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Q&A on Michigan ballot measure

May 4, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of a constitutional amendment that would raise Michigan’s sales tax by 1 percentage point to trigger more money for a deteriorating network of... more »»

Wording of Proposal 1 road funding measure

May 4, 2015 By The Associated Press The wording of Proposal 1, which will be decided in a special Michigan election on Tuesday: A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6... more »»

Police kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event

May 4, 2015 GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two gunmen were killed Sunday in Texas after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad, and a bomb squad was... more »»

Salmon get new home

May 2, 2015 GLADSTONE — Sixth grade students from the Gladstone Junior High School met at the boat launch on the Escanaba River at Pioneer Trail Park in Gladstone Friday morning to release salmon they had been... more »»

Escanaba murder trial set

May 2, 2015 ESCANABA — With just a week and a half until the murder trial of Kallay Randal Batchelor begins, court rulings were issued Friday allowing specific conversations made between the victim and others t... more »»

Defendants enter pleas in drug cases

May 2, 2015 ESCANABA — To date, seven defendants have entered pleas in court in connection with drug arrests made by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) during a multi-agency execution of... more »»

Two new Upper Hand beers coming

May 2, 2015 ESCANABA — Two new Upper Hand Brewery beers will be heading to bars and restaurants in the Upper Peninsula soon. UPX (7. more »»

Small, midsize SUVs drive US auto sales gains

May 2, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — In April of 2014, the compact Chevrolet Cruze outsold the Equinox midsize SUV by more than a thousand vehicles. A year later, the Equinox trounced the Cruze by nearly 8,000 in sales. more »»

Prosecutor quits over Facebook post

May 2, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan prosecutor’s office says an assistant prosecutor quit after posting on Facebook that people assaulting police officers in Baltimore should be sho. more »»

Going, going, gone!

May 1, 2015 ESCANABA — Spring finally seems to have sprung as grass in the area is turning green and members of the community are moving their activities outdoors. more »»

Besse donation helps local food pantries

May 1, 2015 GLADSTONE — A $250,000 donation from the John and Melissa Besse Foundation to local food pantries is going to make an incredible and tremendous difference for agencies who help the needy in Delta... more »»

Viau reflects on career as Delta County administrator

May 1, 2015 ESCANABA — For 36 years, County Administrator Nora Viau has been a fixture in Delta County’s government. more »»

Prior victims’ testimony allowed in CSC case

May 1, 2015 ESCANABA — A court ruling issued Wednesday will allow testimony from prior victims to be entered as evidence in next month’s trial of an Escanaba man accused of sexually assaulting a minor in... more »»

Snyder kicks off tour supporting tax increase

May 1, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and other Proposal 1 supporters have launched a road tour urging voters to approve a tax increase on May 5 that would generate $1.2 billion a year more for roads. more »»

The Art of Illustration

April 30, 2015 RAPID RIVER — Students at the Rapid River School enjoyed the opportunity for a hands-on experience with drawing as visiting artist Mark Crilley presented drawing workshops for individual grades... more »»

Suspect remains in Illinois

April 30, 2015 GLADSTONE — A suspect arrested in connection with the deaths of three people in Schoolcraft County remained lodged in an Illinois jail this morning, but is expected to be transported soon to the... more »»

Outlook good for area farmers

April 30, 2015 ESCANABA — A milder winter and a warm spring could lead to a good year for area farmers, according to experts. more »»

Outdoor Expo starts Friday

April 30, 2015 MANISTIQUE — As temperatures in the Upper Peninsula begin to warm up, the Manistique Recreation 2015 Outdoor Expo and Gun and Knife Show will provide an opportunity for people to get in the mood for... more »»



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