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Take steps to guard against West Nile virus

July 26, 2016 It likely was just a matter of time given the healthy crop of mosquitoes in the state, but West Nile virus has resurfaced in Michigan. more »»

City’s new UFO landing strip a good idea

July 25, 2016 Just checking. There is, of course, no UFO landing strip, and possibly no UFOs — but that’s all fodder for another editorial. more »»

A successful Art for All

July 23, 2016 Bouquet From Lana Frantz and Denise Jacobs, Art for All co-chairwomen: We would like to give a hearty thank you to all those who made this year’s Art for All a success. more »»

Stay safe in summer heat

July 22, 2016 It’s going to be a hot one this weekend, even here in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Relay for Life worth cheering for

July 21, 2016 In May 1985, a doctor in Tacoma, Washington, stepped onto a track and began walking, sometimes breaking into a run, always moving as day passed into night and the sun climbed the sky agai. more »»

Tips for safely riding the storm out

July 20, 2016 With summer heat settling into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin, the possibility of thunderstorms and more severe weather rises with the temperature. more »»

Drivers need to ‘move over’ for emergency vehicles

July 19, 2016 The sight of lights flashing atop an emergency vehicle ahead should prompt all motorists to move to another lane or slow down as they carefully pass by. more »»

Police, press need better cooperation

July 18, 2016 With only a handful of notable exceptions, Upper Peninsula media have historically been a docile lot when covering law enforcemen. more »»

Antique Tractor Club makes annual visit to VA Hospital

July 16, 2016 Bouquet From Vance Jones, Northwoods Antique Tractor Club: On July 12, the Northwoods Antique Tractor Club made our annual trip from the Aurora, Wis. more »»

Do the math, seniors, on supplemental insurance

July 16, 2016 Social Security recipients and Medicare participants: “There is no inflation” ... more »»

DNR asks ORV operators to ‘TREAD Lightly’

July 15, 2016 We’re well within the time of year in which groups of off-road vehicles, commonly known as ORVs or ATVs, take to the trails in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin. more »»

Despite progress, problems persist

July 14, 2016 “Refusing to acknowledge that this hateful behavior exists in this town is no better than actually committing it.” — Julio Ledesma. more »»

Fines for ship’s bilge discharge should have been higher

July 13, 2016 We applaud the recent leveling of a hefty fine in connection to a German-based cargo ship dumping oily bilge water into the Great Lakes — and only regret the sanction wasn’t much higher. more »»

Take a Vet Fishing program comes to U.P.

July 12, 2016 Military veterans will have the opportunity to take a half-day guided fishing trip on the Bays de Noc on Sunday. more »»

Effort on to return arctic grayling to state

July 11, 2016 Mankind wielded all three prongs of the spear that killed Michigan’s arctic grayling — we caught too many, we damaged their watery home and we imported invasive species to compete with them. more »»

Appreciated all the work for a great Fourth

July 9, 2016 Bouquet From Agatha Cavaini, Kingsford: Our great community and surrounding areas did themselves good in observance of Independence Day: —The parade, with Aaron Harper as grand marshal; —When the... more »»

Applauding Apple for organ donor drive

July 8, 2016 It’s difficult not to like and support a program about to be offered by Apple designed to encourage people — especially young people — to register as organ donors. more »»

Don’t let food spoil your outing

July 7, 2016 Now that summer is in full swing, more people will be spending time outdoors. more »»

Take care to not spread invasive species

July 6, 2016 It was a glorious Independence Day weekend in the Upper Peninsula, with scores of people taking to the region’s waterways. more »»

State education budget going in right direction

July 5, 2016 Gov. Rick Snyder last week inked into law a bill authorizing $16.1 billion in education spending. The measure included modest increases in per-student spending and a bump in higher education spending. more »»



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