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Volunteer firefighters tournament this weekend

GWINN — For the first time in its 114-year history, the Forsyth Township Fire Department will host the annual Upper Peninsula Volunteer Firefighters Association Tournament in Gwinn this weekend. Volunteer fire departments from around the U.P. will descend on Gwinn for the 126th edition of ...

US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy. The Labor Department said Thursday that jobless claims increased last week to ...

Used-car prices slip from dizzy heights

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — For months, anyone who wandered onto a dealer lot to look for a used car could be forgiven for doing a double take — and then wandering right off the lot. Prices had rocketed more than 40% from their levels just before the viral pandemic struck, to an average of ...

Great Lakes HOG Rally comes to Esky

ESCANABA — Hundreds of Harley Davidson motorcycles are expected in Escanaba this week when the Great Lakes HOG Rally comes to town. The event will kick off today at the Island Resort and Casino. During the day, Harley owners will be able to participate in self-guided and guided rides ...

New U.P. virus cases rise by 26 since Friday

ESCANABA — State data Tuesday showed two new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Delta County since last week and added a coronavirus-related death in Menominee County. In its report, local health officials Tuesday listed two new confirmed case in Delta County, but Menominee County’s numbers ...

Woman wins $1M vaccination prize

LANSING (AP) — The 51-year-old winner of $1 million in Michigan’s COVID-19 vaccine sweepstakes said Wednesday that she plans to spend some of her winnings on her daughter’s college tuition. In a public announcement over Zoom, LaTonda Anderson, of Grand Blanc, said she also plans to ...