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Reopening of idled paper mill is good news

June 13, 2016 We were exceedingly pleased to learn last week that the shuttered Manistique paper mill had been purchased and is preparing to open for business. more »»

Michigan can lead auto industry 2.0

June 11, 2016 One of the messages coming through loud and clear at this year's Mackinac Policy Conference is how critical it is for Michigan to capitalize on the economic and business opportunities at its feet. more »»

Find ways to reduce lead risk in homes

June 10, 2016 The problem of lead exposure is on the minds of everyone in Flint, with good reason. more »»

Know Nothings try to quit local public library

June 9, 2016 As we the people have learned during this incredible presidential election campaign, the proposition of granting our consent to govern is an imperfect and messy process. more »»

Elections need ability to air all views safely

June 8, 2016 In recent months, we have seen rallies for presidential candidates, both Democrat and Republican, disrupted by supporters from other campaigns. more »»

Valor, bravery carried Allies on ‘Day of Days’

June 7, 2016 If you are old enough to have known what was happening in the world 72 years ago, chances are you were paying close attention to events unfolding in Normandy on the French coast. more »»

DNR habitat grants available to local groups

June 4, 2016 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources again is offering some significant sums of money to help promote developing more wildlife habitat in the state. more »»

End this summer tradition: weekend gas gouging

June 3, 2016 Why, we wonder, does the Michigan Public Service Commission regulate companies such as DTE Energy, Consumers Energy and Semco but not other energy sources? According to its website, “The mission of... more »»

Duty to tell you truths you don’t want to hear

June 2, 2016 Newspapers have a duty to report truthful and factual news and information to the people they serve. more »»

Bears, bird feeders not good mix

May 30, 2016 It's a warning that bears repeating. We wrote earlier this spring about taking down bird feeders before they become handy snack stations for bears hungry after hibernation. more »»

Another Honor Flight mission accomplished

May 28, 2016 Another Upper Peninsula Honor Flight is in the book, and it was a smashing success. more »»

Exercise caution while driving over weekend

May 27, 2016 This weekend is the traditional unofficial kickoff of the summer season, with residents and visitors to the area spending more time on the region’s highways and byways. more »»

Gag-order law must be erased from books

May 26, 2016 There's nothing worse than a bad law, especially the kind that limits the amount of information available to voters before they trek to the polls. more »»

Use your head when out on water

May 25, 2016 Delta County has more coastline than any other county in Michigan. It’s no wonder boaters — both residents and visitors — are a common sight in local waters when the weather turns warm. more »»

Drug investigation reveals much work remains

May 24, 2016 Anyone who thought the danger from drugs — specifically the most dangerous narcotics out there — was a thing of the past in Superiorland had their bubble burst late last week when federal and state... more »»

Both motorists, bicyclists have road rights

May 23, 2016 The weather has turned warm enough even in the Upper Peninsula to break out the bicycles. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and specifically the Copper Country boast many scenic biking venues. more »»

Fight drugs, but spend money wisely

May 21, 2016 Most members of Congress no doubt comprehend the need for more spending on drug addiction treatment programs. more »»

Increase in chickenpox cases cause for concern

May 20, 2016 The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released what we view as a very disturbing statistic this week — chickenpox cases are on the rise in the state. more »»

Ending rape kit backlog should be priority

May 19, 2016 A Detroit man recently was sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for a 2008 rape in Southfield that wasn’t fully investigated until evidence was retrieved from Detroit police storage. more »»

Paper or plastic? Let locals decide

May 18, 2016 Most people understand intuitively that the best government is one closest to the people, but a lot of legislators seem to have forgotten that simple tenet. more »»



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