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Probe causes sparks to fly at council meeting

ESCANABA — An investigation into funds that went missing during a failed attempt to redevelop the site of the former Delta County Jail and a call for the resignation of two council members darkened the tone of the Escanaba City Council meeting Thursday. The issue of the funds, which were ...

300 new COVID-19 cases reported in U.P.

Local data Wednesday showed 33 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Delta County in the past two days, while Menominee County had 26 more cases and another coronavirus-related death. Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties also added 16 probable coronavirus cases in Menominee County and ...

Firefighters battle Ensign Twp. house blaze

RAPID RIVER — Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire in Ensign Township Thursday afternoon on Y.5 Road. The blaze was described as a large fire with more than half the structure fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. In all firefighters from Ensign, Nahma, ...

Timber harvester pleads guilty to felony theft

LANSING — A Stephenson man charged in connection to stealing more than $100,000 of timber from the state has pleaded guilty, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced. Raymond Vetort, owner of R&J Logging, an independent logging company, was bound over for trial in July on the ...

Great Lakes levels expected to decline

DETROIT — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials forecast Great Lakes water levels to continue seasonal water level decline in the coming months. Detroit District Watershed Hydrology Section Chief Keith Kompoltowicz and Watershed Hydrology Section Physical Scientist and lead water level ...

Cemetery Walk

Courtesy photo On Friday and Saturday, October 22 and 23, Players de Noc will be performing a one-of-a-kind, locally written event, just in time for Halloween and the full moon. Playing Dead: A Cemetery Walk with Players de Noc will take place at Lakeview Cemetery. Director Nicole Rossell has ...