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Letters To The Editor

Terminate Line 5 before it’s too late

To the Journal editor: The recent report from American Risk Insurance Management (10/29) provides sufficient ammunition for the governor to terminate all Line 5 agreements, regardless of pending litigation. Last fall’s Snyder agreements with Enbridge included a new financial assurance ...

Honor Guard did outstanding work

To the Journal editor: I just learned that Chapter 380, Vietnam Veterans of America-Marquette County, have disbanded their Honor Guard. They no longer will be providing military honors at funerals. The men and women of this Honor Guard have unselfishly provided this service to deceased ...

Future in voters’ hands

To the Journal editor: There are federal legislators waiting for Social Security reserves to run short of funds by 2035. They hope that no corrective legislative action is taken by then, resulting in a forced reduction of your social security check by 20%. These same lawmakers would also be ...

Which socialist deserves vote?

To the Journal editor: I need help from Mining Journal readers, I have a conundrum, their are so many choices. Which socialist should I vote for? STEPHEN OLSEN Negaunee

Don’t ignore science

To the Journal editor: A civilian can, at some risk, choose to ignore science but the Army cannot. The highest-ranking officer, Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley directed the Army War College to analyze climate change impacts on the Army. The frank report begins: ...

UPHS-M saved life

To the Journal editor: Fellow Yoopers, after a disappointing period for our once outstanding and special hospital, we have it back and even better. I was recently saved from surgery by the excellent team of doctors and support staff. My life was saved and through their concern for me I am ...

Judging judges

To the Journal editor: Many today are saying that if they are merely told their beliefs and actions are wrong, then they are being “judged” wrongfully. However, both individuals and society have to do this to protect themselves against harm and even destruction. This is a rightful kind ...

Kids were cool

To the Journal editor: Once again, several students from Negaunee High School displayed their commitment to helping our neighbors. On one of the coldest Halloween evenings I can remember, several students voluntarily came out to collect food for the (TV6) Can-a-thon. They braved the the ...

Diabetes testing appropriate

To the Journal editor: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and we have teamed up with the Lions Clubs of the U.P. to find the 90,000 Yoopers who are living with prediabetes and don’t even know it. An estimated 1 out of 3 adults and 50% of seniors have prediabetes and 90% are ...

Thank a nurse practitioner

To the Journal editor: The week of Nov. 10-16, 2019, is National Nurse Practitioner Week. This week provides an opportunity for us to celebrate the important work of these unique health care professionals who for over a half-century have provided comprehensive, cost-effective, ...

Recalling what’s important

To the Journal editor: We celebrate two of the what I call major days to remember. One is Veterans Day, Nov. 11, then Thanksgiving on Nov. 28. Most should know that they have added so many more so-called holidays for everything. But for me, I honor the ones that have been in place for many ...

MCMCF does outstanding work

To the Journal editor: I want to express my appreciation for our Marquette County Medical Care Facility located in Ishpeming. MCMCF provides long-term medical attention or short-term rehabilitation for its residents. Both of my parents and in-laws were residents of the facility for varying ...

Coverage lauded

To the Journal editor: We want to thank The Mining Journal and Staff Writer Lisa Bowers for their thorough and balanced coverage of the Michigamme Pocket Park controversy. We would also like to express our appreciation for The Mining Journal’s editorial supporting keeping the Pocket Park in ...

Kurds abandoned

To the Journal editor: As an infantry soldier during the 1950s, I made a promise to my fellow soldiers, and they to me, that we would never abandon a comrade on a field of battle. That promise was not unique to my time of service. It has been a universal commitment honored within our ...

Debate possible?

To the Journal editor: Mr. Anderson, thanks for informing pro-life candidates what they aught to look like. My experience in listening to them is that they are not compromisers and believe an unborn baby’s life is of infinite value — beyond a dollar and cents issue. I’m wondering why ...

Where will it end?

To the Journal editor: Many of us have ordinary needs. We desire security, a feeling of usefulness, some certainly of competence. A problem to solve, a cause to champion, a place to fit in. Many of us also seek our own loving God for grace, redemption, and peace. Sadly, some lust for ...

Liked paper coverage

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal deserves praise for its article and its photography on the subtle trace and beauty of earth art. This ephemeral wisp and curl and colour of beauty commands a moment of our attention, if only a moment, but what is temporarily brushed over the ...

Church raising money

To the Journal editor: The public is invited to a Giving Tuesday event at Messiah Lutheran Church on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All contributions will go towards Messiah’s community assistance fund to help those who need help with rent, utility bills/shut-off notices, car repair or ...

Pitch in to help environment

To the Journal editor: Want to be a waxey? No form to fill out. No money required. Just this one instruction: buy wax paper and use it instead of plastic wrap. Never put plastic in your reefer again. Wax paper can do anything plastic can. I’ve (Red Casey) tested all applications and any ...

Quilt show was successful

To the Journal editor: “Northern Lights” was a theme for this year’s Autumn Comfort Quilt Show which showcased the spectacular work of regional quilters. For two days, a well-organized event offered inspiration to the community to explore the fiber arts. The Marquette County Quilter ...