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Kiwanis Home and Garden Show this weekend

April 9, 2015 ESCANABA — What do gardening and pancakes have in common? For many people, the answer might be “not muc. more »»

Push on to locate fish farms here

April 9, 2015 ESCANABA — Director of the Delta County Economic Development Alliance (DCEDA) Vicki Schwab discussed the potential of developing aquaculture in the Central Upper Peninsula during a Delta County join... more »»

Court OKs retirement change for teachers

April 9, 2015 LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a 2012 law requiring public school employees to pay more toward their pension to avoid receiving less in retirement, and the justices... more »»

Michigan’s veterans’ health care facilities performing well

April 9, 2015 LANSING (AP) — The chronically long waits for care that have infuriated patients at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics in some parts of the country are a lot more rare in Michigan, and the... more »»

Best, worst performers for VA care in state

April 9, 2015 LANSING (AP) — The best and worst-performing VA facilities in Michigan, based on the percentage of appointments that took 31 days or longer to complete between Sept. 1 and Feb. more »»

Play at Bay

April 8, 2015 Rehearsal was underway at Bay College’s Besse Center Theater Tuesday evening for the upcoming performance of “Picasso at Lapin Agile. more »»

Help here for jobless mill workers

April 8, 2015 MANISTIQUE — Following the closure of the FutureMark Manistique mill last month ,many have been left looking for employment and questioning the direction the community will go following the loss of... more »»

Delta County schedules road projects

April 8, 2015 ESCANABA — The Delta County Road Commission (DCRC) will begin working on road construction projects this summer, Construction Superintendent Van Marenger said. more »»

Lower summer gas prices expected

April 8, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about 6 years, according to the Energy Department. more »»

Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?

April 8, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Tired of those annoying, sometimes costly, robocalls favored by scammers? The Federal Communications Commission is being asked to consider whether more can be done to block the... more »»

Five things to know about robocalls

April 8, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has been asked to look into the issue of robocalls, the automated phone messages favored by political campaigns, charities and scammers. more »»

Helping cancer patients

April 7, 2015 GLADSTONE — Sporting a newly-shaved head, Nicole Harris, 27, of Gladstone was in the process of preparing a bag of snacks and assorted items to help her pass the time when she had her first... more »»

No charges in fatal shooting

April 7, 2015 MENOMINEE — A Menominee County homeowner who shot and killed a 19-year-old man during a home invasion last November will not face charges and will appear before a court in the trials of two other me... more »»

Plane crashes on Mackinac Island

April 7, 2015 MACKINAC ISLAND (AP) — No injuries are reported following the crash of a small plane on Mackinac Island. Police say the pilot was the only person aboard the plane, which was flying from S. more »»

Parts of sex offender law unconstitutional

April 7, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — Parts of Michigan’s sex offender registry law are unconstitutional, including a requirement that offenders stay at least 1,000 feet from schools, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. more »»

Michigan woman, 115, is world’s oldest person

April 7, 2015 INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A 115-year-old Detroit-area woman is listed as the world’s oldest living person following the death of a 116-year-old Arkansas woman. more »»

More join state’s robotics craze

April 7, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — An increasing number of students from Michigan’s most financially strapped urban school districts, including Detroit and Flint, are joining robotics teams because local universities... more »»

Medicare bill helps doctors and kids, but deficit foes cool

April 7, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans say bipartisan legislation reworking how Medicare pays doctors is a milestone toward curbing the huge, growing benefit program. more »»

The Hunt is On

April 6, 2015 The New Life Assembly of God Church in Escanaba was packed Saturday morning as a free community Easter egg hunt took place. more »»

Local jobless rate declines

April 6, 2015 ESCANABA — The jobless rate has declined both in the local area and the Upper Peninsula, according to statistics released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. more »»



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