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Michigan searches for Capitol Christmas tree

July 23, 2013 The search for the state of Michigan Christmas tree is drawing to a close. more »»

Forests provide health benefits

July 22, 2013 A new study may provide evidence why folks in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin are so health and happy. According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. more »»

Great Lakes grants could prove boon to area, region

July 20, 2013 We hope a recent announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency bodes well for groups working to protect the region’s greatest natural resource — Lake Superior. more »»

Beware of rip currents

July 19, 2013 These hot summer days are a perfect time to enjoy the lakeshores. But swimmers must use caution. Swimming in the Great Lakes can be dangerous. more »»

Shady side of sunscreens

July 18, 2013 How many times have you seen the claims “total,” “all-day,” or “waterproof” protection on the back of your sunscreens? The truth of the matter is, no sunscreen can completely screen or block the... more »»

Coping with the hot weather

July 17, 2013 Many area residents are thankful for the summer weather. The cooler weather this spring was enough to make many people re-think their opinions of climate change. This week is different. more »»

Keep cool during the heat of summer

July 16, 2013 In this sweltering heat this week, the American Heart Association warns area residents to heed some simple safety suggestions as temperatures continue rise. more »»

Get kids moving this summer

July 15, 2013 Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese — nearly triple the rate 50 years ago, reports the American Heart Association. more »»

Casperson bill would boost state’s economy

July 13, 2013 A bill recently introduced by state Sen. Tom Casperson makes sense for Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Tread lightly on your ATV

July 12, 2013 The number of all-terrain vehicle riders is increasing every year. Today, more than 16 million people in the U.S. enjoy riding all-terrain vehicles. more »»

Heat can be hard on your heart

July 11, 2013 Everyone is trying to keep fit these days. Not only does it feel good, keeping fit extends your life expectancy and gives you energy. more »»

July top month for grill fires

July 10, 2013 Outdoor grilling is a great way to enjoy the taste of summer and Michigan State Fire Marshal Richard Miller has issued guidelines for safe grilling all season lon. more »»

Online ticket scam warning

July 9, 2013 You have a few vacation days and have always wanted to see your favorite music act at a live performance. A few clicks of the mouse, and you have great seats at a great price, right? Not so fast. more »»

Safe and fun family fishing

July 8, 2013 Summer is here and the living is easy. During our summer months, many area residents take time to enjoy a family fishing outing. more »»

UPPCO should do more to justify rate increase request

July 6, 2013 The Upper Peninsula Power Co. has applied with a state oversight board to raise its electric base rates by 8.1 percent. On the surface, at least, this is a move that concerns us. more »»

Water ski safety tips

July 5, 2013 It’s summer vacation season, and everyone’s on the water. Water-skiing is one way to enjoy the area lakes. It is an exciting and challenging sport. more »»

Independence Day lessons

July 4, 2013 “...this great anniversary festival ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. more »»

Keep pets safe on Fourth of July

July 3, 2013 The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and that means more and more families across will be enjoying the spectacle of fireworks, whether it’s the show in Iron Mountain, or the small sparklers... more »»

Practice fireworks safety this July 4

July 2, 2013 Warm weather and family gatherings can make the Fourth of July a fun time with great memorie. more »»

Safety first on ORVs

July 1, 2013 Summer means more and more Michigan residents and visitors are in the outdoors enjoying the state’s abundant natural resources, and one of the more popular activities is off-road vehicle (ORV) riding. more »»

 
 

 

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