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As employers struggle to fill jobs, teens come to the rescue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The owners of restaurants, amusement parks and retail shops, many of them desperate for workers, are sounding an unusual note of gratitude this summer: Thank goodness for teenagers. As the U.S. economy bounds back with unexpected speed from the pandemic recession and ...

Lightening strike causes house fire in Esky

ESCANABA — A lightening strike sparked a fire that damaged an Escanaba home Monday afternoon. Escanaba Public Safety officers were called to 512 S. 12th Street about 3:30 p.m. after neighbors reported a nearby house was struck by lightening and there was smoke coming from the roof of the ...

Celebrating Independence

Photos by Aaron Rosendahl Communities throughout the area celebrated the Fourth of July over the weekend. In Escanaba, festivities included a car show, live music and fireworks in Ludington Park,

Number of drownings in Great Lakes jumps in 2021

HOMEWOOD, Ill. (AP) — More drownings have been reported in the Great Lakes so far in 2021 than by this time last year, prompting officials to urge swimmers to practice water safety measures. As of July 2, there were 32 drownings in the Great Lakes, compared to 25 as of July 4, 2020, ...

Court looking at liability in snowmobile crashes

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is looking at a pair of cases that involve possible liability against the state in crashes involving snowmobiles. The issue is whether a snowmobile and a utility vehicle should be considered motor vehicles under a Michigan law. If ...

Local firefighters get extraction training

ESCANABA — Local volunteer firefighters are getting life-saving training thanks to a local company and the emergency response firm that trains its employees. The Verso Escanaba Mill’s quarterly Emergency Response Team (ERT) training is provided by Emergency Response Services Inc. (ERS) ...