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Ilsa Minor | Daily Press Paul Gustafson, who recently moved to Carney, peruses some of the books at the Escanaba Public Library. After months of being closed to walk-in traffic due to the pandemic, the library has once again opened its doors to vistors. Guests can now visit the library from 9 ...

Daily Press apologizes

ESCANABA — The Daily Press is embarrassed that the Student of the Week submission for Mid Peninsula School was published the Saturday, Feb. 27 issue of the paper. The article about Mid Peninsula student Cody Pepin was allegedly written and submitted by a Mid Peninsula teacher. The teacher ...

Health department give local vaccine update

ESCANABA — Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) has issued a update on its efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations locally. On Tuesday, February 23, PHDM received 1,000 first doses of the Moderna vaccine. All 1,000 doses were shipped to the Delta County office and none ...

U.P. virus cases at 16,424

ESCANABA — As of Monday, the U.P. had 16,424 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 4,035 probable cases, 386 deaths and 93 probable deaths linked to the disease, according to state officials. The figure does not include prisoners in the Michigan Department of Corrections. Note on cases (03/01/21): ...

Vaccine equity pit rural against urban America

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rita Fentress was worried she might get lost as she traveled down the unfamiliar forested, one-lane road in rural Tennessee in search of a coronavirus vaccine. Then the trees cleared and the Hickman County Agricultural Pavilion appeared. The 74-year-old woman ...

Project to restore grayling hits milestone

MARQUETTE — In 2016, a proposed initiative intended to reintroduce Arctic grayling to select Michigan streams was announced. That idea immediately caught fire, and Michigan’s Arctic Grayling Initiative now counts over 40 member organizations among its supporters. A close-up view of an ...

Bill would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Those working the late shift could catch last call and bars could pocket extra sales after missing out heavily during coronavirus restrictions under legislation under consideration in Michigan that would allow alcohol sales at bars and restaurants until 4 a.m. Bill ...

Some state lawmakers spread virus misinformation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Many Republican lawmakers have criticized governors’ emergency restrictions since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Now that most legislatures are back in session, a new type of pushback is taking root: misinformation. In their own comments or by inviting ...

Gladstone Snowcoming

Courtesy photo Gladstone High School seniors Megan Robinson (top), Alaina Trudeau and Emma Delaire pause for a photo while sculpting the senior entry into a snow sculpture contest held this week. The pile of snow they are working on was one of five brought in by city of Gladstone public works ...

10 new U.P. COVID-19 cases added

ESCANABA — As of Friday, the U.P. had 16,398 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (up ten cases from Thursday), 4,027 probable cases, 384 deaths and 93 probable deaths linked to the disease, according to state officials. The figure does not include prisoners in the Michigan Department of ...

Once moderate, Michigan GOP embraces right wing

LANSING (AP) — Josh Venable, a longtime Michigan GOP operative and chief of staff to former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, can trace the arc of the state's Republican Party clearly. "This was the state where to be Republican was defined by Gerald Ford and George Romney," Venable ...

Holy Name High School to open this fall with new name, partnership

ESCANABA — Holy Name High School will officially be opening this fall — with a new official name. The high school’s official name will be Holy Name High School—A Chesterton Academy. Holy Name Catholic School Principal Joe Carlson explained some of the benefits of joining the network ...

Delta County virus cases increase by 5

ESCANABA — As of Thursday, the U.P. had 16,388 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (an increase of 28 cases in 24 hours), 4,026 probable cases, 383 deaths and 93 probable deaths linked to the disease, according to state officials. The figure does not include prisoners in the Michigan Department of ...

U.P. teen charged with killing 10-year-old sister

LAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — A Luce County teen has been charged with the murder of his 10-year-old sister. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, at approximately 8 p.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post were dispatched to a residence in Luce County’s Lakefield Township for a shooting ...

Senate OKs $2B in virus aid, targets vaccine distribution

LANSING (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan Senate moved Thursday to stop the state from distributing additional COVID-19 vaccine doses to more vulnerable communities, saying race and socioeconomic status should not be factors. Democrats said the provision, included in a $2 billion ...

Former Michigan Gov. Granholm confirmed as energy secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Thursday to be energy secretary and will be a key Cabinet member trying to fulfill President Joe Biden’s commitment for a green economy as the United States fights to slow climate change. The vote was 64-35, ...

Celebrating parents

Ilsa Minor | Daily Press Above, families of children enrolled in the MDS CAA Early Childhood Program in Escanaba pick up bags containing fresh educational materials, tooth brushes for the whole family, and gift cards for Elmer’s County Market during a drive-through parent appreciation event ...

Whitmer plans to ease restrictions

By The Associated Press and Daily Press Staff LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday her administration will announce the further loosening of Michigan’s coronavirus restrictions in coming days. She did not elaborate much in a news conference, in which she again pressed ...

Draze appointed as Menominee undersheriff

MENOMINEE — Menominee County Sheriff Michael Holmes has appointed Sgt. Thomas Draze as undersheriff of the Menominee County Sheriffs Office. Draze started with the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office in 1997 as a road patrol deputy. In 2003, he began serving as a K-9 handler, first with ...

Marquette authorities seek info on fugitive

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in finding a fugitive felon. Dennis Lee Swenor, 35, is wanted for failing to report to jail on a charge of possession of a controlled substance and felony absconding /forfeiting bond. Swenor was sentenced ...