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MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The owners of the iconic Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island say they’ve reached a tentative deal to sell the hotel to a private equity firm.  The Musser family announced the deal with KSL Capital Partners on Tuesday. They are expected to close within 30 days. Terms were not disclosed.  […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany is running for Congress in northern Wisconsin to replace U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, who is resigning in two weeks.  Tiffany announced his candidacy on Tuesday, casting himself as a “proven conservative.” He has been in the state Legislature since 2011 and is a member of the […]

IRONWOOD – The Ironwood City Commission at their meeting last night approved an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption for Waupaca Foundry, Inc., which opened in July at the New Ironwood Industrial Park. The 3-0 approval with commissioners Joseph Cayer and Kim Corcoran not present will remove 50 percent off the millage rate equal to about 11 […]

WAKEFIELD — City Manager Robert Brown’s report was perhaps the most newsworthy portion of a lightning-fast Wakefield City Council meeting Monday. Brown said discussions with Wakefield Township regarding water service to three neighborhoods abutting the city are advancing. He said there have been three breaks on a water line serving township customers on Zorich Road. […]

BESSEMER – At last night’s Bessemer Township board meeting board members heard a report on the ongoing project to improve Memorial Park in Ramsay, including the addition of a swimming area along the Black River. The board also discussed progress regarding the digging of the new swimming hole. Supervisor Jeff Randall said parts of the […]

ONTONAGON – At last night’s Ontonagon Village Council meeting Council President Kenny Waldrop announced he was stepping down. Waldrop then went on talking about accomplishments made under his presidency then went around shaking the hands of all the other council members before leaving the room. Waldrop came under fire at the last Council meeting from […]

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican legislative leaders have agreed to enact a state budget without including a long-term funding plan to fix deteriorating roads. The trio said Monday they talked over the weekend and will immediately work to set spending targets to get the budget passed by Oct. 1, avoiding […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican state senator is poised to enter the race for Congress in northern Wisconsin to replace Rep. Sean Duffy, who is resigning in two weeks. Sen. Tom Tiffany said Monday he will make a “special announcement” Tuesday about the 7th Congressional District race. Tiffany plans seven stops across the district […]

WASHINGTON, D.C – On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced an $8,800,000 grant for the Upper Peninsula counties affected by the Father’s Day Flood in 2018. This money will go to Gogebic, Houghton, and Menominee counties specifically. On June 17, 2018, heavy rainfall caused flooding in those counties in the Upper Peninsula. Areas of […]

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen 5 cents from a week ago to about $2.66 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club said Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 27 cents less than a year ago. The state’s highest average was in Ann Arbor in […]


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