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Mother, children escape house fire

BAY DE NOC TOWNSHIP — Strong winds played a role when a Bay de Noc Township home was destroyed by fire Thursday, according to firefighters. At approximately 2:47 p.m., Masonville Township Fire Department was dispatched to Bay de Noc Township for a structure fire. Upon arrival, the structure ...

10-digit phone dialing starts locally Sunday

LANSING — The switch to 10-digit dialing starts this Sunday, Oct. 24. Telephone customers in Michigan’s 616, 810, 906 and 989 area codes will have to include an area code with every local call - known as 10-digit dialing. Phone customers, including landline and mobile phones, with ...

Delta, Menominee counties see new COVID-19 deaths

Local data showed a new death due to COVID-19 in both Delta and Menominee counties, along with 22 and 13 new confirmed positives, respectively. Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties as of Thursday also had eight more probable coronavirus cases in Menominee County and two in Delta ...

Escanaba schools ­locked down after threat

ESCANABA — Escanaba Area Public Schools locked down Friday as a precaution after office staff at the Junior/Senior High School received a threatening phone call. According to a letter written by Superintendent Coby Fletcher and posted on Facebook, Escanaba Public Safety was immediately ...

US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.77 trillion for 2021, the second highest on record but an improvement from the all-time high of $3.13 trillion reached in 2020. The deficits in both years reflect trillions of dollars in government spending to counteract the devastating ...

Ring the Bells for Hospice event Nov. 1

ESCANABA — In recognition of National Hospice Month 2021, UP Health System Home Care and Hospice and OSF Home Care and Hospice will join together, along with staff, volunteers and community members who wish to ring bells in memory of those in our community who have passed away while receiving ...