Soo Locks closing today for seasonal repair

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., - The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan will close to marine traffic beginning 11:59 p.m. January 15 through 12:01 a.m. March 25 to perform critical maintenance. The operating season is fixed by federal regulation and is driven in part by the feasibility of ...

Menominee Co. man sentenced for hitting man with car

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MENOMINEE — A man found guilty of reckless driving causing serious impairment and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder will serve at least three years in prison, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced. In September, a jury rendered a guilty verdict against ...

No paper Monday

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ESCANABA — Monday, Jan. 17 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday when no mail is delivered. Since the Daily Press is now delivered by mail, a paper will not be published Monday. The Daily Press office will be open as usual from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Regular publication will ...

Michigan AG asks feds to investigate fake GOP electors

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general is asking federal prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into 16 Republicans who submitted false certificates stating they were the state’s presidential electors despite Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in 2020. Dana Nessel, a Democrat, ...

Public health warning issued in eastern U.P.


NEWBERRY — The LMAS District Health Department is issuing a public health warning as COVID cases since January 3, 2022 are rising at a rate of 103 every two days. Omicron, like the variants before it, will create minimal symptoms in some people and others will be very ill, hospitalized, and ...