Letters to the Editor

Need ban on assault rifles

EDITOR: Another slaughter in schools and the NRA and House Majority Leader Ryan think doesn’t want to say anything until all the facts are in. Here’s the facts, Ryan — 17 killed by AR-15 in a school. Field and Stream on July 21, 2017, had a “Ultimate Guide to Hunting Rifles.” The ...

Cost for illegal immigrants

My mom was a legal immigrant from Italy after World War II, as are two of my uncles and an aunt. All four of them were or are very prosperous, contributing Americans. They speak English and have assimilated into their communities. I only exist on this earth because of a legal immigrant. The ...

Name-calling does no good

This letter is in response to the call from Allan Peterson to give Donald Trump a chance. Well, he has had his chance, and he has demonstrated his true character. I do not have to watch the “liberal” networks to understand this man; I only have to read his tweets and listen to his speeches. ...

Need to give Trump a chance

I listened to the State of the Union address. What a shame — Democrats sat on their hands all night long, even when there was good news! The economy is good, unemployment is way down, black employment is up, taxes are going to be going down, yet they sit and are not happy even about what is ...

Invest in real social issues, not a ‘wall’

This letter is in response to a recent column “A way to build the border wall.” Although I agree with a few points, in that this project will help some individuals — water for towns, people, crops and possibility of retirement village — I will add some facts that will raise some ...

A week to tell veterans thanks

EDITOR: The week of Feb. 11-17 is designated National Salute to Veteran Patients Week. This week, VA facilities across the nation are honoring these men and women we proudly care for and serve. Men and women who have given more than most to protect and preserve all we hold dear as Americans. ...

More to get upset about than play

Every day I read the paper looking for the outrage about real issues that are affecting our community and our state. What is upsetting people enough to write letters to the editor in the newspaper? The play at the Braumart called “Rent.” This is the effect of the public buying and ...

Enbridge responds to Line 5 concerns

EDITOR: We appreciate the uniqueness of the Great Lakes. Many of us also live here and raise our families here; protecting the Great Lakes while serving the people of Michigan is a responsibility we take to heart. Though tests show Line 5 is operating safely, we are committed to reducing ...

Insurance companies want reform, too

Recently The Daily News published a very well-written article pertaining to the failure of Michigan’s automobile no-fault insurance reform. The letter mentioned that insurance companies are against reform. Actually, that is not the case. As a member of the Michigan Independent Insurance ...

Michigan needs deer hunt data

EDITOR: Late last year, The Iron Mountain Daily News carried an informative article pertaining to the results of the 2017 Wisconsin deer hunt. It detailed harvest totals, comparing the past two years plus license sales for the nine-day season. It also mentioned Wisconsin saw hunters from ...

Beware of liberals in government

EDITOR: I am 72 years old and have watched news for many years. There was a time when I associated myself with the Democratic Party. That was back when they claimed they were the Party of the “poor and working class.” I hope no one believes that today! Who supports the Democrats with ...

In support of ‘Rent’

A full disclaimer before I begin — my name is Sophie Sam, and I am the director of the Dickinson County Community Theatre production of “Rent.” After the last few letters printed in the paper since Jan. 25, I felt it was important to send a note on the show from my perspective. I have ...

DCCT supposed to offer range

Uncomfortable yet? Challenged? Good. That’s part of theatre’s role in society. Please read DCCT’s Mission Statement in full: “Dickinson County Community Theatre is committed to enhancing the cultural experience of Dickinson County through quality theatre. DCCT provides a wide ...

Campaign against ‘Rent’ not right

I feel that I need to comment on the negative letters regarding the production of “Rent.” If you find this type of production offensive — then just don’t go. If you feel that it is not appropriate for children under a certain age — then don’t take your children to this particular ...

A way to build the border wall

EDITOR: We continue to hear that the president wants a wall along our southern border. We have also heard that we are short by thousands of people, Border Patrol officers, in many unpopulated places. At one point, the president said we would put solar panels on the wall. Let’s take a ...

Wants DCCT to do family plays

This is in response to the letter from Millie Stearns of Jan. 25 and the letter from Randy Lorenz of Dec. 4. I agree that we should not support the Dickinson County Community Theater production of “Rent.” This does not resonate to audiences of all ages. It promotes ideas against my ...

WH should clean up its act

Recently the standards at the White House, and their Cabinet members, have become so low that they do not recognize it — words — as vulgarity. The skid to civilized behavior has become a slippery slope and they are wallowing in the mud. These actions need to stop. They need to clean up ...

Bidding to buy a steam engine

Living near the Soo Line tracks on the Michigan side of the Menominee River was great. I always liked to see and listen to the steam engines as they huffed and puffed and rumbled across the overhead steel structure bridge, blowing their loud whistles and ringing the bell. Standing on the ...

Don’t support DCCT’s ‘Rent’

This letter is in support of Randy Lorenz’ Letter to the Editor from Dec. 4 about the Dickinson County Community Theater’s production of “Rent.” I have been mulling this all over in my mind while we were away to Milwaukee on medical issues, and I have not had a chance to write. However, ...

Timing wrong for column to run

As we all know, two beautiful young women of our community lost their lives in a horrific car accident on Dec. 30. Not only did the families and friends grieve the loss of these two remarkable girls, the entire area did as well. We embrace each other when tragedy strikes. The Daily News ran ...