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Public urged to fight ’dark stores’

September 1, 2016 ESCANABA — The public is being encouraged to voice their opposition to the “dark store” tax loophole, which lowers property assessments for “big box” retailers and is reducing funding for local... more »»

More tax appeals filed

September 1, 2016 ESCANABA — Despite the Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruling in favor of Escanaba’s appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal decision that lowered the property assessment of the local Menards, the... more »»

Early start an option for schools

September 1, 2016 ESCANABA— Some Michigan schools are waiving the decade-old state law of starting school after Labor Day and beginning a week earlie. more »»

Suicide prevention event in 8th year

September 1, 2016 ESCANABA — Efforts to raise awareness of suicide prevention will continue with the eighth annual End the Silence Walk/Run on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Ludington Park in Escanaba. more »»

DNR survey: No invasive carp found in Great Lakes

September 1, 2016 LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that so far in 2016, no bighead and silver carp environmental DNA (eDNA) has been found in Michigan waters. more »»

Drug court up and running

August 31, 2016 ESCANABA — Delta County’s newly-established drug court is off to a good start with one individual participating and others waiting in line to be accepted into the program, which addresses drug and... more »»

Results stand after vote recount for Garden

August 31, 2016 ESCANABA — No significant changes were made to vote totals in a recount for Garden Township’s township trustee race in Delta County’s Aug. 2 primary election. more »»

Officials plan tour of jail

August 31, 2016 ESCANABA — A group of township officials, local union representatives, and other residents of Delta County will have a chance to see the current condition of the Delta County Correctional Facility... more »»

Bodies of firefighters return to U.P.

August 31, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The bodies of two U.P. firefighters killed in a crash on a Minnesota interstate are being returned to the Upper Peninsul. more »»

Escanaba schools establish team, hire personnel

August 31, 2016 ESCANABA— The Escanaba School Board unanimously approved the establishment of a junior varsity hockey team and hired four staff members at a special meeting Tuesday evening. more »»

Ranks of State Police troopers beginning to rise

August 30, 2016 LANSING — Christopher Belt, a Houghton Lake Post trooper on temporary assignment as a Michigan State Police Academy instructor, remembers when the state had 1,400 to 1,500 troopers and sergeants in... more »»

DDA agrees to fund city projects

August 30, 2016 GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Downtown Development Authority agreed to pay for $88,000 worth of current city infrastructure projects during a special meeting between the authority and the city commissio... more »»

Baraga man charged in fatal crash

August 30, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A U.. more »»

Man faces felony meth lab charges

August 30, 2016 ESCANABA — An 18-year-old Escanaba man remains lodged in jail on three felony counts relating to a math lab investigated in Escanaba by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team and Escanaba... more »»

Delta Animal Shelter class targets problem pooches

August 30, 2016 ESCANABA — Local dog owners can get free advice at the Delta Animal Shelter’s newly-introduced dog behavior class. more »»

Academy tests physical endurance

August 29, 2016 This is the second in a three-part series about five Upper Peninsula recruits going through the 130th Trooper Recruit School at the Michigan State Police Training Academy in Lansing. more »»

Bay opens semester with improvements to buildings

August 29, 2016 ESCANABA — Today marks the first day of Bay College’s fall 2016 semester. more »»

Schools waive post-Labor Day start

August 29, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Michigan is waiving more public schools from a decade-old law requirement to open after Labor Day — a nod to increasingly popular year-round schooling, the addition of more mandated... more »»

Law enforcement career often is family tradition

August 27, 2016 LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan State Police Training Academy is not for the faint of heart. more »»



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