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Man gets prison term for sexual assault

February 18, 2015 ESCANABA — A 29-year-old Bark River man was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female in an alley in Escanaba last summer. more »»

County approves equalization contract

February 18, 2015 ESCANABA — An updated equalization service contract was approved by the Delta County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting Tuesday. “What we’ve done is... more »»

Snyder puts renewed emphasis on blue-collar jobs

February 18, 2015 WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. more »»

If it’s Fat Tuesday, it must be time for paczki

February 17, 2015 ESCANABA — Paczki — the heavy, sweet, double-stuffed donuts which originated in Poland — have become big business in the Upper Peninsula, with local bakeries regularly selling thousands of the treat... more »»

Island Resort & Casino to expand

February 17, 2015 HARRIS — An $8 million expansion project has been announced at the Island Resort and Casino that will include the addition of a new 18 hole golf course, a full service spa, and a sports bar. more »»

Are students taking too many tests?

February 17, 2015 GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School Board took time Monday night to discuss the issue of over-testing elementary students. more »»

Woman charged with nursing home drug theft

February 17, 2015 ESCANABA — A 47-year-old Gladstone woman has been charged with larceny for allegedly stealing prescription medications last year from a local nursing home where she was employe. more »»

Gladstone recall election set for May 5

February 17, 2015 GLADSTONE — A special election has officially been called for the recall of three Gladstone City Commissioners. more »»

Esky schools searching for business director

February 17, 2015 ESCANABA — Escanaba Area Public Schools is finalizing its search for a new director of business services; the district’s superintendent updated the school board on the process at Monday night’s boar... more »»

Winter big factor for U.P. deer herd

February 16, 2015 ESCANABA — Though it is still too early to predict how this winter will affect Delta County’s 2015 deer population, there are some factors that can be taken into account, wildlife biologist for the... more »»

Conservation district to host forest meetings

February 16, 2015 ESCANABA — The Delta Conservation District (DCD) will host a series of informational meetings about topics related to nature in the U.P. over the next few months, executive director Rory Mattson said. more »»

Arctic blast, road closures hit U.P.

February 16, 2015 NEWBERRY (AP) — An Arctic cold front gripped Michigan on Sunday, sending temperatures plunging to minus 27 in the Upper Peninsula and minus 22 in the northern Lower Peninsula and shattering at least... more »»

Bills would legalize medical pot centers, drug alternatives

February 16, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Confusion surrounding the legality of marijuana dispensaries and non-smokable forms of the drug are prompting lawmakers to propose changes related to Michigan’s voter-approved law tha... more »»

Democrats seek relief from health law penalties

February 16, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve... more »»

FAA outlines proposed rules for commercial drones

February 16, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Drone on, the government says. Just not through the night sky. Or close to an airport. Or out of the operator’s sight. more »»

Valentine’s Crush

February 14, 2015 ESCANABA — Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love, and members of one Escanaba Junior High School club found a way for students to spread their love and friendship through a unique fundraiser... more »»

Efforts to control bullying rank low

February 14, 2015 ESCANABA — Michigan ranks low in its efforts to control bullying, according to the results of a recent WalletHub study, though local school administrators say their districts are working to reduce... more »»

County discusses employee bonuses

February 14, 2015 ESCANABA — Members of the Delta County Board of Commissioners discussed the possibility of giving one-time bonuses to some elected officials and non-bargaining employees in a committee of the whole... more »»



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