Recent Updates

U.P. Paper Mill Closing

Future Mark is closing its paper mill in Manistique. The company issued a statement Wednesday night confirming that the mill will be closing around March 24th, which is next Tuesday. Company CEO Matthew Nightingale says that the decision comes because of “large cash needs” that would be required to keep …

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Temporary Escanaba Substation Up And Running

The Escanaba Electric Department fired up its new “temporary” substation on Thursday. The substation was built to replace the one that exploded on February 2nd. It replaces a portable substation that’s been on loan to the city from We Energies since the explosion happened. The cause of the blast has …

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U.P. Man Sentenced In Child Pornography Case

An Upper Michigan man has been sentenced to prison on child pornography charges. 28-year-old Eric Masters of St. Ignace was sentenced to 50-years in federal prison for producing child pornography involving three girls, aged 18 months to 12 years old. He also was ordered to pay over $76,000 in restitution. …

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