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Editorials

Plans to build new Jacobetti veterans home good news

Coming off of a very busy Independence Day weekend, our local veterans have even more cause for celebration. Michigan Veteran Homes has released details of its fiscal year 2022-23 budget, which includes $34.2 million in state funding for building a new state veterans home to replace the D.J. ...

DNR seeks public input on draft of updated wolf plan

Those who live in the Upper Peninsula tend to have an opinion — often quite strong — about gray wolves. The U.P. is, after all, home to virtually all of Michigan’s wolves, with only a few verified reports in the northern Lower Peninsula and no indication of a breeding population ...

New Magnaghi book looks at UP food heritage

Readers of Upper Peninsula history have come to know and respect Russell Magnaghi’s byline. And why not? The Northern Michigan University history professor emeritus has penned several U.P.-related volumes over the years, with his latest being “Classic Food and Restaurants of the Upper ...

Aspirus Health shares tips for safer summer swimming

With July and the height of summer arriving, many will turn to activities that take advantage of the abundance of freshwater lakes and rivers in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. But it’s important to know how to be safe while enjoying some time on or near the water. “Whether ...

Consider others before firing off those fireworks

There’s no denying the visual appeal of fireworks bursting against a night sky. But for some, the sights and sounds of the Fourth of July are not a celebration but an ordeal. Veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder will have to endure a reminder of being in combat zones. A ...

Health agency: Steer clear of foam on waterbodies

The science around PFAS is still developing. PFAS are per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. They are widely used, long-lasting chemicals, the components of which break down very slowly over time. There are thousands of PFAS chemicals, and they are found in many different consumer, commercial ...