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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 05:44 am:

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By Eloise (Mrsbill) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 05:46 am:

Good Morning, everyone! Another very cold day in the Copper Country. Have a great Friday.
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By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 05:49 am:

Good morning,off to the salt mine are you? Happy Friday, have a good one.

By Kathy P. (Katiaire) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 05:58 am:

Good morning.
Congratulations, Eloise, on the Early Bird.
Spring ahead this week-end. One less hour of sleep.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 06:01 am:

Hey, David. In the Keweenaw Lions Club this week we saw an old documentary about the salt mines under Detroit. One of our members actually did go off to the salt mine for over 20 years. It is amazing to see an entire city that has been carved out 1800 feet below the surface.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 06:01 am:

Good morning all! TGIF! Really great unusual pictures this morning. 19 degrees here this morning, I for one, am ready for spring!

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 06:44 am:

0 deg F here in Gaylord, Mi. Did someone say spring is just around the corner? yeah right. Looking like 6 more weeks of winter here.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 06:54 am:

Good Morning, Everyone! TGIF, for sure! It will be a wonderful weekend here, since our son from Michigan Tech got home safely late last night for Spring Break. Have a good weekend, everyone! And, congratulations, Eloise on your Early Bird! That's your first one, isn't it? :-)

By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 07:05 am:

I have seen flocks of Robins flying North, here in Tampa, so Spring is on it's way Paul. Hang in there for a little while longer!:)

By Eloise (Mrsbill) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 07:30 am:

Kathy and Marianne - Thanks! I did have an Early Bird a few years ago - they are few and far between for me, 'eh? But it's always fun to get one :-)

By Joanne Sherrick (Shedoesnails) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 07:43 am:

Cogratulations Eloise on the early bird.
Marianne,enjoy your time with your son while he
is home.
everyone,have a great weekend.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 07:49 am:

Charlie...all this salt down here in the Detroit area and we are running out because of all the snow this year. I heard that the City of Detroit had to order extra salt from Canada.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 08:41 am:

Good morning! It's Friday!!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 08:50 am:

Happy Birthday to llamamama today!!!!!

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 09:17 am:

There is an add in the FREE PRESS today for SALT FOR SALE..comes from the SIFCO mine in Goderich, Ont which claims to be the largest salt mine in the world.They recommend that the trucks arrive to load between 1-5 A.M. or else on Sunday. During the shipping season freighters also load at Detroit, Windsor and Cleveland..

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 11:12 am:

"… salt mines under Detroit."

Here ya go: Detroit Salt Company

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 01:25 pm:

I was in the hunt for the Early Bird this AM. Nice going Eloise.

I lived on top of the Salt mines for many years. In all that time I never met anyone who worked in them.My Aunt worked in a Doctor's office for many years,and told me not one person ever came in that had as their employer the salt mine,compared to other large companies in the area. So I asked other friends who worked in other medical fields if they have.Nobody I know knows anyone who works in the Salt Mine,which lead me to belive there is no need for them to come up,even for a haircut.Must be a whole nother city down there.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 01:54 pm:

Calumet just won the Hockey game(OK so we were listening at work)

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 04:15 pm:

Salt mines are actually quite a safe environment to work in. Stop and think about it, no black damp or no white damp from coal mining, and no silicosis from hard rock mining. No heavy metal poisoning. The only real hazards are cave-ins and equipment hazards (pinchpoints, etc...).

A great site to learn about the salt mining industry can be found on the Salt Institute website:

By Snowman (Snowman) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 05:35 pm:

Hey, salt mines, that's one of my favorite topics.

My favorite mine is the Margarita. It's got salt around the rim and it's all mine.

By John W (Jwahtola) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 05:59 pm:

Well Hillsdale County will miss the big storm for this weekend so we will not need any of the salt that everyone has been talking about.
Mrs W

By Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 06:11 pm:

In the late 1940's and early 1950's my father worked in the Detroit salt mine. So now you know someone who knew someone that worked there.

By anita king (Anita5) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 06:14 pm:

I just checked MHSAA and it says CALUMET WON TODAY. UP POWER!!! They're in the Championship game.

By anita king (Anita5) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 06:24 pm:

Looks like Calumet is playing Flint Powers tomorrow. If my grandson would sit still in his seat I would go to Ann Arbor tomorrow to cheer on the Copper Kings. If I took him he would want to be on the ice playing. lol

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 06:58 pm:

Thanks Bob, I can never say that again. We will be needing some salt on the roads here in the Knoxville Valley around 1:00 am. the Weather Man is saying to expect 2 to 3 inches,3 to 5 in the higher elevations. Oh no! What are we going to do?
Sure has been a cold Winter with temps under 50 often. Even got down to 32 afew times,and we had two dustings.Looks like we will have to tuff it out one more time,and hope that will be the end of it. I'am tired of cold weather.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 07:06 pm:

Where's that global warming when you need it hey Dave? We shoved the mercury all the way up to 9 above today.
Mr. Deb

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