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Opinion

Water safety needed with changing weather

Editorial

Water safety always is an issue, but with the influx of new Northern Michigan University students who might be unfamiliar with Lake Superior, it's especially pertinent this time of year.It's also important because of the changing weather patterns as fall sets in. Just a few days ago, fog rolled ...

Mass City woman arrested for car theft

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ONTONAGON - A Mass City woman was arraigned in 98th District Court for allegedly driving away a missing car in Ontonagon after being arrested wt. the car downstate.Candi Finley, 38, is charged with unlawful driving away of an automobile.The car, a 2013 Dodge Dart, was reported stolen in ...

Tech students enjoy K-Day

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MCLAIN STATE PARK - At least 180 Michigan Technological University student organizations were on hand for K-Day at McLain State Park Friday to get the word out about their activities."It's a perfect way to learn how you can get involved while you're at Michigan Tech," said Rochelle Spencer, ...

Franklin still seeking clerk candidates

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - The Nov. 8 general election is rapidly approaching, but on the Franklin Township ballot there is no one yet listed for clerk, and Glenn Ekdahl hopes that situation is remedied soon.Ekdahl, who is Franklin Township supervisor, said no one filed for the clerk position to be on ...

Sheriff’s Department reminds people to watch for school buses

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HOUGHTON - The Houghton County Sheriff's Department wants to educate and raise awareness about school zone safety laws in order to prevent a tragedy.School zones, combined with changing traffic and weather conditions, can create an extremely dangerous situation, Sheriff Brian McLean said."Back ...

Daniel Kontur

Letters to the Editor

MOHAWK - Daniel Kontur, 78, a resident of Mohawk passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at the Omega House in Houghton.He was born on December 26, 1937, in River Rouge, to Andrew and Anna (Lauka) Kontur.He attended and graduated from the local schools. Following his high school ...

Donna “Kitty” Ackerson

Letters to the Editor

Donna "Kitty" Ackerson, 74, a resident of Calumet passed away on Sunday September 4, 2016 at UP Health System-Portage.The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Sheriff offers distracted driver stats

Letters to the Editor

HOUGHTON - The Houghton County Sheriff's Department wants to educate and remind motorists to keep school buses and children safe while on the roads.Dristacted driving can be as much of a hazard as driving while intoxicated.The department, in its campaign, "Just Drive" to protect school ...

Johannine Comma preserved

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:In his antitrinitarian letter (DMG, 6-7 August), Robert Kohtala claims that I John 5:7, which mentions the Trinity, is a later addition to the Bible text. These words, known as the Johannine Comma, are in our King James Bible, which is so hated that critics have zealously worked ...

Libraries matter to single parent

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I live in Chassell Township, although not a home owner, reading and the library have been a foundation in my life. As a financially challenged single parent, libraries were always important to my daughter and me.We live in a financially depressed area, and frankly speaking, the ...

Criticism without understanding

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:At least one letter each month has ridiculed the Bible and its Christian and Jewish believers. As Bob Dylan said in one of his songs (on another topic): "Don't criticize what you can't understand." That is good advice.Some letters condemned the Bible for its honesty in describing ...

On Islam, peace and Trump

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Contrary to what Hillary Clinton and President Obama are saying, Islam is not a "great religion" or a " religion of peace. " In fact, Islam's holy book, the Koran repeatedly commands Muslims to wage perpetual warfare against non-Muslims until the end of time or until the entire ...

Animals lose if Trump wins

Columns

The animal kingdom will have lost one of its staunchest defenders when the Oval Office is abandoned by Barack Obama, who through a series of critical administrative rulemakings has done more to protect animals than any other president in recent memory.This will be especially devastating if ...

Democrats Really Need White Blue-Collar Voters

Columns

You're a white male blue-collar voter, and you think about how your nation's political and financial establishment has treated you and yours over the past 25 years. All "the best people" - presidents and prize-winning professors and respected editorial writers - told you that American trade ...

In light of tragedy, parents transform grief into inspiration

Editorial

It's something no parent can stand the thought of.Each year, more than 50,000 children in the United States die, according to a study from the National Center for Health Statistics in 2000. The death of a child is considered one of the most painful events an adult can experience - one that has ...

Free Speech

Columns

Donald Trump tells reporters, "We're going to have people sue you like you never got sued before."Hillary Clinton doesn't like her opponents funding documentaries that criticize her, so she demands Congress overturn the Supreme Court decision that allows it.The world is full of people who want ...

Recognizing signs of a possible suicide before it happens

Editorial

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. While a worthy cause, one month unfortunately seems inadequate to address an issue of such scope, complexity and, ultimately, tragedy.Sadly, suicide has been on the rise in the U.S., according to the national Centers for Disease Control ...

PLDL gave gift of stories

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The Copper Country Great Start Collaborative would like to thank the Portage Lake District Library for their collaboration in the "Going on a Book Hunt" Story Walk held August 6. Twenty-three children and their families joined the walk from Bridgeview Park to the Library for a ...

Tour and car show successful

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Thank you to the Copper Harbor community for once again being host to the End O' the Road Keweenaw Tour & Car Show held on July 16th. The weather was spectacular and a great time was had by all!Thank you to the Keweenaw Cruisers crew for organizing the ride and the show. ...

A great place to live, raise family

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:We live in west Hancock between McAfee Field and the Houghton County Fairgrounds.Friday, August 26, was an awesome night. The blended sounds of the Bulldogs Vs. Lake Linden football game and the sounds of the dynamic, wonderful, fair reminded us of how precious and fleeting these ...