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House forms committee to look at road funding

May 15, 2015 LANSING (AP) — A new Michigan House committee has been formed to look at funding repairs to the state’s roads. more »»

Senate votes to repeal prevailing wage law

May 15, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday to repeal a 50-year-old state law that requires better pay and benefits on state-financed construction projects after forceful... more »»

Emotional testimony opens trial

May 14, 2015 ESCANABA — The murder trial of an Escanaba man — accused of fatally stabbing his estranged wife last summer — began Wednesday with emotional testimony from the victim’s mother and aunt who found the... more »»

Landfill low on revenue

May 14, 2015 ESCANABA — Representatives from local units of government gathered in Escanaba Wednesday to discuss the future of the Delta County Landfill during the monthly joint governmental round table... more »»

Airport ceremony marks new boarding ramp

May 14, 2015 ESCANABA — Delta County Airport held a grand opening ceremony for their newly-completed boarding ramp Wednesday to celebrate the project’s completion. more »»

Shutdown, sale of Esky power plant continues

May 14, 2015 ESCANABA — The process to shut down Escanaba’s power plant continues alongside the process to sell the facility to Sterling Energy Group (SEG) at a higher price than the company proposed. more »»

Escanaba murder trial begins

May 13, 2015 ESCANABA — Jury selection began this morning in the murder trial of an Escanaba man accused of killing his wife last fal. more »»

Ice chills Great Lakes shipping

May 13, 2015 ESCANABA — Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 4.3 million tons in April, nearly 15 percent below the month’s long-term average. more »»

Disc golf course gets improvements

May 13, 2015 GLADSTONE — Now that Pioneer Trail Park has officially re-opened as of Monday, disc golfers will be able to try out some improvements made to the disc golf course there in recent months. more »»

Lawmakers allow eviction notices by email

May 13, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan lawmakers finalized a bill Tuesday that would let landlords email eviction notices to tenants or notify them through social media, which supporters said is a reflection that... more »»

Snyder signs bills to loosen airsoft gun rules

May 13, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws relaxing Michigan’s restrictions on BB, pellet and paintball guns. more »»

House blocks EPA control of wetlands

May 13, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday voted to block government rules that would clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should be protected from pollution and development under the... more »»

Chief justice backs pay raises, bill to change process

May 13, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s top judge said Tuesday that a state panel’s potential impending recommendation to raise judicial pay is “symbolic” and lawmakers should approve legislation changing how... more »»

No summer vacation? Senate adds days to session schedule

May 13, 2015 LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Senate is planning to remain in session this summer after voters rejected a road-funding proposal on last week’s ballo. more »»

Horsing Around

May 12, 2015 ESCANABA — A windy and cool day didn’t stop the Silver Spur Saddle Club of Escanaba from hosting its Sixth Annual Spring Clinic on Saturday at the U.P. State Fairgrounds. more »»

City looks at selling property

May 12, 2015 GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission welcomed its newest members Monday and set the stage for a discussion about the future of city-owned property. more »»

Man gets jail time for theft

May 12, 2015 ESCANABA — An employee of the former Arby’s in Escanaba, who pleaded guilty to stealing money from the restaurant last summer, was sentenced Monday to jail time. more »»

Casperson backs bill to connect power system

May 12, 2015 ESCANABA — State Sen. more »»

Heritage gives $55,000 to school

May 12, 2015 GARDEN — Big Bay de Noc School received a $55,000 donation from Heritage Sustainable Energy and the Martin and Olivia Lagina Trust in a special program Monday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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