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Editorials

AEDs will save lives, once placed in Michigan schools

Most readers probably don’t recall what was in House Bills 5527 and 5528, passed by the State Legislature and signed into law earlier this year by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. House Bill 5527 amends the Fire Prevention Code to modify the requirements regarding the implementation of a cardiac ...

Respect what fire can do — be careful if burning outdoors

Across the country, about nine in 10 wildfires are caused by human activity, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The silver lining in that sad statistic is that, if we humans cause fires, we can change our behaviors to prevent them. A recent story by Alpena News staff ...

Appreciates Norway principal’s greeting

Bouquet: In today’s world of chaos, protests, wars and crime, there is a place where you can go to lighten your heart and make you smile. Just go to the Norway-Vulcan Middle School entrance and be greeted with a smile and a song by Principal Rico Meneghini every day before school begins. He ...

Kudos to Marshfield Medical Center-Dickinson

Bouquet: Recently, I was a patient at Marshfield Medical Center-Dickinson. I would like to share my experience and to thank some very special people. From the time I walked through the emergency room door until the time I was wheeled out to my car two days later, I was treated with the utmost ...

Nice production of ballet ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Bouquet: Lots of bouquets to all involved with the delightful “Alice In Wonderland” ballet presented by The Dickinson Ballet Company and Northern Michigan Dance Academy last weekend at The Braumart, including all of the dancers, their parents, their teachers and volunteers. More bouquets to ...

Keep foods safe during summer heat

Memorial Day weekend is the official kickoff for summer, and as the weather heats up, so do the number of meals that will be served outside. Whether served to friends poolside or family in a backyard cookout, food should be kept in certain conditions to avoid foodborne illness, the U.S. ...