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Local News Archives for 2019-10

Newscast Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

Delta County is faced with making more than $300-thousand in budget cuts if the state does not reinstate items that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed more than a month ago. Among the items vetoed were PILT funds or payment in lieu of taxes to municipalities with state property. Delta County Chairman Patrick Johnson says the state right now is not being a good neighbor.


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Newscast Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

Delta County Commissioners have offered the couty's administrator position to downstate Caro City Manager Michael Silverman. Delta County Chair Pat Johnson says Silverman impressed all of the commissioners.


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Newscast Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019

The Escanaba Downtown Development Authority approved a new lease with the city for the center court building on Ludington and 11th Streets. The property was donated to the city by Standard Oil in 1970. DDA Director Ed Legault says the building sat underutilized until the DDA took it over. 


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Newscast Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

The facade proposals for three downtown buildings in Escanaba have been approved by the state. Escanaba Downtown Development Authority Director Ed Legault says the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has sent a commitment letter and the process has begun to start the projects yet this year.


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Newscast Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

Clean up of hazardous materials at several properties on Little Bay de Noc in the Bay View Location in Wells Township is expected to begin yet this fall. Delta Conservation District Director Rory Mattson says they are finishing up negotiations with a company to begin the clean up. The biggest problem at the site, Mattson says, is asbestos.


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Newscast Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

Menominee County has declared a state of emergency due to flooding this week along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Twenty-two homes and buildings north of Menominee flooded Monday and Tuesday as wind and waves drove water inland. Paul Geyer, Delta and Schoolcraft County Emergency Management coordinator, says damage reported in Delta County has not been as significant as Menominee County to warrant a disaster declaration.


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Newscast Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

Waves and wind has caused flooding along the shores of Delta and Menominee Counties. The most damage was reported in Menominee Township just north of Menominee. 22 homes and buildings were surrounded by water pushed on land from the bay.


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Newscast Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

State Sen. Ed McBroom says there is no easy solution to solve the governor's vetoes and fund programs he says are critical to rural areas of the Upper Peninsula. He is targeting four areas of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's nearly $1 billion in vetoes.


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Newscast Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

State Rep. Greg Markkanen of Houghton says an 80-cent per gallon gasoline tax that the director of the Michigan Department of Transportation says is needed to repair state roads would not be popular with residents in the Upper Peninsula.


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