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Splashdown

Brian Rowell Daily Press Canada geese land in the waters of the Escanaba Yacht Harbor recently. The migration of geese to the south is one of the signs of autumn — which officially began September 22.

Old Jail site development hits snags, delays

ESCANABA — Light was shed on a few of the snags that have delayed the development of the former Delta County Jail and Chamber of Commerce properties during a special meeting of the Escanaba City Council Monday morning, but how those issues will be resolved to allow development to move forward ...

U.P. jobless rate dips, labor force ticks up

IRON MOUNTAIN — Reflecting a statewide trend, the Upper Peninsula’s jobless rate dropped to 4.8% in August, down from 5.2% in July and 5.1% a year ago, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. “Michigan regions demonstrated typical ...

Bills would curtail objections at future Jan. 6 vote counts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress have officially objected to the results in four of the last six presidential elections, a partisan practice that has been legal for over a century but became much more fraught after a violent mob of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters attacked the ...

Viewers at state parks help the colorblind

By Casey Warner Michigan Department of Natural Resources MARQUETTE — For those looking to experience nature’s grandeur, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the western Upper Peninsula – fondly known as “the Porkies” – is the place to go. Featuring 60,000 acres of ...

Blood drives hope to boost blood supply

ESCANABA — Two blood drives are being held this week to help boost the blood supply Escanaba High School will host a Community Blood Drive with the Community Blood Center. The Community Blood Center has partnered with Escanaba High School’s Key Club to offer the community an opportunity ...