Cities prepare beaches for summer

Local News

ESCANABA — While the first official day of summer is June 21, work is underway to prepare local beaches for those seeking the lakeside getaway. From cleaning facilities to prepping the sand, city employees are working to have the beaches ready to go by the third week of June for community ...

Gladstone man leaves flowers at bare graves

Local News

GLADSTONE — After Sharon Turner’s father passed away in 2005, she and her elder mother relocated to the state of Georgia. Being born and raised in Gladstone, Turner decided to leave her father and his headstone at Fernwood Cemetery where he lay at rest. On her first Memorial Day out of the ...

Oil spill closes shipping on St. Marys River

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario. (AP) — An oil spill temporarily closed shipping traffic on the St. Marys River between Ontario and Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The 5,300-gallon spill originated from Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, around 10:30 a.m. ...

Capitol riot panel blames Trump for 1/6 ‘attempted coup’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has laid the blame firmly on Donald Trump, saying the assault was not spontaneous but an "attempted coup" and a direct result of the defeated president's effort to overturn the 2020 election. With a ...

Salvation Army opens Family Store

Business News

Courtesy photo A ribbon cutting celebration was held for the opening of the The Salvation Army Escanaba Family Store at 2405 1st Avenue North in Escanaba. Cutting the ribbon is Capt. Doug Winters who celebrated alongside regional representatives from the Salvation Army as well as advisory ...

Bellin plans to merge with Gundersen Health

Business News

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Gundersen Health System and Bellin Health are working to complete a merger that would create one of the largest health care providers in Wisconsin. Together, Bellin and Gundersen would employ more than 14,000 people, operating 11 hospitals and more than 100 clinics, ...