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Editorials

Those with second homes in the north asked to stay away

Another three counties in the northwoods have requested that those from points south who own second homes or cabins here resist the temptation to retreat here to avoid coronavirus. Dickinson-Iron District Health Department officials said Wednesday they’ve already seen an influx of people ...

Area grocery stores being responsible during pandemic

Just about everybody has had to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes essential industries such as grocery stores. That’s understandable; people need food. Not everyone has a backup freezer where they can store weeks’ or even months’ worth of food. Some local gardeners grow ...

We’ll work through this together, even while staying apart

Saying that these are difficult and challenging times for all of us is an understatement. As we face the days and weeks of uncertainty ahead, the staff of The Daily News wants you to know we will be there to keep you informed and support our community. We at The Daily News are devoting the ...

Be aware of alcohol consumption while confined at home

While these are times that could drive a person to drink, experts advise to resist the urge. As Michiganders hunker down with stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission counsels moderation in drinking as it recognizes April as Alcohol ...

Ending school year difficult but right choice for Whitmer

It’s a tough decision to make, but it’s the right one. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday issued Executive Order 2020-35, which dictates all K-12 school buildings be closed for the remainder of the school year, unless restrictions are lifted, which seems unlikely considering the ongoing ...

Officials warn about COVID-19 scams

We’ll use the words of Jason Kenney, the premier of Alberta, Canada, speaking on scams and price gouging connected to the COVID-19 outbreak: “To those who are trying to exploit seniors and others during this time of a public health emergency, there must be a special place in hell for ...

Plenty of political blame-laying and it’s just starting

Although the nation has only just begun burying its coronavirus dead, the finger pointing has already started on who’s to blame for the uneven response the U.S. has had to the pandemic. Republicans claim, among other things, that Democrats did too little when President Barack Obama was in ...

Helping the Salvation Army to help others

In recent weeks, many Americans have been asked to shelter at home and “social distance” themselves in the effort to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. While unquestionably necessary in the fight against this pandemic, an unfortunate effect of social distancing has also been ...

Engage area seniors: Reaching out to those in local need

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates around the state and nation, many people might find themselves wishing for a kind word or something pleasant to occupy their minds during this period of social distancing and isolation. As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates around the state and nation, many ...

Spring brings back the threat of ticks

It was a dark-humor joke that surfaced when COVID-19 emerged in the U.S.: combine the new virus with an existing tick-borne disease in the region and you have — Corona with Lyme. Now that spring has arrived, it’s not so funny, the Florence County Health Department warns. The fact that a ...

Wisconsin state representative notes efforts against virus

Bouquet From Wisconsin state Rep. Jeff Mursau, R-Crivitz, 36th Assembly District: I hope this finds you well and that you are finding fun and creative ways to stay active and connected with loved ones during these unprecedented times. Nancy and I are doing well and while I’m staying ...

Beware of scams seeking to play off federal aid package

The federal aid package to provide economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t even gained final approval from the U.S. House — though that’s expected to come today, with President Donald Trump’s signature soon to follow — yet scams already have started aiming to take ...

NMU doing well in communicating while out for virus

How do you communicate to thousands of students about the situation that is COVID-19, a situation that seems to change by the minute? It’s a good thing we live in an online world. Northern Michigan University has been communicating to its student body the latest information at ...

Aging adults need help coping with coronavirus threat

The Aging and Adult Services Agency within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging Michigan residents to consider how they can help older family, friends and neighbors in their community deal with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. “Older adults need our ...

Time to show thanks to health care workers

In Saturday’s edition came a letter to the editor from a reader who suggested we dress up our town in pink to show our support for our health care workers. We love the idea. Though these times are unprecedented, our health care workers are doing what they always do: Showing up, staying ...

Healthy residents should donate blood to avoid shortage

As the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services continues to urge residents to practice social distancing to combat the spread of coronavirus disease, officials called on healthy residents to continue blood donations to help the state avoid a life-threatening blood shortage. “I was ...

Consumers warned to watch for online coronavirus scams

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is reminding Michigan residents to be aware of online coronavirus disease 2019 scams selling bogus products and providing false information on tests and treatments. Scams related to COVID-19 are climbing with the continued confirmations of positive ...

Freeman home appreciated gift of fresh flowers

Bouquet From Kat Kerley, director of social services for Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation, Kingsford: A big thank you to the family that dropped off the beautiful flowers for Freeman Nursing and Rehab on Monday. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated during these times.

Order restaurant takeout for the greater good

Want a way to help the community in this coronavirus-shadowed time? Order takeout food from a favorite area restaurant, on either side of the Menominee River. Really. Not only does it provide you with an easy meal, it gives some level of support to local small businesses that likely are ...

BBB warns about price gouging amid COVID-19 situation

As government officials, news outlets and health officials are keeping the public appraised of the COVID-19 situation, consumers are finding the cost of high-demand items, such as hand sanitizers, tissues, face masks and other products, skyrocketing. Better Business Bureaus Serving Eastern and ...