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Judge: Michigan must recognize 300-plus gay marriages

January 15, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge ruled Thursday that Michigan must recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages performed during a brief window last year. U.S. more »»

Escanaba to close power plant

January 15, 2015 ESCANABA — Escanaba will not be selling the power plant but will be shutting it down, the city council decided Wednesday. more »»

Buyer plans to continue pursuing plant purchase

January 15, 2015 ESCANABA — Despite Wednesday’s decisions by Escanaba to stop the sale of the city’s power plant and shut down the facility, the buyer says he will “pick up the pieces” and continue to try to purchas... more »»

Work on trade zone ongoing

January 15, 2015 ESCANABA — Efforts are underway in Lansing to formally apply for the creation of a Next Michigan Development Zone in the Upper Peninsula, according to an update presented at the joint governmental... more »»

Mild winter could yield lower costs for roads

January 15, 2015 ESCANABA — While still too early to say for sure, current weather trends suggest 2015’s winter may be less expensive for the Delta County Road Commission to deal with than last year’s winter,... more »»

Newly elected Michigan Legislature starts 2-year session

January 15, 2015 LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Legislature began a new two-year session Wednesday with new faces and new leaders, who pledged to work together and avoid gridlock before being met on their first day wit... more »»

Homeward bound

January 14, 2015 ESCANABA — The Delta Animal Shelter celebrated a major milestone in the process of moving to its new building Tuesday, as dozens of volunteers transported animals to the custom-built facility. more »»

Escanaba begins budget process

January 14, 2015 ESCANABA — Members of the public are encouraged to offer their input on Escanaba’s 2015-2016 budget by participating in upcoming hearings. more »»

Breakthrough in U.P. electric power crisis

January 14, 2015 MARQUETTE — After months of discussions, a package of four key agreements announced Tuesday — which will involve hundreds of millions of dollars — propose the basis for a comprehensive solution to... more »»

Could wolf protection be removed in Michigan?

January 14, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Several members of Congress are preparing legislation to take gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming off the endangered list in an attempt to undo court... more »»

Michigan Supreme Court hears major right-to-work case

January 14, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s conservative Supreme Court is seeking to reconcile whether 31,000 unionized state employees are covered by a right-to-work law, hearing opposing arguments Tuesday on whethe... more »»

Winter isn’t stopping local disc golf players

January 13, 2015 ESCANABA — During the winter, Pioneer Trail Park is officially closed, Executive Director of the Delta Conservation District Rory Mattson said. more »»

Major breakthrough in U.P. electric power crisis

January 13, 2015 MARQUETTE — After months of discussions, a package of four key agreements announced today - which will involve hundreds of millions of dollars - propose the basis for a comprehensive solution to the... more »»

City, public look at revenue options

January 13, 2015 GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission chambers were full Monday night as concerned residents and the commission discussed the future of revenue in the city and the possibility of a 3. more »»

Democratic party chair visits Esky

January 13, 2015 ESCANABA — Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson was in Escanaba Monday as part of his annual Upper Peninsula listening tour. During the tour, Johnson is discussing the concerns that face the U. more »»

Bat disease spreading in U.P.

January 13, 2015 MARQUETTE — U.P. residents in Mackinac, Dickinson, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties are going to start seeing bats in the middle of winter, and those bats will be dying. more »»

Snyder signs measure to hike road funding by $1.3 billion

January 13, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder signed laws Monday to spend $1. more »»

Snow Fun

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DDA survey could lead to funding

January 12, 2015 ESCANABA — Escanaba residents living three blocks north and south of Ludington Street are encouraged to participate in a survey to qualify the city for state funds for projects, including a new... more »»

Delta County Board looks at year ahead

January 12, 2015 ESCANABA — After the Delta County Board of Commissioners began another year with their re-organizational meeting last week, its members have begun to make “New Year’s resolutions” for what they hope... more »»



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