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City talks potential ballot proposals

July 14, 2015 GLADSTONE — Gladstone residents will find two proposals on the November ballot if the city commission approves language for a bond proposal and a separate millage rate adjustment. more »»

Semi truck honoring veterans in Escanaba July 30

July 14, 2015 ESCANABA — While seeing semis transporting goods on the road is a daily occurrence, one semi coming to Escanaba later this month will be carrying a message of support for veterans and celebrating... more »»

Michigan terminates prison food contract

July 14, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan has terminated a three-year, $145 million contract with Aramark Correctional Services a year after the company hired to feed state prisoners came under scrutiny for unapprove... more »»

Advocates launch ballot drive for paid sick days

July 14, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Worker advocates launched a 2016 ballot drive Monday to require that all Michigan employees earn paid sick days, a move they said is necessary because the Legislature has ignored a... more »»

State board bans drones over Capitol

July 14, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Drones have been banned from flying over the Michigan statehouse. more »»

Rockin’ the bay

July 13, 2015 Rockin' the Bay... more »»

Snyder ends Aramark prison food contract

July 13, 2015 LANSING — Gov. more »»

Progress made on deep water port

July 13, 2015 ESCANABA — Progress has been made on the deep water port being constructed in Escanaba, which would allow for the repair of large vessels and open up the city for international trade. more »»

Woman pleads guilty in arson case

July 13, 2015 MANISTIQUE — A Manistique woman — charged with arson and conspiracy to commit arson of her home last year — recently pleaded guilty to two lesser felonies in Schoolcraft County Circuit Court. more »»

Health official suggests tips for tick prevention

July 13, 2015 ESCANABA — With tick season at its peak, Upper Peninsula health authorities are advising locals to take a few simple preventative steps before they go to wooded or grassy areas. more »»

Mackinac Island ferry fleet christened by governor

July 13, 2015 MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — The newest ferry in a Mackinac Island fleet has been christened by Gov. Rick Snyder and Shepler’s Ferry CEO Bill Shepler. The new $3. more »»

Iran talks hit final stage but deal remains elusive

July 13, 2015 VIENNA (AP) — Disputes over attempts to probe Tehran’s alleged work on nuclear weapons unexpectedly persisted at Iran nuclear talks today, diplomats said, threatening plans to wrap up a deal by... more »»

Trappers convention opens in Esky

July 11, 2015 ESCANABA — Friday marked “Opening Day” for outdoors enthusiasts who attended the first day of the 2015 U.P. Trappers Convention and Outdoor Expo. more »»

Police seek help solving robbery

July 11, 2015 ESCANABA — Recent enhancement of surveillance video — recorded during an armed robbery at an Escanaba pharmacy a year ago — reveals markings on the suspect, say investigators who are reaching out to... more »»

Blight grant aims to help beautify Manistique

July 11, 2015 MANISTIQUE — Thanks to the $201,550 Blight Elimination Program grant recently awarded to the city by the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority, Manistique will soon be a safer, better-looking, and... more »»

Great Lakes bounce back from record-low water levels

July 11, 2015 CHICAGO (AP) — Water levels in Lake Michigan have been replenishing at an unprecedented rate since receding by 4 feet in the late 1990s and hitting a record low two years ago, according to governmen... more »»

Celebrating 100 years

July 10, 2015 WILSON — As one might expect from a farm operated by the same family for three generations, tradition plays an important role at Jorasz Family Farm, celebrating its centennial this month. more »»

Brewery expansion site plans OK’d

July 10, 2015 ESCANABA — Construction is scheduled to begin next month on an expansion project that will triple the brewing capacity at Bell’s Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba. more »»



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