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Stop the oak wilt cycle; don’t move firewood

August 3, 2016 Oak wilt is here. With it comes the need for vigilance to stop its spread. Oak wilt is a serious disease of oak trees. It mainly affects red oaks, including northern red oak, black oak and pin oak. more »»

Pair of U.P. veterans garner prestigious awards

August 2, 2016 There’s a lot of which to be proud of in the local veterans world. Thomas J. more »»

Adults need vaccines, too

August 1, 2016 August is National Immunization Awareness Month. That’s not surprising, given that many children will need shots before heading off to school later this month. more »»

Appreciates person who returned purse

July 30, 2016 Bouquet From Don and Nat Schroeder, Niagara, Wis.: Thank you to some very nice perso. more »»

A way to safely report concerns on school safety

July 29, 2016 The start of fall classes for most Michigan schools is only about a month away. Kids probably can’t believe August has arrived and the summer is almost done. more »»

Remember to vote in Tuesday’s primary

July 28, 2016 Primary elections often get a rather tepid turnout. Summers are for relaxing, taking it easy. There’s a reason why summer movies are popcorn fare, why the serious Oscar contender waits for the fall. more »»

State doing good work promoting parks

July 27, 2016 The camping consumer stands to be the big winner as a result of an effort undertaken by the people who manage parks in the state of Michigan to update facilities and install amenities to attract... more »»

Take steps to guard against West Nile virus

July 26, 2016 It likely was just a matter of time given the healthy crop of mosquitoes in the state, but West Nile virus has resurfaced in Michigan. more »»

City’s new UFO landing strip a good idea

July 25, 2016 Just checking. There is, of course, no UFO landing strip, and possibly no UFOs — but that’s all fodder for another editorial. more »»

A successful Art for All

July 23, 2016 Bouquet From Lana Frantz and Denise Jacobs, Art for All co-chairwomen: We would like to give a hearty thank you to all those who made this year’s Art for All a success. more »»

Stay safe in summer heat

July 22, 2016 It’s going to be a hot one this weekend, even here in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Relay for Life worth cheering for

July 21, 2016 In May 1985, a doctor in Tacoma, Washington, stepped onto a track and began walking, sometimes breaking into a run, always moving as day passed into night and the sun climbed the sky agai. more »»

Tips for safely riding the storm out

July 20, 2016 With summer heat settling into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin, the possibility of thunderstorms and more severe weather rises with the temperature. more »»

Drivers need to ‘move over’ for emergency vehicles

July 19, 2016 The sight of lights flashing atop an emergency vehicle ahead should prompt all motorists to move to another lane or slow down as they carefully pass by. more »»

Police, press need better cooperation

July 18, 2016 With only a handful of notable exceptions, Upper Peninsula media have historically been a docile lot when covering law enforcemen. more »»

Antique Tractor Club makes annual visit to VA Hospital

July 16, 2016 Bouquet From Vance Jones, Northwoods Antique Tractor Club: On July 12, the Northwoods Antique Tractor Club made our annual trip from the Aurora, Wis. more »»

Do the math, seniors, on supplemental insurance

July 16, 2016 Social Security recipients and Medicare participants: “There is no inflation” ... more »»

DNR asks ORV operators to ‘TREAD Lightly’

July 15, 2016 We’re well within the time of year in which groups of off-road vehicles, commonly known as ORVs or ATVs, take to the trails in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin. more »»

Despite progress, problems persist

July 14, 2016 “Refusing to acknowledge that this hateful behavior exists in this town is no better than actually committing it.” — Julio Ledesma. more »»

Fines for ship’s bilge discharge should have been higher

July 13, 2016 We applaud the recent leveling of a hefty fine in connection to a German-based cargo ship dumping oily bilge water into the Great Lakes — and only regret the sanction wasn’t much higher. more »»



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