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Holiday weekend packed with local events

July 2, 2014 ESCANABA — Local communities are preparing to celebrate America’s Independence this weekend with a bang. more »»

Rock the Dock set for Saturday

July 2, 2014 ESCANABA — Family and friends are invited to attend Escanaba’s second “Rock the Dock” event at the municipal dock this Saturday when a variety of fun-filled activities are scheduled for all age. more »»

State trying to block tree-killing insect wave

July 2, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Michigan imposed a quarantine on shipments of fir trees and some timber products from outside the state to protect the state’s nearly 14 million fir trees from an invasive insect that... more »»

Groups want tougher action on pipeline

July 2, 2014 TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Some environmental groups are asking Michigan Go. more »»

Superintendents ask for boost in funding

July 2, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Superintendents from some Michigan school districts are calling on lawmakers to return to Lansing to boost their funding. The state budget signed last week by Gov. more »»

Board looks at financial future

July 1, 2014 MANISTIQUE — The Manistique School Board spent time reviewing where it has been in the last year and where it is headed financially during a special meeting held Monday night. more »»

Semi truck accident victim is recovering

July 1, 2014 MENOMINEE TOWNSHIP — An Escanaba woman, who was run over by a semi truck in Menominee Township more than a month ago, remains hospitalized in Milwaukee where she is in stable condition. more »»

Charges lessened in CSC case

July 1, 2014 ESCANABA — A 21-year-old Escanaba man was sentenced Monday to 83 days in jail on one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a minor earlier this year. more »»

Beach battles brewing with EPA

July 1, 2014 TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — A federal plan to lower thresholds for warning the public about contaminated beach water is drawing protests from state officials in the Great Lakes region and along the ocean... more »»

Snyder finishes signing $53.2 billion budget

July 1, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday finished signing a $5. more »»

Student loan interest rates to increase

July 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates go up today for students taking out new federal loans. This hike is relatively minimal but could foreshadow more increases to come. more »»

New recalls and questions about auto parts safety

July 1, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry. more »»

New plan guides Kirtland’s warbler recovery

July 1, 2014 MARQUETTE — Nearly 40 years after the Kirtland’s warbler was added to the federal list of threatened and endangered species, the birds — whose population recovery has been dramatic with the help of... more »»

A glimpse of the past

June 30, 2014 An opening for the exhibit Selling Nahma took place at the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center Thursday afternoon and included a special family concert by Kitty Donohoe titled “Bunyan and Banjoes. more »»

Guide helps fire victims recover

June 30, 2014 ESCANABA — Victims experiencing the trauma of a house fire are getting back on their feet with the help of an “After the Fire” guide available from Escanaba Public Safety. more »»

Laws to crack down on meth production

June 30, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Three new Michigan laws intended to stop people from buying small amounts of medicine from numerous stores to illegally make methamphetamine have been signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. more »»

How does Michigan’s budget impact you?

June 30, 2014 LANSING (AP) — School children, college students and others will be impacted when the next state budget starts in about three months. The Republican-written spending plan, which Gov. more »»

Swimmer’s itch recurring problem in Michigan lakes

June 30, 2014 GERRISH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Swimmer’s itch is a painful problem that many northern Michigan visitors can’t duc. more »»



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