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7 charter school authorizers no longer at risk of suspension

March 26, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s top education official notified seven charter school authorizers Wednesday that they are no longer at risk of losing their ability to charter new schools, crediting them fo... more »»

Women in the Arts

March 25, 2015 ESCANABA — Bay College’s Women in the Arts speaker series continued Tuesday with a presentation from Black Iris Studio tattoo artist Jacqueline Beach about women’s role in the history of tattoo art. more »»

Escanaba schools plans for 2015-16

March 25, 2015 ESCANABA — Escanaba Area Public Schools has begun planning ahead for the 2015-16 school year, creating tentative organizational plans for staffing using estimated budget projections. more »»

City hopes to restore downtown buildings with recent certification

March 25, 2015 ESCANABA — Escanaba will be looking to restore a few downtown buildings as part of a certification the city recently earned, making it eligible to receive grants and technical assistance for... more »»

Wisconsin state trooper killed, bank robbed

March 25, 2015 FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Wisconsin state trooper was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a person who matched the description of a bank robbery suspect. more »»

Shipping season resumes on upper Great Lakes

March 25, 2015 SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Another cargo shipping season is underway on the upper Great Lakes. The navigational lock complex at Sault Ste. more »»

Endangered bird species to return to Great Lakes

March 25, 2015 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A wildlife expert says one of the state's endangered species will soon return to Michigan after spending winter in a warmer climate. Vince Cavelieri of the U.S. more »»

State House GOP calls for savings from health department merger

March 25, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s House signaled Tuesday it won’t try to block the proposed merger of the state’s Community Health and Human Services departments but will seek cost savings as a result. more »»

Wellness Fair

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Manistique schools picks Boddy

March 24, 2015 MANISTIQUE — The Manistique School Board selected Maryann Boddy, a middle and high school principal from Iron Mountain, to succeed Kathy McDonough as district superintendent during a special meeting... more »»

Guilty plea in child porn case

March 24, 2015 ESCANABA — A Gladstone man pleaded guilty Monday to 11 felonies in connection with possessing and sharing child pornography on the Internet. The pleas were made in Delta County Circuit Court. more »»

Manistique city manager promises help

March 24, 2015 MANISTIQUE — City Manager Sheila Aldrich updated the Manistique City Council on the city’s efforts to deal with the closure of the FutureMark Manistique paper mill during council’s regular meeting... more »»

Fish farm looking at Bays de Noc area

March 24, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Entrepreneurs may seek approval to establish fish farming in Michigan’s Great Lakes waters, officials said Monday — an undertaking that hasn’t taken place before on the U.. more »»

State tourism partners with Google

March 24, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan has been selected as the first Midwest state to partner with Google on making photos of travel destinations available through Google Maps. Lt. Gov. more »»

Music Makers

March 23, 2015 The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus performed a concert at the William Oliver Auditorium at the Escanaba Upper Elementary School on Sunday, hosted by the Daily Press. more »»

Spring Forecast

March 23, 2015 ESCANABA — Spring has sprung in the Upper Peninsula, and the National Weather Service (NWS) has predicted a higher-than-normal chance of above-average temperatures across the region from now through... more »»

Annual CBC telethon is Palm Sunday

March 23, 2015 MANISTIQUE — Schoolcraft County’s 48th annual CBC campaign will wrap up with a telethon held at Manistique Middle and High School on Palm Sunday, March 29, from 12 to 7 p.. more »»

Pepins honored as Volunteers of the Month

March 23, 2015 ESCANABA — For some people, old clocks and shirts are things to give away, but for John and Mary K. Pepin simple items mean a chance to help the poor. For their work through the Escanaba St. more »»

Push on to coax voters to raise taxes

March 23, 2015 LANSING (AP) — The campaign to coax voters to raises taxes for road repairs is intensifying, with proponents utilizing media ads and local emergency responders to warn that Michigan’s roads and... more »»



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