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Mike Mattson | Daily Press
North Central welcomed home its Class D state championship basketball team Saturday night with a celebration at the high school. Sharing a light moment at the celebration are from left, seniors Ryan Plunger, Bobby Kleiman, Jason Whitens, coach Adam Mercier, Dawson Bilski and Marcus Krachinski.

Emotional welcome for Jets

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POWERS — It was an emotional homecoming for the North Central boys’ basketball team Saturday night as it brought home the Class D state championship trophy for the third consecutive year. The Jets earned the title in a 78-69 victory over the Buckley Bears at Michigan State University’s ...

Dark store fight back in Lansing

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LANSING (AP) — Municipalities that are collecting substantially lower property taxes than they used to from big-box stores must overcome opposition from business interests and their allies in the Legislature to tilt the tax assessing system back in favor of local governments. The retailers ...

Program puts books on school buses

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CARNEY— The Carney-Nadeau School District and the Menominee County Library have teamed up in a unique way of getting kids in grades K-12 to read while on their rides on the school bus with the Books on the Bus program. Carney-Nadeau Principal John Eichhorn said the program kicked-off last ...

Schumer seizes on Trump offer to work with Dems

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues while Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer quickly offered to find common ground with Trump for repairing former President Barack Obama’s health care ...

Schoolcraft Foudation has two new officers

Community

MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft County Community Foundation has two new officers following the March 20 board meeting. Longtime President Dean C. Wood announced his resignation from that position for personal reasons. He has led the organization since Jan. 26, 2010. The board accepted his ...

DNR: Bears and bird feeders don’t mix

Community

LANSING — Longer daylight hours, warming temperatures and new green plants have wildlife moving and sightings increasing. Michigan’s black bear is a species that attracts a lot of attention when spotted. Michiganders love black bears — this up-north icon decorates walls and coffee mugs, ...

Jordan Beck | Daily Press
Among other issues, the U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River, pictured above, creates a “broken-back curve” — while the bridge itself is straight, the road curves on both sides of the bridge. A bridge replacement project the Michigan Department of Transportation will undertake this year and the next will address this problem.

Bridge replacement to begin next month

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ESCANABA — The U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River will be replaced by a project that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will undertake this year and the next. MDOT Communications Representative for the Superior Region Dan Weingarten said that an informational meeting ...

Elmer’s introduces “Community Care”

Community

ESCANABA — Elmer’s County Market has recently introduced a new program which supports non-profit organizations. The program is called “Community Care” and is an excellent and easy way for organizations to raise money, according to Rod Stende, general manager. “With more and more ...

DDA considers moving office

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ESCANABA — The Downtown Development Authority continues to seek public input on whether or not the DDA office should be moved from its current location downtown to office space available at city hall. The move is being considered as a cost-savings measure mainly due to $14,000 in roof ...

Daily Planner

Community

Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 a.m. Yooper ...

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Man pleads guilty in robbery case

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ESCANABA — A co-defendant in an armed robbery at an Escanaba hotel last summer, entered a plea in Delta County Circuit Court on Friday. Tristen Lee Snow, 18, is one of four Escanaba males arrested in connection with an armed robbery at the Quality Inn and Suites on Aug. 15 when two masked ...

Norbert E. Schultz

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HERMANSVILLE — Norbert E. Schultz, 77, ­Hermansville, passed away on Friday March 24, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

No repeal for ‘Obamacare’ — a defeat for Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the law. Democrats said Americans can "breathe a sigh ...

Bingo Mania winners announced for February

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ESCANABA — Daily Press Bingo Mania winners for February are Raymond Swanson, of Gladstone, with his single bingo. He received $50. John Coolman, of Gladstone, received $100 for his two or more bingos. Mark Mineau, of Gladstone, received $200 for his blackout bingo. Look in today’s Daily ...

Soo Locks open today, shipping begins

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DETROIT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., will open today, marking the beginning of the 2017 Great Lakes shipping season. "The up-bound Motor Vessel Stewart J. Cort, a U.S. Flagged 1,000 foot freighter, is expected to ...

Keystone XL pipeline OK’d by Trump admin

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says "it's a great day for American jobs" after his administration issued a permit to build the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. The decision marks a reversal from the Obama administration and clears the way for the $8 billion project to be ...

Plan to move Polk’s body stirs trouble

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A push by lawmakers to dig up President James K. Polk's body and move it for the third time since his death nearly 170 years ago is riling people in Tennessee. Polk dramatically expanded the United States by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in ...

Coldwell Banker marks 30th anniversary

Business News

ESCANABA — Coldwell Banker Pro Realty is celebrating its 30th anniversary as an affiliate of the Coldwell Banker network. “Since joining the Coldwell Banker brand in 1987, we have proudly served the Delta County community and thousands of home buyers and sellers,” said Darlene ...

Gladstone gets new U-Haul location

Business News

GLADSTONE — U-Haul Company of Michigan announces that Kohnert Brothers Auto Repair has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Gladstone community. Kohnert Brothers Auto Repair, 410 N. 9th St., will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and ...