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Editorial

Thank you for Bark River Sesquicentennial display

This week’s bouquets go to: From Mary and Ned Crawford of Bark River? Thank you to all involved in organizing the Bark River Sesquicentennial history display. It was so interesting to look at the photographs and artifacts and view the exhibits of family farms, churches, and local ...

July is Wildlife Conservation Month

It is hard to imagine a Michigan without white-tailed deer, elk, bald eagles or wild turkey. But if not for the efforts of conservationists, volunteers and partner agencies, these species might be absent from Michigan’s beautiful landscape. In the spirit of these conservation successes, Gov. ...

Presidential visit left most Michiganders on the sidelines

It’s a pretty darn big deal anytime the leader of the free world drops into northern Michigan for a visit. It was a special occasion when former President Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Traverse City late last year. Similarly, President Joe Biden’s Fourth of July weekend trek to ...

Ease travel ban with Canada

The COVID wall that has blocked travel between the United States and Canada for 16 months should come down. As post-pandemic life resumes most of its normal activity, foreign travel should be restored as well. America’s northern border remains closed to tourist traffic. If the travel ban ...

Be alert for summer tax scams

Now that it’s July and the beginning of summer, the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury) encourages Michiganders to remain alert for scammers impersonating tax officials through phone calls or emails - or even fake letters through the U.S. Postal Service. In the summer, the state ...

Money spent toward Michigan parks, trails is money well spent

Albert Einstein once said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” As we continue to work our way through the end of this pandemic, there are many Michiganders who will be venturing out into the great outdoors. Our governor recognizes that, as well as the ...