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Marking 100 years of Red Cross in Dickinson County

The Dickinson County American Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of service this month. On June 28, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed the charter activating the Dickinson County Chapter. In 1967, the Dickinson County Chapter was reorganized into the MI/WI Border Area Chapter. This was in ...

Wants to express appreciation for a veteran’s service

To a Wounded Veteran — The evening of June 16, my wife and I stopped for gas and a Daily News at the station in Florence, Wis. She pumped the gas and went inside to pay; I remained in the passenger’s seat (I don’t walk well these days). You then exited the store, wearing a light ...

Bad idea to allow ORVs on Kingsford streets

In the past, the Kingsford City Council usually made wise choices, but ORV’s on city streets? How does this really benefit the city, if not hinder it? As I’ve written in the past, we drivers have already enough to watch for with school buses, children, bikers, drunk and drugged drivers, ...

Tick Pick CEO did right thing to handle PR mess

Say what you will about distant, big-city CEO types, with their limousines, Lear jets and lifestyles most people can only dream of. At least one Big Apple executive — Brett Goldberg, co-CEO and co-founder of Tick Pick, a secondary ticket sales website — got a taste Tuesday night of what it ...

Cyber safety must remain priority in minds of parents

Parents can’t always be with their kids to watch out for them. It’s always been that way, but the digital age is making their jobs even tougher. Even if they keep up with technology, often kids are more internet-savvy than their parents. That’s why public talks from groups like the ...

The best way to honor Stanchina

It’s understandable when a promising young life is cut short, as with Bryan Stanchina, to question how and why this all came to pass. Stanchina, 17, drowned June 13 in the Menominee River after jumping in to help a friend caught in the swift current. He was not the only one to go in. ...

Snyder right to keep cabinet members, for now

In previous opinion pieces, The Mining Journal has taken a hard stance relative to the Flint water crisis and Gov. Rick Snyder’s role in it. We believe Snyder and his team should have done more and done it sooner to safeguard the health and safety of people consuming Flint water. But now, ...

‘Boxed In’ did fine job on dark store tax issue

Congratulations go out to Northern Michigan University professor Dwight Brady and a group of 14 NMU students for being awarded an Emmy for producing a documentary on what is known as the dark store issue. “Boxed In,” a 24-minute film on the tax loophole that businesses of all sizes are ...

Standing vigil during the night

Bouquet From Glenn A. Anderson, Iron Mountain: During the day on June 15, I watched a newborn fawn about 20 feet from my home under a large maple tree. It remained still all day. That night, a car with its lights on from the parking lot at East Elementary shined a light to help protect ...

Pipeline needs more monitoring

The news could bring a sigh of relief to some and more suspicion to others. Enbridge reported an oil pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac has passed pressure tests, which took place Saturday on one pipeline that’s part of Line 5. The tests were required in a Justice Department ...

Help keep bears at a safe distance

The bears seem to be particularly bad news in the region this year. A number of residents have reported bears tearing into bird feeders and other enclosures they suspect might harbor something edible, or otherwise being destructive pests. A trap has been set in the Kingsford area to try to ...

PayNearMe offers convenient way to pay bills

A program that went into effect about one year ago that enables parents to make child support payments at certain retail outlets appears to be working well in Detroit, although Upper Peninsula parents haven’t availed themselves to the opportunity — yet. It’s called PayNearMe. It was ...

Keeping food safe when the power goes out

This is advice that admittedly some could have used Sunday or Monday, after powerful storms cut electricity to thousands in the region. Some remain without power today. But a lot of summer remains, so 2017 likely will offer another chance to put some of the following tips from Wisconsin’s ...

Parole board must consider the message to police

Word came last week that a parole board in July will consider releasing Edward Alsteens, in prison for more than four decades in the 1971 fatal shooting of Norway Officer Kenneth Moraska. Alsteens, then 23, gunned down the 26-year-old officer as Moraska responded to a domestic disturbance on ...

Enjoyed ‘Annie’ by Dickinson Theatre group

Bouquet From Christine Spigarelli, Iron Mountain: Dickinson County Community Theatre is to be commended for the professional productions they provide for our communities. It is their 50th anniversary ... bravo! I have nothing but compliments for the director, production crew, financial ...

Deer, roads and motorists intersect too often in June

In 2016, 11 people died in Wisconsin in crashes caused by an encounter with deer. All were motorcyclists. Deer can be a hazard for all drivers, no matter what the size of the vehicle. But there’s no denying motorcyclists can be especially vulnerable when a deer leaps the wrong way. This ...

Self-driving into the future

At first glance, it doesn’t seem possible, but who knows? By 2030, electric self-driving cars will dominate our roads. That’s according to a report from RethinkX, an independent research group that analyzes and forecasts the speed and scale of technology-driven disruption and its ...

Have fun safely on free ORV weekend in state

This weekend in Michigan is not just open to free fishing but also one of two in 2017 designated for free off-road vehicle use. That means both residents and out-of-state visitors can ride about 3,660 miles of routes and trails designated by the state Department of Natural Resources for ORVs ...

Taking proper steps for safe hauling of loads

Perhaps proving every topic does indeed have its day, today officially is Secure Your Load Day in Michigan — as declared by Gov. Rick Snyder — and in more than 40 other states. In this case, it’s a timely reminder that people setting out this summer for vacation or hauling materials ...

Prepare an emergency plan for pets, too

Though the list of potential disasters in the Upper Peninsula is, thankfully, short — no hurricanes here, for example — every household should have a plan in place if forced to flee their homes due to weather or perhaps a human-caused emergency. This month, authorities are stressing that ...