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Opinion

Thanks for great care

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: To all the wonderful staff at UP Health System-Portage who took care of me from 7/20 through 7/22: Thank you all for the terrific care you took of me from ER and ICU to discharge. You made my stay so comfortable with your kind and caring attention, I felt quite pampered! ...

Chicken BBQ a great success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Quincy, Franklin, Hancock Township Fire Department would like to thank all who patronized our Chicken BBQ held on June 9th, as well as our sponsors:  McGann Building Supply, Vollwerth & Co., Campioni Markets, Dave’s BP Service, Northern Hardwoods, Eagle ...

Police officer helped in a fix

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Many thanks to the Houghton police officer who came out of nowhere recently to get me out of a “fix.” Had gone for a ride with a friend and we drove past the yacht that was visiting Houghton. To get closer to boat, my friend let me out of the car at a spot with picnic ...

Stop focusing on evil you see

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: When I was a youngster my mother told me a story of the little boy who cried “wolf.” Briefly, it tells of a young lad who knew that all the neighbors would come running to the rescue if a wolf should be threatening the flock of lambs each of them had raised. The boy called ...

Sinners can be found in all of life

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Sexual immorality appeared soon after God created Adam and Eve. Satan deceived Eve. Sin entered the world. Then Noah wrote about the sons of God (supernatural beings) in Genesis 6:2 taking earthly women and producing giants (Nephilim/fallen ones). When God destroyed the world ...

Compassion on our southern border

Letters to the Editor

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?

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

The benefits and dangers of the digital world

Columns

One day a Red Cross employee was getting ready to send a tweet through his Twitter account. It read: “Ryan found two more 4-bottle packs of Dogfish Head’s Midas Touch beer….when we drink we do it right #gettingslizzerd” (slang for “getting drunk”). When he tweeted the message he ...

Supreme Court: Do what is right for us

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

ACE, built by Coal Lobby, bad for us

Columns

On June 19, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented a new emissions regulation plan called the “Affordable Clean Energy rule” (ACE). Acting EPA head and former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler claims that the plan will achieve significant carbon emission reductions. However, ...

Healing America’s racial wounds through bible

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...