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Animals rescued from puppy mill get care

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ESCANABA — Nearly a month after police busted a puppy mill in Maple Ridge Township, the Delta Animal Shelter is still busy caring for animals rescued from the mill. Shelter Manager Susan Gartland said things are going well at the shelter overall. On Monday, Aug. 24, troopers from the ...

Spread of virus cases continues

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ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula had 1,446 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 244 probable cases and 23 deaths linked to the disease as of Friday, according to state officials. Delta County had a total of 217 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 35 probable cases and five deaths; Menominee County had 258 ...

Bay plans for $2.8M in improvements

Community

ESCANABA — After an operating millage proposal intended to fund a deferred maintenance project at Bay College was voted down in November 2019, the college has announced a revised $2.8 million plan for improvements to its infrastructure. A contract between the college and Johnson Controls ...

Ruling: Michigan must count late absentee ballots

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LANSING (AP) — A judge on Friday cleared the way for more absentee ballots to be counted in Michigan, saying envelopes postmarked by the eve of the Nov. 3 election are eligible, even if they show up days later. The decision is significant in a state that is anticipating waves of absentee ...

Judge blocks ban on transporting voters to polls

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LANSING (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Michigan's longstanding ban on transporting voters to the polls, ruling it conflicts with U.S. election law. District Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis in Detroit issued an injunction Thursday against enforcing the restriction in November's ...

New developments moving forward in the area

Business News

ESCANABA — I am very pleased that I am getting more potential business and project questions recently, as prospective and current business owners are looking into expansion projects in the area. Many of these have been in the works, but were delayed due the COVID-19 pandemic. The Escanaba ...

Brian’s Auto Glass expands in U.P.

Business News

ESCANABA — Brian’s Auto Glass announces its expansion to the Iron Mountain area. The business is providing mobile service throughout Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Crystal Falls, Crivitz, Iron River, and the surrounding areas. They are temporarily providing in shop service as well while working ...

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

Business News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. The Labor ...

DNR to hold virtual public meetings

Community

MARQUETTE — Mountain biking or snowmobiling on scenic forest trails, going afield for the state's time-honored hunting tradition, bird watching in wetland areas — these and countless other ways to enjoy Michigan's great outdoors are available across the state thanks in part to the careful, ...

Century Ride is Sunday

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Daily Press file photo Bicyclists are show taking part in a past Delta County Century Ride in this file photo. On Sunday, the Delta County Century Ride will be held with nearly 300 bicycle riders traveling Delta County roads throughout the day. The route will begin near the Gladstone Sports ...

Virus spread feared from concert

Local News

ESCANABA — An indoor concert that took place last weekend has been identified as a site of possible COVID-19 exposure. Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) recommended Thursday that all people who attended Lake Shore Live between 7 and 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 monitor ...

COVID-19 cases seen at schools

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ESCANABA — Two Escanaba schools responded in different ways to the news that one student at each school had tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday. At about 5 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Name Catholic School was notified by an elementary student’s parents that their child had been diagnosed with ...

Convicts will continue to pay court costs

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DETROIT (AP) — People convicted of crimes will continue to pay millions of dollars a year to keep the lights on in Michigan courts, along with other operating costs, under a law signed Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Whitmer signed a two-year extension of a law that gives judges the ...

Council opposes tax tribunal reappointment

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council took a stand against the reappointment of a Michigan Tax Tribunal judge who ruled against the city in its fight with Menards over the so called “dark store” tax theory. The theory, which has been a hot button issue in communities across the state, ...

Women of Steel Strike for Hunger

Community

Courtesy photo The USW Local 2-21 Women of Steel will once again be hosting the Strike for Hunger. The event will be held at Elmer’s County Market and Pat’s Foods of Gladstone. The event will start on Thursday, Oct. 1, and end on Saturday, Oct. 3. Donations of canned goods, personal ...

Governor Whitmer signs bills into law

Community

LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 4228, 4577, 4965, 4966, 4971, 5134, 5488, 5502 and 5503, as well as Senate Bills 171, 473, 475, 595 and 799 into law today. House Bill 4228 amends the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to designate the portion of Highway US-41 in Menominee ...

Bay partners with JCI for improvements

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College is partnering with Johnson Controls (JCI) to advance critical college infrastructure. The plan totals $2.8 million and includes two recently completed roofs, along with boilers, air handlers, parking lot lighting and several efficiency measures. The plan is streamlined ...

Defendants sentenced in court

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Shannon Marie Lippold, 42, of 1323 Stephenson Ave., Lower, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to a count of controlled substance — delivery/manufacture (Schedules 1, 2 and 3 except ...

Delta County virus deaths increase to 5

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ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula had 1,347 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 224 probable cases and 22 deaths linked to the disease as of Wednesday, according to state officials. These numbers include a newly-reported death in Delta County. “It was a male, and there were underlying health ...