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Michigan fines prison food vendor

August 9, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Michigan officials imposed a $200,000 fine Friday against the food vendor for the state’s prisons system, citing unapproved menu substitutions, inadequate staffing and employee... more »»

Council approves labor contracts

August 8, 2014 ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council approved two labor contracts and agreed to vacate a portion of a city alley during their regular meeting Thursday nigh. more »»

U.S. strikes militants, airlifts emergency aid in Iraq

August 8, 2014 IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqis on Friday welcomed the U.S. airlift of emergency aid to thousands of people who fled to the mountains to escape Islamic extremists and called for greater intervention, as U. more »»

Marina Fest marks return Saturday

August 8, 2014 ESCANABA — Those searching for fun by the water won’t have to look far this weekend as Marina Fest makes its return to the Escanaba Municipal Marina. The festival will kick off Saturday at 10 a.m. more »»

End The Silence Walk/Run set for Sept. 13 in Ludington Park

August 8, 2014 ESCANABA — End The Silence, a depression awareness and suicide prevention walk, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13. more »»

Obama threatens airstrikes on militants

August 8, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring that “America is coming to help,” President Barack Obama is authorizing U.. more »»

Bill lets some dogs be labeled as 'dangerous'

August 8, 2014 LANSING (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker has introduced legislation aiming to prevent incidents like one in which two dogs fatally mauled a jogger. The bill by Democratic Rep. more »»

Complaint filed against Schauer's running mate

August 8, 2014 LANSING (AP) — The Michigan secretary of state's office is investigating whether Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer's running mate illegally failed to form a campaign committee. more »»

Michigan economy grows 2 percent in latest year

August 8, 2014 LANSING (AP) — A new federal report says Michigan's economy has continued its steady recovery from the Great Recession, growing 2 percent in 2013 and staging a faster comeback than the nation as a... more »»

Remembering Cancer Victims

August 7, 2014 The Delta County Cancer Alliance’s annual Luminary Walk fundraiser took place in Ludington Park Wednesday evening in conjunction with the Escanaba City Band’s weekly concert. more »»

County, shelter agreement adopted

August 7, 2014 ESCANABA — The Delta County Board of Commissioners has adopted a new appropriation agreement with the Delta Animal Shelter. more »»

Edberg named Vet of Year

August 7, 2014 FELCH — James “Jim” Edberg has been selected as the 2014 U.P. Veteran of the Year. His Felch-Breen VFW Post 4803 nominated him to receive the award. He will be honored at the U.P. more »»

Obama to sign vet health care overhaul

August 7, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday. more »»

Gay marriage cases go before judges

August 7, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Judges Martha Craig Daughtrey and Deborah L. Cook made it clear fairly quickly they stood on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate. Their colleague, Judge Jeffrey S. more »»

Russia hits back on sanctions; bans food from West

August 7, 2014 MOSCOW (AP) — Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and... more »»

Let run costs included in tally

August 7, 2014 MARQUETTE — State emergency management officials said Friday they submitted all costs compiled locally — including water let-run costs — from last winter’s deep freeze for disaster aid consideration... more »»

Men sentenced for Marinette heroin sales

August 7, 2014 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two men accused of working with others to move heroin from Chicago to Marinette, Wisconsin and Menominee, Michigan have been sentenced in federal court. The U.S. more »»

Camp Days

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Economopoulos, Parks advance

August 6, 2014 ESCANABA — Despite voter turn out being only 24 percent, Delta County residents made their voices heard on local and state races during Tuesday’s primary election. more »»

Victory, defeat for DATA millage

August 6, 2014 ESCANABA — Voters in Escanaba Township narrowly approved a millage for Delta Area Transit Authority (DATA) bus services in Tuesday’s primary election, while the measure was defeated in Wells Townshi... more »»



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