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Transgender bathroom debate ‘ridiculous’

April 26, 2016 EDITOR: The situation grave, it was time for the forces of morality to swing into action, banners waving proudly, proclaiming their righteousness to the heavens, foiling the dastardly villains who... more »»

Little local help for autistic child

April 25, 2016 EDITOR: April is Autism Awareness Month. As a mother of a child on the autism spectrum, I am painfully aware that there are virtually NO services for children with ASD in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Bay College needs to support its humanities

April 18, 2016 EDITOR: Why is it that when budget cuts come to schools the humanities are always the first to suffer? On April 12, Bay College announced that they were not going to renew the contracts of two... more »»

Staff, students should have been advised on cuts

April 18, 2016 EDITOR: Bay College has recently made several personnel cuts that have angered students. more »»

Worried about country’s future

April 15, 2016 EDITOR: What a mess our country is in with politics! We are now watching the destruction on the Republican Party on TV. more »»

Meal changes wrong at Norway Senior Center

April 14, 2016 EDITOR: What is DICSA trying to do? Why are they trying to close down our senior center? I can’t consider this “service to the aging” anymore. more »»

Need signal light back in Iron River

April 13, 2016 EDITOR: This letter is directed to state Sen. Tom Casperson of Escanaba. more »»

What messages do guns give?

April 12, 2016 EDITOR: One of the messages gun advocates push for open carry permits is, to me, “Don’t mess with me.” The other arguments are guns make you and those around you safer. more »»

Trump behavior shows lack of boss

April 12, 2016 EDITOR: Please don’t be surprised by Donald Trump’s behavior. This is a man who has never had a boss in his life. The same can be said about Bill Gate. more »»

Upset over school gender proposal

April 11, 2016 EDITOR: What do you think of the new guidelines written by the Michigan Board of Education? If adopted, K-12 students will have the right to choose their own gender, name and bathroom, all without... more »»

Sagola Senior Center just fine

April 11, 2016 EDITOR: I wish to respond to the letter by Gerald McCole in Tuesday’s Daily News. He stated that I, Larry Rusch, am causing the demise of the Sagola Senior Center. more »»

Bill eyes changes in veterans fund

April 8, 2016 EDITOR: Are you a wartime veteran or the spouse of one? Last year, House Bill 4642 was introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives with language that would have significantly changed the... more »»

Crowd needed at DICSA meeting

April 8, 2016 EDITOR: The Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency Governing Board has scheduled their April meeting for 10 a.m. more »»

Talk to kids about teen alcohol use

April 7, 2016 EDITOR: April 2016 is NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month and thousands of communities across the country are joining together to focus on underage drinking and its effect on individuals, families and... more »»

Expect long lines at polls with new election laws

April 6, 2016 No doubt you’ve seen or heard about those long voting lines in Arizona’s Maricopa County. more »»

DICSA wrong in handling of Norway meals

April 5, 2016 EDITOR: This is in regards to the article that appeared in the Daily News on Saturday, stating Norway Senior Center meals will be prepared in Iron Mountain by the Dickinson-Iron Community Services... more »»

Meeting set on pension law

April 4, 2016 EDITOR: This is to all local workers, both retired and workin. more »»

Education divide seen in GOP race

April 4, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — It was in Nevada, just about month ago, when Donald Trump proclaimed his affection for the uneducated. “We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. more »»

Group forming to look at millages

April 1, 2016 EDITOR: A series of Exploratory Commissions will be established here in Dickinson County to investigate millages that are based on need rather than renewal. more »»

Understands meaning of Mellencamp song

March 30, 2016 EDITOR: In John Mellencamps’s great song, “A Ride Back Home,” he writes of a troubled, inhumane world where he thinks of taking his own life, but he is too big a coward to do so. more »»



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