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Lighting up the court

February 28, 2015 ESCANABA — The opening ceremonies of the 2015 Special Olympics Michigan District Basketball Tournament took place at the Escanaba High School gymnasium Friday evening. more »»

Basic Marine faces OSHA fines

February 28, 2015 ESCANABA — After being cited for 18 safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), local ship construction and repair company Basic Marine Inc. more »»

2 states, US appealing judge's ruling on wolves

February 28, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. more »»

Escanaba student pursues official recognition of state insect

February 28, 2015 ESCANABA — One local boy from Escanaba may soon see his efforts pay off if the state of Michigan acts on adding an official state insect to its list of state symbols. more »»

What’s it like being an elected official?

February 27, 2015 ESCANABA — A group of adults enrolled in a community leadership program experienced what it’s like to be an elected official during a mock commissioner meeting held at Escanaba City Hall on Thursda. more »»

Michigan DNR appeals federal court's wolf decision

February 27, 2015 LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today filed an appeal of a December 2014 federal district court ruling that returned wolves in Michigan and Wisconsin to the federal endangered... more »»

Student count varies at area schools

February 27, 2015 Area schools have just completed the second of two required student count days. more »»

Michigan Senate OKs budget cuts

February 27, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan is closer to slicing $105 million from the state budget after the Republican-led Senate passed two bills that would help compensate for a shortfall in tax revenue. more »»

Lawmakers renew push to stop invasive carp

February 27, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Members of Congress proposed legislation Thursday calling for additional obstacles to prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan through an Illinois waterway and a renewed... more »»

Board approves ballot language for Michigan road fund vote

February 27, 2015 LANSING (AP) — The Board of State Canvassers set the wording Thursday of a ballot proposal that will ask voters whether they want to increase the state sales tax and raise $1. more »»

Sustaining forestry

February 26, 2015 GLADSTONE — Loggers, paper producers, urban foresters, and others interested in forest sustainability were at the Terrace Bay Inn Wednesday to celebrate 20 years of the Sustainable Forestry... more »»

Snowmobile races set for weekend

February 26, 2015 BARK RIVER — This weekend, Bark River International Raceway will be the test track for what could be a new era of cross-country snowmobile racing aimed at the spectato. more »»

Marchbanks pleads guilty to weapon charge

February 26, 2015 ESCANABA — A 19-year-old male, arrested for being in possession of burglary tools and a concealed weapon during Escanaba’s power outage earlier this month, pleaded guilty to a dangerous weapon charg... more »»

Michigan House approves bills to change gun permit process

February 26, 2015 LANSING (AP) — The House voted Wednesday in support of several proposed changes to how Michigan regulates firearms, including giving state officials rather than counties the authority to approve... more »»

Festival focus

February 25, 2015 ESCANABA — An eighth-grade Pre-Festival Concert led by director Laura Robinson took place at the Escanaba High School auditorium Tuesday night. more »»

Bay College gets state grant funds

February 25, 2015 ESCANABA — Several community colleges across Michigan — Bay College included — will receive grants for equipment and training reimbursement as part of a $50 million grant program, Gov. more »»

Driver injured in semi crash

February 25, 2015 GARDEN CORNERS — A driver was in critical condition this morning at the Marquette hospital where he was airlifted Tuesday after his semi rear-ended another semi carrying 40,000 pounds of dynamite in... more »»

College event commemorates Black History Month

February 25, 2015 ESCANABA — To commemorate Black History Month, Bay College hosted a series of presentations from Rev. Robert Jones and Matt Watroba exploring the topics of diversity and music Tuesda. more »»

One hurt in 11-vehicle Mackinac Bridge crash

February 25, 2015 ST. IGNACE — Eleven vehicles were involved in a chain reaction accident on the Mackinac Bridge Tuesday morning when a driver attempted to turn around during white out conditions. more »»

GOP eyes food stamp overhaul

February 25, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are laying the groundwork for an overhaul of the nation's food stamp program, trying again after an unsuccessful attempt two years ago. more »»



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