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IG: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause deaths

August 27, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department... more »»

Code enforcement gets high marks

August 26, 2014 GLADSTONE — Code enforcement was a major topic at Monday night’s Gladstone City Commission meetin. more »»

Charges filed in fatal crash

August 26, 2014 GWINN — A 32-year-old Rock man has been charged with driving while intoxicated causing the death of a female passenger in a motorcycle accident in Gwinn this weekend. William Henry Toyra Jr. more »»

Guilty verdict in assault case

August 26, 2014 ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was found guilty Monday of assaulting a man with a wooden baton in Escanaba last December. The verdict was handed down in Delta County Circuit Cour. more »»

Disc golf thriving in Delta County

August 26, 2014 ESCANABA — Years before the construction of Ludington Links, Escanaba’s first disc golf course, Jon Harris found his own way to play the sport. more »»

Soggy Ducks

August 25, 2014 Though most of the day was wet and gloomy, that didn’t stop the Delta County Jaycees’ annual Duck Races fundraiser Saturday. more »»

Brewery to open soon

August 25, 2014 ESCANABA — The new Upper Hand Brewery, recently constructed in Escanaba, is looking to start making beer next month, according to the president of Bell’s Brewery Inc. “We have staff to get started. more »»

Projects improve airport

August 25, 2014 ESCANABA — The Delta County Airport will undertake one of its largest improvement projects in years when they install a new boarding bridge this fall, Airport Manager Kelly Smith said. more »»

U.P. wolf attacks increase

August 25, 2014 MARQUETTE — Over the past month, Dickinson County farmer Allen Holmes has had two calves killed and another injured by wolves, with another calf and a bull missing. And Holmes is not alone. more »»

State ups U.P. tree planting with new fee

August 25, 2014 MARQUETTE (AP) — State natural resources officials are combining revenue from an increase in hunting fees and the work of employees and volunteers across the Upper Peninsula to plant tens of... more »»

Democrats pick candidates to undo GOP control

August 25, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Michigan Democrats on Sunday rallied behind a ticket of candidates they hope will end the GOP’s dominance of state government in the November election, nominating gubernatorial... more »»

Volunteers save Rock Labor Day

August 23, 2014 ROCK — The Rock Lions Labor Day Festival is once again taking place in Rock on Saturday, Aug. 30, bringing a parade, music, food, games, and a flea market to the community for all ages to enjoy. more »»

New alternative ed program starts

August 23, 2014 ESCANABA — A new Escanaba Area Public Schools alternative education program will soon begin its first year. more »»

City, DDA look at future

August 23, 2014 MANISTIQUE — The Manistique City Council and Downtown Development Authority have joined forces to reflect on accomplishments, evaluate current projects, and set goals for the community. more »»

Unemployment rates increase locally, in U.P.

August 23, 2014 ESCANABA — The jobless rate locally and in the Upper Peninsula as a whole rose in July, according to data released by the state Department of Technology, Management and Budget. more »»

Come sail away

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Work on economic zone continues

August 22, 2014 ESCANABA — Now that state law allows for a Next Michigan economic development corporation in the central Upper Peninsula, work has begun to create the documents needed for the area to receive the... more »»

Council approves New Year’s fireworks

August 22, 2014 ESCANABA — Escanaba will once again present a fireworks display on New Year’s Eve for the second year in a row, council decided at its meeting Thursday. more »»

AmeriCorps program coming to Escanaba Schools

August 22, 2014 ESCANABA — Two schools in the Escanaba Area Public Schools district will have another tool to help improve student achievement this year through the AmeriCorps program. more »»



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