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Editorials

Wisconsin honors family caregivers during November

Family caregivers shoulder an estimated 80 percent of all care in the state, according to the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance. The Alliance asks that people recognize the family caregivers in their lives during November Family Caregiver Month, as well as year-long. Gov. Tony ...

IM 1952 grad congratulates football team

Bouquet: Congratulations to the Iron Mountain Mountaineer football team on their 9-0 football record. I played football for the Mountaineers for four years, and I know how difficult it is to obtain a record like this year’s team did. I look forward to their championship game at Ford Field ...

Recreational marijuana businesses not a good idea

Barb: Will Iron Mountain become the marijuana capital city of the U.P.? What were the Iron Mountain City Council members thinking when voting for recreational marijuana? The city of Denver, Colorado, regrets their decision for allowing recreational marijuana because of the unbelievable ...

Prepare to ‘fall back’ by checking home detectors

With clocks being turned back early Sunday for Daylight Saving Time and temperatures continue to fall, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reminds residents it also is the season to guard against carbon monoxide poisoning. “As it gets colder, we start seeing more carbon ...

Domestic abusers face risk of federal charges on firearms

Marking Domestic Violence Awareness month, U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge advises that domestic abusers are finding that their abusive conduct can have federal consequences. “Cases come to our attention due to domestic violence quite frequently,” he said. “And, whether the case involves ...

SHF an essential organization that supports community

It’s easy to overlook the many organizations that live in Marquette County that, through one device or another, provide funding to deserving nonprofits that serve the population. They just always seem to be there when a need must be addressed. That’s how it is with the Superior Health ...

FBI offers ways to ward off cybercriminals

Internet-enabled crimes and cyber intrusions are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Preventing them requires that every user of a connected device be aware and on guard. During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the FBI joins in asking every user of a connected device to “Own IT. ...

Take steps to protect against lead exposure at home

As part of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding Michiganders about the sources of lead in and around their homes, and how to protect their health. Lead can be found in soil, chipping and peeling paint, drinking water if ...

Goodman senior citizen appreciated volunteer fall cleanup

Bouquet — On Saturday, Oct. 19, the senior citizens in Goodman and Armstrong Creek, Wis., had a special helping hand. Families from the two schools in Goodman, organized by Sally Kalkofen, came to rake leaves, clean out garages, wash windows and do small repairs for seniors. The family ...

Don’t blindside drivers with state parks pass

Legislation introduced in the Michigan House would make state park vehicle passes mandatory, unless drivers opted out. Michigan’s state parks and recreations areas are a tremendous resource, but this is a sneaky way to boost funding for their upkeep. If state parks are in need of additional ...

Some ways to avoid accidental Halloween scares

This weekend has a number of events leading up to the trick-or-treating to homes and neighborhoods for Halloween, which comes Thursday, Oct. 31. A few precautions can better ensure a fun and safe outing for those headed out in costume, state fire officials have advised. Making such choices ...

Cambensy on right side of Great Lakes construction effort

A Michigan State House resolution authored and introduced by state Rep. Sara Cambensy urging Uncle Sam to support Great Lakes infrastructure and specifically Soo Locks reconstruction certainly has our support, especially given the toxicity of governance in Washington and the necessity of robust ...

E-skimming threatens business web commerce

With increasing amounts of commerce being conducted over the web, businesses have had to work hard to stay one step ahead of the crooks, with firewalls, passwords and similar protections in common use just about everywhere to protect web traffic. But now, the authorities are warning about ...

Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020

With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world. The efforts outlined Monday include a special security tool for elected officials and ...

A week to think about teens driving safely

Sunday through Saturday is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the United States for teens ages 15 to 18, ahead of all other types of injury, disease and violence. Inexperience and risk-taking behavior are factors that increase the danger ...

Chamber grateful for sponsors, help with Golf Scramble

Bouquet — The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Golf Scramble took place Aug. 22 at Pine Grove Country Club. This event is a great way for our community to get out and network with other like-minded people and it also benefits our younger generation by providing scholarships to ...

Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign starts

Autumn in Michigan includes tailgates and bonfires, along with Halloween parties. Officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police want to remind people to enjoy these activities and make safe driving choices this month as seat belt enforcement steps up ...

MSP to host a Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 26

Most everyone likely has a little plastic bottle of unused, outdated pills sitting on a back shelf in their home. Those medications might have been needed when the back went out, to battle a bug or to deal with an injury or surgery long since healed. The practice used to be to flush such ...

Protect vulnerable in budget battle

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer erred in putting funding for some of the state’s most at-risk populations on the line in her budget negotiations with the Legislature. Holding funding hostage for citizens who need it most isn’t helpful, and Republican lawmakers are right in trying to fix those ...

Harvest time means motorists should watch for machines

Harvest season means a lot of large machines on rural roads, and big grain trucks coming in and out of fields and farm driveways. With more activity as the crops are brought in, drivers on all sides need to keep watch and share the road to stay safe, the Wisconsin State Patrol ...