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Editorial

Clyde Bellecourt fought for Native Americans, was civil rights leader

The state of Minnesota, and indeed the nation as a whole lost, what we believe was a great civil rights leader last week with the passing of Clyde Bellecourt. Bellecourt, 85, was a co-founder of the American Indian Movement, more commonly known as AIM. He died Tuesday night after a battle ...

Plan to attend one or more of the MLK Day activities

We encourage everyone to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day as more than just a day off for some. Locally, Northern Michigan University will honor MLK Jr.’s legacy by hosting events on Monday, which are are free and open to the public. Masks are required at NMU. Students, staff and ...

Raise the Woof a great chance to support UPAWS

Having a few good laughs and getting to raise funds for the local animal shelter at the same time? That sounds like a win-win to us. On Friday, the comedians from Raise the Woof will be at the River Rock Lanes & Banquet Center in Ishpeming. The event, sponsored by the Upper Peninsula ...

NMU correct in changing COVID-19 protocols

With an ever-changing COVID-19 world comes an ever-changing academic world. Proof of that came on Sunday when Kerri Schuiling, interim Northern Michigan University president, announced in a community letter that NMU was delaying its return to in-person classes and changing its masking ...

Bitter cold means dressing properly for outdoors ventures

With the bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills expected to last at least several more days, experts are warning local residents to take precautions when venturing outdoors. Wearing the wrong kind of clothing in this kind of weather can have serious consequences. A little planning can ...

Michigan Office of Rural Development can make difference for U.P.

With much of the state’s population, resources and industry concentrated in the Lower Peninsula’s urban centers, the strengths and needs of rural communities — especially here in the Upper Peninsula — can sometimes seem to be overlooked by lawmakers in Lansing. However, was some ...