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Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

August 20, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaz... more »»

Labor Day favorite returns

August 19, 2014 ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula Steam and Gas Engine Association will be hosting its annual Labor Day show on Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds. more »»

More students in advanced classes

August 19, 2014 ESCANABA — More students took advantage of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and dual enrollment opportunities at Escanaba High School during the 2013-14 school year compared to the past several years... more »»

New hires in school district

August 19, 2014 GLADSTONE — This year Gladstone students will see some new faces in the halls and classrooms following a series of hires made at Monday night’s school board meetin. more »»

Pizza employee charged with theft

August 19, 2014 ESCANABA — A 52-year-old Escanaba woman — accused of embezzling from a local pizza business — has been bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court where she may make a plea or... more »»

Propane customers urged to prepare for heating needs

August 19, 2014 ESCANABA — The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is asking propane customers to prepare their heating needs early for the upcoming winter so last year’s supply issues don’t repeat themselve. more »»

Police, protesters clash in Ferguson

August 19, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. more »»

Governor meets victims of flooding

August 19, 2014 WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder toured flood-damage in metropolitan Detroit on Monday, meeting a woman who’s living in a tent in the front yard of her water-damaged home. more »»

U.P. State Fair comes to close

August 18, 2014 ESCANABA — The sights, sounds, and smells of the Upper Peninsula State Fair have faded from the Escanaba landscape, but the memories of a particularly successful fair season are still fresh in the... more »»

Shipping levels best in 6 years

August 18, 2014 ESCANABA — Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 7,231,506 tons in July, the highest level since July 2008 when 7,318,961 tons were loaded at U.S. and Canadian port. more »»

Monarch butterfly population declines

August 18, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Habitat loss and an especially harsh winter are proving to be a destructive combination for Michigan’s monarch butterflies, though locally the monarch population may have improved fro... more »»

Debates in governor, US Senate races in doubt

August 18, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Michigan voters have viewed at least $20 million worth of political ads in competitive gubernatorial and U.S. Senate campaigns. But whether they will see Gov. more »»

Ribbon-cutting held for PCC plant

August 16, 2014 ESCANABA — Gov. more »»

Art in the sand

August 16, 2014 more »»

Fair Schedule

August 16, 2014 Today 8 a.m. — Gates open 8:30 a.m. — Open Horse Show-Halter and English 10 a.m. — Exhibit Buildings open throughout the Fairgrounds, Skerbeck Bros. more »»

‘Cheese Lady’ Kaufmann carves out cow sculpture at fair

August 16, 2014 ESCANABA — “People say to me, ‘do you carve ice? Do you carve butter? Do you carve chocolate?,’” Sarah “The Cheese Lady” Kaufmann said. “And I say, ‘no, I don’t have time. more »»

Governor praises U.P. at fair

August 15, 2014 ESCANABA — Thursday was definitely Governor’s Day at the state fair in Escanaba where Gov. more »»

Business leaders meet with Snyder

August 15, 2014 HARRIS — Gov. more »»

Miracle of Life: Old favorite still going strong at fair

August 15, 2014 ESCANABA — For some people, it’s an exhibit that has become virtually synonymous with the U.P. State Fai. more »»



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