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Editorials

Pickleball players appreciate the help

Bouquet: The Dickinson area pickleball players would like to thank the following people for assisting to make improvements on the Stanton Street courts: the city of Iron Mountain (Jordan, Scott, Steve and Derek), Tamara Juul from Dickinson Community Foundation and Steve Verrette from Champion ...

Public TV town hall to take on difficult subject of suicide

The local public TV station is hoping to keep moving the conversation forward regarding mental health. WNMU-TV will host “Facing Suicide: Town Hall” at 7 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday in the Northern Center at Northern Michigan University. A panel of Upper Peninsula mental health ...

Moderation urged for older adults when consuming alcohol

Keep tabs on your alcohol consumption especially if you are getting older, have health issues or take medications, urges the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. Aging lowers the body’s tolerance for alcohol and slows the body’s ...

Rare ‘spirit bear’ observed in Upper Peninsula location

The natural resources community and a great many others have been abuzz in recent days about a unique animal sighting. An ultra-rare white black bear, reported to be a male weighing about 100 pounds, has been spotted in the Upper Peninsula, although it’s unclear approximately ...

Caution is a must near railroad tracks

Although most Americans today know the dangers associated with drunk driving, distracted driving or texting while crossing the street, many are unaware of the risks they are taking around railroad tracks. According to preliminary statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration, 614 ...

Haaland leads effort to remove ‘squaw’ from landmarks

We were more than pleased to see that officials with the U.S. Department of Interior have culled the word “squaw” from federal geographic landmarks, principally lakes, streams and such. Squaw is an offensive term often associated with female native Americans. Overall, more than 650 ...