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Lions say thanks to community for breakfast turnout

March 26, 2016 Bouquet From Terry Backlund, Vulcan: Thanks for attending the Vulcan, Norway, Loretto Lions Club breakfast. Thank you to all who came and enjoyed our yearly Lions Breakfast. more »»

Dickinson County needs better support for veterans

March 25, 2016 In the Michigan election March 8, Dickinson County voters turned down an up to .75-mill increase in the county’s property taxes for five years by about a 10 percent margin. more »»

State may ‘step’ back from tests

March 24, 2016 A Michigan House panel recommended Tuesday the state step away from M-STEP, the annual standardized school testing that’s only been in use since spring 2015. more »»

Early detection of cancer can save many lives

March 23, 2016 Medical experts have been telling us for years that many types of cancer — including colon cancer — can be successfully treated, if it’s discovered early enoug. more »»

Drier weather means take care when burning

March 22, 2016 With an early onset to spring in the Upper Peninsula and the loss of snow cover, the dead grasses, leaves and other vegetation from last year is starting to dry out. more »»

Snyder off base on tax tribunal appointment

March 21, 2016 We strongly support the collaborative effort that’s forming in opposition to Gov. more »»

McBroom earns praise for open government work

March 19, 2016 The Michigan Press Association has chosen state Rep. more »»

U.P. deer herd gets reprieve from winter

March 18, 2016 El Nino to the rescue. The Pacific weather phenomenon could not have come at a better time for Upper Michigan’s sadly diminished deer herd. more »»

McNeilly: Pull curtain back on party bosses

March 18, 2016 This week, good government advocates are observing Sunshine Week. It’s an opportunity for state lawmakers to fix a broken transparency law that some of them have been hiding behind for years. more »»

Superintendents question value of ‘high-stakes’ tests

March 17, 2016 High-stakes testing —and whether once-annual tests are worth the time, effort and costs — has come under a great deal of scrutiny and question throughout our nation. more »»

Isle Royale health, future source of worry

March 16, 2016 The top federal official overseeing Isle Royale — what some call the gem of Lake Superior — is worried about the site’s future, given the introduction of invasive species, the decline of native... more »»

Speed, alcohol and snowmobiles are a deadly mix

March 15, 2016 Although Michigan’s state snowmobile trail system is open to riders until March 31, this year’s season is all but over. It took a heavy tol. more »»

Sunshine Week underscores need for transparency

March 14, 2016 Today, the Daily News will begin running articles on this page marking Sunshine Week, the annual examination of how open and transparent government is in Michiga. more »»

Great hosts at Pine Mountain ski jump event

March 12, 2016 From Marge Nelson, Iron Mountain: Kudos for another wonderful Pine Mountain Ski Tournament 2016 and thanks to Dean and Sandy Lefebvre for their hospitality to the Golden Girls. more »»

Political polls aren’t always on the mark

March 12, 2016 It is voters, not pollsters, who decide the outcome of elections. Tuesday’s Democratic primary election in Michigan was a good example. more »»

Keep tabs on your child’s Internet use

March 10, 2016 Do you know who the “friends” are that your child might be chatting with online or through social media? Perhaps not well enough. more »»

Don’t let a ticket scam cool NCAA fever

March 9, 2016 Iron Mountain’s Tom Izzo likes his team’s chances in the upcoming NCAA men’s basketball tournament. more »»

The other half of the Reagan presidency

March 8, 2016 During the first half of the nation’s history, wives of our presidents received little public credit or even notice for their behind-the-scenes involvement in public affairs. more »»

Celebrate March by giving blood

March 7, 2016 During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Since 1943, every U.S. more »»

Bring out your books for March drive

March 5, 2016 The March Book Drive is on again in Dickinson and Iron counties. more »»



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