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Cruz, Sanders angle for wins in Wisconsin

April 5, 2016 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Bernie Sanders are angling for victories in today’s Wisconsin presidential primaries that could give their campaigns a needed boost, but still leave... more »»

Bay College to add athletics

April 4, 2016 ESCANABA — In 2017, Bay College will begin offering an athletic program to students for the first time since the early 1970s, College President Laura Coleman announced Monday. more »»

Drug test legislation advances

April 4, 2016 LANSING — Two pieces of legislation, both supporting roadside saliva testing of motorists suspected of driving under the influence of drugs, continue to move forward in Lansing. more »»

Local teams face off in robotics competition

April 4, 2016 ESCANABA — Four area FIRST Robotics teams competed this past weekend at their second district event of the robotics season in Sault Ste. Marie. more »»

School reading bill hung up in dispute

April 4, 2016 LANSING (AP) — An initiative to improve Michigan third-graders’ reading is caught up in a dispute among lawmakers about making students repeat a grade if they lag too far behind. more »»

Congress’ lack of action: Stalled bills, no court nominee

April 4, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress increasingly is being defined by what it’s not doing this election year. more »»

New moms for orphaned cubs

April 2, 2016 LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has a program involved in the business of finding mothers for orphans. Not for children, for bear cubs. more »»

Fatal crash trial starts Monday

April 2, 2016 ESCANABA — Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of a 19-year-old charged with causing the death of a Bark River man killed in a crash in Delta County last summe. more »»

Manistique auto shops targeted

April 2, 2016 LANSING — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said her office has issued cease and desist orders against two unlicensed auto repair facilities in Manistiqu. more »»

Jobless rates rise in U.P., locally

April 2, 2016 ESCANABA — The unemployment rate has risen both in the local area and the Upper Peninsula as a whole, according to statistics released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budge. more »»

Rockstar Experience

April 1, 2016 HARRIS — Tonight will be a night to remember for members of the Bark River-Harris Schools choir as they take to the stage with rock legends Foreigner at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris. more »»

Mine closure: No major impact on ore docks

April 1, 2016 ESCANABA — Despite the eminent closure of the Empire Mine in Marquette County, officials from Cliffs Natural Resources say the Escanaba ore docks will not be significantly affected by the reduced... more »»

Police nab breaking and entering suspect

April 1, 2016 TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP — A breaking and entering suspect who fled from police was apprehended Thursday after his vehicle got stuck in snow in Houghton County, according to Michigan State Police from th... more »»

Judge: Effort to recall Snyder can move forward

April 1, 2016 LANSING (AP) — A judge says a political activist can proceed with recall efforts against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder over his handling of Flint's crisis with lead-tainted water. more »»

Straits oil spill could affect shoreline areas

April 1, 2016 ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A newly-released study says hundreds of miles of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron shoreline are at risk of contamination if oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac rupture. more »»

U.P. man jailed for terrorist threats

March 31, 2016 MENOMINEE — A Menominee man remains lodged in jail for allegedly making threats of terrorism to the general population in the region via social media, according to police and court records. more »»

Sheriff: Take all threats seriously

March 31, 2016 MENOMINEE — Police take each and every threat against the public seriously whether the target is a country or a small town, commented a local official reacting to the recent arrest of a Menominee ma... more »»

DATA gets road project funding

March 31, 2016 ESCANABA — Regional governmental agencies supported the Delta Area Transit Authority (DATA) and Delta County road projects Wednesday by allocating portions of road project funding to the two groups... more »»



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