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New front considered in Asian carp war

November 19, 2014 TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — A new line of defense against invasive Asian carp may be opened on a river near Chicago in hopes of providing further short-term protection for the Great Lakes while a permanent... more »»

Audit: Stores buying lottery tickets from players

November 19, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Some Michigan stores that sell lottery tickets are hitting the jackpot by buying winning tickets from desperate players at a discount, according to auditors who are urging a crackdown... more »»

Sock Hop

November 18, 2014 Youth in kindergarten through third grade were having a blast Friday evening during the YMCA’s Turkey Trot Sock Hop in Escanaba. more »»

Esky School Board adjusts staff pay

November 18, 2014 ESCANABA — After much discussion, the Escanaba School Board approved employment agreement adjustments regarding “performance bonuses” for two positions at the newly-created Escanaba Student Success... more »»

Outlook good for school finances

November 18, 2014 GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Area School District is on track to have $362,714 more than expected in the district’s general fund following the adoption of Budget Amendment 1 at Monday’s school board... more »»

Trial scheduled in Esky sexual assault case

November 18, 2014 ESCANABA — A 36-year-old Escanaba man, charged with the sexual assault of a minor in Escanaba in 2013, is scheduled to go to trial in Delta County Circuit Court next sprin. more »»

School board rates Lemire ‘highly effective’

November 18, 2014 ESCANABA - Escanaba Superintendent Michele Lemire has been deemed a “highly effective” superintendent for the district, according to her evaluation by the Escanaba School Board. more »»

Snowstorm hits parts of U.P., east Delta County

November 18, 2014 ESCANABA — Many areas of the Upper Peninsula were hit with lake effect snow this morning, but experts from the National Weather Service expect the snowfall will diminish throughout the day for most... more »»

Child death case marks first anniversary

November 18, 2014 EL PASO, Texas — It was one year ago on Nov. 17 when an El Paso couple was arrested in Escanaba after fleeing from their home with their older son. more »»

Manistique Christmas Parade set

November 18, 2014 MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Merchants’ Association (MMA) and the City of Manistique will be holding its annual Merchants’ Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, MMA President David Vaughan said. more »»

Gay marriage issue before high court

November 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A same-sex couple from Michigan is putting the question of the right to marry nationwide squarely before the Supreme Court. more »»

Federal gov’t health websites come up short

November 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — With many seniors facing high medical bills, a congressional investigation has found that federal government websites meant to give Medicare patients basic consumer tools instead... more »»

Supporters of oil pipeline scramble for vote

November 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — With the clock ticking, supporters of a Senate bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline are still scrambling to find the last vote. more »»

Deer Season Begins

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Casperson, McBroom look ahead

November 17, 2014 ESCANABA — As a new term approaches for the Michigan Legislature, recently re-elected Rep. Ed McBroom and Sen. Tom Casperson have begun to focus on what they plan to accomplish in office. more »»

Man faces sexual assault charges

November 17, 2014 MANISTIQUE — A Manistique man — arrested in January on eight felonies relating to three minors allegedly sexually assaulted by him — is set for a pretrial conference in Schoolcraft County Circuit... more »»

Suspect fatally shot in home break-in identified

November 17, 2014 MENOMINEE — Police have identified the suspect who was fatally shot while breaking into a Menominee County home last week. Hayden D. Gagnon, 19, of Wallace and originally from Pulaski, Wi. more »»

‘Mo-Buddies’ brings students together

November 17, 2014 ESCANABA — Juniors and seniors at Escanaba High School have recently been given the opportunity to serve as buddies to their fellow peers — “Mo-Buddies,” to be exac. more »»

Hopes and fears as health law sign-up season opens

November 17, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul opened, with hopes that this time consumers will have a positive experienc. more »»

Obama calls IS beheadings ‘pure evil’

November 17, 2014 BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has beheaded Peter Kassig, releasing a video Sunday showing a masked militant standing over the severed head of a man it said was the former U.S. more »»



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