Nation passes grim milestone of 600K COVID-19 deaths


Hans Rosling once wrote, “Remember: things can be bad, and getting better.” That fits our country’s current narrative to a T, as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed ...

Museum in CF needs support

Letters to the Editor

The historic Harbour House Museum in the heart of Crystal Falls is facing a critical time of its 30-plus years since its establishment. In the past, the whole community of enlightened, caring people came together and saw the need for a city museum and had the foresight to establish ...

Voting debate roils Washington but leaves many voters cold


PLANO, Texas (AP) — Brenda Martinez, a 19-year-old community college student, thinks the government should help immigrant students more. Donald Huffman is worried about turning 50 next week with no work available because the federal government is delaying the pipelines he usually helps build. ...

Appreciated care at Dickinson hospital


Bouquet: My grandfather came up from Chicago in 1923 and built our summer home in Spread Eagle. The family through four generations has continued to spend their summers there. To date, I am not aware of any instance where we needed to use the Dickinson County Hospital, until recently. Over ...

US Catholic bishops OK steps toward possible rebuke of Biden


U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a “teaching document” that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, for receiving Communion despite their support for abortion rights. The decision, vehemently opposed by a minority of ...

Hot, dry weather elevates fire danger in UP this weekend


Michigan’s warm, dry, weather has created a lot of beautiful days for outdoor activity — and a steeply increased risk of fire. That means taking extra care when camping, burning or using equipment outdoors, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. “Although there have ...