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Snyder stands by congressional testimony on Flint

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s governor insisted Thursday that his congressional testimony regarding the Flint water crisis “was truthful and I stand by it,” shortly after a committee pointed out a potential discrepancy and warned him about committing perjury. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder ...

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Rapid River Homecoming Court

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Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Pictured are Rapid River High School’s homecoming court. A king and queen will be crowned during tonight’s football game where the Rockets will take on the North Central Jets at 7 p.m. Shown, front row, from left, are freshman Taylor Van Oss, sophomore ...

Escanaba library to host U.P. Book Tour

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library will present an evening with authors Kathleen Heideman, Lynn Fay (L.E. Kimball), April Lindala, Jillena Rose and Eric Torgersen. The authors are visiting the Escanaba Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. and will be reading from their work and ...

Planner

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Today A.A., Talking Circle, 10 a.m., Hannahville Behavioral Health, 723-2552 A.A., open, Rock Bible Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 4144 Maple Ridge 37th Rd., Rock A.A., closed, Township Hall, 7 p.m. CDT, Hwy 41, Carney. All addictions, closed meeting, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., ...

Business After Hours is Wednesday

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ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hilltop RV Super Store, located at 2905 Lincoln Road, Escanaba. Start celebrating Halloween a little early. Wear a costume and be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from Elmer’s Country ...

Health fair planned in Hermansville

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HERMANSVILLE — The Hermansville Community Health Fair is scheduled for 9 to noon CST Wednesday at the Hermansville Community Center, W5480 1st St. The fair, a free, annual event for more than 25 years, will feature vendors from Menominee, Delta and Dickinson counties offering a variety of ...

Holy Family Harvest dinner cancelled

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GLADSTONE — The Holy Family Parish Harvest dinner scheduled for Sunday, Oct, 15, has been cancelled. The Holy Family Parish hopes to be back with the dinner next year.

For the record

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ESCANABA — A name published on page 1A of the Oct. 12, 2017 edition of the Daily Press under the headline “Now Open” was misspelled. ALDI employee Cassy Franti was shown fifth from left.

Business After Hours is Wednesday

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ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hilltop RV Super Store, located at 2905 Lincoln Road, Escanaba. Start celebrating Halloween a little early. Wear a costume and be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from Elmer’s Country ...

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Local dignitaries and ALDI, Inc. representatives cut a ribbon during the grand opening ceremony for the new ALDI grocery store in Escanaba this morning. The Escanaba location of the grocery store chain is the first to open its doors in the Upper Peninsula. Shown in front from left are, ALDI District Manager Bob Best, ALDI employees Nina Kidd, Katie Whitmer, Brittany Judson, Cassie Franti, Escanaba ALDI Store Manager Avery Hendrickson, ALDI employees Stephanie Westerberg, Janice Schimmepenny, and Kim Paquette. Shown in back from left are Bay College representative Jill Martin, Escanaba City Council Member Mike Sattem, Publisher of the Daily Press Corky DeRoeck, Escanaba City Council Member Ralph Blaiser, and ALDI employee Julie Matecki.

ALDI grocery store opens in Escanaba

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ESCANABA — The first ALDI grocery store in the Upper Peninsula opened its doors this morning in Escanaba. A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony was held at the new storefront, located at 2520 3rd Ave. N., to commemorate the occasion. “We look forward to joining the Escanaba ...

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Ron Micheau, of Escanaba, rides his skateboard in downtown Escanaba while passing a bicycle in a bike rack Wednesday ­afternoon.

DDA talks bikes on sidewalks

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ESCANABA — Bicycle and skateboard traffic on the sidewalks in downtown Escanaba was the topic of discussion during a work session of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Wednesday morning. DDA members openly discussed the pros and cons of non-motorized means of transportation sharing ...

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Woman gets prison for drug charge

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ESCANABA — One of four women who were arrested for working together to make meth at Gladstone’s campground this summer, was sentenced to nearly four years in prison in Delta County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Tiffani Lara Conner, 28, of Escanaba, was arrested in June along with ...

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Kennedy Paquin, left, and her sister, Ruby, hang out with adoptable kittens at the Delta Animal Shelter in Escanaba Wednesday. These kittens, along with dogs and rabbits at the shelter, will have adoption fees waived during the Bissell Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” event this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Delta Animal Shelter.

“Empty the Shelters” pet adoption event returns

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ESCANABA — The Delta Animal Shelter is taking part in the Bissell Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” event this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to Sue Gartland, shelter manager, the adoption event will allow those searching for a pet to adopt one at no cost. “It’s ...

Snyder sticking to story about Legionnaires’

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is sticking by his congressional testimony about when he learned about a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease during the Flint water crisis, despite a senior aide’s new disclosure that he informed the Republican governor weeks earlier. Some ...

Shoreline threatened by Lake Superior

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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Lake Superior’s water level is near a record high after an unusually wet summer and early fall in Minnesota, leading to concerns about damage to its shoreline. The Star Tribune reports that the lake was about 603 feet (184 meters) above sea level in September, the ...

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Gun owners donate to sheriff K-9 unit

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Courtesy photo The Delta County Gun Owners Association recently donated $500 to help support the Delta County Sheriff Department’s new canine dog program. Presenting the check to Sheriff Ed Oswald is Bill Hawley, president, and Kathie Scott, KrisAnne Hall coordinator. Delta County Gun ...

Wiles named to Student Advisory Council

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MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University student Madeline Wiles, of Gladstone, is one of 10 individuals selected to serve on the 2017-18 American Association of University Women National Student Advisory Council. SAC members develop leadership skills and gain resume-building experiences ...

Benefit Saturday for Jennette Pierce

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ESCANABA — A benefit for Jennette Pierce will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, at New Life Assembly of God Church, 2005 8th Ave. S., Escanaba, with breakfast being served from 8 to 11 a.m., lunch from noon to 4 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. There is a fee to attend the breakfast, but ...

Farmers invited to coffee talk events

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MANISTIQUE — Local farmers are invited to come enjoy a coffee and discuss local issues with other farmers and Michigan State University Extension staff. The topic for this meeting is weather variability and soil resilience. Project GREEN has funded this initiative. Discussions will be ...

YMCA Fall Family Festival is Oct. 27

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ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA will be offering a free family day at the YMCA at the Fall Family Festival on Friday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. Families can swim in the Y pool, take part in kid’s games and bounce houses and receive a free pumpkin. Hayrides will also be provided free ...