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Senate OKs roadside drug test bill

January 22, 2016 LANSING — The Michigan Senate passed legislation this week to create a pilot program allowing roadside saliva testing of motorists suspected of driving while under the influence of controlled... more »»

Verso late on loan payments

January 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — Verso Corp. and Verso Holdings LLC — which purchased NewPage Corp. more »»

Planning Commission talks goals for 2016

January 22, 2016 ESCANABA — The Escanaba Planning Commission’s 2016 goals and major construction-related projects in the city were presented to city council which approved the year-end report at its regular meeting... more »»

Program has positive impact on local school truancy rates

January 22, 2016 ESCANABA — Though the Delta County School-Justice Partnership was implemented just months ago, Delta County Prosecuting Attorney Phil Strom said it has already had a positive impact on truancy rates... more »»

EPA official resigns over Flint water crisis

January 22, 2016 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A regional director of the U.S. more »»

Barges in icy waters

January 21, 2016 ESCANABA — Four boats were docked at Basic Marine’s port in Escanaba on Tuesday. more »»

Bat ruling may hurt logging industry

January 21, 2016 ESCANABA — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued new regulations last week to protect the northern long-eared bat (NLEB), but the changes could hinder logging operations in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

BBBS Jig It! ice fishing event set for Saturday

January 21, 2016 ESCANABA — Though unseasonably warm weather earlier in January put the event’s future into question, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Bay Area will host its 10th annual Jig It! Ice Fishing... more »»

Brunke sentencing postponed in triple murder case

January 21, 2016 MANISTIQUE — The sentencing for a Manistique man who was a codefendant in a triple homicide case has been postponed for a second time. more »»

Bay College board hears results of student survey

January 21, 2016 ESCANABA — Bay College Research Data Analyst Kim Reeve-DeLong updated members of the college’s board of trustees on statistics relating to student enrollment and satisfaction during the board’s... more »»

Road lane closed for leaking service line repair

January 21, 2016 ESCANABA — Motorists traveling on Ludington Street and U.S. more »»

Senate panel OKs bill to drop wolf protections

January 21, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee has approved a Republican amendment to strip federal protection from gray wolves in three Great Lakes states and Wyoming. more »»

Board supports repeal of language in new ballot law

January 21, 2016 ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board has passed a resolution calling for immediate repeal of a section of Michigan’s recently-enacted ballot law, Public Act 269 of 2015. The new law signed by Gov. more »»

Service Fair

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Escanaba starting budget work

January 20, 2016 ESCANABA — It’s that time again when the city of Escanaba begins crunching numbers for the upcoming fiscal year budget. City Manager Jim O’Toole is hoping revenue gains will offset revenue losses. more »»

Iron River man wins $1 million in Powerball

January 20, 2016 LANSING — An Iron River man thought a co-worker was playing a mean trick on him when she told him he’d won $1 million playing Powerball. more »»

Board hears plans for county parks

January 20, 2016 ESCANABA — Delta Conservation District Executive Director Rory Mattson spoke about goals for Delta County’s parks and campgrounds — including an ATV theme park — while reviewing a proposed five-year... more »»

Government buildings, schools lose Internet

January 20, 2016 ESCANABA — Internet service was restored Tuesday afternoon at several schools in Delta County, the county jail, and government offices in Escanaba, which were without the computer link most of the... more »»

Gov. Snyder devotes speech to Flint water crisis

January 20, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Only a year ago, Rick Snyder began his second term as Michigan governor promoting the same achievements that had propelled him to victory in 2014: The state was at last in the midst o... more »»

What Snyder talked about besides Flint

January 20, 2016 In his State of the State speech Tuesday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made announcements not directly related to the Flint water crisis. more »»



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