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Winter weather brings winter fun

January 30, 2015 The age-old proverb to encourage optimism states “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. more »»

 
 
 
Will Michigan sink or swim in river of opportunity

January 29, 2015 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder sees life as a vast river of opportunity, carrying Michiganders toward whatever fate awaits. It’s oddly abstract for our accountant governor, a self-described ner. more »»

Measles makes a return to the national scene

January 28, 2015 It’s been reported that some visitors to Disneyland are coming back with more than mouse ears. Apparently measles, a vaccine-preventable illness, is making a comeback. more »»

Snowmobile safety week

January 26, 2015 A 38-year-old Indiana man died from injuries suffered in a Jan. 19 snowmobile crash near Ewen. Chad E. Keifer of West Lafayette, Ind. more »»

Mentoring in Michigan

January 24, 2015 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed January 2015 as Michigan Mentoring Month. more »»

Focus on ‘people not programs’ is welcome indeed

January 22, 2015 Governor Rick Snyder shared his vision for Michigan’s future Tuesday, in his annual “State of the State” address. The Republican’s vision for government is one that focuses on “people not programs. more »»

The dream is alive, but there is still much to be done

January 19, 2015 You’ll hear it over and over today, “the dream is still alive.” Today, as we do every year on this day, we remember the life, legacy and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. more »»

Efforts protected vital U.P. land tract

January 17, 2015 The natural beauty of the southern shore of Lake Superior and the adjacent lands in the Upper Peninsula are becoming more widely known, and efforts to protect them in their natural state are... more »»

There’s no reason to worry when the bridge closes

January 16, 2015 As of this writing, the temporary closure of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge is a little more than 24 hours. more »»

New law gives proper honor to hometown heroes

January 15, 2015 Governor Snyder was busy Tuesday signing 44 new bills into law. Many of the new laws, as often are the case, are quite specific dealing with a particular issue or problem. more »»

Blood alcohol level change is a good idea

January 14, 2015 We support legislation that Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law toughening the legal threshold for intoxication for snowmobilers and boaters. more »»

Radon awareness is brought to light in January

January 13, 2015 Among many other designations, the month of January is National Radon Action Month. The U.. more »»

Snyder wise to reup Richardson on MNRC

January 12, 2015 Ontonagon’s J.R. Richardson was recently re-appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission for another four-year ter. more »»

Today we all are Charlie

January 10, 2015 Today, the thoughts of most of us here in the Copper Country surround the weather. High winds, cold temperatures and, of course, snow. Most notably, where to put i. more »»

Scott’s legacy goes beyond sports and catchphrases

January 9, 2015 Several different universes collided last weekend in shared grief. On Sunday the worlds of sports, journalism and hip-hop equally mourned the passing of long-time ESPN personality Stuart Scott. more »»

Don’t forget about your pets during this cold weather

January 8, 2015 The recent return of severe winter weather may have caught some of us by surprise. more »»

Michigan still has work do to

January 7, 2015 The latest U.S. Census information offers more good news for Michigan. For the third straight year, the state's population has grown. But the pace of growth certainly could improve. more »»

Students and staff are spending break going beyond

January 6, 2015 While college students across the country are spending the final week of their Winter Break, vacationing, relaxing or maybe doing nothing at all, dozens of Michigan Technological University students... more »»

Start with lasting peace in the Middle East

January 5, 2015 It has been suggested President Barack Obama is focusing his last two years in office on creating a lasting legacy, one that will mark him as one of the nation's more important chief executives. more »»

Even with a deal, lawmakers whiff on road funding

January 2, 2015 If you like your potholes, you can keep them. For at least another season, and that's if we're lucky. more »»

Marquette wing plow usage increases

January 2, 2015 MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Transportation officials said recently Marquette County is among areas in the state making increased use of wing plows to remove snow from state highways and road... more »»

 
 
 

 

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Word of the Day — May 30, 2013

May 31, 2013 arch - arch - deliberately or affectedly playful & teasing Example: "Emily Nussbsum's review of the TV 'Behind the Candelebra' biopic said, 'There are scenes, particularly during the breakup... more »

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