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Worthy of celebration

February 27, 2015 Forest products industry officials met in Gladstone this week to celebrate 20 years of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. It’s program that is worthy of celebration. more »»

A grim future for children

February 26, 2015 The annual Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2015 has been released. It offers a grim future for Michigan children. more »»

Influencing your elections

February 25, 2015 Michigan, who is influencing your elections? Unfortunately, most residents of the state do not know, a new report shows. more »»

Don’t cut into the school year

February 24, 2015 There’s a push in Michigan to allow more snow days for schools. The plan would allow schools to cancel classes for more than six days without any make-up time. This idea is hogwash. more »»

How much land is enough?

February 23, 2015 The government owns a lot of land. We have parks, and state and national forests. They are cherished and essential to maintain our quality of life. more »»

The most precious gift

February 21, 2015 Bouquet From Michael Malnar, Alpha Omega Resident, Iron Mountain: As a care giver for my uncle, who was a severe alcoholic, I had to purchase his groceries. more »»

Answers to energy needs

February 20, 2015 It’s a rare occurrence when we receive good news from the government. This week, we experienced a rare occurrenc. more »»

Participating in the process

February 19, 2015 Because several area residents took the time to venture out on a bone-chilling night, Iron Mountain officials know the score on a proposed YMCA land purchase. more »»

Future never looked better

February 18, 2015 If the Dickinson County Healthcare System was failing, who would you blame? We believe the public would be justified in laying the failure at the feet of Dickinson County Healthcare System Board of... more »»

Disband the MCCA

February 17, 2015 Michigan became a no-fault auto insurance state in 1978. Because of this faulty legislation, state motorists have been paying unreasonably high insurance premiums for 37 years. more »»

Honoring two true leaders

February 16, 2015 Today is a national holiday. Sure, most stores, business and industries will be open. But government agencies, courthouses, post offices and some schools will be closed. more »»

I do this for people

February 14, 2015 Bouquet From Gordon Church of Aurora, Wis.: While fueling up at a local gas station, I was having trouble with my gas cap because of my arthritic fingers. more »»

Enjoy this day of love

February 13, 2015 For such a popular event, little is know about the beginnings of Valentine’s Day. Saturday is Valentine’s Day. more »»

Helping private forest owners

February 12, 2015 Sustainable forestry practices are common-place in today’s logging industry. Sustainable forestry practices include replanting harvested forests, and protecting the environmen. more »»

Pace yourself clearing snow

February 11, 2015 We’re getting more snow this week. That’s not a surprise. After all, it’s still winter. That means area residents will be outdoors to clear driveways and walkways. more »»

Cardiac death of the young

February 10, 2015 Every year, sudden cardiac death of the young claims the lives of more than 300 children and young adults under the age of 40 in Michigan. That’s why this February, Gov. more »»

There will be snow days

February 9, 2015 This is winter, and we’re in the Upper Peninsula. That means there will be snow days. We’ve been fortunate, so far, in the central U.. more »»

Investment in education

February 7, 2015 From Kim (Anderson) Carne, Bay College Vice President of College Advancement: Bay College and the Bay College Foundation for West Campus would like to thank you, our employees and community, for you... more »»

A good time to consider quitting

February 6, 2015 The Michigan Department of Community Health, Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care has announced that a statewide survey during 2014 shows that 82 percent of retailers did not sell tobacco... more »»

Ladies: Go Red for better health

February 5, 2015 The last decade has brought a new movement of raising awareness in women’s heart health. more »»

IM’s new loose pet ordinance

February 4, 2015 Iron Mountain City Council has approved an ordinance to deal with loose dogs and cats. This should be welcome news to area resident. more »»



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More about IM schools curriculum changes

February 27, 2015 It’s amazing to see the opportunities that are available to students from elementary through high school age in the local area. more »

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