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Editorials

Money would be well spent on parks, trails in Michigan

Albert Einstein once said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” As we continue to work our way through the end of this pandemic, there are many Michiganders who will be venturing out into the great outdoors. Our governor recognizes that, as well as the ...

Negaunee native’s fundraising effort for vets commendable

This past Fourth of July weekend, we lauded U.S. Army Sgt. Tyler Pynnonen on his wonderful effort to raise funds for combat-wounded veterans. Negaunee native Pynnonen — a snowmobile athlete with Nitro Circus — is riding his Honda CT70 motorcycle 1,776 miles across the country, an effort ...

Build that bonfire with safety in mind

Summertime means picnics, camping, backyard barbecues and family gatherings. For a lot of people, it means making campfires or bonfires, and doing so safely. Here is a common sense listing of 10 things to keep in mind when making a fire, this or any weekend. The list is compiled by Reserve ...

Ticks a hazard of summer — take steps to avoid bites

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services encourages Michigan residents to take steps to avoid tick bites when enjoying the outdoors this summer. Tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme disease and anaplasmosis, are increasing across the state. Lyme disease, caused by the ...

Be prepared for hot weather, recognize signs of heat illness

With high temperatures expected this weekend, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department has some advice for dealing with extreme heat conditions. Extreme heat is a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees for at least two to three days. In extreme heat ...

Be careful, stay safe this Fourth if using fireworks

State officials advise that Michiganders who plan on setting off a few fireworks this Independence Day be aware of the dangers involved and take every safety precaution to prevent an accident this holiday. “We anticipate that many people will purchase consumer fireworks and provide their ...