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July 1, 2015 America celebrates July 4 as Independence Day because on July 4, 1776, members of the Second Continental Congress adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. more »»

Report the use of heroin

June 30, 2015 There is no doubt that heroin is a horrible drug. more »»

Everyone has a role in protecting waters

June 29, 2015 Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week is being observed in Michigan in an effort to raise awareness about the need for citizens to take action to control aquatic invasive species (AIS). more »»

Christmas tree nominations due

June 26, 2015 Nominations are due soon for the 2015 Michigan Christmas tree. The state is taking nominations for the tree that will ultimately sit on the front lawn of the Capitol this November. more »»

'Dry Water' patrols in Wisconsin this weekend

June 25, 2015 Alcohol on board can be a risky idea when it comes to boating. more »»

Take care to stop tick bites

June 24, 2015 Gardening, camping, hiking, and playing outdoors — when enjoying these activities, don’t forget to take steps to prevent bites from ticks that share the outdoors. more »»

Take safety along for the ride this summer

June 23, 2015 With the weather warming and schools out for the summer, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is encouraging citizens to plan and prepare for... more »»

An option people want

June 22, 2015 Democracy, in essence, is about majority rule. That’s why it is important that all eligible, registered voters cast ballots in all elections. Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and State Rep. more »»

Enjoy a bit of beauty

June 20, 2015 Bouquet From Paula Shapy of Iron Mountain: It’s a beautiful summer day, pleasant with a few fair weather clouds moving in. I have been fortunate to hear the cry of the loons on Crystal Lake today. more »»

Restricting the fireworks

June 19, 2015 Kingsford city officials have followed Iron Mountain in restricting the use of fireworks by area residents. more »»

MDOT amendment worth considering

June 18, 2015 Lawmakers in the State House and State Senate are working on plans to improve Michigan roads. This is no easy assignment. The state budget that Gov. more »»

West Nile virus activity in region

June 17, 2015 With the first West Nile virus activity for Michigan in 2015 identified in crows collected in Ingham County, area residents should take the precautionary steps of applying repellents during peak... more »»

A new lock at Sault Ste. Marie

June 16, 2015 The Army Corps of Engineers thinks there should be a new lock at Sault Ste. Marie. U.S. more »»

All students are human

June 15, 2015 No child should be afraid to go to school for fear of bullying. That’s why U.S. Senator Gary Peters, D-Pontiac, has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Safe Schools Improvement Act. more »»

It takes a special person

June 13, 2015 Bouquet From Carolyn Cody of Iron Mountain: We haven’t given WE Energies men credit where credit is du. more »»

Help the U.P. War Memorial

June 11, 2015 The Upper Peninsula War Memorial and Veterans Park on top of Pine Mountain is work of beauty and splendor. It is magnificent in its appearance and significance. more »»

Plan addresses box store crisis

June 10, 2015 Recently, we called for action on the big box store crisis affecting Upper Peninsula communities. State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, has offered a solutio. more »»

Once a leader, always a leader

June 9, 2015 The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Kiwanis Club’s Kids in Action program just completed its inaugural year. more »»

Reforming state forfeiture policies

June 8, 2015 Crime should not pay. This is a given in any civilized society. If criminals are making truck-loads of money from crime, police should be able to take that money from them. U.. more »»

Thoroughly impressed

June 6, 2015 Bouquet From Cara Kamps of Marquette: This past weekend I attended the U.P. Track Finals held in Kingsford to watch my niece participate. What a great sporting event. more »»



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