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Attempted murder court date scheduled

November 14, 2014 MANISTIQUE — A Manistique man — accused of attempting to murder a Manistique woman this summer — is scheduled to appear for a pretrial conference in Schoolcraft County Circuit Court in two weeks. more »»

Schuette: State utilities shouldn’t raise rates

November 14, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general says he is challenging two utility companies’ requests to increase electric rates in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Michigan Senate votes to double gasoline tax

November 14, 2014 LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Senate voted Thursday to more than double the state gasoline tax over four years to raise at least $1 billion to fix roads, a major step toward a possible comprehensive... more »»

Details emerge in fatal break-in

November 13, 2014 MENOMINEE — Details released on the recent fatal shooting of a suspect breaking into a Menominee County home stated the intruder broke into an attached garage then broke into the home before being... more »»

Truck driver hospitalized following train crash

November 13, 2014 STEPHENSON — A truck driver from Norway was admitted to the intensive care unit at a Wisconsin hospital following an accident involving a truck sliding into a train in Stephenson on Tuesday. more »»

Firearm deer season a boost to UP economy

November 13, 2014 ESCANABA — Though its popularity has decreased slightly over the years, the firearm deer hunting season still plays a major, positive role in the economy of the Upper Peninsula, according to Tom... more »»

Municipalities encouraged to apply for project funds

November 13, 2014 ESCANABA — Local municipalities are encouraged to request funds for economic development projects to the Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission (CUPPAD), announced an... more »»

Michigan GOP bill to prohibit gay bias under fire

November 13, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Republicans on Wednesday proposed a long-awaited bill to prohibit discrimination against gays, though chances dimmed for legislative approval of the measure because of concerns that... more »»

Keystone tops first day of lame duck

November 13, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A political gambit by an endangered Senate Democrat broke loose long-stalled legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline as the lame-duck Congress returned to a... more »»

A salute to our veterans

November 12, 2014 ESCANABA — The Delta County Veterans Council and Gardens of Rest Cemetery hosted their annual Veterans Day Memorial Service Tuesday at 11 a.m. more »»

Wolf hunt future remains uncertain

November 12, 2014 ESCANABA — The dust from the elections held earlier this month may have settled, but the future of wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula remains undecided. more »»

Woman arrested on heroin charge

November 12, 2014 MENOMINEE — After fleeing from police and crossing a state line, a 24-year-old Menominee Township motorist was arrested on a heroin charge on Monday, according to the Menominee County Sheriff’s... more »»

Man gets prison term for damage to tree nursery

November 12, 2014 MANISTIQUE — A 26-year-old Manistique man was recently sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for damaging a tree nursery in Manistique last spring. Jacob Wesley Gage, of 8284W Hwy. more »»

Company billed for power outage costs

November 12, 2014 ESCANABA — Costs have been determined for a power outage caused when high winds flung a tent into a utility pole in Escanaba last month. On the evening of Oct. more »»

AP Interview: Meekhof hails union, abortion laws

November 12, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Two years ago, Sen. Arlan Meekhof helped usher in Michigan’s landmark law making union fees voluntary for workers, a feat he’d thought was probably impossible until at least 2015. more »»

US-China climate deal aims to prod others to act

November 12, 2014 BEIJING (AP) — A groundbreaking agreement struck by the United States and China is putting the world’s two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the heat-trapping gases blamed for global... more »»

Winter storm closes area schools

November 11, 2014 A winter storm has forced cancellation of area schools today (Tuesday, Nov. 11). more »»

Snow doesn’t stop brewery opening

November 11, 2014 ESCANABA — Beer, pasties and snow welcomed those attending the grand opening of Bell’s Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba Monda. more »»

Intruder fatally shot during break-in

November 11, 2014 MENOMINEE — While attempting to break into a home in Mellen Township, a 19-year-old male suspect was shot and killed Monday by a homeowner, according to Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks. more »»

 
 
 

 

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