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Bay hosts FAFSA completion nights

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ESCANABA — The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website to apply for financial aid for the 2018-2019 academic year opened on Oct. 1. Bay College Financial Aid Department will host FAFSA completion nights on Oct. 17, Oct. 25, and Nov. 2. Families can come to the Bay College HUB ...

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 ...

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Today A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open Delta Women’s Group, Central United Methodist Church, 6:15 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United ...

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Local law enforcement agencies respond to a mock car crash in the Delta-Schoolcraft ISD parking lot Wednesday. This was part of “Every 15 Minutes,” a program designed to teach Escanaba Area High School students about the risks associated with driving while drunk or otherwise impaired.

Program shows effects of drunk driving

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ESCANABA — This week, Escanaba Area High School students had a chance to learn about the risks associated with driving while drunk or otherwise impaired through the “Every 15 Minutes” program. The program took place Wednesday and Thursday. Prevention Specialist for Public Health, Delta ...

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This sculpture of Hemingway as a young man, created by Gladstone artist Andy Sacksteder, was unveiled at Pennsylvania Park in downtown Petoskey this summer. A 1920 photograph of Hemingway, taken in Petoskey, guided Sacksteder's creation

Bonifas presents film on Hemingway’s Michigan ties

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ESCANABA — Residents can deepen their understanding of Ernest Hemingway’s relationship with Michigan at the Upper Peninsula premiere of a new documentary film about the writer — “Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden” — Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Bonifas Arts Center. The 60-minute ...

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Workers move dirt and rocks near the southern-most part of the future Little Bay de Noc Trail. From this point at P.5 Road in Escanaba Township, the trail travels along the shoreline to Gladstone.

Work continues on non-motorized trail

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GLADSTONE — After more than 16 years of planning, a non-motorized trail extending from Gladstone towards Escanaba will be a reality later this year. As hikers, bicyclists, and anglers await the trail’s completion, the city is already preparing for the effect the trail will have on ...

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Guilty plea entered in cocaine case

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ESCANABA — A Milwaukee woman who was arrested on a 20-year drug felony after she fled from police in in January and then failed to show up for her jury trial in September, entered pleas in Delta County Circuit Court on Thursday. Following a traffic stop in Bark River Township on Jan. 4, ...

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Trump not ready to pull out of Iran nuke deal

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, blaming it for a litany of malign behavior and hitting its main military wing with anti-terrorism sanctions. But Trump, breaking with a campaign pledge to rip up ...

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Trump to issue stop-payment order on health insurance subsidies

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move likely to roil America's insurance markets, President Donald Trump will "immediately" halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to persuade Congress to unravel for months. Before sunrise Friday morning, Trump went on Twitter ...

Christmas in the Village dates set

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ESCANABA — The U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association will be hosting its annual Christmas in the Village on Dec. 1 and 2 in the Antique Village located on the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. This event is free and open to the public. During the event, every shop in the ...

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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 ...

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PM School opens in Escanaba

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Courtesy photo PM School cut the ribbon to the new cosmetology school recently. Long-time instructors Peg Lippens and Mary Doyen said they are happy to be able to continue the long tradition of having a cosmetology school in Escanaba. Located at 1625 Sheridan Road, it is open to new students ...

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Tom Harrell, CEO of the Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association, left, receives a token of esteem from Mike Peters, president and CEO of WPPI Energy.

Alger Delta Co-op marks 80 years

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GLADSTONE — Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association (Alger Delta) celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. Alger Delta Electric is a member of WPPI Energy, a not-for-profit wholesale energy provider and joint action agency. The co-op’s milestone anniversary was recognized at an ...

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Rapid River’s ‘Hippie’ Homecoming

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Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Rapid River High School juniors feel groovy Thursday as they participate in “Hippie Day” at the school during Homecoming Week. The theme for this year’s homecoming was 70s Hippie “Groovy Baby.” Homecoming activities will continue tonight with a ...

Supreme Court considers ‘dark store’ case

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LANSING — Escanaba officials who attended a Michigan Supreme Court hearing in Lansing on Thursday are hopeful justices will decide not to hear a “dark store” appeal by Menards to reverse a lower court’s ruling which favors the city. For more than three years, Escanaba has been in a ...

Who owns Schoolcraft County lake?

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MANISTIQUE — A letter from a lawyer caused some concern at Thursday night’s Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners meeting. The letter from Bruce Plackowski said the county should own MacDonald Lake, which now belongs to Mueller Township. There is a dam located on the lake property. ...

Site plan approved for Aspen Dental office

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ESCANABA — A site plan for a new dental office on North Lincoln Road was unanimously approved by the Escanaba Planning Commission on Thursday. Aspen Dental plans to build a 3,543-square-foot building on property owned by Dial - Escanaba Mall, owner of the Delta Plaza Mall. The half-acre of ...

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 ...