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State study shows more Northeast Michigan residents unemployed

By The Alpena News ALPENA — Northeast Michigan’s unemployment rate climbed from May to June as more residents who wanted to work couldn’t find a job. The unemployment rate across Alpena, Presque Isle, Montmorency, and Alcona counties stood at 6.4% in June, according to recently ...

Wisconsin man shoots self after ATV chase

By Daily Press Staff IRON MOUNTAIN — A Wisconsin man recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound faces several felony charges after a July 22 confrontation with Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in Dickinson County The 30-year-old Wausau man pointed a rifle ...

Escorts across Mackinac Bridge set to start Monday

ST. IGNACE — Due to a Michigan Department of Transportation project on I-75 in Mackinaw City, the Mackinac Bridge Authority is moving its escort staging area to the Mackinaw City Welcome Center for about four weeks beginning Monday. During the next phase of a project to rebuild I-75 in ...

Commission expands pot sale buffers

ESCANABA — Deviating from instructions from the Escanaba City Council, the city’s planning commission increased proposed buffers between schools and marijuana businesses this week, but stopped short of returning the buffers to the default 1,000 feet prescribed in state law. Wednesday’s ...

Wastewater treatment focus of funding push

EAGLE HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The Keweenaw County Board at its regular July meeting unanimously approved a motion by Randy Eckloff to submit an Intent to Apply form to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund/Strategic ...

Gladstone wants property on tax roll

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission has taken the first steps towards terminating a lease agreement that allows it to utilize a parcel of lakefront property adjacent to Van Cleve Park. The parcel, which currently houses the fitness trail, sits right next to Kids Kingdom on Lake Shore ...