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Poverty Island blaze still burning

August 12, 2016 FAYETTE — Firefighters on Poverty Island have mopped-up small fires and cut away trees along a “black line” they burned out around a historic lighthouse to protect it. more »»

Researchers upbeat, say Flint water improving

August 12, 2016 DETROIT (AP) — Virginia Tech researchers who exposed the lead problem in Flint, Michigan, gave an upbeat opinion of the city’s water quality Thursday after finding no detectable levels of the toxin... more »»

Invention Camp

August 11, 2016 ESCANABA — Hot on the heels of its successful LEGO robotics camp, Bay College introduced a new day camp focusing on modular electronics earlier this month. more »»

Developing budget no easy task

August 11, 2016 ESCANABA — Delta County Administrator Ryan Bergman will present the county’s budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year to the Delta County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting on Aug. 16. more »»

Program launched to control feral cat numbers

August 11, 2016 ESCANABA — Though it was just introduced in July, a new trap-neuter-release (TNR) program aimed at limiting the growth of feral cat populations has already proven to be successful for the Delta... more »»

DEQ head says lobbying past doesn’t define her

August 11, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s newly named top environmental regulator said Wednesday that she is not defined by her past as an oil and gas lobbyist and will make decisions with no “particular bent” othe... more »»

Earning your green thumb

August 10, 2016 ESCANABA — People interested in gardening will have the opportunity to learn proper gardening techniques and more during the Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Master Gardeners Program, which... more »»

Firefighters extinguish fire at Verso

August 10, 2016 ESCANABA — No injuries were reported in a small fire which broke out in a wood room at Verso Corporation’s Escanaba paper mill Tuesday morning. more »»

Drug busts made in Esky, Manistique

August 10, 2016 ESCANABA — Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) made arrests related to a meth lab and cocaine in Escanaba and Manistique Monday. more »»

Trump on defense over Second Amendment flap

August 10, 2016 BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — On the defensive once again, Donald Trump is blaming faulty interpretations and media bias for an uproar over his comments about the Second Amendment. more »»

Rally held to support local law enforcement

August 9, 2016 ESCANABA — Hundreds of residents gathered at Escanaba’s Municipal Dock Monday night to show appreciation for area law enforcement officers during the Back Our Blue event. more »»

Fire extinguished at Verso paper mill

August 9, 2016 ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Safety under the request of mutual aid from the Verso Fire Brigade assisted with the suppression of a fire within one of the wood rooms at the Verso paper mill. more »»

Gladstone addresses road concerns

August 9, 2016 GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission addressed a series of road and traffic concerns during its meeting Monday. However residents had mixed feelings about the commission’s decisions. more »»

Poverty Island fire flares up

August 9, 2016 FAYETTE — The return of dry weather to the northern Great Lakes has increased activity of a wildfire that threatens a historic lighthouse on Poverty Island, located between the Garden Peninsula and... more »»

Comment sought on Mackinac pipeline plan

August 9, 2016 LANSING (AP) — State officials are taking public comments on a plan by Enbridge Energy Partners to install additional supports for its twin oil pipelines in the waterway where Lakes Michigan and... more »»

Trump tries to right campaign, talks tax cuts

August 9, 2016 DETROIT (AP) — Promising to “jumpstart America” to a new era of prosperity, Donald Trump announced a revamped economic plan Monday aimed at revitalizing a stagnant U.S. more »»

Health fair brings fun, learning

August 8, 2016 ESCANABA — Kids and adults alike came to the U.P. State Fairgrounds for the Daily Press Children’s Back-to-School and Health Fair Sunda. more »»

And the prize winners are...

August 8, 2016 ESCANABA — A handful of lucky attendees of the Daily Press Children’s Back-to-School and Health Fair were declared winners in a prize drawing held Monday morning. more »»

Legislation sought for Flint scholarship

August 8, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Free-tuition programs in some disadvantaged Michigan communities are spurring an effort to also lend a hand to high school graduates in Flint, a city in desperate need of a lift due t... more »»

Delta grounds flights due to system issues

August 8, 2016 LONDON (AP) — Delta Air Lines has grounded flights scheduled to leave today after experiencing unspecified issues with its computer systems globally. more »»



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