loved. They should grow up in the soil of affection and care. There is no replacement for that, it is the most important thing. If that isn’t right from the very beginning then everything that follows is playing catch ...

Visual impairment and Orientation & Mobility services

Columns

A child with a visual impairment is defined as a child with vision that adversely affects their educational performance, even with correction. The Copper Country Intermediate School District (ISD) has personnel and systems in place to help students in our local schools who have such visual ...

Responding to the Kool-Aid

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’d like to respond to the Letter to the Editor from Jan. 18 titled, “You have a choice to make.” The letter quotes, “If you are not watching Fox News you are not getting the truth.” Are you kidding me? Well I decided to watch some Fox News and they were not ...

Support strong for Toys for Tots

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Outstanding community support enabled Toys for Tots to provide nearly 4,500 toys to over 1,100 children in the four-county area. In addition to the hundreds of individuals who dropped off toys in our donation boxes throughout the community, the following organizations were ...

Personal shoppers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Whilst taking my geezer walk at Walmart the other day, I encountered a young employee fixated on his handheld Walmart electronic thingy while he diligently pulled items off the shelves presumably filling the order of a customer who would later retrieve their collected booty ...

Something’s gotta give at Michigan Tech

Columns

As a resident of Portage Township and a graduate of Houghton High School, and despite the fact that I went to two other universities prior to returning home, I am proud to say that I have my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan Technological University. I love saying that I bleed ...