Letters to the Editor

Seek out reliable information

I have been watching and listening and naturally being amazed at the amount of misinformation being disseminated by too many groups. I want to say so much and could do that, as I have the education, the information, the real-life experience and the intelligence to do that. This time, though, I ...

Arming school staff no solution

EDITOR: Where do you want the battle, if any, to happen? I ask the question with regard to school shootings. If your main focus is arming school personnel, then any shooting that happens will be in the school building. Another problem is the school personnel will be severely out-gunned, ...

The guns are not the problem

I am old enough to remember when the “Saturday Night Special,” a .22 caliber handgun, was the evil gun in the ‘60s. Then came the evil AK-47 in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Now it’s the evil AR-15. First, there is no such thing as an assault rifle — it is an assault weapon. An assault ...

Propane prices on the rise in UP

EDITOR: This is meant as a wakeup call to local, state and federal departments and persons who are responsible for seeing that those in need of propane and/or wood to heat their homes and are at the poverty level where they need help and not been getting it since October 2017 during the ...

Likes Casperson legislative efforts

Senate Bills 100 and 101 were introduced this fall by state Sen. Tom Casperson of Escanaba. At present, they have passed the Senate and are in the House. These bills — named Equal Justice in Government, or as we like to call them, “Loser Pays” — tip the scales of justice for private ...

Trump needs to denounce Russia

I took Mr. Peterson’s request for us Democrats and Liberals to give our current president a chance very personally. I’m going to overlook your calling of Democrats and Liberals the “New World Order of Elites” and claiming we want to re-write the Constitution. Someone else already ...

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 ...