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Escanaba City Council closes missing money case

ESCANABA — While details are sparse about an investigation into funds that went missing during a failed attempt at redeveloping the former site of the Delta County Jail, one thing is certain: the case is closed. The decision was made following a closed session that lasted more than a ...

Pewabic Street Garden

HOUGHTON — Houghton County commissioners were partially receptive to a City of Houghton proposal to return ownership of the Pewabic Street right-of-way to the city. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara spoke to the board at its meeting Tuesday about the property, which for the past 14 years ...

Camp 911 teaches how to handle emergencies

ESCANABA — The Camp 911 Delta County program launched Tuesday with 50 fifth and sixth grade students from across the county gathering to engage in hands-on learning about emergency services and response efforts. This two-day program not only introduced students to several emergency agencies ...

Calumet students take first in Michigan Girls Future Flight Challenge

CALUMET — Two Calumet-area girls recently took the Michigan aerospace industry by storm. A Monday release from Calumet Electronics states Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Schools’ Washington Middle School students Jordan Hicks and Kristen Ylitalo outperformed more than 20 teams throughout the ...

Dickinson to host talks on mental health ideas

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Board hopes to reach a consensus with local stakeholders on mental health care needs in the community and present ideas and recommendations to state and federal lawmakers. The goal was set during a discussion Monday with Jen Cescolini, CEO of Northpointe ...

Bird flu confirmed in western U.P.

ONTONAGON — The first two local cases of avian flu were confirmed Friday, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department announced. The highly pathogenic avian influenza was detected in an eagle in Gogebic County and a white pelican in Ontonagon County. No humans were found to be ill, the ...