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Local robotics teams advance

April 19, 2014 ESCANABA — Delta County students will soon be representing the Upper Peninsula on the world stage as both the Escanaba and Gladstone FIRST Robotics teams make their way to the FIRST Championship in... more »»

Cold winter could have impact on fishing

April 19, 2014 ESCANABA — Following a long and cold winter, what can area fishermen expect for the opening of fishing season? One date of considerable local interest is May 15, which marks the opening of walleye... more »»

US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

April 19, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the... more »»

Lakeshore bike path proposed

April 18, 2014 ESCANABA — Though a bike path connecting Escanaba and Gladstone has been discussed for decades, Gladstone is now looking at a less-costly shortened route to get the project moving along. more »»

Fair celebrates fifth year of local operation

April 18, 2014 HARRIS — This year’s grandstand entertainment and several new and returning midway acts at the 2014 U.P. State Fair were announced during a media conference Thursday at the Island Resort & Casino. more »»

Power plant sale still top priority

April 18, 2014 ESCANABA — A May 6 ballot question to dispose of Escanaba’s power plant is a contingency plan in the event the sale of the facility does not take place, explained city officials who stress the sale... more »»

State of emergency declared for Marquette

April 18, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday declared a state of emergency for Marquette County following widespread, severe damage to water and sewer lines caused by this winter’s extreme cold. more »»

Public input added to farmers market plans

April 17, 2014 ESCANABA — Plans for a new farmers market in Escanaba — which would also serve as a community gathering place — continue to be developed as public input is incorporated into the design. more »»

Fair picks grandstand acts

April 17, 2014 ESCANABA — Rock and country music will once again rule this year's grandstand entertainment at the U.P. State Fair. more »»

Benishek talks impacts of health care reform at OSF

April 17, 2014 ESCANABA — While employers and employees struggle with the ins and outs of health care reform, doctors and other healthcare providers have struggles of their own. more »»

Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife

April 17, 2014 TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Subtle immune system changes may explain why some Great Lakes trout and salmon die from the lack of an essential vitamin after eating alewife, an important forage species,... more »»

Man gets jail for pedestrian's death

April 16, 2014 ESCANABA — A 32-year-old Gladstone motorist was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail in connection with the death of a pedestrian he struck and killed in Delta County in 2012. more »»

Delta County land value drops slightly

April 16, 2014 ESCANABA — Land values have decreased slightly from 2013 to 2014 in Delta County. more »»

County, union settle labor grievances

April 16, 2014 ESCANABA — An agreement has been reached by Delta County and union representatives regarding grievances filed after the laying off of six county maintenance and housekeeping employees late last yea. more »»

Woman gets jail term for embezzlement

April 16, 2014 ESCANABA — An Escanaba woman was ordered to spend time in jail and pay nearly $16,000 in restitution Tuesday during her sentencing for embezzling from a vulnerable adult, according to Delta County... more »»

Talking timber at Spring Celebration

April 15, 2014 HARRIS — Though Monday’s weather wasn’t very spring-like, 650 loggers and timbermen attended the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association’s (GLPTA) 6th Annual Spring Celebration at the Island... more »»

Suspect nabbed for indecent exposure

April 15, 2014 ESCANABA — A 29-year-old Rapid River man — charged with six counts of indecent exposure — remains lodged in Delta County Jail this morning in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond. more »»

Rough road for RV ordinance

April 15, 2014 GLADSTONE — While the future of Gladstone’s recreation vehicle parking ordinance is still uncertain, concerned residents, business owners, and city staff are all working towards developing solutions... more »»

Some schools closed, delayed

April 14, 2014 Wintry weather has caused some school closures and delays today (Monday, April 14). Mid Peninsula School is closed. Hannahville School is on a two hour delay. more »»



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February 18, 2014 There’s too many four letter words being thrown around these days — namely snow and cold. This winter has been a challenge for even those of us that have called the U.P. home most of our lives. more »

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