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Push to update state laws on domestic abuse

April 20, 2016 A seven-bill package is making its way through the State Legislature that, if ultimately signed into law, would revamp Michigan’s domestic abuse laws. State Re. more »»

Leave young wildlife in the wild

April 19, 2016 The spring migration is on in earnest. Birds are flocking back to the Upper Peninsula, wave after wave, ready and eager to pair up and produce this year’s crop of fledglings. more »»

SmartPrize competition a great first step

April 18, 2016 A unique and innovative competition recently took place in Marquette, that we believe was a good step forward for the future of our region. more »»

Asking that you leave those body parts behind

April 16, 2016 An estimated 18 people a day die in the United States while waiting for an organ to become available for transplant, according to national statistics. more »»

High costs for not heeding road work

April 15, 2016 It’s a well-worn joke: “There are two seasons in the North — winter and road construction. more »»

DNR seeks ORV safety instructors

April 14, 2016 All-terrain vehicles are fun to drive. And they’re fantastic for exploring the beauty of the Upper Peninsula. They can also be dangerous. more »»

Group: IRS fails taxpayers by eliminating paper forms

April 13, 2016 As this year’s tax deadline approaches, the American Forest and Paper Association is taking aim at the Internal Revenue Service for denying paper-based information and services. more »»

Time to think about tornadoes

April 12, 2016 This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan, with a tornado drill set for Wednesday. more »»

Raising awareness in April about sexual assault

April 11, 2016 Rape. The word alone forces the mind to shy away into dark and terrifying corners of our imaginations. more »»

Snowmobile trails kept in great shape

April 10, 2016 Bouquet From Anne Okonek, Cornell: Winter didn’t last long and there wasn’t a lot of snow, but the warm weather and superb trail conditions still offered some outstanding snowmobiling, thanks to... more »»

Leave oak trees alone to prevent spread of disease

April 8, 2016 Mid-April is approaching, which means your income taxes are due soon if not done yet ... and you need to hold off on trimming back your oak trees. more »»

Dickinson rates high for return on tax dollars

April 7, 2016 It’s only a snapshot, but it’s one worth reviewing. In comparison to other Michigan counties, Dickinson County residents are getting a good return on their property taxes. more »»

Major pay gap remains between women and men

April 6, 2016  On Tuesday, April 12, the American Association of University Women Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branch, along with other branches and members, will observe Equal Pay Day, when women’s wages catch up wit... more »»

Training leads to deer hunts with no deaths

April 5, 2016 It was a tale of two seasons. more »»

Lower jobless rate positive but work remains

April 4, 2016 While it is encouraging that the state of Michigan’s unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest levels in more than a decade, there is still much more to do. more »»

April points up the dangers of distracted driving

April 2, 2016 Time to put down the cell phone. Or those french fries. Or the lipstick and mascara. Stop fiddling with the radio. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Mont. more »»

Take steps to avoid being a bear buffet site

April 1, 2016 It’s April, which means black bears likely have awakened from their long winter slumber. And after months of being denned up, they have one thing on their minds: Food. Lots of food. more »»

Some tax facts as file date nears

March 31, 2016 Tax Day is just around the corner, and with it comes reports on who pays what when it comes to financing government-controlled services and entitlements. more »»

Be cautious about the info you spread

March 30, 2016 “With great power comes great responsibility.” — Ben Parker, “Spider Man” The digital revolution has brought us smartphones and social media and worldwide social change. more »»

State shorting local communities on shared revenues

March 29, 2016 Think of what Iron Mountain might have been able to do with an extra $3.078 million. More blocks of streets might have been redone or at least resurfaced. more »»



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