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Frozen ‘Freighter’

January 28, 2015 Jenny Lancour | Daily Press An ice chunk, pictured above, appears to be a freighter frozen in the ice in Lake Michigan in this photograph taken near the Manistique Lighthouse on Thursday afternoon. more »»

Homeless count begins tonight

January 28, 2015 ESCANABA — Tonight volunteers will be conducting a Point In Time (PIT) Count of the homeless population in Delta County. more »»

Peltin gets jail term for stealing funds

January 28, 2015 ESCANABA — An Escanaba woman, who embezzled funds from an out-of-state business she worked for, was ordered to six months in jail and five years probation during her sentencing in Delta County... more »»

Guilty plea in stolen meds case

January 28, 2015 ESCANABA — A Bark River woman, accused of stealing medications from home health care patients in Escanaba and Schaffer, recently pleaded guilty to possession of an analogue and petty larceny during ... more »»

Northern Lights YMCA kicks off annual campaign

January 28, 2015 ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA officially began its 30th Anniversary Annual Campaign — a new name for what was formerly known as the “Strong Kids Campaign” — with a recent kickoff event held at... more »»

Education, not prevailing wage, early focus for Senate GOP

January 28, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Majority Republican senators plan to quickly pass legislation that would rank schools’ performance with letter grades and change how teachers are evaluated, but said Tuesday they’ll... more »»

A Slippery Slope

January 27, 2015 A thin covering of ice made for slippery hills and good sledding at Ludington Park on Saturday. more »»

Gladstone closer to millage hike

January 27, 2015 GLADSTONE — Monday night, the Gladstone City Commission moved one step closer to bringing a ballot question before Gladstone residents to increase the city’s millage rate. more »»

Three targeted in recall effort

January 27, 2015 GLADSTONE — The names of three Gladstone city commissioners under recall who voted to approved the reinstatement of 1. more »»

Manistique supports mining operation

January 27, 2015 MANISTIQUE — The Manistique City Council has approved a motion to write a letter in support of Graymont’s proposed “Rexton Project.” P.J. more »»

Hearing scheduled for assault suspect

January 27, 2015 ESCANABA — A 32-year-old Escanaba man — charged with seriously assaulting two people, destroying property, driving drunk, and fleeing from police — is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing i... more »»

Iron Belle Trail is name of new route

January 27, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — A new hiking and bicycling trail stretching hundreds of miles through Michigan will officially be called Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail, officials announced Monday. more »»

Snyder outlines civil rights priorities

January 27, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Gov. more »»

Fishing For Cash

January 26, 2015 Saturday was a beautiful day for the ninth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Bay Area’s Jig It! Ice Fishing Extravaganza which took place in the harbor area on Little Bay de Noc in... more »»

Woman dies after accidental shooting

January 26, 2015 REPUBLIC TOWNSHIP — A woman has died after an accidental shooting at her Republic Township hom. more »»

Less ice, more ore ships on lakes

January 26, 2015 ESCANABA — A relatively mild December on the Great Lakes allowed iron ore shipments to increase dramatically compared to a year ago when an early arriving winter blanketed the system with thick i. more »»

Manistique woman killed in accident

January 26, 2015 MANISTIQUE TOWNSHIP — A Manistique woman was killed when she was struck by a semi truck while she was walking on U.S. more »»

Man gets prison for two sexual assaults

January 26, 2015 MANISTIQUE — A 57-year-old Manistique man was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison for raping a girl in Manistique in 2012. more »»

Planning Commission: A good year for Escanaba

January 26, 2015 ESCANABA — Various economic development activities taking place in Escanaba in 2014 will continue into the new year, according to the planning commission’s year-in-review draft report presented at... more »»

Gay marriage case may affect bills

January 26, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Gov. more »»

Firms optimistic on hiring, wages in Q1

January 26, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising sales helped boost hiring at U.S. more »»



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