Escanaba City Councilman Ralph Blasier says a crime may be at the heart of an investigation involving money in the city’s dealing with Proxima Management Group but, he says, he is not ready to make an accusation. 

The city admits that an investigation is being held in conjunction with the project but provided no details.

Blasier made his comments as part of an interview about his re-election to the Escanaba City Council. The election is Nov. 2.

As a business owner in Escanaba, Mark Ammel says he wants to do everything he can to improve the community. He says leadership is needed to get the type of development that the city would to see.

Ammel is running for Escanaba City Council on Nov. 2. He currently serving on the Escanaba Downtown Development Authority Board.

Ron Beauchamp says the city of Escanaba needs to continue to fight the Dark Store issue in court. The city has taken the lead in the state on the issue.

The Dark Store tax loophole bases the property value of big box stores on other closed or dark stores.

Beauchamp lost re-election in 2019. He says he feels he still has a lot to offer the city and would be an asset to the council.

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