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Editorial

North Third Street project will be boon to city, area

We suspect Mining Journal readers were pleased Saturday to learn details of the construction project that’s been ongoing on the north end of North Third Street for the past couple of months. The work on the former Valle’s Village Market has had people buzzing locally. And for good ...

SWP’s hands-on watershed work benefits region

There’s nothing quite like listening to Lake Superior’s waters lap up against the shoreline on an early summer morning. However, the gentle sounds of the big lake’s waves are just one small part of what it offers our region. It’s a treasure we value for providing fresh water, habitat, ...

Dad’s day a time to honor other half of parental team

This won’t be the busiest weekend of the year at florist shops and candy might not sell out at confectioneries. Because it’s moms who get flowers and bon-bons for their special day in May. But we hope that dads get some much deserved appreciation on Father’s Day Sunday. Yes, we ...

Nation passes grim milestone in virus deaths

Hans Rosling once wrote, “Remember: things can be bad, and getting better.” That fits our country’s current narrative to a T, as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed ...

Juneteenth a day to celebrate end of slavery in US

The word “Juneteenth” is much more than a cute play on words. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas, origin in 1865, the observance of June 19 as the African American Emancipation Day across the ...

West End Health Foundation grants support seniors

Hats off to the people that run the West End Health Foundation. The organization rolled out its most recent grant cycle recipients and all of the organizations are most worthy. Of special note was the cycle’s focus on helping and supporting that area’s senior citizens. The grant ...