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New walking trails dedicated in Hannahville

July 1, 2015 WILSON — The weather in the Hannahville Indian Community may have been stormy Tuesday, but that did not keep residents from taking part in a community walk/run to celebrate the grand opening of the... more »»

Batchelor sentenced to life in prison

July 1, 2015 ESCANABA — Kallay Randal Batchelor, 37, of Escanaba, was sentenced today to life in prison without the eligibility of parole for killing his wife, Heather Diane Batchelor, 33, at her residence in... more »»

Senate panel OKs gas tax hike for roads

July 1, 2015 LANSING (AP) — A Republican-led Senate committee approved a $1. more »»

3 Escanaba City Council seats up for election

July 1, 2015 ESCANABA — Three seats on the Escanaba City Council will be up for election in November. Any city resident interested in running for a council position has until 4 p.. more »»

Organizations prepare for former US 2 bridge demolition

July 1, 2015 ESCANABA — In preparation for the scheduled demolition of the former U.S. more »»

Teen Scene Artwork Unveiled

June 30, 2015 A 10-week Teen Scene project at Atlas Chiropractic in Escanaba came to an end Monday as the final mural was revealed. more »»

Sentencing set in murder case

June 30, 2015 ESCANABA — An Escanaba man — convicted of first-degree premeditated murder for killing his wife in 2014 — will be sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on Wednesday. more »»

Two accused of defrauding state agency

June 30, 2015 ESCANABA — Two Gladstone residents are accused of defrauding the state of Michigan for receiving more than $20,000 in renter assistance during a three-year period when they were not eligible for the... more »»

Cool summer may start heating up

June 30, 2015 ESCANABA — Though temperatures across the Upper Peninsula over the month of June have been slightly cooler than average, the National Weather Service has found the area may heat up in July and August. more »»

Senate to consider 15-cent gas tax hike

June 30, 2015 LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Senate is considering whether to raise the state gasoline tax by 15 cents a gallon to help improve roads. more »»

Yooper Tournament

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Gladstone plans summer road work

June 29, 2015 GLADSTONE — Gladstone residents will experience some road work this summer, the majority of which is the result of damages caused by the deep freeze of two winters ago. more »»

Sexual assault trial starts today

June 29, 2015 ESCANABA — Jury selection began this morning in the three-day trial of an Escanaba man accused of sexually assaulting a minor in Escanaba in 2013. more »»

Holmqvist wins Symetra tourney title

June 29, 2015 HARRIS — When the Sweetgrass Golf Club showed its teeth, Dani Holmqvist proved to have a bigger bite. more »»

Falcon chicks hatch atop Houghton bridge

June 29, 2015 HOUGHTON (AP) — Three peregrine falcon chicks have hatched atop the Houghton-Hancock Lift Bridge. more »»

World’s oldest person dies downstate

June 29, 2015 INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A funeral has been held for a woman deemed the world’s oldest person who died at her suburban Detroit home at age 116. more »»

Utilities work to comply with pollution rule

June 29, 2015 LANSING (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Work begins on Memory Care Center

June 27, 2015 ESCANABA — A new adult day care center, currently under construction in Escanaba, will serve the needs of those who live with memory loss as well as memorialize a community member who suffered from ... more »»

Furry Friends

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Jail terms given in drug cases

June 27, 2015 ESCANABA — Seven of 14 suspects arrested last spring in connection with illegal sales of Suboxone in Delta County — including undercover operations — were sentenced in circuit court during the past... more »»

Local, U.P. jobless rates increase

June 27, 2015 ESCANABA — Delta County’s jobless rate edged up in May, according to statistics released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Delta County’s unemployment rate was 6. more »»



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