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U.P. speed limits jump to 65 mph

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ESCANABA — Several well-traveled highways across the Upper Peninsula including Delta and Schoolcraft counties will have their speed limits raised to 65 miles per hour according to the Michigan Department of Transportation and Michigan State Police. A law signed in January tasked the two ...

U.P. rivers treated to for lampreys

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ESCANABA — Staff members of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marquette Biological Station will be applying lampricides to several local rivers and creeks in the near future, Supervisory Fish Biologist for the Marquette Biological Station Lori Criger said. “Actually, we’ll be working ...

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Local choir director and vocal teacher Ann Wood, left, receives the Upper Peninsula Choral Leadership Award from Marquette Choral Society President Bruce Larson at a concert in Marquette last Sunday.

Local choir director receives award

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ESCANABA — A local choral and choir director has recently received a prestigious award within the choir community. Escanaba resident Ann Wood, who has been teaching or directing music in the local area for 38 years, was awarded the Upper Peninsula Choral Leadership Award during a ...

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at a bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, unseen, adjacent to the Security Council at United Nations headquarters, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Seoul: N. Korea fails in ­missile test-fire near its capital

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the second such test-fire flop in recent weeks but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby ...

Anti-abortion leader named to high post at HHS

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NEW YORK (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant ...

YMCA group fitness programs start

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ESCANABA — A five-week session of group exercise programming began at the Northern Lights YMCA Delta program center on Monday, April 24. Available classes include: YFIT, boot camp, gravity straps, flex and balance, sit and get fit, water aerobics, indoor cycling, cycle and sculpt, 5:45 a.m. ...

Off-road racers host fundraiser May 5

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ESCANABA — Local off-road racers will be hosting a fundraiser for the Delta County Cancer Alliance on Friday May 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Elmer’s County Market. During the event, attendants can purchase a hot dog, chips and drink for $5 and have the chance to win a race helmet and ...

Story hour today at Gladstone library

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Public Library will hold a story hour on Saturday, April 29, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children ages 2 to 10 years old are invited to join in the festivities. Children will enjoy stories, create a special spring craft, eat snacks, and sing songs. No registration is ...

YMCA Preschool enrollment now open

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ESCANABA — Fall enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is now being accepted at the Northern Lights YMCA Preschool on the YMCA campus. The benefits of the program are free swim lessons, free gym class, free music enrichment with full time enrollment. The Zoo-Phonics curriculum and creative ...

Town hall planned for local veterans

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GLADSTONE — Local veterans and their families are invited to attend a veteran town hall at American Legion Post 71, 802 Delta Ave., Gladstone. This town hall will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9. During the town hall, Delta County Veterans Service Officer David Dziewior and leaders from ...

Bay College plant sale coming in May

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ESCANABA — The annual Bay College greenhouse plant sale will be held Monday, May 1 to Friday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 116 adjacent to the greenhouse in the Math Science Building at the college. The sale focuses on native perennial wildflowers grown from locally collected seed. ...

Kathy Fries named to Sterling Society

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ESCANABA — Kathy Fries, of Nahma, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Pro Realty, has been honored as a member of the company’s 2016 International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership was awarded to the top 17 percent of all sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker ...

Michigan retailers boost sales forecasts

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LANSING — Michigan retailers’ spring sales forecasts grew even stronger after their March sales rose, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Four of every five retailers (80 percent) expect ...

Average 30-year mortgage rate rises

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the first time in five weeks. The benchmark 30-year rate pushed back above the key threshold of 4 percent. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans increased to 4.03 percent from 3.97 ...

Small businesses can feel much bigger effects from a PR disaster

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By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Halfway through Valentine’s Day, florist Ajay Kori realized he was in the midst of a disaster. His company wasn’t going to be able to deliver many of the promised roses and other flowers by the end of the day. Angry customers ...

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Players production premieres tonight

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Jordan Beck | Daily Press During a dress rehearsal for the Players de Noc production of “Miracle on South Division Street” Thursday, Ed Lantagne, left, Nicole Rossell, center, and Kelly Smith play the roles of “Jimmy,” “Ruth,” and “Clara,” respectively. Performances of the ...

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Parents of a 3-year-old girl who was found lying naked shivering in a ditch in Rapid River on St. Patrick’s Day, appeared in Delta County Probate Court for a hearing Thursday. Pictured above are the child’s mother, Tammy Fryer, at left, and the father, Michael Lavoie, at right. LaVoie’s attorney, Katherine Clark, is behind Fryer.

Evidence presented in neglect case

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ESCANABA — The court-appointed guardian of a 3-year-old found lying naked in a ditch in Rapid River on St. Patrick’s Day, presented more evidence in court Thursday on the former living conditions and health of the girl and her sister, who remain under foster care. Local attorney Jayne ...

Marketplace construction resumes on Monday

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ESCANABA — Work is scheduled to resume Monday on construction of the Escanaba marketplace complex, which is slated to be completed by July 1, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was informed at its regular meeting Thursday. The general contractor, Industrial Maintenance Services Inc. ...

Fees waived for pet adoptions Saturday

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ESCANABA — For the second year, the Delta Animal Shelter in Escanaba has been chosen to be a part of the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters event. Empty the Shelters is a free adoption day for shelters across Michigan, as the adoption fees during that day are sponsored by the ...